What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Physical Therapy? Many people think of Physical Therapy as stretching, bands, and ice or hot packs. Many people also think Physical Therapy is only for injured athletes or after surgery. Physical Therapy is helpful for any and all people dealing with muscle pain, joint pain, surgeries, injuries, you name it.
A Doctor of Physical Therapy is equipped to handle most musculoskeletal injuries from low back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain all the way to your toes and fingers. Physical Therapists also work in conjunction with other providers in hospital systems in ICU’s, trauma centers, and sports teams. Our training prepares us to see anything from broken bones, torn muscles, spinal cord injuries all the way to wound care management like a cut or burn.
Now, you probably found your way to our website because you may be looking for something different in a Physical Therapist. Finding the right fit is important to your rehab to regain your life back!
At Sports Performance, our team can absolutely provide services for pain relief with manual therapy techniques such as:
- Myofascial release
- Manual therapy
- Myofascial decompression (or cupping)
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM for short or scraping)
- Spinal Joint manipulations.
More importantly, our team emphasizes the rehabilitation process to be an ACTIVE process. We use pain relief techniques in conjunction with corrective exercises to improve your flexibility, mobility, strength, and endurance to make sure that pain stays away for good. All of these corrective exercises are based on Strength & Conditioning principles.
Now, many other Physical Therapists are able to provide these services so you’re probably asking how are we different at Sports Performance? Our team prides itself in creating a plan of action to take you through all of our phases of rehab. This starts with open and honest communication as we work TOGETHER with our clients to create the plan of care.
Our team is fully equipped to evaluate and treat:
- Day 1 of an acute injury → Traditional PT process to get manage pain → 100% function → Performance training → Conquering those goals set at the initial visit → Healthy and active for life
These goals can be anything from competition, weight loss, muscle building, or fitness for health and longevity. Ultimately, our team’s mission is to keep people healthy and active FOR LIFE which encompasses more than just pain.
As always, we hope this helps! For any questions and all suggestions, please email us at TeamSP@SportsPerformancePT.com
–Dr. Jason Umali
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