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Where are you located?
We are located on the SE corner of Broadway and the Loop 101/Price Road in Tempe, Arizona (at 2065 S Cottonwood Dr, Suite #1). Click on the map above for a closer view as well as directions.
What is “functional” physical therapy and “sports conditioning/training”?
“Function” is simply a way to align our biomechanical evaluation and treatment methods to the specific demands that are being placed on your body. The demands for an elite swimmer are much different than a baseball player and the demands on a computer software engineer are vastly different than a construction worker, so the plan of care for each person should be individually prescribed and not based on a set “protocol” simply dictated by your diagnosis or symptom presentation. More about Functional training & conditioning and physical therapy.
What are Orthotics?
The biomechanical orthotic is a device which is custom made from a cast of your foot. The device is an insert, which is placed in your shoes and alters the position and motion of your feet when you stand and walk. Special angles or “posts” are often placed in the front and back of the device to help control abnormal motion and encourage normal motion.
The key to the function of the device is how well we design the shape and angle of the “posts”. In some cases, we can use the device to normalize the function of your knees, hips, or low back. Since all the joints of the lower limbs work together during walking, squatting, and running, we call this relationship a CHAIN REACTION. Our goal is to use the orthotic to help improve the function of the “chain reaction”.
We have three options:
Our therapists can help to determine what type of orthotic will best meet your needs as well as recommend the most appropriate shoe through a referral to a well respected shoe store. See more information on orthotics.
How important is doing a “home exercise program” with concurrently attending physical therapy sessions?
It is very important and is the essence of the service we provide. Our main intention is to equip our patients with the necessary “tools” and “knowledge” to avoid further visits to us. To assist you, we provide pictures or video of the most appropriate program for you.
“My insurance has strict limits on how many physical therapy visits I’m allowed each year, so what types of options do I have when my insurance benefits are maxed?”
A large percentage of our practice is performed on a “cash pay” basis and we will work with you specifically by providing a thorough “home exercise program” with appropriate “upgrades” to allow you to do much of the work on your own. See more information on insurance.