Physical Therapy Services
Physical Therapy, also called Physiotherapy or PT, is the practice of treating disease, injury, or deformity through physical methods such as massage, corrective exercise, and other techniques. A key element of Physical Therapy is that it takes a holistic approach to wellness and recovery, focusing on the whole person, including general lifestyle and health. Evolution Physical Therapy offers various Physical Therapy services to treat patients with all manner of injuries and conditions and help them achieve optimal recovery.
How We Approach Physical Therapy
Our physical therapy team utilizes unique methods of manual therapy, blood flow restriction therapy, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, and other techniques to elevate the diagnosis and treatment of injury and help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. We work diligently to create a customized treatment plan best suited to your specific needs and goals. In addition, we offer massage, pilates, and distinguished circuit classes taught by our therapists to incorporate with physical therapy treatment and deliver the most effective results possible.
Common Physical Therapy Services
Our PT services at Evolution use several hands-on techniques and are designed to manipulate, mobilize, and massage the tissues in the body. Below, explore our full range of physical therapy services available for patients of all ages and activity levels!
The Alter G-Trainer is an anti-gravity treadmill that works by reducing your effective body weight during exercise. At Evolution Physical Therapy, we use the Alter G to help patients run without pain, train through injuries, and supercharge their workouts.
Bio – Mechanical Assessment W/ Corrective Exercise Prescription
Even professional athletes aren’t always mechanically sound. Those who sign up for assessments will be examined by team members experienced in kinesiology and physiology. Once the assessment is complete, you’ll be provided with corrective exercises that will improve any musculoskeletal imbalances, reduce potential pain, and improve athletic performance.
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
At Evolution Physical Therapy, we offer blood flow restriction therapy or training (BFRT) to help patients make greater strength gains in their arms and legs while lifting lighter loads.
Bodi Trak Force Plate
Force plate tests can help players get back into the game or improve their technique by providing insight into range of motion, stability, and weight distribution while performing an action. These tests are most often used by golfers, although those suffering from chronic pain, balance issues, or those looking to increase athletic performance can equally benefit.
Our team at Evolution are specialized in helping climbers regain control again after climbing-related injuries, and supporting those in the sport with technique assessment and climber-specific physical therapy rehabilitation.
Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
At Evolution, a deep tissue/sports massage is used to treat musculoskeletal issues and is often recommended for individuals suffering from muscle pain, soreness, or fatigue. This technique is great for rehab and recovery from sports-related injuries.
At Evolution Physical Therapy, we use electrical stimulation to help strengthen muscles, block pain signals, and improve blood circulation. It's a helpful treatment for patients dealing with pain, spasms, inflammation, or muscle weakness.
Our group fitness classes include TRX, cardio, boot camp, strength training, functional mobility, sport conditioning, youth boot camp, and mat Pilates. The first class is FREE, and we offer packages for 10 and 20 classes or unlimited monthly sessions.
Functional Dry Needling
Functional dry needling (FDN) is a technique used by our team at Evolution Physical Therapy to treat myofascial pain, which is a chronic condition affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Group Fitness Classes
Our group fitness classes incorporate our advanced training practices by allowing multiple participants per trainer. Classes include cardio, strength exercises, functional mobility, mat Pilates, and much more!
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Evolution Physical Therapy utilizes Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) to locate and treat patients with soft tissue dysfunction effectively.
Joint Mobilization & Manipulation
Our physical therapy team uses joint mobilization and manipulation as part of your overall treatment. The goal of these manual techniques is to improve the mobility and function of your soft tissues, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s
LSVT BIG is used by our physical therapists to train people with Parkinson's disease to use their body more normally, regardless of the stage or severity of their condition. This treatment produces significant improvements for even those facing considerable physical difficulties.
Evolution Physical Therapy provides manual therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to help patients increase blood flow, tissue flexibility, and range of motion using various hands-on techniques.
At Evolution Physical Therapy, we offer medical massages to help reduce pain and stress, particularly for cancer or fibromyalgia patients. Our team has advanced training and experience which allows them to focus on healing injuries, improving function, and increasing circulation.
Mobility Session (FRCms)
Our mobility sessions led by a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms) include a wide range of exercises designed to get you moving and help improve your range of motion through all your joints.
Orthopedic Injury Rehabilitation
Orthopedic rehabilitation is a therapeutic approach to recovery used to correct musculoskeletal limitations and alleviate pain from trauma, illness, or surgery. Our team will develop a customized program based on your specific injury or condition.
Pilates involves a range of movements used to engage the abdominals, lengthen muscles, and increase strength and flexibility while preventing aches and pains. We offer one-on-one and duo sessions.
For those recovering from a concussion, physical therapy can help reduce pain in the head and neck, loosen tense muscles, help improve your balance, and more.
Our physical therapists at Evolution use prenatal massage therapy to help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pain, and improve labor outcome and newborn health for expecting mothers.
PT Circuit Classes
Evolution offers PT circuit classes for core, upper body, and lower body strengthening. This quick, effective full-body workout targets different muscle groups and involves a variety of exercises to help you reach your goals in record time.
Recovery boots offer full foot, ankle, and leg compression therapy using sequential, dynamic air compression to improve circulation, enhance performance, and speed up recovery post-exercise.
Reformer Rehab (Pilates)
Our physical therapists offer private sessions that integrate the principles of pilates into a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Pilates is a whole-body exercise that promotes agility, strength, and good posture and can be modified to meet an injured patient's needs in their current state.
Return to Sport Testing
Injury rehabilitation aims to return to functional movement, usage, and play while objectively measuring recovery. Our return to sport testing program helps gauge the healing process and prevent further re-injury.
Running Evaluation & Gait Analysis
Running itself will not cause injury to your feet, legs, and hips - it's the way you run. Most runners take well over 1,000 steps per mile, so even a slightly skewed gait can become a problem. Your physical therapist can perform a gait analysis to understand your movements and recommend specific exercises to strengthen your core muscles and improve balance.
Soft Tissue Mobilization & Massage
Evolution provides soft tissue mobilization (STM) and massage for patients dealing with pain, stiffness, and functional limitations. This hands-on technique can help to improve range of motion and restore your ability to perform daily tasks.
There are many conditions that can hinder mobility or cause injury to the spine. Because of that, our physical therapists work on custom treatment plans according to each individual, incorporating methods such as the Maitland-Australian Approach, the McKenzie Method, and other appropriate therapies.
Surf-Specific Training & Injury Rehab
Surf-specific training and injury rehab at Evolution teaches the foundations of strength training and mobility to prepare you for longer surf sessions, quicker surf recovery, higher performance surfing with injury prevention, and more.
Swedish massage is a common massage technique used by our physical therapists that aims to promote relaxation by reducing muscle tension. It's very helpful for those who hold a lot of tension in their lower back, shoulders, and neck.
Evolution Physical Therapy offers telehealth services at all of our clinics to accommodate patients with different needs. Enjoy convenient access to high-quality care and achieve your goals from the comfort of your home.
Therapeutic Cupping (or Myofascial Decompression) is a therapy that helps treat several musculoskeletal disorders by using suction to create negative pressure underneath the cup.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
At Evolution, our team uses vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) to alleviate problems caused by vestibular disorders, such as vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls.
Our physical therapists are trained in a variety of different treatment options for women's health, most commonly related to lymphedema, prenatal/postpartum symptoms, pelvic floor weakness, incontinence, and mastectomies.
Benefits of Physical Therapy Services
Physical therapy aids in restoring the mobility, function, and movement in the affected area of the body. A customized physical therapy treatment plan can help individuals return to their prior level of functioning, and it encourages activities and lifestyle changes to improve overall health and well-being. Physical therapy provides the following list of benefits, among others:
- Improves overall strength and coordination
- Eliminates or reduces pain
- Helps to avoid surgery
- Reduces dependency on medicines
- Increases cardiovascular functioning and lung capacity
- Manages and prevents sports-related injuries
- Helps to stay fit at all ages and phases
- Manages heart and diabetic conditions
- Eases pregnancy and postpartum care
- Improves mental health
Who Should Consider Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy helps people of all ages who have a medical condition, injury, or illness that limits their ability to move and function properly. Your primary care physician may refer you to a physical therapist after surgery, a car accident, or to address low back pain.
Some of the most common reasons people seek physical therapy care and treatment include:
- Cardiopulmonary conditions
- Conditions affecting the hands
- Musculoskeletal dysfunction
- Neurological conditions
- Pediatric conditions
- Sports-related injuries
- Women’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction
- Covid-related conditions
Learn More About Physical Therapy at Your Nearest Evolution Location
Are you dealing with pain or limited range of motion due to an injury or chronic illness? Find your nearest Evolution location to schedule an appointment with a licensed physical therapist today!
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