Physical Therapy at MACPT
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is a service provided by a healthcare provider licensed to practice physical therapy. All of the physical therapists at MACPT hold a doctoral degree. We work in collaboration with MD, DO, Chiropractors, personal trainers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, sports coaches, athletic trainers, etc. We work with these other professionals to help people recover from injury, prevent injury and improve performance of the human body.
Traditionally physical therapy is used to treat disease, injury and disability through physical methods. These include exercises, hands-on treatments, and modalities such as electrical stimulation, laser therapy, compression, hot/cold, taping, and more.
Physical therapy treatments are also used to help maintain the health of the body. We use the same treatments as above but instead of starting injured people man just have imbalances there are acquired from their sports, daily lives and routines. these imbalances may increase the risk of inury and treatment can improve movement efficency and optimization by correcting imbalances and training movement.
At MACPT we start each physical therapy program with a thorough assessment. The Initial assessment is 60 minutes one-on-one.
We assess the full person during our evaluation. Our goals revolve around function and are not solely to eliminate pain. We help you return to throwing, running, lifting, or any other activity you are doing that were causing pain prior.
With every rehab and prehab case, we push the body to adapt to the demands and stresses placed on it. The stresses on the body increase with load, repetition and effort. In the presence of dysfunctional movement the stresses applied to the body may exceed what can be controlled. This may result in an injury and impaired performance.
To recover from injury we focus on optimizing movement. We prioritize mobility, strength and stability with our clients before we progress to loading movements. Limitations in mobility, strength and stability will cause compensations through movement which may result in overloading of certain areas of the body. Our goal for any movement is to have stability through full motion and be able to load the movement pattern without pain.
We work on mobility, strength, and stability concurrently based on the capabilities of your body. We follow a system that allows us to get the best, consistent results.
Goals of Physical Therapy
The primary goal of physical therapy is to: improve and maintain functional ability and prevent disability/injury.
Many of the items we focus on to improve function and prevent injury are to improve movement, mobility, flexibility, strength, endurance, stability, human performance, and reduce pain.
We also teach patients how to exercise to improve overall physical fitness, move efficiently and optimally, and injury prevention.
Mon: 11am -8pm
Tue: 7am -4pm
Wed: 11am -8pm
Thu: 7am -4pm
Fri: 7am -4pm
21620 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, VA 20166