What is your philosophy on rehabilitation?
Our foundation for all physical therapy is built on the following:
- Each patient is person that has many facets. Attention to the whole is essential to the success of rehabilitation.
- The body heals well on its own most of the time, it simply requires direction and help along the way without sabatoge form its owner.
- Exercise is the foundation for recovery both long and short term.
- Modalities are useful tools in assisting recovery but should not constitue a treatment plan.
- Each patient is unique and requires a specialized treatment plan.
How do you address Shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain can come from many different sources . General treatment techniques include identifying the causes of pain, mechanical faults and working to restore strength, ROM and coordination for proper use. Interventions including, manual stretching, joint mobilization, proprioceptive neuromuscular training, biofeedback, progressive exercise, and modalities including ice.
How do you address Knee pain?
Knee pain can be caused by a myriad of stresses. We treat knee pain with thorough assessments, stretching of muscle and soft tissue to correct mechanical faults, neuromuscular training, and resistive exercise to ensure proper mechanics. Common interventions we use include manual stretching, joint mobilization, proprioceptive neuromuscular training, biofeedback, progressive exercise. We also use modalities including ultrasound, electical stimulation, infared light and ice.
Should I have surgery?
We believe that therapy is usually the right first step toward recovery. In some cases, therapy is unable to realize a patients goals. We believe that surgery and other alternative treatments can be great tools to achieving these goals and although we are careful when suggesting a surgical consultation, we do support surgery in the right circumstances.