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Why Choose Us?

“Because excellence in therapeutic outcomes begins with
identification of the true source of the problem.”

Our “True Source”© evaluation and treatment protocols begin with a thorough evaluation and identification of the root source of the barriers to movement and function. Once the source is identified a plan for treatment — including , skilled joint, muscle and nerve mobilization as necessary — can be developed to achieve structural restoration. Structural restoration is followed by therapeutic exercise and activity to strengthen and train the body for greater control which will enable each patient to assimilate newly learned healthy behaviors and attain their pain and function goals.

Our goal at COASTherapy is to help patients achieve their pain and function goals without expensive surgery or the serious side effects of medications. To achieve this goal, we have fine-tuned a 5-Step Functional Care Approach. Even the most painful, debilitating and chronic problems can respond to our Approach. The sequence of the Steps and the extensive training we have undergone to perform each of the Steps is what sets us apart from others. Wellness services may be used to quicken the pace and extend recovery.

STEP 1: ‘TRUE SOURCE’ EVALUATION

Key Concepts: Finding the root problem is the 1st and most important Step. Check the whole body for clues.
P.T. Activities: Look beyond just what is painful or what has been assessed by x-rays. Specific findings result in specific treatments in the Steps that follow.

STEP 2: SKILLED JOINT MOBILIZATION

Key Concepts: Structural Restoration of Joints & Ligaments
Initial Preparation of Body for Exercise
P.T. Activities: Skilled Joint Mobilization/Manipulation
Patient Activities:

  • Rest, Ice
  • Pain Relieving Positions and Activities
  • Manage Medications

STEP 3: SKILLED MUSCLE & NERVE MOBILIZATION

Key Concepts:

  • Structural Restoration of Skin & Scars, Play/Tone
    of Layers of Muscles, Tendons & Nerves
  • Final preparation of the body for exercise.

P.T. Intervention: Skilled Skin & Scar, Muscle & Nerve Mobilization/Manipulation.
Patient Activities: Initial Exercises in Clinic
Wellness Opportunities: Massage, Acupuncture

STEP 4: THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE

Key Concepts:

  • Stretching/Strengthening
  • Nerve Health Exercises
  • Balance/Coordination

P.T. Intervention:

  • Prescribe Exercises Individually
  • Train Patient to Exercise Correctly
  • Web-Based Video Home Exercise Program

Patient Activities: Learn Home Exercises
Wellness Opportunities: Pilates, Ball/Roller Classes

STEP 5: BODY CONTROL TRAINING

Key Concepts: Develop Pain-Free Posture and Movement Options and Strategies Specific to Patient
P.T. Intervention: Patient Training in Posture & Movement
Patient Activities:

  • Assimilate Healthy Behaviors
  • Adapt Home/Work Environment

Wellness Opportunities: Tai Chi, YogaP.T. Activities: Develop patient-specific posture & movement strategies. Educate patient in what to look for and what to feel. Train in self-awareness and promote self-responsibility. Work with technique Instructors as able.
Patient Activities: Assimilate healthy behaviors, work with technique Instructors on adapting and improving

Physical Therapy Treatment Completed
Patient Continues Home Exercise Program and
Wellness Services to Protect Their Lifestyle
WELLNESS BEGINS HERE!