Our facilities provide the perfect environment for conducting a variety of physical therapy techniques. Our staff of physical therapists, licensed by the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, will work with you in a state-of-the-art facility. The combination of our great therapists and facilities is what makes Integrated Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy the premier provider in the DC metropolitan area.
Here are some of the services we offer:
Graston Technique® effectively breaks down scar tissue and reduces inflammation that causes pain and restricted mobility. Used by a physical and occupational therapist, hand therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers, the stainless steel instruments comb over and "catch" on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies areas of restriction. The instruments enable clinicians to treat soft tissue lesions with the depth, pressure and specificity necessary to affect the condition at the site of the pain, as well as following the kinetic chain to find and treat the cause. Once the tissue dysfunction has been identified, the instruments break up the scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body.
The therapists at Integrated Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy are highly skilled in hands-on treatment techniques. We utilize numerous different techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy techniques, PNF and manual stretching. These techniques in combination with the correct therapeutic exercise lead to positive outcomes and patient satisfaction.
* Graston Technique is offered at our Fair Oaks and Lansdowne locations.
Surgery is not the end of the road. We pride ourselves in our ability to return you to the same and sometimes improved, pre-injury level of activity. Our therapists are highly skilled in post-operative rehabilitation following knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, hip, and spine surgery. We work together with your physician to assure success.
Sport Specific Therapy
Each patient undergoes a full evaluation by one of our skilled physical therapists. Treatment plans are designed on an individual basis. We tailor your program based on your goals. Not all sports are the same, therefore not every patient should be treated the same. Our therapists pride themselves in their understanding of the individual sports and the kinesiology behind each sport required to play at the highest possible level.
We can help you reduce pain and improve function with your aches and pains. Our therapists are experienced in the treatment of all orthopedic diagnoses such as shoulder pain, knee pain, low back pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, and sprains/strains in general. Don’t blame your pain on age or weather, come in for an evaluation and see if we can help.
Have you noticed that bright colored tape on Olympic and professional athletes? That’s Kinesio Tape. Kinesio Taping is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion, as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered during your physical therapy session. There is a method to the madness in the application of this unique tape so please consult a clinician to learn what method is best suited for you!
Return to Sport Training with Private and Small Group Sessions
This is now offered in the Lansdowne Office. At times patients are released from physical therapy and are in need of continued guidance to prevent re-injury. We have the solution to that problem. Each patient undergoes a full evaluation first and then works with our certified personal trainer on staff in a private or group setting.
All our locations have the ability to treat vertigo through varying techniques. If you are experiencing dizziness and/or nausea when turning your head when driving, bending forward or backward, or rolling over in bed, we have a solution!
Dry Needling is now offered at our Lansdowne clinic. This is the latest and greatest treatment option. It is a minimally invasive procedure that the APTA states as being within the scope of a physical therapists practice. We have seen great results thus far with a wide variety of injuries and ailments. It does, however, require a prescription from a physician and consent from the patient and/or guardian. Check out this supporting paper published by the American Physical Therapy Association in February of 2013 explaining the practice of dry needling and supporting its use by physical therapists in a clinical setting.