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Each treatment tailored to
your unique body and goals.
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Highest quality CARE in Physical Therapy in Allen, TX
Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy provides orthopedic and sports rehabilitation before and after surgery and following an injury. Our team specializes in sports-specific treatment for every level — from the casual weekend warrior, high school athlete and dancer to college, Olympic and professional athletes.
We help people of all ages optimize movement and eliminate pain so they can enjoy active lifestyles.
Giving people a chance to be involved in what they’re passionate about allows people to live happier and healthy lives. We not only identify and remove the roots of the pain but we want to educate our patients with a better understanding to proceed with more effective practices for injury prevention and overall wellness.
We take into account what each patient needs and wants depending on their understanding and perspective. Sometimes that means not just adding new routines and behaviors but removing the negative ones.
We tailor to what each patient needs Whether it is hands on manual therapy or use of the latest treatment techniques to restore and heal a range of conditions. Our dry needling technique is a patented method that has helped hundreds of patients get back to their optimum performance. It restores normal movement, relieves pain, and reduces their risk of further tissue damage.
The practice of physical therapy is always evolving, producing evidence based advancements in the form of new manual techniques and modalities, specially targeted therapies and other technologies. We recognize the importance of evidence-based practice as a central component of providing high-quality care.
One-on-one Physical therapy treatment plans
We create personalized, one-on-one treatment programs using a variety of treatment techniques and equipment.
Depending on your specific needs, your therapy could include:
Manual Therapy Techniques
A physical therapist physically kneads and manipulates your joints, muscles, and soft tissue with nothing more than their hands in order to diagnose biomechanical injuries, reduce pain, and promote proper healing. There are hundreds of techniques that may be utilized, but your PT will design a specific plan of care and use techniques that are specific to your anatomical needs. Manual therapy is used as a way to relieve pain, reduce swelling, decrease restriction, improve range of motion, and mobilize joints.
We understand how different each of our patients are, each having different hobbies, interests, jobs, and specific concerns. A golfer should not be given the same treatment plan as a baseball or tennis player. Likewise, if you spend most of your time at a desk or in your car, you will need treatment that is specific for you. Part of being a skilled physical therapist is providing individualized plans that are effective and efficient in returning our patients to the activities they love.
Flexibility and strengthening exercises
Therapeutic exercise incorporates a wide range of activities that help you regain or maintain your strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, endurance, or stability. Therapeutic exercise can prevent impairment and disability while improving your overall fitness. Therapeutic exercises are typically performed as a part of a physical therapy treatment plan or as a follow up to manual therapy techniques.
myofascial release and advanced tissue work
Your physical therapist will apply different directions of pressure to break down muscle adhesions. Soft tissue mobilization is a hands-on therapeutic technique that is designed to restore movement and increase range of motion by releasing tension.
The goal of dry needling is to help the body relax and restore nervous system output at locations of imbalance. By doing this, the muscles will respond appropriately, which will allow for improved functionality and decreased pain.
Electrical stimulation provides a variety of beneficial healing effects for reducing and eliminating pain. It can be used for a wide variety of conditions including acute sports-related or auto accident-related injuries, repetitive stress injuries, muscle strains, ligament sprains, and even neurological conditions including stroke.
Aquatic Therapy provides low or no impact resistance, has a positive impact on motion and flexibility, reduces pressure to joints, and can increase the blood flow to injured areas. We prescribe HYDROWORX aquatic therapy when individuals are in a great deal of pain and are not able to put full weight on limbs.
Is used to improve your mobility and provide support to your muscles, joints, and tendons. Our physical therapist will perform Kinesio taping by placing the strips of tape on the affected area of your body, as well as any other places that you may be experiencing pain or stiffness.
A physical therapist can use his or her hands to mobilize an affected joint, or may elect to use certain tools, including straps, to help deliver the desired treatment effect. Although the neuromuscular system is a large component when there is a lack of mobility, joint restrictions are often involved as well and need to be addressed. Physical therapists will use these manual mobilization techniques when joint structures are somehow limiting the normal motion (i.e sliding, pivoting, etc.) of your joints. These motions stretch and strengthen the tissue surrounding the joint bone—normalizing joint motion, reducing spasms, and controlling pain.
Recover with Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy
At your first session, we will begin with a thorough assessment including a full review your referring physician’s prescription and direct feedback from you regarding your needs, challenges, concerns and goals. We will incorporate exercises and other techniques you will be able to do at home to further your recovery. Throughout our time together we will evaluate your progress and update the treatment plan.
Our mission is to provide you with the highest level of care to keep performing the activities you love to do and promote growth toward a healthy lifestyle.
As with all physical therapy services at Athletic Advantage Physical therapy, physical therapy for the rehabilitation of an injury is billable to insurance. We are in network with *Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO plan.
*Verify coverage with your insurance company.