Consulting: Revealing a better understanding of one’s own body and physical issues is one of the most valuable aspects of what physical therapists have to offer. Frequently, the insight into one’s condition is the gateway to improving. Physical therapy offers enlightenment through a detailed assessment, followed by recommendations for resources and tools to address the matter at hand as well as any others that may have been revealed. The relationship between the patient and physical therapist is a team approach to interface the patient’s needs with the abundant knowledge base and experience of the therapist. Creating a plan with evidence-based approaches and the flexibility to adapt it to each individual has been the cornerstone of success with Dr. Jennifer’s approach. Seek guidance, discover your options, and be directed to resources at Align & Define.
Manual Therapy: Physical therapists have an array of hands-on approaches to make needed changes in all facets of the anatomy. Depending on the technique and intent, the therapist may be influencing the skin, nervous system, fascial network, blood/lymph system, muscles, joints, and bones, just to name the most obvious ones. Manual therapy typically ranges from passive to active approaches as the body retrains and is then led to retain the benefits for movement restoration.
Movement Therapy: Whether healing from an injury or surgery, suffering the effects of sedentariness or disuse, or dealing with chronic pain from various sources (including autoimmune disorders), movement is medicine. Physical therapists are the expert dispensers of prescriptive exercise. We use knowledge of posture, alignment, kinesiology, and execution of movement to preserve and progress both healthy anatomy and diseased/degenerative tissues. Avoid just going through motions in exercise and discover the deeper meaning for better full-body movement. See our classes for ongoing support in these services; specific emphasis is given to neuromuscular reeducation, bone health, spine health, balance, and movement integration.
Dry Needling: Physical therapists trained in dry needling may use this modality to treat many conditions. Back pain, neck pain, elbow/forearm pain, plantar fasciitis, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) are a few of the most common ailments seeking and succeeding with dry needling. Dr. Jennifer specializes in Integrative Dry Needling, a treatment approach to pain and dysfunction both locally and systemically. Click here for more specific information on Integrative Dry Needling offered at Align & Define.
Kinesio Taping®: Dr. Jennifer is a certified Kinesio Tape® practitioner (CKTP). This is a highly effective treatment for prolonging the effects of therapy treatments used to correct, inhibit, or facilitate a desired movement or muscle action to achieve an improved functional outcome. Kinesio Tape® is also an effective tool to reduce edema and scar tissue. Feelings of reduced pressure, stress, and pain assist the body in being able to move through its expected activities, which aids in restoring homeostasis or optimal wellness. This is a low-risk option with remarkable benefits—truly a revolutionary treatment we are proud to offer.
Patient education is an element provided within and throughout all treatments and services offered. We believe in personal responsibility, as it is known to be the leading correlate of client success.
We are able to offer Zoom sessions when more appropriate than in-person sessions.