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Mercy Integrated Physical Therapy is dedicated to enhancing our position as a regional center of excellence in physical therapy evaluation and treatment. We will continue to provide the highest quality of care and customer service.
Sports medicine rehabilitation is as much an awareness of what an athlete needs to be able to return to, as an understanding of what the athlete is diagnosed with. Whether you are a younger athlete who is recovering from an ACL reconstruction wanting to return to the football field, or a mature athlete recovering from a rotator cuff repair wanting to lead climb a summit, an integrative approach of dynamic strength and three-dimensional flexibility gives you the highest probability for success.
Mercy Integrated Physical Therapy belongs to the Rocky Mountain Sports Medicine Foundation and its therapists are committed to staying up to date on current concepts in the field of sports medicine rehabilitation.
What is functional rehabilitation, and how does it differ from traditionally practiced physical therapy?
Functional medicine is a philosophical shift from treating the area of pain to treating the area of dysfunction. In other words, instead of treating what hurts, we treat what's causing the hurt.The treatment is performed using positions and movements that closely resemble the activities that we wish to perform. As an example, let's focus on the common scenario of back pain. Many of us experience back pain over the course of our lives, and there are many different ways to go about treating back pain. Often the source of back pain lies in problems occurring in the ankles, hips, or upper back. By performing tests which require the entire body to turn, bend, and rotate throughout space, we can assess where the movement is and isn't occurring. After a thorough assessment, we can prescribe a functional exercise program designed to address all the limitations and thus decrease pain and improve function.The exercises prescribed will look very similar to activities which you desire to return to. For instance, if you wish to return to golfing, your stretches will look a lot like the backswing and follow-through, and your strengthening exercises will be performed in an upright position and require rotating in a pain free manner. This same approach will be used for all areas in the body.The results are long-term and we begin to see the transformation quickly. The rehabilitation is fun because the exercises require full body movements and make a lot of sense to people performing them.
Therapists may use one or a combination of the following interventions to achieve treatment goals:
Physical Therapists are uniquely qualified to evaluate and treat movement system dysfunction. We take a total body assessment and treatment approach to maximize return to functional activity including all forms of work and play.
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