HOW WE DO IT
Once you have booked your appointment and completed the medical intake form, we are able to start assessing your needs and putting together a plan to help you achieve your goals. We ask that you dress in lightweight, athletic clothing (no jeans, please). In general, the more skin we can see, the better we can evaluate your movement. Appointments last approximately 55 minutes and are spent entirely with a doctor of physical therapy, not an aide or assistant. You will be treated by the same licensed physical therapist each visit to promote accelerated recovery and enhance your physical therapy experience.
During your initial evaluation, we will clarify and review your injury history and goals. The information we gather from you is extremely important and helps guide our physical assessment. Your preferences and goals have a direct effect on the direction of our treatment. After getting to know you and your goals a little better, we will scan your posture and analyze how you perform critical movements involved in your everyday living. These functional movement tests help us determine the cause of the problem so that we can treat and prevent the cause from returning. This in-depth treatment is what separates us from providers of reactive healthcare, who simply chase after symptoms.
After finding the cause of the dysfunction, treatment typically consists of some type of manual intervention (soft tissue mobilization, massage, joint mobilization/manipulation), targeted stretching/strengthening, and/or neuromuscular re-education. In most cases, you will require a little bit of everything.
As part of your initial visit, you will receive guidance on what to do on your own between visits. The education component is a significant part of this appointment. The overall success of your treatment is dependent upon you following the instructions that will be provided to you. In order for there to be carry over and continued progress toward your goals, you will need to be an active participant in the program.
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