Manual Therapy Services

Our clinicians received extensive formal education and training to be proficient in utilizing a variety of manual skills. These skills include soft tissue manipulation, scar tissue release, myofascial release, massage, joint and spine mobilization and manipulation. The clinicians at Doctors of Physical Therapy adjust the techniques to the patients’ needs and tailor treatment protocols to facilitate excellent outcomes and improve function. The therapist utilizes treatment protocols for patients with a variety of conditions including but not limited to fibromyalgia, spine disorders, chronic pain, and post-surgical treatment. We take every step to facilitate efficient and effective care using techniques supported by evidence based medicine.

Orthopedics Manual Therapy Services

Is a specialized area of physical therapy for the management of neuromuscular-skeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning. Our clinicians use highly specific treatment based on evidence based medicine including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises. It is based on the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient.

Sports Medicine and Sport Performance Services

Our clinicians have extensive knowledge and expertise to work with avid athletes of all ages. All of the clinicians at DPT have had formal education and continue to advance their expertise to treat athletes with all types of injuries, including ACL reconstruction, post shoulder dislocations, strains, sprains, tendonitis, running dysfunctions, fractures, and back problems. Our goal is to achieve a speedy recovery for our patients by utilizing the most advanced and scientifically supported treatment protocols. We teach and instruct the patient giving them effective training tools to avoid future injuries. We have worked with elite athletes from soccer teams, basketball players, gymnasts, professional ballet dancers, baseball players, runners, triathletes and many more.

Fall Prevention

This program incorporates use of extensive objective evidenced based balance tests and measures to identify possible risk for falls and to recognize other balance disorders. We provide in home assessment to eliminate barriers and identify safety risks in the home environment which may contribute to falls and injuries. We provide screening for and treatment for Benign Positional Vertigo. We utilize habitual exercises to assist the patient in recovery and achieve long term positive outcomes and give them life-long skills to manage their symptoms.

Fall Facts:

  • An older adult with hip muscle weakness, poor balance, and taking more than 4 medications is at 100% risk for a fall.
  • 33% of older adults hospitalized due to a fall will die within one year of falling.
  • In 1996, the average healthcare cost of a fall was $19,400.00! Imagine what that would cost in today’s healthcare industry!
  • 50% of older adults that have a fall related injury will not return home or to independent living.
  • An older adult is 4 times more likely to be hospitalized for a fall than for any other injury.
  • The leading cause of injury related visits to the emergency room is falls, and those falls are the primary etiology of accidental deaths in older adult.

Vestibular Rehab

Vestibular rehabilitation program is designed to improve balance, minimize falls and decrease dizziness. The vestibular system controls balance and movement, sends signals that control eye movements and keeps the body upright.

Vestibular rehabilitation is used for balance problems usually associated with dizziness or vertigo. The goal is to restore normal function of the vestibular system.


People with vertigo incorrectly experience the perception of motion due to dysfunction of the vestibular system. It is a specific type of dizziness, often accompanied by nausea and vomiting as well as difficulties standing or walking.

There are three types of vertigo. 

  • Objective: The patient feels that objects in the environment are moving
  • Subjective: The patient feels as if he or she is moving
  • Pseudo vertigo: The patient feels an intensive sensation of rotation inside his or her head
Balance retraining

Balance retraining is used for those who are unsteady or have a loss of balance but don't have dizziness. This type of therapy emphasizes practical solutions to common problems, such as walking on uneven surfaces. The goal is to prevent falls and improve coordination.


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