Elevate Physical Therapy has been meticulously designed to deliver the care you deserve. We take time to sit down with you one-on-one in order to find the root of your issue. Your plan will involve a combination of manual techniques (such as massage, dry needling, and joint mobilizations), therapeutic exercise, activity modifications, and a home exercise program. We seek to empower you to treat yourself through your home program which leads to fewer visits and better results.
We treat a variety of conditions including:
Post surgical rehabilitation
A concussion is a BRAIN INJURY! Regardless of whether the initial symptoms are severe or mild, all concussions should be taken seriously. Concussions present with many different symptoms but some common ones include headaches, dizziness, trouble focusing, poor tolerance to exercise, trouble sleeping, moodiness, and neck pain. Depending on the source you read, 80-90 percent of concussions are expected to recover within 3-4 weeks. This means 10-20 percent fall outside that range and if you are one of those people it can be extremely frustrating and even debilitating to deal with the above symptoms.
You are not alone! At Elevate Physical Therapy, we specialize in working with this group of people. Your first visit with us will begin with a conversation about what your baseline was prior to your concussion and what your symptoms have been since your concussion. We then progress into a thorough examination of your neck, balance, eyes, cognition, and tolerance of activity. From there we educate you on the findings and how they are relevant to your healing process. Those findings then help to direct a personalized program that works to get you back on your feet and into the activities you enjoy. We are available every step along the way for the good days, and the bad days, ready to answer any questions you may have!
Functional Dry Needling® (FDN) involves inserting a tiny monofilament needle in a muscle or muscles in order to release shortened bands of muscles and decrease trigger point activity. This can help resolve pain and muscle tension, and will promote healing. This is not traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but is instead a medical treatment that relies on a medical diagnosis to be effective. It is a great way to address both acute and chronic muscle related pain!
Our running analysis is a comprehensive offering for running clients. Before even looking at your running stride, we will evaluate mobility, stability, and strength. Unfortunately, many runners have a breakdown in one or more of those areas which leads to unnecessary injuries. Once we have this information, we will do video analysis of your running stride. We put all that information together in order to give you the best possible recommendations on how to get back to running at the level you want without pain!
"The human body is not symmetrical. The neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision systems are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right, and vice versa. They have different responsibilities, function, position and demands on them. This system asymmetry is a good thing and an amazing design. The human body is balanced through the integration of system imbalances. The torso, for example, is balanced with a liver on the right and a heart on the left. Extremity dominance is balanced through reciprocal function; i.e. left arm moves with right leg and vice versa." (Ron Hruska)
PRI is a tool frequently used at Elevate Physical Therapy to help patients get past being stuck. It allows us to "reset" your pain through exercises designed to address the asymmetry above. These exercises are able to be completed on your own at home to provide pain relief and improved function!