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Sports Medicine Approach to Physical Therapy

By Dan Goldstein, MS, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC –

Sports Medicine Approach to Physical TherapyWhen professional athletes are injured the process of rehabilitation is focused on safely return them to the field, pool, court or the course. This goal-oriented direction of rehabilitation is the progressive, sports medicine approach. The key is to begin with the patient’s strengths or capabilities and build to identified specific goals. This approach can quickly return you to your everyday tasks, hobbies, and range of motion.

For our everyday patients and weekend warriors, we collaborate the goals of the patient, his/her physician and the Physical Therapist. Treatment is individually focused on attaining the identified range of motion, strength, flexibility and balance. A physical therapists role is to assess the patient’s difficulties while evaluating muscle strength and flexibility, joint mechanics, pain presentation, gait and balance capabilities, and functional movement patterns. Utilizing manual therapy techniques, modalities, specific exercises, postural re-training, gait and balance exercises with a progressive home work program, patients are returned to normalized pain-free activities.

If you are feeling pain or discomfort anywhere in your body, don’t ignore it. When the underlying cause is left untreated, the problem is likely to worsen over time. We often compensate by adjusting body and movements to accommodate the pain, which often causes additional muscle or joint strain. A sports medicine approach to Physical Therapy can bring relief from the pain associated with a wide variety of conditions.

Many patients find the sports medicine approach to Physical Therapy to be the most effective treatment for joint and lower back pain, sports injuries, osteoarthritis, muscle strains and sprains, and repetitive motion ailments. It can also help with post- operative rehabilitation, for example after knee and hip replacement surgery, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or meniscus tears of the knee, or shoulder rotator cuff repairs. An added benefit of Physical Therapy is a stronger, more flexible and pain-free body – without the use of drugs or invasive procedures. We will have you back enjoying the activities and hobbies you love.

Dan Goldstein, MS, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC
Former owner of Advanced Orthopeadic and Sports Physical Therapy (AOSPT)

Dan Goldstein is a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer. He has used a sports medicine approach during treatment for over 30 years. As the owner of Advanced Orthopeadic and Sports Physical Therapy (AOSPT) he has worked with numerous spinal/extremity problems and has specialized training in the treatment of head-neck and facial pain (TMJ) problems, in conjunction with local dentists and oral surgeons. Dan provides one hour of individualized goal oriented therapy to each of his patients.

Dan developed and patented the Dynamic Balance System (DBS) which is used in his own practice as well as daily at the PGA Center for Golf Performance and Learning and multiple golf training facilities around the world (www.sportsbalance.com). DBS feedback is used by Dan in both his physical therapy treatment and golf specific training. Dan Goldstein, PT provides Physical Therapy and Golf-Specific training on a fee-for-service basis. As a courtesy, insurance billing is provided for medically prescribed treatments in order for patient reimbursement per his/her insurance plan benefits.

AOSPT
(561) 371 – 6021
1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Suite B
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
www.dangoldsteinpt.com

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