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
90 Minute Initial Physical Therapy Visit
A 90 minute session that includes a thorough health history review, a comprehensive evaluation of structure and function assessing your joints, muscles, connective tissues, visceral organs, energetics, and posture and movement patterns. This investigation is conducted to determine your intention for the therapeutic intervention, and to discover your sources and causes of pain, imbalance, and functional limitations, and their perpetuating factors.
Upon conclusion of the Initial Evaluation I will construct a proposal for treatment and a plan to implement that treatment with consideration of education, postural and ergonomic training, and self-care instruction that may include lifestyle and behavioral parameters, and a home exercise program designed specifically to meet your needs and goals that we have mutually established.
Once your treatment plan is agreed upon, treatment will then be initiated with attention to your specific areas of concern and symptoms. Treatment will be comprised of those modalities and specialized manual therapies determined to be most effective for your care. $175
60 Minute Follow-Up Physical 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. $100
90 Minute Follow-Up 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. $135