What is a physical therapist?
Physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals who are trained in evaluating and treating a variety of diagnoses resulting from injury, disease, muscle imbalance, or inactivity. Physical therapist use various techniques such as low resistance/high repetition exercises, hands on stretching, dry needling, A-STIM, and kinsio-taping to help manage your symptoms! The first and most important component of the physical therapy experience is a comprehensive examination. This begins with a dialogue with you to determine the history of your condition and to address your personal concerns and goals. The examination continues with the assessment of your range of motion, strength, tissues/muscles, and neurological standing. It concludes with functional and specialized testing. Your physical therapist then designs and tailors a treatment program specific for you based on your goals, your tolerance, and the findings your therapist discovers.
What are some common conditions treated with physical therapy?
- Spinal injuries or conditions: neck pain, low back pain, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, scoliosis.
Our Exercise Philosophy:
- Incorporates low resistance, high repetitions within specific ranges.
Upper and Lower Extremities Rehab:
- Enhances scapular stabilization
Cervical and Lumbar Spine Rehab:
- Optimizes segmental mobility of the spine
- Routines normally last 2 to 4 hours