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.
"I was not the only patient who received excellent treatment. During the five weeks I visited the clinic I had the opportunity to observe how other patients were treated and I was impressed with how each one received the same professional, caring service I experienced. Athlon is truly an asset to the Tucson medical community."