Frequently Asked Questions:
1) Do you only work with people who lift weights?
No, I have helped people from the ages of 9 to 90 improve their quality of life and return to their favorite activities. I also love working with runners, throwers, cyclists, and ball sport athletes who need adequate mobility, strength, and power to perform at their best.
2) What should I expect from my first Physical Therapy appointment?
Our first visit will consist of understanding the nature of your pain, the effect it's having on your training and daily activities, and what your goals are with Physical Therapy. We will then proceed with a variety of examination procedures relevant to your area of complaint, including muscle/joint testing and activity analysis (i.e. barbell back squats or ACL testing) to determine which areas might be negatively influencing your performance. From here, we will work together to find treatment interventions that best reflect your ability to return to peak performance.
3) What happens after we're done with Physical Therapy?
Hopefully, by this point, you will have recovered from your injury and learned the necessary skills to manage any future occurrences of your pain. One of my goals throughout our time together is to empower you with the knowledge and skills to be an effective caretaker of your own body while minimizing any fear of incurring further injury.
4) Do I need a doctor's referral?
California is a direct access state which means that you have access to Physical Therapy services for up to 45 days without a physician's referral. If your plan of care is expected to exceed 45 days, I can help coordinate the steps needed to acquire a referral from your primary physician.