Services Provided

Physical Therapy Evaluation & Treatment

A physical therapy evaluation begins by taking a detailed medical history, asking you various questions pertinent to your condition, function, activities and lifestyle, while also carefully listening to your story. A physical therapy examination may or may not include:

  • Performing a postural assessment
  • Performing a gait and functional movement analysis
  • Measuring your range of motion
  • Performing specialized tests
  • Assessing your breathing and body mechanics
  • Assessing your muscles, joints, connective tissue and nerve pathways for restrictions in mobility that could be contributing to your pain and symptoms
  • Testing for weak links along the myofascial chains of your body, and testing the length, strength and endurance of specific muscles.
  • Performing an external and/or internal physical therapy pelvic floor exam.

The findings on your exam combined with the assessment and your specific history, will determine where to focus treatment, as well as which treatment techniques may be best for you. Even if your symptoms are greatest in one area of your body, looking at your body as a whole is important during the evaluation and treatment process. Your whole body is connected and working together as a system during movement but also at rest. Often the areas above or below the painful or symptomatic areas in our bodies could be the driver or contributors to our symptoms. Often in chronic pain conditions, pain and symptoms can begin in one area of our body and eventually spread out to other areas. A physical therapist can be thought of as a detective, looking for what impairments could be driving and/or contributing to your symptoms and condition, and how all these pieces fit together. No patient is one-in-the same, and each individual has specific needs. You and April will discuss your goals and formulate an individualized treatment plan to help you reach your optimum function. April welcomes comprehensive care, and working with your other medical providers and practitioners so that we are functioning as a team, to provide the best possible care for you.

Treatments will always be one-on-one with April, your physical therapist. Treatment sessions are 50-60 minutes in length. Treatments may include:

  • Myofascial mobilization/release
  • Scar tissue mobilization
  • Visceral mobilization
  • Nerve mobilization/gliding
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Joint mobilization
  • Mobilization with movement/Mulligan based techniques
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Positionial inhibition/strain/counterstrain
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Postural education
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Therapeutic exercise prescription
  • Functional and sports-specific exercise
  • Pilates-based exercise
  • Red Cord ®
  • Core Align ®
  • Biofeedback of pelvic floor muscles
  • Home exercise program
  • Modalities including electrical-stimulation & laser therapy
  • Education on your specific condition
  • Brain science pain education

*Please bring a physical therapy prescription from your physician with you to your 1st appointment.