Musicians and dancers spend long hours practicing which take their toll on joints and muscles. The habitual postures required in both artistic pursuits often lead to musculoskeletal dysfunction and compromised performance. A corrective rehabilitation exercise program crafted to precisely address these problems will allow optimal performance and reduce the chance of future injury. Gait and posture assessments provide detailed information regarding how you hold your body in space as well as how you move your arms and legs while performing. Our expertly trained therapists may recommend interventions including taping and supports to promote and expedite your
Orthopaedic and sports physical therapy is the foundation of our practice at Mission District Therapy. Our focus is to restore and maintain pain free mobility. After an in depth assessment our therapists will develop a detailed treatment program to precisely address joint hypo or hypermobility, muscle imbalances, posture deviations, abnormal movement patterns, and other causes of pain and dysfunction. Gait analysis by our uniquely trained therapists will identify problematic movement patterns which have a negative impact on walking, running and dancing. A key part of rehabilitation is self care and our therapists will provide you with a comprehensive home exercise program to minimize the chance of re-injury and to maximize sports performance.
After a detailed assessment of your injury, our therapists will design an individualized treatment plan that will help you return to work safely. Our goal oriented therapy approach includes pain management education, ergonomic correction and detailed instruction in body mechanics and work habits to help prevent future injuries. An individualized rehabilitation program will include
corrective exercises and work readiness activities.
Many people are unaware of the effect faulty postures have on our overall well being. A detailed posture assessment will precisely identify those habitual postures that contribute to pain, an inability to tolerate sitting or standing and other complications which limit your ability to perform at your highest level whether you are a professional or recreational athlete, musician or dancer. Your therapist will teach your specific corrective exercises to minimize overloading your joints and enhance optimal postures.
We empathize and understand that chronic pain can have dramatic debilitating consequences on your quality of life. Our therapists will compile a thorough medical history including non traditional interventions and other types of pain management treatments you have tried in the past. Working cooperatively with your therapist you will design a targeted and feasible treatment plan that may include education in non-medication pain management techniques, ergonomic adjustments to your work or home environments, manual therapy, posture and body awareness training and neuromuscular rehabilitation.