what is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a conservative (non-surgical) way to reduce pain as well as maintain, recover, or improve physical abilities for those impacted by aging, disease or injury.

A physical therapist is trained to examine, evaluate, and treat impairments in order to promote mobility, function, and quality of life. We have many tools at our disposal including manual interventions (joint and nerve mobilizations, manipulations, soft tissue mobilizations), developing individualized therapeutic exercise programs, modalities which can include trigger point dry needling, and client education.  

The benefit of physical therapy is not only facilitating the healing process, but educating you in self- care and managing your condition. 

Physical therapists may extend their knowledge in whatever area they choose, within their scope of practice.  My specialty is primarily orthopedics.  I have taken numerous continuing education courses to improve my knowledge and skillset in orthopedics, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation and alternative medicine.   This means I have been trained to manipulate and mobilize joints and soft tissue, effectively analyze movement patterns and apply complementary medicine and/or modalities appropriately as needed.

 If you have any questions or concerns about your specific condition or if I am the right person for you, contact me!  I’d be happy to talk and if we aren’t a good fit, guide you in the right direction.