Let's Get Moving!

Initial Evaluation
  • Expect 60-75 minutes for a thorough evaluation

  • Wear comfortable clothing, sports bras are ideal. Your therapist needs to see your skin, have access to your joints and watch how your muscles move.

  • You and your therapist will have a full discussion on your current roles, job responsibilities, fitness level

  • You will discuss your therapy goals. Do you want to move better, get fit, have less pain?

  • Range of Motion (ROM ) assessment in all related joints

  • Strength testing in all related muscle groups

  • Assessment of relevant activities; running, squatting, pushing, pulling, typing, carrying, etc.

  • Discussion of noted faulty patterns during movement

  • Home exercise program recommendations; handout emailed to you per your request.

  • Develop a treatment plan, determine if you would benefit from physical therapy, personal training or a dedicated home program

Follow up Treatments
  • Expect to spend 30 or 60 minutes

  • After your physical therapy evaluation if it is determined you need further care, you will begin working with a PT and a frequency that works for your schedule. Most clients are seen 1 x week, others 1 x month for check-ins

  • You and your therapist will develop and review your home program

  • Expand strengthening and stretching exercises to target the impaired area/improve movement pattern

  • Receive education on faulty movement pattern and your therapist will help you re-educate the muscles to move correctly

  • As needed, manual therapy; assisted stretching, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, silicon cupping.

  • Within every session, your therapist will reassess your movements to track your progress towards improvement

Manual Therapy

Physical Therapy is not exactly like getting a massage, but we use similar, more customized and intense techniques such as:

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  • Soft Tissue Mobilization

  • Myofascial release

  • Passive stretching

  • Joint Mobilizations

  • Graston technique

  • Guided Meditation with physical relaxation Techniques

  • Silicone Cupping

Silicone Cupping
  • Various sizes of silicone cups placed on or slid across aching muscles

  • Deeply stretches stiff muscles and connective tissue

  • Reduces pressure around joints

  • Increases joint range of motion

  • Improves blood circulation at the site

  • Can help reduce swelling around joints

Yoga (Private & Small Groups)
  • Private and small group sessions are a great way to get to know yoga if you are a beginner or ifneed a lot of coaching and modifications.

  • 60 minute customized sessions will be based on your skill level and needs

  • Emphasis will be placed on stretching, strengthening, postural alignment and relaxation

  • Small group/private yoga is a great idea for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, bridal parties, wedding day and for couples.

  • Sessions can be completed at Shelby’s office, the beach or your home (within 10 miles of Long Beach)! Additional fees apply if you are outside of this distance.

Workplace Ergonomics
  • A thorough investigation of your work station

  • Determine areas of poor work space set up and evaluate potential risk of overuse injuries

  • Assess body for proper lifting and job specific task mechanics

  • Shelby will give recommendations on workspace changes, modifications or supplemental equipment

  • Recommendations on exercises/stretches to help manage pain and promote comfort while working

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