While we make women’s health physical therapy diagnoses our top priority, we also consider our orthopedic experience and backgrounds a stepping stone for how we treat today. We do not want to turn anyone away if they wish to be seen for a general orthopedic condition. These include but not limited to upper and lower back pain, shoulder pain, muscular sprains and strains, tendonitis, bursitis, joint pain or stiffness, post op surgical procedures such as total joint replacements or general deconditioning. Part of our extensive training not only includes orthopedic approaches to dealing with pelvic pain, but also with different “gurus” in the field of orthopedics. Some of the techniques we incorporate include McKenzie principles for the spine, Mulligan mobilization with movement techniques for both the spine and extremities and the Hesch Institute method for specific lumbopelvic dysfunctions. We have also attended Evidence in Motion continuing education courses which not only teach specific manual techniques, but also incorporates the research and evidence along with it to further validate our decision making skills. Although we use the research to help guide us in treatment, we will never treat our patients with a “cookie cutter” approach. Every treatment is personalized based on what the patient needs.
General Orthopedics Camille Fenwick