How Our 3 Step System Works
Step 1. Assessment:
Comprehensive testing to assess the what, where, when, why, and how of your pain.
Step 2. Improvement:
Experience how healthcare should be handled with advanced hands on treatments and education to clear your pain and restrictions fast.
Step 3. Enhancement
Learn and develop the strength and techniques to create resilient tissue, and movement you thought was no longer possible
Our Mission is to add value to the lives of our clients by reducing their pain and improving the way they move through education, meaningful exercise, and appropriate manual Physical Therapy.
Step 1: Assessment
Your Initial Consultation takes place with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. They will analyze your movements and help identify postures and positions that may create stress and pain in certain areas. We are movement specialists. We have worked extensively with Crossfitters, Runners, Weightlifters, and multiple student athletes from swimming to football. We want to get to know you, what your goals are, and what makes you tick. Our goal is to find out what is causing your pain, not just chase it with medication, creams, and modalities.
We are aware that you may have already seen other physical therapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists. We strive to establish what you’ve learned from those experiences, good or bad, and build on it for a more complete, and often very different, experience.
This first day will be a thorough assessment of your emotional, physical, and movement history. You will receive a thorough evaluation, hands on treatment (dry needling only on request day 1), education about our findings, and a plan developed specifically to correct your findings.
Step 2: Improvement
We take a very systematic approach to our correction process to clear your pain. We look at the body using a local, regional, and systemic model.
Our first goal is get rid of your pain. We can typically reduce your pain significantly in 1-3 visits. Pain is a trump card and your body will change the way it moves and reacts because of it. We need to get the pain to go away so we can learn more about your movement patterns and habits that may have caused it.
Early on, this means more hands on, manual therapy to reduce inflammation and help the system feel safe. We use advanced skills like mobilization with movement, dry needling (on request), cupping, and instrument assisted massage. We are known as local experts in dry needling and cupping with years of experience in treating people with various pain complaints. We use these skills and more to help calm down the pain experience.
We will also show you exercise “resets” and self mobilization techniques to help you reduce the pain on your own at home after your visit. It’s great that we can calm your pain down, its better when you can.
Everyone is different, and we meet each of our clients at a different place on their journey. It is our experience that we can normally significantly reduce the pain of most new issues in 1-3 visits or 4-6 visits for chronic conditions.
Step 3: Enhancement.
We get called magicians because of our correction skills above, but the real magic happens when YOU can keep the pain away. If you really want to get back to the things you love without being in fear of re-injuring yourself you need to make a commitment to enhance your health and fitness through movement. We do this through exercise to improve movement quality, capacity, and endurance.
Locally we want to remodeling and strengthen the local injured tissue to make it stronger and more resilient to future injuries.
Regionally we need to improve the movement and strength of the areas around the pain that may have caused the injury in the first place. For example, if your knee hurts we are most likely going to find a problem in the hip or ankle that caused the knee to get injured.
Systemically we need to assess your sleep, nutrition, and stress so that we can create an environment for you to heal. Chronic stress or continuous inflammation will wreck havoc on your ability to make gains in health and movement. We will give you strategies to improve sleep including habit change and postures that encourage restful sleep. We are now using heart rate variability and HeartMath to help target a restful state for stress and recovery. Lastly, we may need to make adjustments to your nutrition if that is creating inflammation that is limiting your progress.
Finally: Take Action
Make the choice to commit to feeling better. Make time for yourself and start enhancing the way you move and feel. We are here to help start your journey and provide the resources to take you where you want to go.
Get started with a simple and free, 15 min phone consult and find out if we are a good fit for each other.