What to Expect At Total Potential

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Our Manual Physical Therapy Treatment Model
What most people think of when they hear the term “Physical Therapy” is very far from what you experience at Total Potential. You do not enter a gym-type setting with a lot of exercise machines and modalities like e-stim and ultrasound units. You enter a peaceful, inviting space with a few key components: our treatment tables, our diagnostic skills, and our hands.

All of our patients are viewed and evaluated in a holistic way. Every part of the body is connected with all other areas, and you may be surprised by the implications of this when looking for the true underlying cause of your pain.

Though the causes of a person’s pain are often in the same part of the body it is experienced, quite often they lie elsewhere in the body.

For example, it is not uncommon to find the true source of a patient’s back pain in an ankle, knee, or hip that is not moving correctly. Maybe there was a previous injury or surgery that left the area weak or less mobile, and the change in movement resulted in injury-causing compensations elsewhere.

As all the contributing factors are discovered, Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) is used to resolve the dysfunctions found. Every joint and point in the body has an axis of motion which the techniques focus on restoring this aspect of human efficiency.

Mechanical structures such as bones and joints as well as connective tissue, peripheral nerves, and structures of the central nervous system negatively affect the human efficiency of "on-axis" motion.  Luckily, these structures can be manipulated back to its efficient state quite effectively.

Manipulation of the cranial bones, coccyx, dural-neural system, and even the abdominal viscera (organs) may also be used to restore efficient pain-free movement and function.

Though it may take some time to collect all relevant information, we feel that you should receive as much treatment as possible on the first visit. For this reason, treatment is generally mixed in with the evaluation so that you experience the effects of hands-on treatment in your first session.

Though movement and exercise are vital in all our patients’ plans of care, we do not agree with having patients pay to perform exercises in the clinic when they can be done as part of a home exercise program. Therefore, when exercises or stretches are needed, we give thorough instruction on how to perform them so you can do them on your own time. Our home programs often also include self-treatment techniques so you can continue mobilizing your tissues and joints between appointments.

At Total Potential, time is spent only on the components of treatment and rehabilitation that you could not reproduce on your own.

Our goal with every patient is to quickly identify the true causes of your symptoms, and then apply highly effective Manual Therapy techniques to resolve your pain and get you back to doing the activities you want as soon as possible… without pain and limitations.

With the hands-on techniques we use, and the fact that each treatment is one-on-one care every time, the time it takes to resolve pain and injury is usually far less than at other clinics.  If our approach to treatment sounds like a good fit for you, inquire about availability or apply for a free consultation with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy.

Conditions We Successfully Treat

Chronic pain
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel
Weakness in Hands or Feet
Cervical Fusion Recovery
Lumbar Fusion Recovery
Cervical / Lumbar Disc Replacement Recovery
Numbness and/or tingling
Adhesive Capsulitis
Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
Acromioclavicular Joint (AC Jt.) Arthritis
Functional Leg Length Discrepancy
Mouth Breathing
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)

Neck pain
Low back pain
Hip pain
Knee pain
Ankle pain
Foot pain
Shoulder pain
Shoulder Impingement
Frozen Shoulder
Shoulder Tendinitis
Tennis Elbow
Golfer's Elbow
Wrist pain
Post-Concussion Symptoms
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Patellofemoral Pain (PFP)
Shin Splints
Plantar Fasciitis
Achilles Tendinitis
Ankle Sprain
Hallucis Valgus (Bunions)
Chronic Cramping
Difficulty Walking
Pain after Shingles
Diastasis Recti
Stress and Tension-Related Disorders
Chronic Fatigue
Poor Posture
Pes Planus (Flat Feet)
Pudendal Neuralgia (pelvic pain)
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