Rehabilitation

Elite Performance & Rehabilitation Center uses a hands-on treatment approach. Special attention is paid to the bio-mechanics and patho-mechanics of each patient. Working closely with physicians, we assess each patient through an evaluation that encompasses a written and verbal history, a review of any previous records such as MRI’s, X-rays and surgical reports, and an extensive clinical examination.

The evaluation is the first step in the path to recovery. Subsequent treatments are founded on the information gathered during the assessment process.

Elite Performance & Rehabilitation Center specializes in all aspects of orthopedic rehabilitation utilizing manual techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, neural mobilization, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), myofascial release, and biomechanical assessments. You will work closely with a highly motivated staff of licensed Physical Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers, exercise assistants, and a friendly front office staff to maximize your experience while under our care.

Treatment regimens are individualized based on diagnosis, individual goals and individual limitations; no two patients are treated exactly the same because no two people are the same. Our path to recovery does however follow a specific philosophy based on our experience of treating thousands of clients. This path entails:

Pain reduction and inflammation control.

We use our modalities such as ice, moist heat, ultrasound, TENS, interferential electrical stimulation to gain control over the pain, muscles spasms, or swelling associated with your condition.

Restore joint mobility and tissue mobility.

Once the pain cycle is controlled we employ manual therapy techniques including: joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, stretching, and PNF techniques to restore ROM (range of motion) and flexibility to the affected areas. We often maintain a high level of pain control during this process to limit any delayed onset of pain or inflammation following a manual treatment.

Strength training for core and foundation.

We believe in beginning strength training to the affected area only after the pain cycle is well controlled and adequate ROM is restored. The supporting structural stabilizers in the affected region are targeted first and foremost. This lays the groundwork for a strong foundation leading to functional strength training.

Strength training for function.

With restored joint mobility and adequate ROM, a well managed pain/inflammation level and a strong foundation of core stabilizers, we believe that the patient is now ready to begin a safe and appropriate strength training routine for restoration of function. Each client may have specific functional needs that will be addressed in order to return to work, sports, or activities of daily living.

Transition to discharge

We believe in educating our patients; the transition from clinical care to self care can be filled with stress and anxiety. It is our goal to educate and direct our patients into a home exercise program or gym program that allows for continued focus on fitness and well being. Many patients experience a lifestyle change while under our care and begin to appreciate a more active, healthier lifestyle.