Following any surgical procedure, our patients immediately begin a rehabilitation program to help speed along the recovery process and assist with patient comfort. Therapy will be custom designed to each patient's needs and individual therapist attention will be provided at all times. All of our rehabilitation treatments are backed by research and years of experience with all types of patients. Our patients typically see remarkably faster recovery periods with significantly less discomfort throughout the rehab process. Whether your goal is to return to varsity sports, get back to work quickly or simply be able to play with the grandkids, we’ll strive to get you back quickly and comfortably.
For patients that do not require surgery, physical therapy is a proven way to decrease pain and restore function. We pride ourselves assessment of in not just providing generic types of treatments and any treatments recommended will be based on thorough and proper evaluation of each patient. For patient experience pain, modalities such as cortisone, ultrasound and taping are available to add comfort. For other that see a lack of performance due to a tightness or weakness, manual therapy augmented with specific muscle control exercise may be needed. Whatever the injury or discrepancy, we will find the cause and treat accordingly. Don't be fooled by quick fixes and marketing tactics. Unlike other types of clinicians, as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Matt Sowder possesses the knowledge and ability to evaluate your limitations, design a treatment plan and provide education on maintenance and proper mechanics.
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Each session should be performed with the athlete properly warmed up buy not fatigued to ensure quality movements. Each session should take between 5-15 minutes with minimal rest required between exercises.
The athlete should spend at least 2 weeks in each phase of the program. Sessions can be performed on back to back days.
The athlete can move to the next phase when all movements are performed with proper technique and athleticism. The entire program should last 8-12 weeks and prepare the athlete for an upcoming sport season to help mitigate the risk of non-contact ACL injury.
Normal off-season weight training, conditioning and sport specific activity can be utilized during this program. The is program is meant to be a supplemental preseason program.
Off-season weight programming should emphasize hip/core strengthening as well as lower extremity compounding lifts. The athlete should also integrate both double leg and single leg movements into their weight training programs to properly mimic sport mechanics.
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