One of the most common misconceptions about physical therapy is that you need to have surgery or a significant injury in order to participate. This could not be further from the truth!
One of our primary missions at Agape is to promote and practice preventative care. Many of the musculoskeletal injuries that are treated in our clinics are preventable and present with warning signs (usually in the form of pain or dysfunction) that can be identified by a doctor of physical therapy. Are you listening to your body?
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort during or after any activity it is likely your body is trying to warn you of impending tissue damage. These may be symptoms you are experience at work, during recreational activity or even just daily tasks. This is the perfect time to be evaluated by a physical therapist who can help you avoid further injury. Often times there is a simple fix. You may need a postural correction, a body mechanics adjustment, a manual therapy applied or a home stretching program.
Are you a runner who is fighting a nagging injury? Use the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill for reduced body weight training and have a physical therapist analyze your running gait.
Have you been losing your balance and are worried that you may experience an injury due to a fall? Have your balance and fall risk assessed at our facilities.
Have you noticed back and neck pain while sitting at your desk at work? Have your posture assessed and have your physical therapist create a stretching routine for you to complete at your desk.
Are you noticing shoulder pain when reaching overhead and putting on your coat? Prevent a rotator cuff injury by working on your shoulder mechanics with a physical therapist.
Worried about a physician referral or insurance coverage? Not necessary! Direct access gives you access to physical therapy care without a physician referral and is covered by the majority of insurance plans.
What can we help you with? Contact us before your pain turns into injury.
• Dan’s directions are clear. I almost always know what he wants me to do. When I don’t, he is aware of that and tells me in another way.
• Dan explains the impact on my body of what he asks me to do. I don’t remember anyone doing that before. His explanations help me understand what we are doing and that helps me follow his directions.
• Dan has a subtle but effective way of correcting me. What seems like an off-hand comment as he walks by reminds me what I should be doing. I don’t feel like I have been told I am doing something wrong.
• Dan is concerned that I feel successful. He will modify something he has asked me to do, explaining what to do when I feel I am being pushed too far. That is valuable when I am doing exercises at home. I know how to adjust what I am doing depending on how I feel (see the second bullet).
• Nice guy. I enjoy coming in to see him.
• Agape. The atmosphere is relaxed but professional. And respectful of the clients.
• I enjoy the Virtual Reality Treadmill and will miss the fun when I am discharged.