Written by Dr. Kuntz, 11/15/2017.
Physical Therapy has become commoditized, meaning people are saying “Oh, yah I had physical therapy,” when in reality, this would never be said about a Chiropractor or a Doctor ( I had chiropractor, I had doctor, etc). The unfortunate reality is that physical therapy has been coined one of the same, despite which physical therapist you see.
The truth is, like any other profession, there are varying degrees of proficiency per each professional. Furthermore, insurances are ever changing, charging higher and higher co-pays and becoming even more strict with what services they are allowing the therapist to even perform. Not to mention that more and more physical therapy clinics are seeing at least 2 people an hour, severely diminishing the time spent with the therapist in a busy hustle and bustle practice. This simply isn’t the recipe for a healthy, successful rehabilitation. At Pr1me Movement, 1-1 care is the only way to provide care. This way the patient isn’t rushed in and out of the clinic confused as to what exercises he or she needs to be performing and why they are performing the exercises. Instead the patient will receive individual attention and will achieve the results they are desiring. In addition, the patient will be guided every step of the way to ensure no confusion is present and to leave the patient feeling comforted and empowered in their rehabilitation. At Pr1me Movement, care can be provided on a continuum from rehab to personal training to thorough strength and conditioning exercise prescriptions written and customized for you! Virtually no where else can you achieve this continuum of care by a professional that is under the same roof. Due to the increased quality per service, often times only 1 visit is required per week.
I invite you to experience the way physical therapy was intended to feel from the start, one which is enjoyable, beneficial, and efficacious.
I personally believe in and utilize the ‘Eclectic Kuntz Approach’ where I utilize all of my previous experiences to formulate a plan that will best serve you to accomplish your personalized goals. With the help of my orthopedic residency, I have been exposed to various treatment approaches. In the list below you’ll see some of the treatment approaches I often include in our potential treatment plan.
- Myofascial Release
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Deep Accessory – Lateral Muscular Movement Massage
- Cross Friction Massage
- Joint Mobilizations
- Joint Manipulations
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- PNF – Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Dynamic Cupping
- Strength and Conditioning
- Weight Training
- Speed and Agility Training
- Circuit Training
- Movement Corrective Drills
- Reactive Neuromuscular Training
- Active Controlled Mobility Training
- and much, much more.