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Physical Therapist

What is a Physical Therapist?

A physical therapist is a highly skilled, rehabilitation specialist and licensed health care provider who can evaluate and treat musculo-skeletal and neuromuscular conditions.

Physical therapists have extensive education and training in various types of "hands on" evaluation and treatment techniques. All licensed physical therapists currently graduate from accredited physical therapy programs with either a Masters or Doctorate level degree. Clinical education includes background in human anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology and all types of exercise. All physical therapists must seek ongoing continuing education to keep abreast of the latest information, research and treatment techniques.

Agape Physical Therapy

Agape Therapy considers itself representative of the very best that can be offered by physical therapists today. We are proficient patient managers, experienced and skillful clinicians and teachers. Having stood the test of time and trial in the delivery of orthopedic and rehabilitation physical therapy, our treatment, education, opinions and assessments are sought by many in the healthcare system.

Agape Therapy is committed to providing physical therapists that have training in manual therapy & orthopedic evaluation and treatment techniques. We believe that our therapists can provide you with excellent differential diagnosis of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. Physical therapists are the professional experts in restoring and maintaining joint mobility and providing specific exercise prescription for tissue healing following injury, surgery and/or for prevention. All our physical therapists hold post-graduate degrees or certificates and have additional manual therapy training.

We also offer under water aquacising.  Our AquaCiser is a unique form of water therapy.  It gives people of all ages the ability to regain mobility and strength without the painful compression on their joints that they would experience by exercising on dry land.  Read more...

Treatment by Licensed Professionals

Our approach keeps at the forefront hands-on manual therapy expertise. Individualized biomechanical evaluation by the licensed physical therapist is followed by the implementation of individually-tailored treatment. Treatment is directly and consistently performed by the physical therapist. Joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, peripheral neuromuscular facilitation, and manual muscle stretching comprise a few of our manual treatment methods.

We emphasize non-generic and specifically applied exercise as perhaps our most important tool, recognizing that our patient's independence is the ultimate goal and objective. Through the creative use of gravity, exercise equipment, unstable surfaces such as therapeutic gym balls, aquatic therapy and a variety of aerobic training equipment, unlimited and unique applications for specific functional needs are possible. Trunk stabilization training, movement re-education and mechanics management and awareness are taught through these exercises.

Patient Education

A cornerstone of our philosophy is the belief that people's needs are best served through giving them the tools and responsibility for their own recovery and management. We underscore the importance of patient education, position and postural mechanics and awareness, self-treatment, exercise and prevention as vital complements to manual treatment.

Agape Physical Therapists are committed to:

  • Delivering appropriate treatment to prevent and minimize the loss
       of function or quality of life that may result from injury,
       disease or the natural aging process.
  • Working with your physician or other health care
       providers for necessary evaluation or services that
       lies outside the scope of our practice.
  • Assisting each individual in restoring, improving and
       maintaining overall fitness and optimal quality of life
       as related to movement.
  • Recognizing the multiple factors that contribute to health
       and well-being: mental, spiritual, and physical health.
  • Providing honest recommendations and referrals when necessary.
  • Staying current on research and treatment
       techniques to optimize the care delivered to our clients.
  • Getting you back to your best!
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