We research the latest evidence based treatment techniques and trends in physical therapy. With that said, we believe that human hands are one of the best healing tools ever invented. All our physical therapists have a passion for manual therapy and have specialized training in advanced hands on techniques that make huge difference in eliminating pain and improving mobility. Check out below, a sampling of unique treatment techniques.
“I came into SRPT with no clue what the next months would hold. I had been toldthat I would most likely need surgery, but I opted to try physical therapy first, Thanks to Dave and his amazing work my knee is stronger than it’s ever been—even before the injury! Not only did he help with my knee, but he also stuck with me through the anxiety I had at the beginning, enabling me to stick with the program through to the end—something I didn’t think would be possible. As an athlete in a sport in which crashing is just a part of everyday training. I can’t thank Dave, and everyone else at, SRPT for everything they have done for me. They really go above and beyond.”
-NIKITA DUCCAROZ, BMX rider
ORTHOPEDIC MANUAL THERAPY
This is cornerstone of all of our treatment plans. When we identify a restricted area of your body, we use a manual therapy technique to free it up—and we’ll teach you how to keep it that way. We focus on advanced manual therapy techniques that get to the root of the problem—including spinal mobilization and manipulation, deep myofascial release work, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), Myofascial Decompression (cup therapy), McKenzie Techniques, and Functional Mobilization.
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.
VESTIBULAR REHAB FOR DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO
Dizziness and vertigo can be debilitating. Physical therapy for vestibular problems can be very helpful when applied at the right time using the right technique. Our expert in this area, Lori Barekman, MSPT, has great success with our dizzy patients. An ultra runner with a manual therapy specialty and a certification in women’s health, Lori has a calm, gentle, and reassuring approach throughout the challenging process of resetting the vestibular system and guiding patients through the process of returning to normal.
MYOFASCIAL DECOMPRESSION (MDF, or CUP THERAPY)
Significantly different from traditional soft-tissue massage, this technique involves the use of small vacuum cups on the restricted, painful areas to “grab” the tissue, pull it away, and release it for a more permanent solution to pain. We use active movements to restore mobility in the right planes of movement so that your body learns how to move more efficiently once the tissue is released. MFD is a novel approach to musculoskeletal treatment, utilizing negative pressure tools and western medicine-based movement paradigms and algorithms. This technique is highly effective for orthopedics, sports medicine, contractures, post-op recovery, overcoming dominance strategies, postural syndromes, hand therapy, neurological re-education, and scar mobilization.
INSTRUMENT-ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION (IASTM)
Though we usually use our hands to increase blood flow work through soft-tissue injuries, some restrictions are too deep to be detected by fingers alone, and fingers alone are unable to treat the full range of restrictions. In such instances, SRPT uses advanced handheld tools to perform what’s called IASTM (instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization). Should such adjunct techniques be indicated in your case, your therapist will discuss the specifics or your recommended technique, and will explain how it would benefit your particular case.
Come experience the SRPT difference
We look forward to getting you back up to speed!