Discovering the root cause of injuries or limitations
With over 7,000 square feet of space and the most advanced treatment equipment available, we help athletes of all levels recover from injury. After assessing your unique condition, we build a customized functional rehabilitation program tailored to your specific needs.
Finish Line Physical Therapy encompasses all forms of functional physical therapy. Our specialty is in working with athletes—whether you’re a first-time runner looking to complete a 5-K or a triathlete training for an Ironman. Using the principles of Applied Functional Science, we will evaluate what needs to happen functionally for you to compete in your sport and achieve your goals.
One of the biggest differences between Finish Line PT and other conventional physical therapy offices is that we avoid treating symptoms. We seek to discover the root cause of your injury—where the problem is occurring, and what needs to happen for you to react, control and overcome the insufficiency.
It isn’t always as easy as saying, “Do this, not that.” The answer isn’t always simple, and it isn’t the same for everyone.
People oftentimes ask us, how do I know if I need physical therapy?
Physical therapy is beneficial for athletes who want to prevent injuries, recover from existing injuries or enhance overall performance. Physical therapy is most often needed when individuals begin having difficulty performing activities of daily life (ADLs) or are unable to participate in their athletic activities without limitations.
You might think, “I’m not really an athlete. Can you still help me?”
Of course we can! Finish Line PT is experienced in treating ALL individuals who are experiencing pain, loss of joint range of motion, or loss of function.
- We’ve accumulated a variety of “tools in the toolbox” that we use in functional rehabilitation:
- Manual Therapy techniques, including Functional Manual Reaction, Active Release Technique and Massage
- 3D Flexibility, Strength and Mobility Exercises
- Balance and Stabilization Exercises/Training
- Kinesio Taping
- AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
- Optojump and Gait Analysis
- True Stretch
- Some of the more common athletic conditions we treat include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
Pain located along the medial (inside) aspect of the heel or arch of foot that is typically worse in the morning.
- Achilles Tendinitis or Tendinosis
Increased pain, swelling or thickness of the achilles tendon. Crepitus, or a crackling sound, when the tendon is moved or touched is common.
- Patella Femoral Syndrome (PFS)
Generalized knee pain that is primarily localized around the kneecap (patella). The pain typically increases with running (or with other high impact activities), walking downstairs or with prolonged sitting.
- Illiotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome
Pain that is located on the lateral (outside) aspect of the knee that gradually increases with running. The pain may become so severe that a person will begin running or walking with a straight leg to avoid bending the knee. A clicking or rubbing sound on the outside of knee is also common.
- Shin Splints
Pain in or around the shin that increases with running. Most commonly, the pain is located either on the anterior (front) or medial (inside) portion of the shin. Depending on the severity, the pain starts immediately at the start of your run and gradually decreases. Pain that progresses during your run, increases in intensity or persists afterwards is more severe and should be evaluated by a doctor. Avoid running with this type of pain.
- Lower Back Injury
Pain in the low back that increases with prolonged running, cycling or a combination of the activities.
- Shoulder Impingement
General pain that results from repetitive overhead motions, such as swimming. Pain is typically localized in the outer region of the shoulder.