Finish Line Physical Therapy is a private, outpatient clinic that utilizes a personal, functional approach to rehabilitation, injury prevention and performance enhancement. Our goal is to evaluate and treat the entire body as a functional whole — a fresh alternative to conventional methods of physical therapy that generally isolate individual joints or body parts.
Finish Line PT doesn’t look, act or feel like your typical physical therapy office. You’ll notice the difference as soon as you walk in the door.
We’ve created an open, inviting and down-to-earth environment that supports people throughout the journey from injury back to full functional movement. We’re a community of like-minded, goal-oriented athletes ourselves, and we believe recovery works best when patients feel comfortable and cared for. We provide extensive one-to-one patient to therapist interaction in both assessing your unique condition and building a customized functional rehabilitation program.
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The Finish Line experience starts with a comprehensive, 45-minute three-dimensional evaluation that includes both a review of your medical history as well as an objective functional assessment of your current condition.
Make sure to wear comfortable gym clothes. You won’t be sitting still for long! Shorts and a t-shirt, for example, will allow your physical therapist to perform their evaluation most optimally (we have extras if you forget). If you are an endurance athlete, bring your running shoes for accurate inspection and for running gait analysis.
We’ll take you through a series of tests and exercises to help determine the root cause of your specific condition:
Following the evaluation, we’ll review your goals, discuss a treatment plan and devise an individualized home-exercise program based on our findings.
Applied Functional Science (AFS) seeks to better understand human body movement: how was the body made to function, and how does it actually function? Developed by Gary Gray, the founder of the Gray Institute, AFS links the scientific truths of how we move, think and act with practical strategies to create better, more efficient environments for the daily, sport-specific activities we engage in. When it comes to injuries, the goal is to evaluate the source of the injury as opposed to the symptom—and in contrast, to break down a person’s natural movements and assess limitations to help prevent an injury before it happens.
The human body is not symmetrical. The neurological, respiratory, circulatory, muscular and vision system are not the same on the left side of the body as they are on the right, and vice versa. Postural Restoration Institute® (PRI) credentialed professionals recognize these imbalances and typical patterns associated with system disuse or weakness that develops because of dominant overuse. When these imbalances are not regulated by reciprocal function during walking or running, breathing, etc, a strong pattern emerges creating structural weaknesses, instabilities and musculoskeletal pain syndromes.
Pelvic floor muscles play a large role in core control and everyday function. The pelvic floor is composed of several layers of muscle tissue forming at the bottom of your pelvic bowl (your pubic bone to tailbone and your sit bones). Your pelvic floor acts to stabilize your hips and pelvis and control intra-abdominal pressure for core stabilization and to control urine flow, sexual function, and so much more. Dysfunction is incredibly individualized and can present due to a less active pelvic floor that can be caused by childbirth or trauma, or a tight or overactive pelvic floor. We treat pelvic floor issues with focused repositioning of the pelvis and by restoring normal breathing mechanics via the Postural Restoration Institute.
Follow-up appointments are 45 minutes, one-on-one with the physical therapist, and are structured around a functional, biomechanical approach that utilizes the most current research in rehabilitation. We don’t treat symptoms, and we don’t have a formula for treatment. Instead we use various forms of functional manual therapies and 3D exercises to help you build strength, flexibility and balance.
We’ll discuss your progress and how you feel your body is responding in the midst of the normal, daily activities you engage in. We’re constantly evaluating, tweaking and treating to help you recover as quickly as possible.
As a heads up, there’s a chance you might perspire during your treatments. We have shower facilities available if needed after sessions.
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