Services

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Overview
  • Throwing analysis: The art of throwing involves a unique integration of strength, flexibility, core control, proprioceptive coordination, and proper mechanics. Each year, numerous athletes fall victim to shoulder and/or elbow injuries due to deficits in one or more of these areas. For the past 20 years, Roger Collins has worked successfully with players at all levels of address these issues, rehab their injuries and return them to play in a manner that improves performance and reduces future problems. Programs are constructed to address the needs of each individual based on the specific findings related to his or her condition. Mechanical assessments are performed and activities are developed to help eliminate dysfunctional movements. The ultimate goal is to leave each player physically prepared to perform efficiently and optimize their time on the field.
  • IASTM: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a treatment for soft tissue dysfunction. Soft tissues could include muscle, scar, tendon, fascia and/or neurodynamic dysfunctions. The therapist utilizes an ergonomic tool to identify a restricted soft tissue and release it. Depending on the therapist's intention, the "release" may involve muscle inhibition, muscle activation, breaking down or remodeling of fibrosis/scar tissue, increasing blood flow to the affected area, and/or providing a novel stimulus that helps to change pain perception. Our clinics utilize Hawkgrips and Graston tools.
  • Running/gait analysis: A video running analysis can provide a runner with information that can help identify bio-mechanical faults, cadence frequency and breathing rhythm. Moreover, we combine data from the video analysis with a thorough review of your medical history, training program dosage, musculoskeletal evaluation and your goals. If necessary, recommendations are made to enhance gait efficiency, correct bio mechanical faults, improve strength, flexibility and training which can lead to improved performance and reduce the risk of injury. Please call our office to schedule your appointment today.
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  • Active Release Technique: Active Release Technique or ART is a manual therapy technique that can be used to treat muscle, ligaments, fascia and nerve problems. Common problems we can help you with include but are not limited to rotator cuff syndrome, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fascitis, runner's knee, neck, back and hip pain.
  • Wound care: We offer advanced treatment for slow to heal wounds such as those related to diabetes, circulatory issues or post-surgical delayed healing.  Patient-specific treatment involves more than just selecting a bandage or dressing for a wound.  ​A board certified wound specialist will determine a comprehensive and holistic plan to improve healing time and minimize risk for infection.  At Optimum, we use therapeutic modalities (such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, negative pressure therapy, or compression when appropriate) to decrease the healing time and get you back to your prior level of activity sooner.  We also collaborate with orthotists to customize footwear when necessary.
  • Fitness: Our fitness program is designed by a licensed physical therapist to meet the individual needs of each patient. It enables you to continue improving strength, endurance, and flexibility even after you’ve reached your rehabilitation goals through formal physical therapy.
  • Fitness (West Chester office): Our fitness program is designed by a licensed physical therapist to meet the individual needs of each patient. It enables you to continue improving strength, endurance, and flexibility even after you’ve reached your rehabilitation goals through formal physical therapy. In West Chester, we have a certified personal trainer who trains clients at our facility but will also train clients at various locations in the community and in their homes. Monique Bertrando owns her own business, My Training Time, LLC. She has a passion for motivating and helping others live a healthier and happier life.  She thoroughly enjoys training various populations such as athletes, kids, adults with physical limitations and group fitness. Monique incorporates all forms of exercise into the routine from focusing on interval and strength training to balance and core stability. The mission at My Training Time, LLC is to promote healthy, active lifestyles and provide safe and effective health and fitness education to populations of all levels. Monique’s goal is to empower you and help you realize your strengths, both mentally and physically. She strives to motivate you with a positive and encouraging energy in a convenient, inviting, non-intimidating facility and environment.
  • SFMA: The SFMA is a system performed by a certified professional to identify and treat dysfunctional movement patterns.  It can be used for injury prevention as well as rehabilitation for current injuries. It emphasizes the importance of treating the body as a whole instead of individual parts.  
  • Post-concussive syndrome: A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist.  A patient’s care may include central vestibular training, balance training, activity modification, and preparation for return to sport or activities of daily living. 
  • Blood-flow-restricted training: Blood-flow-restricted training is a way of exercising at a low intensity while still experiencing the muscular changes expected with much more difficult exercise. This is accomplished with the use of a specialized blood pressure cuff that slows blood flow to the limb being exercised, resulting in a large increase of your own local and systemic growth hormones, which build muscle. With the use of a cuff, more of the muscle fibers are activated at 25% of the effort typically needed to build muscle and get stronger. This can be extremely helpful in rehabilitation of joints and tissues that are unable to withstand high stresses. Blood-flow-restricted training can be used to accelerate muscle gains following arthroscopic knee surgeries such as ACL reconstruction, meniscectomy, or cartilage repairs, or after ankle sprains or fractures.

    Blood-flow-restricted training has been used by the elite strength training community for decades, and is now being used by the military and professional sports teams and athletes.

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    Blood-flow-restricted training for rehabilitation should only be performed under the supervision of your physical therapist.