At your initial evaluation, a history is taken which includes a functional status questionnaire. Movement and strength testing are done to determine your physical therapy mechanical diagnosis. Your treatment will likely include education about your injury, posture and body mechanics instruction as needed: therapeutic exercise; manual therapy including joint and soft tissue mobilization; and Frequency Specific Microcurrent for pain and dysfunction.
MDT (Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy)
Mechanical diagnosis and treatment has always guided my approach. I believe people will have the best results when they are given the tools to treat themselves. I also use joint mobilization/manipulation at the spine and extremities. Soft tissue work is usually done concurrent with FSM.
FSM (Frequency Specific Microcurrent)
Since starting to work with microcurrent (Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)) in 2011). I have even more tools to treat pain in the body. (See the section on FSM). I appreciate the ability it gives me to treat chronic scar and nerve pain. Patients with nerve traction injuries, nerve crush injuries, nerve entrapments, and radiculopathy are often made worse by even gentle manual work and exercise. With microcurrent, my experience is that these problems respond rapidly and recover faster than with any other modality The ability to treat fibromyalgia and central pain by reducing inflammation in the spinal cord is a unique leverage point in their treatment that otherwise has few options besides medication with unpleasant side effects.