Physical Therapy services comprise a wide variety of techniques designed to restore function, range of motion, flexibility, resolve injury, alleviate pain, and many other benefits.
Orthology Physical Therapists pride themselves in the utilization of many different manual/hands-on skills that they use to treat soft tissue and joint problems, pain, injury, various diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders.
The methods our physical therapist use also include an extraordinary variety of highly specialized exercises, manipulations and mobilizations.
Many conditions can be healed without surgery, and may even heal better without it. Outpatient Physical Therapy can often benefit patients for years, enabling them to live a more active and pain-free life. Successful treatments help patients to move better, faster, and to learn healthy habits that can help them avoid future problems.
This elite group of professionals establish a relationship built on trust with every patient, and work with you to find a solution to the challenges you face. Restoration of function is the key objective — to get you back to doing the things you love. Its professional care delivered with personal empathy.
An Orthology Physical Therapist’s goal is to break the cycle of injury to prevent future re-injury. It’s a comprehensive, evidence-based approach. You’ll receive quality one-on-one time with true experts in the musculoskeletal field. Often times it can be a collaborative effort between your Orthology Physical Therapist and other health professionals – they do whatever is necessary to get you on the quickest path to recovery.
They are focused on targeting and eliminating the root cause of your pain or injury while standard services may consider just the symptoms. The foundation is built on a treatment process developed by industry-leading healthcare professionals and proven through years of evidence based research. The Approach is comprised of direct engagement with injured tissues through mechanical stimuli and manual interventions to initiate tissue remodeling—turning movement into tissue healing.
Along with their focus on manual/hands-on interaction, Orthology Physical Therapists stay up to date with the latest research to continually improve patient care, experience and outcomes. Many of them pursue further clinical education and additional industry recognized certifications. They have access to a central database with your prior treatment notes, diagnostic imaging reports, foundational information, and additional research that supports their treatment approach. Not to mention, each location is beautifully maintained, spaciously minimalist, and has a refreshing, wide-open office space that continually creates a welcome atmosphere.
Because of this level of expertise and approach to care, you can generally expect fewer visits, better outcomes and healthier outlooks. Unlike other treatment plans, most of their patients complete treatment in 4 to 8 visits. Given their attention to individualized care, they recognize that everyone is different, so treatment timelines will vary by case.
An Orthology Physical Therapist’s objective is to provide lasting results and sustained wellness. It is fundamental to who they are: they break your cycle of injury and do everything possible to help you reach or surpass your ultimate goal. As part of this philosophy of care, they also spend time educating and providing you with the necessary knowledge to maintain and even surpass your recovery state at the end of your care journey.
At some point after treatment, your body might slip into one of those bad habits that triggered your initial injury or pain. As part of post-discharge care, many locations offer tune-ups to help avoid re-injury by addressing tightness or tension. Regular tune-ups can stop a relapse before it happens, since the #1 predictor of a future injury is a previous injury.
Physical Therapy services can work on healthy and productive bodies and enhance performance, but it differs from personal training. Personal fitness trainers create exercise programs to help clients maintain or improve health, some with hopes of “raising their game” to a new level. Orthology Physical Therapists go further: their detailed evaluations and use of diagnostic tests facilitate effective treatment that helps them manage pain and injury.
Although you can do some exercises at home, the critical difference is the hands-on, observational work, applied clinical skills, and critical thinking done by your outpatient Physical Therapist. To achieve positive results, it is always optimal to have a professional evaluate your performance of exercises to ensure they’re appropriate for the condition being treated. In most cases, the pain associated with your injury will cause you to compensate in your movement, making it difficult to improve and, in some cases, causing an entirely new source of pain. An engaged, observant physical therapist is trained to watch for these movement disorders and ensure that you move correctly to benefit maximally from the exercise.
Then, there’s this question: “If I just rest, won’t the injury heal on its own?” Well, it may. But, chances are you will continue to adjust your movements to cope with the injury and pain, and then your condition worsens.
Orthology Physical Therapists use functional exercise programs, specifically tailored to each individual in order to restore function. They employ soft tissue treatments, joint mobilization/manipulation, and manual therapy to facilitate a more predictable, comprehensive, and rapid recovery than would be likely without such techniques.
Most importantly, special lines of questioning and a physical examination build a unique musculoskeletal profile, which may be used to predict your future injury potential.