What to Expect at The Movement Clinic
What most people think of when they hear the term “Physical Therapy” is very far from what you experience at The Movement Clinic.
From our initial phone call and through your journey back to wellness, we go beyond the pain and strive to get you back to doing what you LOVE FOR LIFE!
We start with gathering information about your primary concerns, observing how you move, identifying your pain points and what is causing it. You won't see a lot of exercise machines or modalities like e-stim and ultrasound units.
All of our patients are viewed and evaluated in a holistic way. Every part of the body is connected with all other areas, and you may be surprised by the implications of this when looking for the true underlying cause of your pain.
The causes of your pain or injury aren't always in the same part of the body where you are feeling it.
For example, it is not uncommon to find the true source of a patient’s back pain in an ankle, knee, or hip that is not moving correctly. Maybe there was a previous injury or surgery that left the area weak or less mobile, and the change in movement resulted in injury-causing compensations elsewhere.
As all the contributing factors are discovered, hands on treatment, exercise techniques, and customized visits based on your goal activity are used to resolve your pain/injury and get you back to doing the activities you LOVE FOR LIFE!
Though it may take some time to collect all relevant information, we also want you to leave your first visit feeling confident that you can get better. For this reason, treatment is combined with your initial evaluation so that you can have the power to do at least one thing to help you get back to doing the things you LOVE.
Though movement and exercise are vital in all our patients’ plans of care, we do not agree with having patients pay to perform exercises in the clinic that can be done at home. Therefore, when exercises or stretches are needed, you are given thorough instruction on how to perform them so you can do them on your own. Our home programs often also include self-treatment techniques so you can continue mobilizing your tissues and joints between appointments. We will continue to consult with you outside of our visits to make sure your program is helping you progress properly!
At The Movement Clinic, your time is spent efficiency and effectively with the focus of getting you back to doing the things you LOVE.
Our goal with every patient is to quickly identify the true causes of your symptoms and apply the most appropriate and effective hands-on techniques and exercises to resolve your pain and get you back to doing the activities you want as soon as possible.
Your treatment session can last between 30 minutes to 1 hour AND we only see one patient at at time. We make the most efficient and effective use of your time. Our patients tend to see results that occur faster and last longer so you can get back to doing what you LOVE FOR LIFE!
If our approach to treatment sounds like a good fit for you, inquire about availability or apply for a free consultation with our Doctors of Physical Therapy.
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