My practice combines orthopaedic manual physical therapy and natural approaches to support your body’s healing processes, restore strength and motion, and relieve pain.
How is Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy different?
Orthopaedic manual physical therapy in my office is one-on-one treatment. I provide a comfortable method that improves mobility and strength and provides natural pain management.
- First, I examine and evaluate the cause of pain in joints, muscles, nerves, spine and discs, and connective tissue.
- Then I use my hands to do very specific joint, nerve and connective mobilization that help to restore normal movement, joint play/glide and range of motion. This releases the tightness that causes friction, inflammation and pain. Patients say it feels like deep, gentle pressure, and some say it even feels like a massage. However, this hands-on pressure gets deeper than the muscles, going down to the joints, ligaments, tendons, discs of the spine, nerves, and connective tissue.
- Finally, I teach exercise for self-management to maintain mobility and help prevent future problems. (see Exercise page for sample exercises)
How is Wellspring Physical Therapy different?
- Having a small private practice allows me to serve my patients with the time and care necessary for healing. Treatment rooms are private, and patients always have the same therapist. Treatment is not delegated to aides.
- Sessions are generally 40 to 60 minutes, which allows time for conversation to explore health-related issues, such as natural alternatives to NSAIDs, dietary choices and how they affect the musculoskeletal system (joints, ligaments, tendons, bones, muscles), and other integrative health topics.