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We have 2 locations fully stocked with endless equipment. This, in conjunction with our manual expertise, allows us to excel in many areas. Listed are just a few of such areas:

Telehealth Physical Therapy

We at Performance Physical Therapy are now able to offer Telehealth Physical Therapy services to our patients. This involves one-on-one video conferencing with our physical therapists from the comfort of your home. With some exceptions, our therapists are able to offer most of the benefits of a regular physical therapy visit while you do not have to actually come in to the clinic at all. Online physical therapy is a convenient option for those who are unable to leave the house or do not wish to come in. If you have any questions about Telehealth physical therapy or wish to set up an appointment, email us at OnlinePT@performancephysicaltherapy.com or call us at (360)714-0870. Read more about Telehealth here.

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Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

BFR is a game changer in the world of rehab! Before, it would take weeks, if not months, for an injured athlete or post-op patient to begin applying forces equal to 70-80% of their 1 rep max. BFR enables the patient to get those same results, but at 30-40% of their 1 rep max. While minimizing atrophy, BFR allows the return of power, endurance, and functional performance in a fraction of the time it used to take.

Check out our Blood Flow Restriction Therapy page for more information.

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A woman lying on her back with someone holding her head.Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy covers a broad group of specialized techniques performed by hand and by uniquely trained clinicians. These may include mobilizations of soft tissue and joints, specific stretching techniques, and other osteopathic approaches such as muscle energy techniques, strain-counterstrain and may be complemented by certain taping techniques. Manual therapy techniques aim to decrease pain and restore function.

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Orthopedic Physical Therapy is the core of our practice and represents the majority of the services we offer. Physical Therapy, provided by a licensed Physical Therapist (PT), is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction. Physical Therapists specialize in anatomy and physiology and are experts in understanding how movement, posture, and function affect the wellness of an individual.

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Motor vehicle accidents can have devastating effects on the body. It is not uncommon to see everything from whiplash and fractures to muscle strains and tearing. Studies have shown that getting in to see a physical therapist as soon as possible following the accident will help the patient get back to work or their sport faster. Physical therapy is important in helping those who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, as it helps to reduce stiffness and improve range of motion, while also aiding in overall recovery.

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Our TPI Golf Performance Program is unique in that the Certified TPI Instructor is also a licensed physical therapist and avid golfer. This uniquely combined skill set offers unparalleled insight into the physical limitations affecting the golf swing. The physical therapist’s experience working in orthopedics and sports medicine, combined with the TPI program will provide a comprehensive, golf-specific physical examination and a customizd golf strength and flexibility program specific to the individual golfer’s needs.

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IASTM is a therapy that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. IASTM treatment is highly effective and even works when other approaches routinely fail.

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The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is a model of diagnosis and treatment for common musculoskeletal conditions. FDM practitioners use six specific problems or “distortions” in the body’s connective tissue to improve conditions such as pulled muscles, strains, sprains and frozen shoulders. The FDM treatment technique supports pain reduction and improvements in movement restrictions to help patients get back to pain free function.

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Our Temporomandibular Dysfunction Program focuses on assessment, direct intervention, and patient education. The goal of our program is to decrease pain, improve posture, and maximize function of patients through efficient and effective delivery of outcomes-based physical therapy services.

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Using the TRX suspension trainer, this is an approach to strength training that uses a system of ropes and webbing called a “suspension trainer” to allow users to work against their own body weight. We can treat a variety of conditions ranging from shoulder, neck, lower back, hip and knee problems to balance dysfunctions.

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A senior trains their leg strength with a machineAs certified by the International Weightlifting Association (IWA), this highlights exceptional knowledge and expertise for Physical Therapists and Assistants in the area of strength training for older adults. Strength training benefits are numerous and research has shown it to be safe and effective for the older population. This program design includes strength training programs specifically for seniors and modifications for older adults and special populations and considerations for age related conditions.

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Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists® (CSCS®) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate.

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Custom orthotics are shoe inserts that are designed specifically for each individual’s foot to promote sound structural integrity of the foot and leg. We call this proper Biomechanical Alignment. They help re-distribute the pressures on the bottom of the foot to help improve biomechanical forces that may be causing your lower extremity pain, SI pain or spine pain.

A physical therapist will first perform a Biomechanical evaluation to see if custom orthotics are right for you. This may include gait analysis, range of motion measurements, manual muscle testing, alignment assessment, foot function and evaluation of your current footwear. If after the evaluation the Physical Therapist feels custom orthotics will benefit you, he or she will then make a cast of your foot/feet and the best type of orthotic for your foot will be designed for you. The cast is then sent to a lab which will fabricate the orthotic device with the specifications made by the Physical Therapist. It takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks for the orthotic to be made at which point you will come back in for your orthotic fitting and any adjustments, if necessary, will be made.

Visit orthotics frequently asked questions to learn more.

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