“It is said that if you want to know what you were doing in the past, look at your body now; if you want to know what will happen to you in the future, look at what your mind is doing now.” –Dalai Lama
What is a Physical Therapist?
A physical therapist is a highly skilled rehabilitation specialist and licensed health care provider who can evaluate and treat musculo-skeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Physical therapists have extensive education and training in various types of hands on evaluation and treatment techniques. Most, and very close to all, licensed Physical Therapists currently graduate from accredited physical therapy programs with a Doctorate level degree. Clinical education includes background in human anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and all types of exercise. All Physical Therapists must seek ongoing education to keep abreast of the latest information, research and treatment.
Agape Physical Therapy
Agape Therapy considers itself representative of the very best that can be offered by Physical Therapists today. We are proficient patient managers, experienced and skillful clinicians and teachers. Having stood the test of time and trial in the delivery of orthopedic and rehabilitation physical therapy, our treatment, education, opinions, and assessments are sought by many in the healthcare system.
Agape Therapy is committed to providing Physical Therapists who have training in manual therapy and orthopedic evaluation and treatment techniques. We believe that our therapists can provide you with excellent differential diagnosis of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. Physical Therapists are the professional experts in restoring and maintaining joint mobility and providing specific exercise prescription for tissue healing following injury, surgery, and/or for prevention.
Treatment by Licensed Professionals
Our approach keeps hands on manual therapy expertise at the forefront. Individualized biomechanical evaluation by the licensed Physical Therapist is followed by the implementation of individually tailored treatment. Treatment is directly and consistently performed by the Physical Therapist. Joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, peripheral neuromuscular facilitation, and manual muscle stretching comprise a few of our manual treatment methods.
We emphasize non-generic and specifically applied exercise as perhaps our most important tool, recognizing that our patients independence is the ultimate objective. Through the creative use of gravity, exercise equipment, unstable surfaces (ie. therapeutic gym ball), aquatic therapy and a variety of aerobic training equipment; unique and unlimited applications for specific functional needs are possible. Trunk stabilization training, movement re-education and mechanics management and awareness are taught through these exercises.
A cornertstone of our philosphy is the belief that the needs of people are best served through giving them the tools and responsibility for their own recovery and management. We underscore the importance of patient education, position and postural mechanics and awareness, self-treatment, exercise and prevention as vital complements to manual therapy.
Agape Physical Therapists are committed to…
Delivering appropriate treatment to prevent and minimize the loos of function or quality of life that may result from injury, disease, or the natural aging process.
Working with your physician or other health care providers for necessary evaluation or services that lie outside the scope of our practice.
Assisting each individual in restoring, improving and maintaining overall fitness and optimal quality of life as related to movement.
Recognizing the multiple factors that contribute to health and well-being: mental, spiritual, and physical health.
Providing honest recommendations and referrals when necessary.
Staying current on research and treatment techniques to optimize the care delivered to our clients.