We pride ourselves on educating our patients. We make sure you understand your injury, the treatment plan and your role in the healing process.

 

Manual Physical Therapy

Hands-on techniques including soft tissue release and joint mobilization to facilitate alignment and normal motion.

Individualized Therapeutic Exercise

Programs designed for your specific needs, to promote core stability and optimum function. When appropriate, Pilates equipment may be used to help augment your exercises. (see “Pilates” tab for more information)

Dry Needling

Integrative dry needling is not acupuncture (traditional Chinese medicine); it is based on neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.  A very fine filament needle is inserted through the skin and into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain.  Dry needling works by causing a microlesion within the pathological tissue thus breaking up shortened tissues, inhibiting a reflex arc from the nervous system to the tissue, normalizing the inflammatory response, and centrally mediating the pain.  This mechanical and neuromuscular effect provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

Custom-Made Orthotics

Unlike generic, over-the-counter shoe inserts, custom-made orthotics are designed and molded to fit an individual’s needs.

Patient Education

The keys to success of any Physical Therapy program are teamwork and communication between the patient and the therapist. The patient’s goals will be discussed & addressed during the first visit and throughout the course of treatment.

Dance-Specific Physical Therapy

We work with dancers of all ages and levels of experience including ballet, modern, contemporary, tap, jazz, lyrical, ballroom, hip hop & musical theatre.  See “Dance Medicine” tab for more information

Taping

We use rigid or soft tape to complement our treatment.