Core Physical Therapy is owned and operated by physical therapists. At Core Physical Therapy we provide our patients with an exceptional outpatient and rehabilitation experience. We provide a hands on individualized approach to physical therapy, customizing the treatment to YOUR needs and goals. Whether you are an athlete or an active senior, our therapists will design a program to help you bounce back to the quality of life you deserve! At Core Physical Therapy we are 100% committed to patient care.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy involves the diagnosis, treatment, management of movement dysfunction and enhancement of physical functional abilities. Physical therapy includes the examination, evaluation, and treatment provided by a physical therapist.
Treatment is directed toward the restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function. Treatment includes the recovery of current symptoms and the prevention of the progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, and/or injuries.
What to expect as a Patient
At Core Physical Therapy, you will work together with your physical therapist in a quiet and comfortable environment towards recuperation. All our sessions, including the initial evaluation, require a minimum of 45 to 60 minutes. During the initial evaluation, you will discuss your symptoms and desired outcome with your therapist. After the discussion your physical therapist will perform a hands-on evaluation of your condition. Based on your goals, the requests of your referring physician and the results of the evaluation, you and your physical therapist will agree upon a treatment plan.
Core offers a full range of orthopedic, sports and fitness testing in addition to treatment for disorders, conditions and injuries:
- Treatment for injury to ankle/foot, knee, hip, shoulder, back/neck/head, elbow/hand
- Evaluation and treatment of pain or discomfort during exercise or movement
- Fitness evaluation; flexibility, strength, body composition, posture, balance and aerobic conditioning
- General orthopedic conditions
- Joint pain / Arthritis management
- Sports injuries
- Post-surgical care
- On the job injuries (L&I)
- Auto accidents (MVA)
- Licensed physical therapists with continued postgraduate degree training.
- One on one treatment only.
- 45 to 60 minute treatment sessions.
- Treatments designed to fit your individual and personal needs.
- The use of the most progressive treatment techniques to help with your recovery from pain and lack of limb flexibility, coordination, balance, endurance, speed and strength.
Treatments and Techniques
Massage: Swedish, Cross Friction, Acupressure, Lymphdrainage, Shiatsu, MFR.
Soft Tissue Mobilization: contract/relax, strain/counter strain, myofascial release, stretching, neurovascular mobilization.
Joint Mobilization: European, Australian and North American philosophies.
Exercise Prescription/Progression: Home and clinical exercise programs are based on a functional and dynamic approach, which have immediate carry over to your sports and activities of daily living. For our professional and high level athletes, we provide full gym access within their rehabilitation.
Education: Risk factors, Static/Dynamic Postural, Biomechanical and Prevention.
Orthotics: Custom fitted orthotics (shoe insoles for bone structure mechanic support) for work-related or sports activities.
Thermal Ultrasound- Continuous sound waves absorbed by the body that can reduce or control pain & muscle spasms, increase circulation and soft tissue flexibility.
Non-thermal Ultrasound- Pulsed sound waves absorbed by the body to accelerate tissue healing, and promote the reduction of tissue inflammation.
Phonophoresis- Localized delivery of medication into the body through the skin by using ultrasound.
Interferential Electric Stimulation- Two independent channels of electrical current crossing each other to ease deep tissue pain.
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS)- Mild electrical current in low frequencies applied to relieve stiffness and pain.
Neuromuscular Electric Stimulation/Russian Stimulation- Medium to high electric currents used to activate specific muscle groups.
Microcurrent Electric Stimulation- Low level current used to relieve pain, increase wound healing and regeneration of tissue.
Iontophoresis- Localized delivery of medication into the body through the skin by using electric current.
Biofeedback/Surface EMG- Measures muscle activity both at rest and while contracting through electrodes placed on the skin.
Kinesio Tape- Elastic, latex-free tape lasting 3-5 days that may re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain, promote healing, promote lymph flow and decrease swelling.
Moist Heat- Increases blood flow, soft tissue flexibility, tissue length, relaxes muscles and decreases joint stiffness.
Paraffin- Used for heating distal extremities, and irregular surfaces.
Ice- Controls inflammation, pain & edema, reduces muscle spasms.
Ice Massage- Direct localized application of ice to the skin for 8-10 minutes to decrease pain and inflammation.