Treatments

Movement Analysis

Movement analysis is often a critical component of injury recovery – Analysis of movement allows us to fix the source of the problem, not just treat the symptom. Our therapists use advanced training in movement analysis and tailor it in a way that is meaningful, specific to your needs, and scientifically driven.

Blood Flow Restriction

Blood flow restriction (BFR) is the brief and intermittent occlusion of venous blood flow using a tourniquet while exercising. This allows patients that are limited by pain, inflammation, fracture, or recent surgery to exercise under lower loads but still achieve the benefits of higher load activities. This treatment is helpful for athletes recovering from injuries like sprains, strains, and tendonitis, as well as patients needing post-operative physical therapy.

Dry Needling

 A solid filament needle is used to address musculoskeletal deficits found during your movement analysis. Benefits of dry needling include pain reduction, improved mobility, and normalization of muscle activation patterns needed for healthy, functional movement.

 

Dry needling is a unique therapy often administered in tandem with traditional physical therapy exercises. Dry needling works by targeting trigger points to alleviate pain and reduce muscle tension, allowing patients to speed up recovery times. Often times patients will see an immediate improvement in range of motion.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy has been shown to increase blood flow, decrease pain, and facilitate the healing of injured muscles, tendons, bone, and joints. Laser Therapy uses light to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes.

 

Our therapeutic laser stimulates cellular activity, which accelerates cell growth and reproduction. This is highly effective for treating soft tissue injuries like sprains, strains, tendonitis, tendinopathy, and plantar fasciitis, but has also shown excellent results for repairing bone injuries such as fractures and arthritis.

Our Class Four Laser is the most advanced technology on the market, which makes our capabilities unmatched by any other therapeutic laser. Our system gives us the versatility to treat over areas with open wounds, such as post-surgical incisions, safely and effectively.

Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is a method used to identify the factors contributing to your particular injury. Repetitive stress injuries in activities such as running or walking are often multifactorial, occurring due to flexibility, strength, and stability limitations.

 

Your physical therapist will perform a gait analysis by inspecting all aspects of your gait from head to toe, in every phase of the gait cycle, and compare these results to a detailed movement analysis. This will help identify critical limitations in range of motion and/or strength. Finding and correcting your unique limitations will significantly improve your gait and mechanics.

Physical Therapist working with patient at Bryn Mawr Sports Rehab Program at Primal Physical Therapy

Sports Rehab

Sports-related injuries happen to athletes at every level and of every age. And while every sport may predispose those athletes to a particular type of injury, no two injuries are ever precisely the same.

 

At Primal Physical Therapy, no two sports rehab programs are the same. So instead, we use an evidence-based practice model that blends the research on factors that predispose athletes to injury and maximize recovery.

Postural Correction

In order to correct your posture, we must restore balance throughout your muscles to give you the ability to sit and stand tall. This means identifying which areas are too tight, and which areas are weak.

 

Your therapist will often use manual techniques to restore range of motion. Then, your therapist will work with you on exercises tailored to meet your needs and reinforce these range of motion gains through strength work.

 

Our goal with postural correction is to keep you out of our office and in whatever activity life throws your way.

Golf Swing Analysis Treatment

It's time to restore precision in your body and your golf swing. Our TPI Medical Level 2 Certified Physical Therapist, Dr. Eric Abramowitz, will work with you on your Body Swing Connection. Eric will assess and address your individual movement patterns as they relate to an efficient golf swing and consistent ball striking.

 

This evaluation and treatment approach will help heal (or prevent) an injury by improving fundamental movement while preventing breakdown and/or overuse. Eric will provide you with at-home drills and exercises to maintain improvements made through treatment and build sustainability for you on and off the course.