Health Check Physical Therapy offers the following broad categories of services and we invite you to investigate both.
While neither a gym nor a fitness center, when a patient visits Health Check Physical Therapy for orthopedic physical therapy, sports physical therapy, pre surgical fitness, post rehabilitation fitness or a nutrition and wellness program, both they and our staff have at their disposal a wide array of fitness equipment. This equipment allows patients to improve or restore their fitness level by performing both cardiovascular exercises and strength training exercises. Preceding the use of any piece of equipment our staff educates each patient on its proper use. Similar education precedes any attempt to perform a particular exercise. Even after demonstrating a degree of mastery on a piece of equipment or a particular exercise, our staff continues to closely supervise all patient activities. As a result of close supervision we hope to both ensure patient safety and promote progress toward goals.
Methodologies and Techniques
At Health Check Physical Therapy, we favor describing conditions and their treatment using terms and phrases that most patients find meaningful. Yet we occasionally find some patients who wish to know more about the methodologies and techniques used for their treatment. As a result, the following describes some of those methodologies and techniques. Noteworthy, however, is that we continue to avoid any use of overtly technical language.
While reading the following, some may note an apparent overlap in the conditions these methodologies and techniques address. Consequently we wish to assure patients that the staff at Health Check Physical Therapy will always make appropriate treatment choices based on each patient’s condition and personal needs.
The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
The McKenzie Method ® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment ® (MDT) serves to assess and treat the cause of many conditions. These include: back pain, neck pain and pain (or numbness) felt in the extremities (buttocks, legs, knees, feet, arms, shoulders, hands). We encourage you to read more complete information on The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy.
Graston Technique ® (GT), a patented form of soft tissue mobilization, relies on specially designed stainless steel instruments. These instruments serve to locate and treat scar tissue and adhesions in connective tissue (fascial tissue) that typically result from some sort of trauma (injury or surgery). We encourage you to read more complete information on Graston Technique.
Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique ® (ART) is a patented soft tissue system/movement based massage approach used to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves. These problems generally arise from a single common cause: overuse! We encourage you to read more complete information on Active Release Technique.
Health Check encourages you to contact us to schedule an appointment for the treatment you need.