Our philosophy is to educate and empower patients on how to prevent further injury and to promote a healthy and active lifestyle through effective movement strategies. We consider additional psychological and emotional factors that may affect a patient’s presentation as well as their expectations and beliefs about their recovery.

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Head / Neck

  • Cervical Headache / Migraine
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Cervical Disc Herniation / Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Postural Dysfunction

Shoulder

  • Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis / Tear
  • Bicipital Tendinosis / Tear
  • AC Joint Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder

Elbow

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • MCL Sprain / Tear
  • UCL Sprain / Tear

Wrist / Hand

  • Colles Fracture
  • De Quervain’s Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Disease
  • CRPS / RSD

Thorax / Back

  • Rib Dysfunction
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation / Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Spondylolysis / Spondylolisthesis
  • Abdominal Strain

Hip / Pelvis

  • Labral Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Hamstring Strain / Tear
  • SI Joint Dysfunction

Knee

  • Ligamentous Injury (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Chrondromalacia Patellae
  • Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendinosis

Foot / Ankle

  • Achilles Tendinosis / Tear
  • Calf strain / Tear
  • Shin Splints
  • Lateral / Medial Ankle Sprain
  • Peroneal Strain / Tear
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Instability

Injuries present differently and at SET we utilize a variety of treatment techniques to maximize goals.

Manual Therapy

 

The goal of manual therapy is to improve muscle, joint and myofascial mobility through soft tissue massage, manual traction, muscle energy techniques, and joint mobilization to restore pain-free range of motion and function.

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)

 

TDN or Intramuscular therapy (IMT) is a procedure in which a solid filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. Physical therapists utilize TDN in the treatment of myofascial pain. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.

Modalities

 

  • Class IV Laser (Light Force Lite Cure, Avicenna): A high-powered therapeutic laser with the ability to “bio-stimulate” tissue growth and repair. It is useful with treatment for pain, inflammation and scar tissue formation.
  • Class I Laser: A laser that emits a wavelength of 904 nm with short pulses. This laser can treat tendonitis, arthritis and myofascial pain and lymphedema.
  • Ultrasound: Pulsed or continuous sound waves emitted at varying frequency that are absorbed by the body to control pain, increase blood flow, and increase soft tissue mobility.
  • E-stim: Electric currents used to control pain or activate muscle groups.

 

Dynamic Movement Assessment

 

Over the last decade, there has been research that shows a strong correlation with “pathokinematics” (abnormal movement patterns) and increased risk for injury in high impact sports. These same pathokinematics present in a predictable pattern and can be assessed with certain movements.

The Dynamic Movement Assessment™ is a combination of 6 core movements that are videotaped and scored with Dartfish™ . Knowing that these movements are more pronounced with fatigue, the DMA™ uses a research based fatigue protocol in combination with these 6 core movements so the evaluator gets a “true athletic profile” of the athlete and not just a glimpse of an isolated performance. Using the information that is gained from the DMA™, the clinician can then develop a corrective exercise program that improves these movements on these tests.

Pilates

 

Pilates focuses on the development of core control, articulation of the spine, breathing, coordination and balance. The exercises involve a series of controlled movements utilizing specific exercise apparatus that is supervised by a certified instructor.

Patient Education

 

Patients are provided with thorough explanations of their injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Throughout the sessions, demonstration of exercise and feedback is provided regarding performance and technique. Patients are also educated on injury prevention and guided toward a life of wellness.