Physical Therapy focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction, injury, or disease. The musculoskeletal system is made up of the muscles, bones and nerves that contribute to human movement. Some of the common conditions and diagnoses that we treat include but are not limited to:
Back and Neck Pain
Balance and Coordination Problems
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
General Orthopedic Injuries
Post-cancer Conditioning and Rehabilitation
Pre-natal and Post-partum Issues
Sports Related Injuries
Sprains , Strains, Fractures, and Nerve Entrapments
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
Trauma and Serious Injuries (motor vehicle accident, industrial injury)
All physical therapists receive a broad based rehabilitation education, but much like medical doctors, specialize in specific areas or practice. Movement for Life physical therapists are licensed in their state of practice and are encouraged and supported in continued education to facilitate further professional growth and development. We have 23 specialty certified therapists in the areas of orthopedics, sports, geriatrics, pediatrics and hand therapy; and nearly 90% of our staff holds doctorate degrees in physical therapy. We are very proud to have professionals who have demonstrated a motivation and ability to distinguish themselves as advanced clinicians in a specialized field of physical therapy. Of all licensed PTs in the United States, less than 10% have completed board certification. Ultimately this advanced training benefits our patients and their physical therapy outcomes.
The following procedures, combined with personalized treatment plans, assist in the healing process and accelerate recovery times.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Therapeutic Exercise & Activities
We have a wide array of modalities available to assist with the rehabilitative process. Modalities are used minimally, as a compliment to the procedures listed above.
Over the years we have both needed physical therapy after various injuries and surgeries. Recently we were referred to Athlon by Carl’s surgeon and Gail’s primary healthcare provider. The care that we’ve received at Athlon has been excellent. The big difference we see when comparing Athlon to other therapists we have visited is the atmosphere and attitude of the entire staff. When you walk in you are greeted with a smile at the front desk and after a couple of visits, everyone knows your name. They greet you with a smile, a wave and a “Hi”! You feel like a member of the Athlon family and less like another patient. All the therapists and assistants show genuine interest in helping you understand your treatment and achieving your goals to improve your way of life. Gail will need physical therapy again soon for a hip replacement. She has requested Athlon be her therapist after her surgery.