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What Sets Foundations PT Apart?
You have a lot of options when it comes to physical therapy, exercise programming and performance enhancement.
Learn how Foundations Physical Therapy's unique approach is the best choice for you.
Our Unique Services
Our Therapists' unique training allows us to succeed where other approaches have failed. Learn how we go above and beyond for every client.
Functional Manual Therapy
Has traditional, exercise-based PT failed to completely eliminate your issues in the past, or only temporarily improving your symptoms only for them to come back with a vengeance?
Learn how the FMT approach can identify and resolve the root cause of your issues and eliminate barriers to achieving your goals.
Mobility and Performance Enhancement
Take your athletic performance to new heights with our specialized performance and mobility enhancement services for athletes. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to helping you reach your full potential, utilizing tailored programs and cutting-edge techniques to improve strength, agility, flexibility, and overall athletic ability.
Holistic Pelvic Floor Therapy
Do you experience bladder or bowel leakage, pelvic pain with sex, sitting, or walking, pelvic heaviness or weakness that is affecting your ability to participate in exercise, or even just normal, every day activities? Learn how our holistic approach can restore the essential connection between your pelvic floor, core, and the rest of your body.
Pre-and Post-Partum Fitness
Experience tailored care and support during your journey into motherhood with our comprehensive pre- and postpartum exercise services. Our specialized programs are designed to help you stay active, build strength, and maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout your pregnancy and beyond, ensuring a smoother recovery and promoting overall well-being for both you and your baby.
After pregnancy, illness, childbirth, and surgery, our internal organs can be limited in their mobility, affecting their function and causing symptoms such as pain, bloating, and disrupted sleep. Our therapists utilize gentle, safe techniques to improve physical and systemic performance.
Unlock your full potential with our exercise programming services led by a highly qualified doctor of physical therapy. With their expert knowledge and specialized training, our doctor of physical therapy will design a personalized exercise plan tailored to your specific needs, helping you achieve your fitness goals, improve mobility, and optimize overall physical performance.
Functional Manual Therapy:
A hands-on approach
Functional Manual Therapy (FMT) offers a unique and highly effective approach to rehabilitation that sets it apart from traditional physical therapy methods. While both approaches aim to address pain, mobility limitations, and functional deficits, FMT goes beyond the conventional techniques by targeting the root causes of dysfunction and providing a more comprehensive and holistic treatment experience. Here are some key reasons why Functional Manual Therapy is often considered superior to traditional physical therapy:
Whole-body approach: FMT recognizes that the body functions as an integrated system, with various interconnected structures and systems affecting one another. Unlike traditional physical therapy, which often focuses on isolated areas of pain or injury, FMT considers the body as a whole, examining the relationships between different regions and addressing any dysfunctions that may contribute to the problem. By taking this comprehensive approach, FMT can effectively address underlying causes and promote long-lasting results.
Hands-on techniques: One of the defining features of FMT is the emphasis on hands-on manual techniques. FMT therapists undergo specialized training to master a wide range of manual techniques, such as joint mobilizations, soft tissue mobilizations, and neuromuscular re-education. These targeted manual interventions allow therapists to directly address specific restrictions, imbalances, or dysfunctions within the body. By providing precise and tailored interventions, FMT can promote optimal movement, tissue mobility, and overall body function.
Individualized treatment plans: FMT therapists recognize that every individual is unique, with distinct movement patterns, biomechanics, and underlying conditions. They conduct thorough assessments to identify the root causes of the dysfunction and develop individualized treatment plans that address the specific needs and goals of each patient. This personalized approach ensures that the treatment is precisely targeted and maximizes the potential for successful outcomes.
Collaboration and patient empowerment: FMT therapists view rehabilitation as a collaborative process, working closely with patients to educate and empower them in their recovery journey. Through detailed explanations, guidance on self-care strategies, and lifestyle modifications, patients are equipped with the knowledge and tools to actively participate in their healing process. This patient-centered approach fosters a sense of ownership and promotes long-term self-management and prevention of future issues.
Functional Manual Therapy offers a superior approach to rehabilitation by addressing the body as a whole, utilizing hands-on techniques, tailoring treatment plans to individual needs, promoting collaboration and patient empowerment, and allowing for longer treatment sessions. These characteristics make FMT a highly effective and transformative method that can help individuals achieve optimal functional outcomes and improve their overall quality of life.
You can learn more about this approach, it's philosophy, history, and founders from www.instituteofphysicalart.com.
Enhancing Wellness from Within
Visceral mobilization is a specialized technique that focuses on mobilizing and optimizing the movement and function of internal organs within the abdominal and pelvic regions. While commonly associated with the field of osteopathy, visceral mobilization is increasingly recognized as a valuable adjunct to physical therapy, enhancing overall treatment outcomes. Here are some key ways in which visceral mobilization can enhance physical therapy outcomes:
Addressing hidden contributors to dysfunction: The health and mobility of internal organs can significantly impact musculoskeletal function. Dysfunction or restrictions in the organs may lead to referred pain, altered movement patterns, or compromised tissue health. Visceral mobilization allows physical therapists to identify and address these hidden contributors to dysfunction, helping to relieve pain, restore proper organ movement, and optimize overall function.
Promoting tissue mobility and blood flow: Visceral mobilization techniques aim to release adhesions, restrictions, and tension within the connective tissues surrounding the organs. By improving tissue mobility and increasing blood flow to the organs, visceral mobilization helps to enhance tissue health, promote healing, and facilitate optimal functioning of the affected areas. This can have a positive cascading effect on the surrounding musculoskeletal structures, leading to improved overall physical function.
Enhancing neuromuscular coordination: The organs and the musculoskeletal system are intricately connected through neural pathways. Dysfunction within the organs can disrupt the neuromuscular coordination, leading to altered movement patterns and compromised motor control. Through visceral mobilization, physical therapists can restore optimal communication between the organs and the nervous system, improving neuromuscular coordination, and enhancing overall movement quality.
Addressing the effects of trauma or surgery: Trauma, surgery, or chronic conditions affecting the abdominal and pelvic regions can result in scar tissue formation, adhesions, or altered organ mobility. Visceral mobilization can help break down scar tissue, release adhesions, and restore optimal movement and function to the affected organs. By addressing the effects of trauma or surgery, visceral mobilization can contribute to pain relief, improved range of motion, and enhanced overall physical function.
Complementing other physical therapy interventions: Visceral mobilization can be used in conjunction with other physical therapy interventions such as manual therapy, exercise, and therapeutic modalities. By integrating visceral mobilization into a comprehensive treatment plan, physical therapists can provide a more holistic approach to address the various factors contributing to a patient's condition. This multidimensional approach can lead to more effective outcomes and a faster return to optimal physical function.
It is important to note that visceral mobilization should be performed by trained and skilled practitioners who have expertise in this technique. They can properly assess the patient's condition, identify specific dysfunctions, and apply appropriate manual techniques to achieve the desired outcomes.
Holistic Pelvic Floor Therapy: Going beyond Kegels and Biofeedback machines
At Foundations Physical Therapy, we believe in a holistic approach to pelvic floor therapy that goes beyond the traditional focus on kegel exercises and biofeedback devices. After a thorough examination during which we investigate not only pelvic symptoms, but also those in connected regions, we make a plan specific to your needs. We understand that pelvic floor concerns such as incontinence, pelvic pain, pain with sex, prolapse, and postpartum rehabilitation require a comprehensive and tailored treatment plan that addresses the whole person, both physically and emotionally.
Our approach is rooted in effective communication and empathy. We understand that discussing intimate health concerns can be challenging, which is why we prioritize creating a safe and supportive space for open dialogue. Our team of compassionate and experienced therapists actively listens to your concerns, allowing us to gain a deeper understanding of your unique needs and goals.
Unlike a one-size-fits-all approach, we recognize that each individual's pelvic floor condition is different. Our therapists conduct thorough assessments to evaluate not only the pelvic floor muscles but also the surrounding structures and systems that may contribute to your symptoms. By taking a whole-body perspective, we can identify potential underlying causes and develop a comprehensive treatment plan specifically tailored to you.
Our treatment modalities extend beyond kegel exercises and biofeedback devices. While these techniques can be helpful, we integrate a wide range of evidence-based therapies into our practice. These may include manual therapy techniques to address muscle imbalances and restrictions, therapeutic exercises to improve strength and coordination, relaxation techniques to reduce tension and stress, and education on lifestyle modifications to optimize your overall well-being.
We also understand the unique challenges that can arise during postpartum recovery. Our therapists are well-versed in postpartum rehabilitation, offering specialized care to address the physical changes and demands that occur after childbirth. We focus not only on physical healing but also on emotional support, helping you navigate the emotional adjustments that accompany the postpartum period.
Our holistic approach goes beyond symptom management. We believe in empowering you with the knowledge and tools to take an active role in your own wellness journey. We provide education on self-care practices, strategies for maintaining pelvic floor health, and guidance on optimizing your lifestyle to support your pelvic floor wellness.
At our Pelvic Floor Therapy Center, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, individualized care that addresses your unique pelvic floor concerns. We are here to support you in achieving whole-body wellness, helping you regain confidence, comfort, and a vibrant quality of life. Take the first step towards a healthier pelvic floor by scheduling a consultation with our experienced therapists today.
Pre- and Postpartum fitness:
Training on your terms
At Foundations Physical Therapy, we understand the unique needs of women during the pre-and postpartum period. That's why we offer comprehensive pre-and postpartum fitness programs and return-to-exercise planning to support women throughout their journey into motherhood. Our specially trained Doctor of Physical Therapy takes a holistic approach to guide women in safely and effectively staying active, maintaining strength, and promoting overall well-being during and after pregnancy.
During the pre-and postpartum fitness program, our Doctor of Physical Therapy will assess your individual needs and goals, considering factors such as your stage of pregnancy, previous exercise experience, and any specific concerns or limitations. They will then design a customized exercise plan tailored to your unique circumstances. This plan will focus on improving strength, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, and pelvic floor health, all while taking into account the changing demands on your body throughout pregnancy and during the postpartum recovery period.
The presence of a specially trained Doctor of Physical Therapy is crucial in pre-and postpartum fitness and return-to-exercise planning. Their advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and musculoskeletal function allows them to provide a comprehensive understanding of the body's changes during pregnancy and the postpartum period. They can carefully assess and address any specific concerns, such as diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction, or musculoskeletal imbalances. With their expertise, they can guide you through exercises that are safe, effective, and appropriate for your individual needs, ensuring optimal health and minimizing the risk of injuries.
By working with our Doctor of Physical Therapy, you can experience numerous benefits. These include improved core strength, enhanced posture and alignment, reduced discomfort and pain, increased energy levels, improved mood and overall well-being, and faster recovery postpartum. Our Doctor of Physical Therapy will provide ongoing guidance, support, and modifications as needed, ensuring that you feel confident and empowered throughout your pre-and postpartum fitness journey.
Investing in a pre-and postpartum fitness program with a specially trained Doctor of Physical Therapy at Foundations Physical Therapy is a valuable step towards taking care of your physical and emotional well-being during this transformative time in your life. We are committed to supporting you in achieving a healthy and active lifestyle, while ensuring a safe and effective return to exercise after childbirth.
Optimizing Athletic Performance:
Achieve goals and prevent injury
At Foundations Physical Therapy, we believe in a proactive approach to optimize athletic performance and reduce the risk of future injuries. Even if you're an athlete who is currently pain-free and injury-free, our expert team can help you improve mobility, enhance skill level, and minimize the likelihood of future setbacks. Take, for example, a runner looking to reach new milestones or a strength athlete aiming to break personal records.
For the runner, our physical therapists can assess their running gait, biomechanics, and overall movement patterns. By identifying any imbalances, weaknesses, or limitations, we can develop a targeted mobility and strength program to address these areas. Through exercises and techniques tailored specifically for the individual, we aim to enhance their range of motion, optimize running mechanics, and improve overall performance. By focusing on these preventive measures, the runner can reduce the risk of common running-related injuries such as shin splints, IT band syndrome, or plantar fasciitis, while also unlocking their true potential.
For the strength athlete, we recognize the importance of mobility and stability in maximizing performance and minimizing the risk of injury. Our physical therapists can conduct a comprehensive evaluation to identify any muscle imbalances, joint restrictions, or movement limitations that may hinder their performance. By incorporating targeted manual therapy, functional exercises, and corrective strategies, we can help the strength athlete improve movement quality, enhance power output, and optimize strength gains. This preventive approach can also minimize the risk of overuse injuries, muscle strains, or joint stress commonly associated with intense strength training.
At Foundations Physical Therapy, our goal is to provide athletes with the tools they need to excel in their chosen sport and maintain peak performance. By addressing mobility, movement mechanics, and strength imbalances, we can assist athletes in unlocking their full potential while reducing the likelihood of injuries. Whether you're a runner striving for new personal records or a strength athlete pushing the limits, our personalized care and performance-enhancing strategies can help you stay at the top of your game. Invest in your athletic longevity and success by partnering with Foundations Physical Therapy today.
Expert guidance to help you meet your goals.
Whether your goal is building strength, increasing muscle size (hypertrophy), or improving speed and power. That's why we offer specialized exercise programming services to make it easier for individuals to achieve their desired outcomes. Our team of experienced professionals, including doctors of physical therapy, will work closely with you to design a tailored exercise plan that aligns with your specific goals, abilities, and preferences.
Our exercise programming services are carefully crafted to optimize your training and ensure that you make progress towards your desired outcomes. We take into consideration factors such as your current fitness level, any pre-existing injuries or limitations, and your time commitments. With our expertise, we can design workouts that are efficient, effective, and customized to your needs. Whether you're aiming to increase strength, enhance muscle size, or improve speed and power, our exercise programming will help you stay focused, motivated, and on track to achieve your goals.
By partnering with Foundations Physical Therapy for exercise programming, you'll benefit from the guidance and support of our knowledgeable professionals throughout your fitness journey. Our team will not only help you develop a well-structured exercise program, but they will also provide ongoing assessment, progress tracking, and adjustments as needed. With our expertise and personalized approach, we empower you to reach your goals efficiently and safely, ensuring that you make consistent progress towards your desired outcomes.