WHAT IS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST?
Physical Therapists are movement detectives. It is our job to assess how your muscles, joints, bones, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and fascia are working together to create your ability to move safely, effectively so you participate in your daily activities. We will hear your story about your symptoms and how they came about, assess your movement - whether it’s sitting in a chair, getting up from the ground, running, or doing a heavy deadlift! - and develop a plan to restore your function.
Once the therapist hears your story, we will take a deep look at not only what is causing your symptoms, but also what the deeper causes of those might be and see if we need to establish...
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Anyone in pain
Anyone looking to improve their ability to move
Anyone looking to prevent injury
Anyone looking to
Here are a complete list of our conditions we treat:
And here are just a few of the typical treatments we provide:
WHAT WE OFFER
PRE AND POST SURGICAL REHABILITATION
Getting ready for surgery? We’d love to help you plan, strategize, and head into the procedure in optimal shape to streamline recovery. There is a plethora of evidence that shows that improve muscle function and reduced pain heading into surgery - knee, back, hip, shoulder - improved your ability to recover afterward. Don’t risk a less-than ideal outcome when our expert physical therapy team can tailor a plan just for you.
CHRONIC INJURY REHABILITATION
So many people have histories - dislocations, fractures, surgeries, sprain, strains, disc bulges, et al, that we worked really hard to recover from. And we got there! Mostly. Except for every so often when that thing flares up again, but not NEARLY like it was a few years ago.
Or maybe you had that ACL reconstruction back in your 20s, and it has held up pretty well, except that I had to give up tennis. And all the other cutting sports. And I can’t sit on my heels, but that never was THAT easy even once I recovered from the surgery, even after all the physical therapy I did afterward.
Got something that keeps popping up in your body you just haven’t been able to figure out? Or maybe you’ve got an issue that you’ve gotten to a plateau and haven’t figured out how to get off of it?
ACUTE INJURY REHABILITATION
Every member of the team at AntiFragile has a background in orthopedics and sports medicine, and have been involved in competitive sports since we were young, from track and cross country to baseball to swimming to mountain biking to ultimate frisbee. You name it, we’ve tried it (except unicycling - how do you do that?!!?) In addition, we’ve helped rehabilitate those injuries over and over, reducing the time it takes to get back to competition or daily activity.
Not an athlete, but woke up with a sore neck, or back seized up after working in the garden, or calves won’t stop cramping after doing a bit more ambitious hike last weekend? We’ve got you taken care of there too. Give us a call and we will work to get you in the door so you can start feeling better ASAP. We even have Saturday hours so you can take care of yourself, those you care about, AND your busy schedule.
HOW DOES ANTI-FRAGILE PHYSICAL THERAPY WORK?
The question is not WHAT hurts, but WHY it hurts.
Some answers are simple (fell down, stepped on rock), but many are not. They are long standing, variable (how frustrating to not be able to even predict WHEN you might have symptoms), and tend to respond less readily to the quick fixes that work for everyone else.
This is not exclusive to runners – jaw issues, headaches, spinal pain, tennis elbow, tendon injuries throughout the body – all can be issues related to UNDER stress throughout daily activities and consequently failure (fragility). Or due to OVER stress simply because your baseline to system failure is different or altered for any number of reasons.
We believe that the difference we offer is not the manual therapy we provide, our exercise selection, or our eye for analysis. We believe that each person deserves a personalized program to match their distinct needs. We apply these things to YOU in order to turn your problematic movement, pain, or activity choice into a stress that makes you bend, rather than break.
Fragile = Weakens under stress
Resilient = Returns to original state under stress
Anti-fragile = Gains from stress
Where do you want to be?