Sports Performance and Athletic Rehab
As a Physical Therapist specialized in orthopedics and certified in weightlifting, my goal is to restore and fully equip my athletes to a point that they are better than prior to their injury. For some, proactive care may be appropriate in reducing risk of reinjury.
I get the pleasure to treat conditions such as: ligament reconstruction/sprains, graded musculature strains, joint restrictions, chronic wear and tear, peripheral nerve entrapments, spinal radiculopathies, movement coordination issues, and more. But I also get to help athletes improve their lifts and reach their fitness goals.
With this program you are guaranteed individualized orthopedic assessment and diagnosis, biomechanics and functional movement examination, prescribed exercise instruction, at home programming, skilled manual therapy, and return to sport clearance testing.
We understand that time away from athletic endeavors to injury is frustrating and can discourage individuals. I plan to work with and guide you towards a quick and speedy recovery
Prescribed exercises that are tailored to your exact needs. This style of programming will help correct movement patterns, allowing for optimal healing time, restore lost strength and power, and suit you best for return to sport.
Correctly identifying and locating the source of your pain. We will be able to run you through multiple specialized tests to correctly diagnose your injury. This will allow us to develop the best plan of care to help you reach your goals.
Recognizing incorrect movement patterns while performing a lift is tough. Whether it is a mobility restriction in a squat or weakness of a lower extremity when running, we've got you covered. This will allow us to assess your biomechanics and target specific structures that result in muscular imbalances.
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Muscles and fascia can become stiff and irritable with injury. By applying STM to a muscle we can create a stimulus within the nervous system to reduce pain, improve mobility, and allow for better movement during an athletic event.
Hundreds of research articles support the effects of spinal mobilization for short term pain relief and improvements with joint mobility. This allows the body to move with less pain and optimize your exercise outcomes.
Dry Needling is a minimally invasive technique that uses a small filiform needle to stimulate myofascial trigger points deep within muscular tissue and create a central nervous system response to reduce pain and improve muscle mobility during exercise.
Although the research is currently sparse, dynamic cupping has brought some benefit in the form of recovery after activity. Cupping can provide relaxation, reduced pain, and less inflammation. A round suctioned cup is applied to skin to draw circulation towards the muscle.
Stretch therapy is both a passive and active technique that can be utilized before and after activity. Dynamic stretching allows for optimal mobility and muscular engagement before exercises where static stretching is optimal for recovery and maintaining muscle length.
"Very knowledgeable and has greatly helped me with my shoulder. I got to the point where I couldn’t do basic tasks and Jake diagnosed and helped me get back to a better quality of life as well as lifting weights. Highly recommend for any type of therapy whether it be sports related or just to get back to a better quality of life! Won’t go to anyone else!"