The main goals behind any functional movement screen (FMS) are to establish a baseline for various movements and use evidence-based testing to locate and address any movement limitations. Using FMS as a way to prevent and manage injury risk can also help patients make well-informed decisions regarding a safe timeline for resuming daily activities.
Even though it’s not possible to completely prevent a fall, it is possible to take proactive measures to reduce the risk of occurrence. According to studies done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, physical therapy interventions report reductions of 35% to 40% in fall rates. By regularly performing exercises designed to improve balance and strengthen coordinated movements, adults can increase mobility and decrease unsteadiness. An experienced and accredited physical therapist will guide you through a personalized program to establish a foundation for optimizing outcomes.
Physical conditioning remains critical to seeing improvements on and off the field or court. We work with athletes of all ages and abilities to prevent injury and improve overall performance. Golfers, tennis players, runners, equestrians, and individuals looking to increase or maintain athleticism, use our strategies to gain strength, power, speed, agility, quickness, and a better understanding of movement mechanics.
Do you often find yourself in a slump? Improve posture and revamp your body for ergonomic excellence using the Spark Health method. Through a series of assessments for correcting exercise form and optimizing repeated daily movements, you’ll steadily move closer and closer to unlocking your perfect posture.
Patients that have just undergone surgical or non-surgical procedures will see benefits from participating in our rehabilitation practices. Our team will assess mobility, muscle activation, functional strength, load tolerance, dynamic stability, and more at the site of the injury to ensure proper healing. In addition, whole-body evaluations are encouraged as a way to prevent recurrence by mitigating risk factors that could have contributed to initial joint damage. We also work hand-in-hand with patients who are being treated for joint and spinal pain to ensure the highest level of treatment outcomes.
Plantar fasciitis is a form of inflammation that affects the fascia, tendons, and ligaments that support the arch of the foot. In most instances, it occurs as a result of overuse or making the transition from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one. Our specialists will perform a full clinical evaluation to rule out pain associated with other ankle irritation or neural tension. We will also determine whether activity modifications, foot strengthening exercises, neuromuscular training, stability training, and guided loading strategies could aid in relieving pain.
Pain stemming from the inside of the elbow is classified as tennis and golfer’s elbow. Repetitive movements that engage these muscles can trigger acute pain. To dismiss other similar diagnoses, a full clinical evaluation will be performed. In addition, avid golfers will be encouraged to complete a TPI screen to evaluate swing characteristics and correct poor technique as a way of preventing potential injuries. Tennis and golfer’s elbow can be treated through activity modifications, mobilizing restricted tissue at or around the joint, loading tissues appropriately, guided re-entry into sport, and more.