All of our patients are treated as individuals and their treatment is specific to their needs. Our initial evaluation is a comprehensive, holistic assessment of the body to determine the source of dysfunction and pain. Sometimes the cause is not in the area of greatest discomfort. For example, if the sacrum (middle bone of the pelvis) is rotated, it can add to tension on the nervous system and increase headache pain at the base of the head. Also is the foot is pronated (flat), it can cause knee and hip pain. See the Facts section for additional information.
Our physical therapy sessions are 30-60 minutes in length depending on the severity of the condition and are one on one with your therapist. We treat every type of patient other physical therapists treat including orthopedic rehab, back and neck pain, but our approach is very different. Manual therapy comprises the majority of our initial treatment which includes but is not limited to myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, joint and spinal facet mobilization, neural mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and craniosacral therapy. A progressive stretching and stabilization exercise program is given to all of our patients as they improve to build their program that they will be able to do after discharged from physical therapy. Our exercise approach is functionally based and can be geared toward activity specific outcomes such as for sports or other recreational activities with a strong core stabilization component. We use equipment such as kettle bells, medicine balls, ankle and hand weights, squat rack, balls, and a machine called a functional trainer that allows us to do a multitude of exercises for upper and lower body as well and a bike/UBE and treadmill.