At Southeastern Physical Therapy we use a variety of strategies and techniques to change how your body moves and feels. We constantly use advanced clinical reasoning and decision making to help us utilize these strategies and techniques to achieve the best outcome for you. Please read below what we use to help you move better, feel better, and live better.
Education will be an important part of our treatment plan. Research has shown that understanding what pain is and what influences pain can significantly improve quality of outcomes and aid in pain management. We will use that research to help you understand how pain relates to your spine providing you with a rational for our treatment strategies. By the end of our treatment sessions you will understand how to maintain what you have achieved for sustained health and wellness. Education does not stop once you have met your goals and your treatment sessions are over. After your goals are met I will always make myself available to you if you have follow up questions on your progress or need extra coaching on exercise progression.
Manual therapy is the hands-on portion of physical therapy that includes soft tissue mobilization, nerve mobilization, joint mobilization, and joint manipulation. The goal of manual therapy is to reduce pain though neurophysiologic effects as well as to improve movement of joints, muscles, fascia/connective tissue, and nerves so that your whole body moves effectively and efficiently.
Research has shown that functional mobility and balance involves muscles working together with specific timing and coordination. When we develop your plan of care we will ensure that the muscles supporting your spine are well timed and coordinated so that your spine has the opportunity to move at its highest potential.
Movement training and exercise:
Once we have improved the movement and coordination of your spine we will continue to update your plan of care to include exercises and functional movement training to improve how your body as a whole moves. These exercises will involve proper postural alignment, movement strategies, and ergonomics that allow you to move efficiently with reduced strain on joints and soft tissues. You may be surprised that many different movements we already make each day can be modified in such a way to train your functional movement patterns keeping your body healthy and moving well.
Maintaining health and wellness throughout our lives is a challenging task for all of us. It takes time, commitment, and awareness to stay on top of and respond to all the changes our bodies go through over time. Some changes our bodies make are very difficult to notice, but are ones that could lead to pain, injuries, or other negative effects on our health. That is why we offer annual examinations to assess how well your body is functioning in terms of mobility, muscular strength and endurance, balance and coordination, and functional movement so you can stay ahead of any potential setbacks and ensure you stay healthy for years to come.
We understand that it can be difficult choosing the right therapy. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we can help you please feel free to contact us. We look forward to getting to know you.