How Our Services Can Help
Understand the difference between chemical (think inflammation) versus mechanical pain (think pain that is dependent on specific movements). We empower you with specific and individualized movements and loads through exercises that target the root cause of your pain! We strive to provide you a diagnosis that is easy to understand, targeted to fix your problem and provide a real outcome for you! Our society is overly dependent on short-term answers that typically only mask the problem – creating a cascade of progressive injury that only leads to more problems. How might your life be different if you didn’t develop a chronic and persistent injury?
Reduce Your Pain
Step two is educating you in how to reduce your pain. If your pain is from your neck or mid/low back, this may involve centralization ~ the phenomenon where your pain becomes more localized to its original source. This is actually a great prognostic sign that gives you confidence your condition can be healed with self-treatment! Often, we can provide exercises that provide rapid reduction in the intensity of your pain after the first few sessions – without having to rely on massages or other passive care options. The best kept secret in physical health from mechanical origin can be found with a trusting relationship with our physical therapy team!
Maintain Your Results
Our physical therapy team prides itself in empowering you to understand how to maintain your improvement for the best long-term outcome. We don’t mince words like other health care providers do to provide passive care for nothing more than short-term relief (if any at all). We teach you how posture – and maintenance of lumbar lordosis as an example – is essential to you healing you intervertebral disc bulge or herniation in your neck or low back. Don’t rely on imaging – or doctors that do – to provide solutions until understanding the mechanics of your injury!
Break the Cycle of Injury
Don’t be fooled by traditional PT’s who show you exercises you can find on the internet without any specificity, chiropractors who will magically fix everything “realigning your pelvis”, doctors who want to numb or ablate your nerves – or worse, creating a dependency on opioids for nothing more than symptom relief! We will educate you better than most healthcare providers on how to self-manage your condition with specific exercises designed to heal your injury through reductive or remodeling forces. And we will apply clinician generated forces (through mobilization or manipulation) when it is indicated!
We are aware that your goals involve more than being able to regain motion and strength. Let’s be real- Do you want to sleep through the night without pain? Walk more than a mile? Play with your grandchildren? Run a marathon? Throw a ball? Optimize your athletic ability to maximize your potential in a professional sport? Our care will always be centered on you achieving these results and helping you understand the steps you need to take to get there! Our current society is overly dependent on passive solutions to problems that need a better understanding. We have dedicated our careers to provide that solution to you!
Would you be happy if you brought your vehicle into the mechanic and after 12 “tune-ups” and you received a large bill and it still did not run properly? The day is coming where this is the same expectation with our bodies! What value would it bring to your life if you could do what your pain is preventing you doing? What is your pain stopping you from doing? Do you feel you are making any long-term improvement with your current treatment or plan? Come see us to understand the difference! We want you to understand the implications of your choice for a physical therapist – and the real impact it has on your quality of life and ability to achieve your functional goals.
Body Regions We Provide Solutions For:
Underlying mechanical causes of neck pain have been proven to be perceived as “tight upper trapezius” muscles, a sharp pinch at the inside of your shoulder blade, shoulder pain and/or weakness – or even worse – headaches, TMJ pain, sinus pressure, nausea or numbness and tingling in one or both hands! Don’t fall victim to solutions that don’t fix the underlying cause – massaging and stretching the muscle, or relying on “adjustments” that only temporarily open epidural space but don’t fix the problem!
Lower back pain is one of the largest economical and physically debilitating conditions affecting our local and national communities! The truth is there is more than you realize you can do to address the issue and be self-empowered to manage it for the rest of your life. It’s one of the best kept secrets in healthcare that you need to know to stop relying on solutions that only reduce your symptoms without FIXING the cause! Stop being taken advantage of by short-term solutions!
Pain and/or weakness in your shoulder can stop you from doing what you want to do and impact your life. It is a common area of referred pain from other body regions (i.e. cervical spine), complicating your ability to understand how to fix the underlying issue! True shoulder pathology typically stems from within the joint (articular) or the soft tissues (muscles like the rotator cuff) that surround the joint. An accurate mechanical diagnosis with a targeted treatment plan is the difference between achieving your goal and not!
Is your hip pain located in the front, side or back or you hip? Is it dependent on movements of your lower back or hip? The truth is that most hip pain is poorly misunderstood, or given an inadequate mechanical, or load -based – intervention or home exercise program. There is often more that you can do to avoid unnecessary procedures that leave you in a dependent state on “the medical world”. How would it change your life if you were able find a long-term solution to your pain?
Are you doomed to progressive pain and lack of function affecting your ability to do what you want to do because of knee pain? Are you unable to go up or down stairs? Unable to run without pain? Are you convinced it’s just a matter of time before you need some procedure or a replacement? We offer a highly evidenced-based approach that provides a predictable way for you to understand the source of you pain – and better yet – a sequence of simple, individualized exercises to reduce pain and to reach your goals!
Ankle or Foot Pain
Why does it seem like some people find a simple solution for their pain and lack of function when they see a medical provider – and some people struggle with progressive pain for years? Think for a moment about how it affects your life if you go to the wrong provider for a solution that could have been easily addressed appropriately early on.. We empower you to understand the contributing factors that led to your injury – and better yet – provide a concise individualized program you need to know to heal it!
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Your health is your choice. Midwest Physical Therapy is focused on providing you with an outcome, not a “kool-aide” based approach for persistent dependency on us. How? By offering you an accurate mechanical diagnosis, specific home exercises to remodel/reduce your injury and helping you get what you want – an outcome and achievement of your functional goal. Our treatment model is based on a great appreciation of Robin McKenzie’s treatment approach of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment – which continues to gain better understanding in the rehabilitation world. We don’t claim to be a certified clinic, but we understand the value we are able to provide our community by striving to become better clinicians everyday.
We work with most major health insurance providers to ensure you’re covered. Even if you don’t have health insurance coverage, we offer affordable care out-of-pocket. Our vision is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of easily treatable mechanical injuries in Minneapolis – to help you avoid an expensive and drawn out process in the medical world that diminishes your quality of life. As such, we offer competitive payment options and plans to ensure you reach your functional goals and reduce your pain.
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Following an evidence-based, one-of-a-kind approach, our patients get back to doing what they love. Our goal is to always put the patient first and help you understand both the cause of your injury, and more importantly – HOW TO FIX YOUR INJURY – so you can get back to doing what you love to do. As such, we offer you a real understanding of your injury and what you can to about it. We strive to stand out from the crowd of other healthcare providers – that do not have a full understanding of your injury – all because of our passion for you to reach your goals and improve your quality of life.
Stop searching and get in touch with our staff at Midwest Physical Therapy. Pain relief is just one phone call away. Stop masking your pain with pills and start healing your body. Top-quality clinical physical therapy is available in the Twin Cities. Your road to recovery and stopping pain from stopping you starts here.
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