How We Treat

Physical Therapy

At any point in your life, your primary goal may be to restore health and function. This can be from an injury, an illness, a prolonged period of inactivity and deconditioning, or any number of other reasons.

Our team of Manual Therapists have each previously owned and operated their own private practices and have come together with vast experience and a mutual goal of re-creating how our health care system cares for each individual.

The following is a list and explanation of the types of therapy we provide:

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

It is important to know that Physical Therapy includes preventive applications. This is a defining difference in our philosophy and practice. We believe there is a need for physical therapy in every person's life at some point that is independent of injury.

McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method is an approach that originated in New Zealand that is widely accepted as the most research-tested approach in the world. The system utilizes a progression of mechanical forces to assess the patient’s symptoms and mechanical changes in the body. The response to the applied progression of forces is used to classify patients into a spinal or extremity classification system. Exercises, manual techniques, and education are then applied to treat the patient’s symptoms and musculoskeletal deformities based on the results of the assessment.

The Multi-System Approach uses the McKenzie system as one of its foundations to accurately identify structural problems and pain generators within the musculoskeletal system. Although the McKenzie System has shown great success with patients around the world to address structural abnormalities and pain, the Multi-System Approach utilizes several other highly-regarded systems and techniques to address each of the other interrelated systems in the body to holistically address the entire patient problem. The additional techniques in the Multi-System Approach allow for unparalleled outcomes that simply cannot be matched.

RETURN TO GOLF:

When injury, physical dysfunction or limitation, and/or pain has come between you and playing golf. This therapy will consist of a PT evaluation with special assessment of those factors that directly impact your ability to play golf. Those would include spinal mobility, shoulder strength and motion, posture, balance…as well as several other factors that are necessary to play golf while reducing risk of injury and improving efficiency. A full assessment of the physical requirements will create a treatment plan specially designed to assist in your return to playing golf…safely and productively.

BALANCE TRAINING and FALL PREVENTION:

Research consistently confirms that one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. These falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head trauma, and can increase the risk of early death. Most falls are also preventable.

As we age, it is common for our balance to slowly decline. For some, the first indication is often a fall.

Body Balance has group classes as well as one-on one therapy designed specifically for those people who represent a fall risk. But not everyone is aware that they present with a risk of falling. If you are unsure of your potential risk, we also have an evaluation that will assess your specific, individual fall risk. Typically, this is covered under your Physical Therapy insurance benefits. If you think your balance has begun to decline, a little prevention now may be a lifesaver in your future.

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