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PHYSICAL THERAPY

SERVICES

WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Physical therapy is a dynamic profession focused on the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. How can Physical Therapy help?

  • Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.
  • Restore, maintain, and promote not only optimal physical function but optimal wellness and fitness and optimal quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
  • Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.

 
Common diagnoses addressed in physical therapy:

  • Migraines and headaches (tension, cervicogenic, and sinus)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Arm/Leg pain
  • Spinal issues: scoliosis, disc herniations, facet syndrome, nerve impingement, muscle spasm
  • TMJ dysfunction: jaw
  • Muscle spasm/tension
  • Tendon/ligament strain or overuse
  • Chronic pain: pain regulation/modulation of nervous system
  • Neuropathy/radiculopathy: sciatica
  • Chronic swelling/inflammation
  • Post-operative scar tissue adhesions
  • Athletic performance limitations
  • Whole body detoxification

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR PROVIDER

During your physical therapy appointment, Summer incorporates multiple hands-on (manual) treatment modalities and exercise prescription to reduce pain, restore mobility/function, and prevent disability. Summer works with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

  • Dry Needling
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Soft Tissue Release – active, passive, & instrument-assisted
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Gait/BioMechanics Analysis
  • Therapeutic Exercise Prescription: for athletic performance and/or weight management
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

 

REIKI

WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a Japanese technique utilized for stress reduction & relaxation that also promotes physical and emotional energetic healing.

Every living being has life energy (Ki) flowing throughout…through organs & tissues, and around us in a field of energy called the aura. When the healthy flow of Ki is disrupted, it causes diminished functioning within one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body, eventually leading to illness. Reiki works to heal by repairing the disrupted flow. The practitioner identifies problem areas and releases these blockages to restore healthy flow.

REIKI IN MEDICINE

Reiki is offered in over 800 hospitals across the US. Reiki has been found to decrease recovery time from surgery, improve mental attitude, and reduce unwanted side effects of medications and other medical procedures. A research study at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut indicates Reiki improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, reduced nausea by 80%, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94%. Improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR PROVIDER

Summer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and also a Certified Reiki Healer in Usui Holy Fire III. She combines her knowledge of anatomy and physiology with universal Reiki energy to activate the natural healing processes and restore physical and emotional well-being. Summer incorporates the use of aromatherapy, crystals, and sound as indicated throughout your treatment for an individualized treatment specific to your energetic needs.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A SESSION

The patient will sit in a comfortable chair or lie on a table, fully clothed. The practitioner places their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the head, limbs, and torso using different hand shapes so the transfer of energy takes place. During this time, the practitioner’s hands may be warm and tingling. Each hand position is held until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing. When the practitioner feels that the heat, or energy, in their hands has abated, they will remove their hands and may place them over a different area of the body.