ProActive Physical Therapy Specialties
We believe that we have an opportunity to positively impact the lives of our patients through physical therapy interventions and that we have the unique opportunity to create long-lasting relationships that continue long after formal care has ended.
As experts in movement and movement dysfunction, physical therapists are positioned as key members of the health care team. We work side by side with your physician in an effort improve movement, maximize function and return you to activities that you love—whether it be playing sports, working, or enjoying retirement.
At ProActive Physical Therapy, we employ a team of expert physical therapists and physical therapy assistants; many with advanced specialty certification in areas such as hand and upper extremity (certified hand therapy), pelvic floor physical therapy, and orthopedic manual therapy. We also have specialists in the industrial community that focus heavily on preventing work-related injuries or return-to-work following an injury. No matter the injury or reason for seeking physical therapy, we have a dedicated team that is passionate about helping you recover quickly.
What We Offer
Physical therapists are experts in treating hundreds of conditions. For more in depth information on the conditions we treat and techniques we use, visit the Resource Center.
Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation
We work closely with your surgeon to coordinate your rehabilitation before and following surgery. Close working relationships and communication with surgeons regarding your pre/post-operative status is paramount to ensuring a positive outcome.
- Ligament Reconstruction
- Joint Replacement
- Cartilage Resurfacing
- Nerve Transfer and Decompression
- Spine Surgery
- Tendon Repair or Transfer
- Fracture Stabilization
Acute Injury Rehabilitation
Consistent with a Sports Medicine model, early and immediate contact with a physical therapist for advice and/or intervention can keep acute injuries from becoming chronic. Should you need a referral to a physician specialist for additional workup, we will assist and facilitate to make the process easy for you.
- Acute Sprains/Strains
- Sports Injuries
- Work Injuries
- Auto Accidents
Chronic Injury Rehabilitation
Many injuries and conditions develop over time, often sneaking up on patients who suddenly become incapacitated by pain and the inability to do the things they love to do. These nagging conditions can come and go, but sometimes the long term effects aren’t obvious until it’s too late.
- Joint pain
- Soft tissue restrictions
- Trigger points
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle imbalance
- Postural dysfunction
- Overuse injuries
Injury Prevention and Performance
Physical therapy is based on the ideals of injury prevention. Our goal is to empower you towards improving your overall health and wellness through evaluating the person, not just the injury. We look for the underlying issues that might be leading to injury or movement dysfunction.
- Muscle imbalance
- Muscle weakness
- Poor posture/positioning
- Work ergonomics
“A body in motion tends to stay in motion. A body at rest tends to stay at rest.” Motion and movement are fundamental aspects of wellness and healthy living; however, sometimes with age, the ability to move can be accompanied by pain, safety concerns or lack of endurance. We can help you regain functional mobility leading to improved quality of life.
- Muscle weakness
- Gait disorders
- Balance concerns/Falls
- Loss of function
There are hundreds of conditions that can be treated by a physical therapist. For more in-depth information about what we offer, you can find a complete list of our services in the Resource Center.
Physical Therapy FAQs
What is a physical therapist?
PT’s are licensed professionals with an advanced degree in physical therapy. Most physical therapists now receive a Doctorate degree (DPT). Physical therapists are the experts in human movement and the interrelationship between all human systems, primarily the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system and the circulatory system. Breakdowns in these systems due to age, injury, or disease state can lead to faulty movement patterns, pain, weakness, and ultimately a loss of function. This is where physical therapists differentiate themselves as practitioners in the health care system – a focus on return to functional activities through thoughtful, appropriate, timely and evidence based treatment techniques.
What are the benefits of physical therapy?
Physical therapy is often underutilized as a cost-effective option for patients seeking alternatives to surgery, pain medications or those patients looking to regain function following an injury or surgery. You should consider physical therapy if you are experiencing any of the following conditions:
- Recent orthopedic surgery
- Desire to avoid surgery
- Exercise related Injury
- Work-related Injury
- Everyday aches/soreness/stiffness
- Inability to perform normal activities because of pain, weakness, or safety concerns
When should I start physical therapy?
You should start physical therapy as soon as possible depending on several factors. If referred by a physician for physical therapy, call us right away so we can work to get you an appointment sooner rather than later. We’ll work with your referring physician and their recommendations on when physical therapy is appropriate. Some injuries and surgeries require you to start physical therapy the day after surgery so it’s important to plan ahead and get your appointments booked. There are certain injuries, such as acute low back pain, that respond very well to early physical therapy intervention. Whatever the issue, we’ll work with you to find the best course of action.
Will it be painful?
Perhaps. Some conditions can be painful and recovery isn’t always easy. Your physical therapist and the team at ProActive understand that you may be hesitant or fearful of what your physical therapy appointments will be like. We will listen to you and do our very best to make you as comfortable with your recovery as possible with the understanding that we will also push you at times to maximize your recovery.