Clinical Services Overview
We are committed to our patient’s health and we understand the importance of determining the cause of their condition. Many sports-related injuries and chronic conditions are complex in nature and require a comprehensive approach. Your initial appointment consists of a 90-minute evaluation to gather information about your current and past medical history, perform a physical exam, and refer for any necessary imaging or diagnostic tests. Your physical exam includes a postural assessment, gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, neuromuscular evaluation, muscle strength testing, muscle length testing, and joint mobility testing.
Based on the comprehensive data gathered, we recommend treatment only if we can provide you with the best possible outcome, otherwise we make a referral to another health care professional. In fact, we work closely with many of the Twin Cities top specialists and often co-manage patients.
Your 45-minute follow-up appointments include: soft tissue mobilization, muscle stretching, physical rehabilitation, and therapeutic modalities, in addition to joint mobilization and manipulation. To allow for a natural transition toward independence, the patient will assume an active role in their treatment by participating in an individualized home exercise program.
This comprehensive approach not only allows for faster resolution of pain, but provides the patient with long-term benefits, not just symptomatic relief.
The philosophy behind our Physical Rehabilitation program is to assist the natural healing processes of the body. The course of therapy chosen by the sports medicine physician is determined using their knowledge of the healing process to guide, direct, and stimulate the function and integrity of the injured tissue. The primary goal is to positively influence the inflammation and repair processes in order to expedite recovery and to restore range of motion, muscular strength and endurance, neuromuscular control, and cardiorespiratory endurance. Special consideration is given to prevent the reoccurrence of injury and tissue overload by incorporating individualized home-program instruction and sport-specific exercises.