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Main Clinic: Heritage Courtyard • 54 Oakway Center • Eugene, OR 97401 • 541-687-7005 | Downtown Satellite:1410 Oak Street, Suite 100 • Eugene, OR 97401 • 541-345-2064
You are coming to see us at an exciting time!! We
are accomplishing things in physical therapy today that we
were unable to do even a decade ago. Advances
are continuing to be made in all areas of rehabilitation
from orthopedics, sports medicine, to neurology and geriatrics.
Physical Therapy treats the musculoskeletal system: bones,
muscles, tendons, joints, ligaments and the interaction with
physical movement. To come to physical therapy is to
want to start moving and succeed at doing something PHYSICAL,
that you are presently not able to do.
The majority of our patients here at Eugene Physical Therapy
will have some complaint of pain and/or loss of function
with a certain part of the body, not being able to perform
some physical function or activity. Some common examples
might be injuries or chronic problems of the shoulder, knee,
or foot pain, neck or back problems, or those with loss of
balance or dizziness or even deconditioning following other
diseases such as cancer. Our staff is trained
to Evaluate your musculoskeletal problem and specifically
design a treatment program tailored to the specific problems
identified. Success hinges on a "team
between the patient and clinician, which
means the patient must be involved in their own improvement,
working on a home program to progress themselves.
Our treatment here is unique.
Treatment is based on your specific deficits identified from your
Evaluation. Each of our treatment sessions
is determined by your response to the one before and your
home program, with the goal of progressing towards achieving
the goals set by you and the therapist. Our staff
has advanced training in research based treatment regimes
that has international repute.
To help improve physical function we predominantly use a combination
of exercise and manual therapy (refer to our
webpage) techniques. Depending on your specific
problem, the exercise and other physical activities we focus
on may be related to proprioception (your position sense
and body awareness), balance, coordination, and agility as
well as strength. Restoring movement,
sometimes referred to as range of motion (ROM), as well as
strength are typical goals, as well as pain reduction. Much
of the profession of Physical Therapy may use a variety of
treatment regimes including therapeutic modalities (ultrasound,
electric stimulation, iontophoresis, cold/heat). Our
staff, however, emphasizes a functional approach, with
the goal of each session having the patient being able to
do or accomplish something they could not do before. As
function increases, pain generally improves; with normal
function comes absence of symptoms. Although
we do occasionally use therapeutic modalities, we generally
use these in treatment only when a patient is in so much
pain, no other form of functional therapy will be tolerated.
Emphasis is given to constant progress, so as to ensure rapid
progress towards the patient achieving their goals.
For more information on the History of the profession Physical
Therapy, please refer to our link on our main page.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY FIRST VISIT?
You will be asked to generally come 20-30 min early to complete
some medical questionnaires regarding your problem, or you
may DOWNLOAD these forms from our site found here
Intake Forms. Our staff will take time to get a complete understanding
of your problem, including a complete history and a comprehensive
evaluation of the problem you are presenting with. Goals will
be set, with expected time frames given to the patient. We
will do our best to give you your potential for successful
rehabilitation, however, in some complicated cases we will
know more after the evaluation and follow-up visits to see
how fast you progress.
Your success hinges on your ability to be involved in your
own care and improvement of your physical health.