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One-to-One Individualized Care

First and foremost, virtually all treatment at Everson Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Joint Venture Rehabilitation is individualized and provided in private treatment rooms.  This approach helps us to quickly identify key issues and develop an appropriate treatment plan.  It also creates a suitable atmosphere of comfort and confidence.

Spine Rehabilitation Program

The goal of our spine rehabilitation program is to resolve specific movement dysfunctions directly or indirectly associated with disabling spine pain. This is part of our comprehensive approach to get the whole body to function well.

  • Extensive individualized evaluation of each patient’s movement dysfunction related to their pain.
  • Extensive “hands on” work to improve problems that don’t resolve with exercise alone
  • Extensive patient education in proper body mechanics and training in proper methods for stretching and
    stabilization of the lumbar spine and pelvis
  • Spinal Decompression with the 3D ActiveTrac for appropriate patients
  • BackProject ATM 2 exercise for core muscle activation with immediate results
  • A practical home program for long term use

3D ActiveTrac

Spine decompression is a treatment where levels of the spine, most commonly in the neck or lower back, are pulled apart using a special device to relieve pressure on irritated tissues of the spine. We have used the 3D ActiveTrac spine decompression system for over 12 years. Contrary to some spine decompression advertising, this is not a “cure all” but can be immensely helpful in the treatment of appropriate patients with challenging lower back or neck problems.

Core Strengthening On The ATM2

ATM refers to “Active Therapeutic Movements” using a remarkable concept in spine exercise. You may have to experience this to believe it! Using this unique device, we can quickly improve spine pain and range of motion with appropriate patients. For most spine patients we expect an immediate improvement.  The ATM2 is also used for performance improvement (even if there is not pain) for any activity requiring better core strength, control, and range of motion. This can be tremendously helpful for any sport where improved core strength / control will improve performance. This applies to golf, tennis, baseball…any sport.

Balanced Body Method

The Balanced Body Method is a systematic approach to assessing and treating some of the most common painful conditions of the body.  When your muscles or skeleton are “out of balance”, micro-trauma can occur and eventually lead to painful conditions.  The human body inherently compensates to face forward at all times, but the dominance of habitual patterns of motion causes the body to be twisted out of balance.  The Balanced Body Method can help get your body into symmetrical alignment again and feeling good.

Certified Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio Taping Method involves specialized taping techniques using genuine Kinesio Tex tape in order to decrease pain, normalize muscle function, and reduce swelling and inflammation.  Kinesio Taping can be used throughout the physical rehabilitation process.  The Kinesio Taping method is safe, effective, and easy to use.  The tape can be worn for several days at a time providing therapeutic benefits 24 hours per day.

Four members of our clinical staff have completed training in the Kinesio Taping Method.

Total Motion Release (TMR)

TMR is an exercise-based self-examination and treatment system that virtually everyone can learn.  We teach patients how to do a practical examination of their own movement imbalances between the right and left sides of the body; we then teach how to treat these imbalances and improve them immediately.  This method is often incorporated into our physical therapy treatment.  It can be learned during one to one physical therapy sessions or as part of a small group or class.  Go to totalmotionrelease.com to see some of the amazing results patients can get with TMR!

Custom Orthotics

Everson Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Joint Venture Rehabilitation provide custom foot orthotics to help improve imbalances in foot mechanics that can contribute to foot/ankle pain as well as problems in the knees, hips, lower back, and even higher in the body. Our recommendations for orthotics are based on thorough mechanical evaluation.  We strongly recommend thorough mechanical examination and treatment of lower body movement dysfunction prior to seeking custom orthotics.  Some people need them; some people don’t!

 

 

 

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