Customized services to meet your individual needs.
Positive Outcome Physical Therapy maintains a philosophy that patients become symptom free as quickly as possible. We customize the physical therapy to meet the individual needs of our patients. We treat all types of musculoskeletal problems including orthopedic and sports injuries, neck and back pain, fractures, tendonitis, bursitis, sprains, strains, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic pain, post-surgical problems and more.
We excel in treating:
- Ankle and Foot Pain
- Arthritis Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Hip and Knee Pain
- Injury Prevention
- Low Back Pain
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Neck and Thoracic Pain
- Nerve Pain
- Pre/Post-surgical Rehab
- Shoulder Pain
- Spine Care
- Sport Injuries
- Wellness Services
Muscle Activation Techniques- Jumpstart MAT Certified
Muscle Activation Techniques™ is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to produce efficient muscle contraction. Loss of muscle contraction results in a decreased range of motion, and therefore decreased physical performance. MAT™ is effective for everyone from elite athletes to rehabilitation patients, and anyone in between.
Dry Needling Dry needling physical therapy uses a solid filament needle to treat muscle trigger points. These points are a highly localized, hyper-irritable spot in a taught band of skeletal muscle fibers. These muscle trigger points play a role in producing and maintaining the pain cycle. The mechanical stimulation of the muscle produces a local twitch response or rapid depolarization of muscle fibers. After this process, the muscle activity dramatically reduces, which results in relaxation and decreased pain and dysfunction. This decrease in pain is related to the removal of muscular compression on your joint, nerve, and vascular tissue.. Dry needling is highly effective for chronic muscle and repetitive sport injuries.
By creating suction and negative pressure, Cupping Therapy is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
Manual physical therapy is a “hands-on” technique that is used to decrease pain and improve range-of-motion and flexibility to stiff joints and muscles. Mobilization is a key component of manual therapy to restore the power of movement to joints & associated muscles.
We utilize the most evidence based approach to therapeutic exercise in order to restore normal functional movement patterns based on successful quality studies and research. We do not believe in unsupervised therapeutic exercise and will utilize mechanics and movement patterns that are pertinent to your lifestyle.
Instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization “ IASTM” is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using specifically designed tools to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions and maintain optimal range of motion.
The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. It is non-restrictive which allows for full range of motion.
Neuromuscular re-education is a therapeutic technique that can be used to improve balance, strength, coordination, posture, kinesthetic sense and restore normal soft tissue tone and elasticity.
Injuries, particularly past injuries, can be stubborn. Sometimes months after PT is over, a minor tweak may cause pain or symptoms to return. Early intervention can prevent symptoms from progressing. A large number of patients schedule Functional Tune-Up appointments on a bi-weekly, monthly, or as needed basis to maintain a pain free active lifestyle.