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PHYSICAL THERAPY

History

Physical therapy is a unique healing art and science as old as pain itself. Early Chinese and Roman cultures used physical means – therapeutic massage, water, and heat – to restore movement, relieve pain and as preventive care. Today’s physical therapists complete a six-year doctoral degree program emphasizing the biological and medical sciences. After becoming licensed, physical therapists practice state-of-the-art health care in a multitude of settings including hospitals, clinics, extended care and rehabilitation facilities, private practice, schools, and industry.

 

Modern technology and advances in the medical sciences have enabled physical therapists to diversify their professional practice into numerous specializations. The orthopedic physical therapist and sports medicine specialist construct a rehabilitation program from five basic principles of treatment: pain reduction, neurological rehabilitation, improved range of motion, increased strength, and education in preventive health care.

Elements of Therapy

The comprehensive physical therapy program is comprised of evaluation and treatment procedures specifically designed to restore or achieve optimal movement and function, and to relieve pain. The individual’s personal goals are incorporated into the rehabilitation program and encourage an active role in achieving their outcome.

 

The physical therapist is a key member of the comprehensive health care team providing medical support by evaluating, treating, and preventing a wide variety of movement and functional impediments. As unique hands-on specialists, physical therapists work with the individual to expand their functional movement potential, decrease pain and disability, and achieve therapeutic goals for the restoration and maintenance of optimal health.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES

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60 Minute Therapy Session

A follow-up to the Initial Evaluation in which I implement the treatment program we have agreed upon, utilizing many manual therapy skills which I have integrated into a comprehensive treatment modality. Components of this session may include therapeutic massage, neuromuscular release techniques, myofascial release techniques, trigger point dry-needling, application of frequency-specific microcurrent with manual manipulation, visceral manipulation, joint mobilization, and energetic balancing approaches. $85

 

90 Minute Therapy Session

A follow-up to the Initial Evaluation providing the same content as the 60 minute session, and allowing for more in-depth coverage of specific needs where they have been identified. Often the scope of treatment required and certain specific treatment approaches necessitate a 90 minute session for optimal outcomes to be achieved. It is a privilege to offer this service and its potential benefits in the intimate, caring environment of my one-on-one therapeutic sessions. $115

 

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