Results-oriented solutions that will quickly get you where you need to be. If you are looking for a permanent solution to your problem, that's what we are all about. We want to be your guide in the journey to solve the problem, not mask it with modalities, drugs, or procedures. Below, are just a few of the conditions we find solutions for.
"Santa Rosa Physical Therapy remains a great resource for me, both as an elite mountain ultra-runner as well as an endurance sports coach. A few years ago, Dave helped me understand why I was having the issues with my body that were impacting my running. After an extensive evaluation, I walked out of SRPT with a handful of exercises and a body-maintenance routine that specifically addressed my issues. Sticking to my routines has resulted in some of my best ultra-running performances. I take comfort in knowing that SRPT is there when I—or the athletes I coach---need them!”
-BOB SHEBEST, Professional Ultra-Runner, Teacher, and Coach
After an operation, you will probably need help to regain your strength, coordination, and pre-operative form. Our staff specializes in post-op care for procedures such as joint arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, spine surgery, and total joint replacement. First we listen to you, then we treat your rehabilitation using customized therapies such as include joint mobilization to restore range of motion and joint efficiency, personalized rehabilitation exercises (approved by your surgeon) to restore strength and coordination, and sport-specific training. Our goal? Your full recovery of range of motion, strength and coordination, and restoration of joint mobility to prevent future problems. We are committed to faster results—which means a faster return to the sport, recreation, and work activities you love.
SPORTS INJURY REHAB
We’re known for treating elite and professional athletes, so we understand what it takes to perform at the highest level. At the same time, we live, breathe and participate in recreational sports day in and day out. So, whether you’re a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, our experienced physical therapists are on the cutting edge of advanced manual therapy treatments and prescriptive exercise training techniques. We’ll give you the personalized attention and a results-oriented treatment plan to quickly get you where you need to be.
Back pain can be debilitating and frustrating. Many factors can contribute to spine problems, so we take the time to figure out what’s really going on. We look at the whole body and the whole person to get to the root of your pain, and we’ll perform an in-depth movement evaluation to assess the mobility and stability of your spine and surrounding structures. Throughout your treatment plan you will learn about posture, body mechanics, prescriptive exercises, and self-treatment techniques to ensure long-term success.
BACK & NECK PAIN
Our experienced staff specializes in getting to the root source of your back or neck pain—and we’re committed to faster results, which means a speedier return to the activities you love. We treat all kinds of problems, including sciatica, radiculopathy (nerve compression and pain), herniated disc, post-op problems, scoliosis, whiplash, and myofascial pain (tightness in muscles and/or connective tissues). Our personalized, one-on-one approach includes targeted techniques such as a comprehensive physical therapy examination to identify the source of your problem, manual therapy (including joint mobilization and soft tissue release), a lumbar and cervico-thoracic stabilization program, and posture and body-mechanics training.
Our physical therapists hone in on the specific source of your shoulder pain and set up a plan to fix it—successfully, quickly, and naturally. Your benefits? Improved shoulder biomechanics, less pain, and improved strength of key shoulder muscles—so you can get back on track—with improved performance—as soon as possible. Common shoulder problems we treat include rotator cuff strains and partial tears, impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, post-op pain or motion issues, bone spurs, calcific tendonitis, glenohumeral osteoarthritis, shoulder dislocation or separation, slap tears, and chronic instability. Our personalized approach includes a comprehensive physical therapy examination to identify the source of your problem, scapular and rotator cuff training exercises, manual therapy and neuromuscular reeducation to restore shoulder joint mechanics, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation.
We have a unique perspective on the wide range of injuries that can plague triathletes. Our experience in bike fitting, running analysis, human-movement analysis, and advanced manual therapy treatments can help you solve your shoulder, knee, back, hip, foot, and neck problems—quickly. Your benefits? Minimized downtime, optimal recovery, and a return to riding, running, and swimming with less pain and more efficiency. Among the issues we commonly treat are rotator cuff tendonitis (shoulder pain or impingement), iliotibial band syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome, knee pain, medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints), back pain and sciatica, and neck pain—a common ailment for cyclists. Our personalized approach includes a comprehensive physical therapy examination to identify the source of your problem, running analysis and stride retraining, bike fitting, examination of shoulder mechanics to ensure efficient swimming stroke, and manual therapy treatment to restore joint and soft-tissue mobility.
Almost every one of us will experience knee problems at some point in our lives. Our goal is to get to the source of your problem faster—and to provide you with a permanent solution. We take the time to listen and, together, we’ll identify the main reason for your pain. Among our success stories are clients with patellofemoral syndrome (pain in the front of the knee), iliotibial band syndrome (pain at the outside of the knee), patellar tendonitis (runner’s knee), overuse injuries from cycling and running, hamstring strains, patellar dislocations and fractures, ligament strains and partial tears, post-op issues, and osteoarthritis. Our personalized approach includes a comprehensive physical therapy examination to identify the source of your problem, gait analysis and re-training for walking and running, manual therapy and exercise training, myofascial release techniques, dynamic alignment training to improve knee tracking, and bike fit and cycling biomechanics to improve alignment and pedaling efficiency. With measurably improved muscle strength and alignment, you’ll soon be back on your way to sport, recreation and work activities.
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