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Our mission at OrthoWell Orthopedic & Sports Physical

Therapy is simple….getting you to Work Well, Play Well and LIVE WELL!

Our therapists are a cut above the competition. We have a combined 30 years of experience treating all orthopedic and sports related conditions. We have residency training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy which focuses on evaluation, mobilization, and manipulation of the entire spine, upper extremities, and lower extremities. We are certified in Active Release Technique.

We specialize in biomechanical evaluation (the study of body movement). Our comprehensive approach allows us to effectively identify dysfunctions and imbalances in the muscular/skeletal system. Our expertise in treating the “chain” of joints from your toes to your back and from your fingers to your neck is the reason our therapists will maximize your results in minimal time. Through a sound biomechanical approach, proven manual therapy techniques, and/or custom foot orthotics, you are guaranteed the quickest and best outcomes.

Do not assume that “I tried physical therapy….and it didn’t work!” Quality outcomes in physical therapy are accomplished with quality, evidence-based treatment. An appropriate plan of care can be established only after a thorough and complete biomechanical evaluation.

All physical therapy is NOT created equal! Try us and find out!

WalkWell Rehabilitation is a specialty, “niche” part of OrthoWell.  Most physical therapy clinics don’t specialize like we do.  We specialize in biomechanical evaluation (the study of body movement), gait assessments, and treatment of all orthopedic conditions of the lower extremity.  Our expertise in treating the “chain” of joints from your toes to your back is the reason our therapists will maximize your results in minimal time.  Through a sound biomechanical approach, proven manual therapy techniques, and/or custom foot orthotics, you are guaranteed the quickest and best outcomes.

Do not assume that “I tried physical therapy….and it didn’t work!”  Quality outcomes in physical therapy are accomplished with quality, evidence-based treatment.  An appropriate plan of care can be established only after a thorough and complete biomechanical evaluation.

All physical therapy is NOT created equal!  Try us and find out!

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique or ART is a patented and proven manual therapy technique that can speed recovery from injury or surgery.  ART can alleviate symptoms that have been unresponsive to other treatments. Certified practitioners for the NBA, NFL, PGA Tour, and Ironman events utilize Active Release Technique.  It is a hands-on system that allows the practitioner to diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries and peripheral nerve entrapments. ART uses the fundamentals of anatomy and biomechanics to determine and to treat dysfunction in the system.  The “touch” is developed through a comprehensive certification process.  At OrthoWell/Walkwell , we are certified in Active Release Technique for the lower extremity.

So how does it work?  As repetitive injury or cumulative stress occurs to soft tissue, the normal longitudinal arrangement of fibers can become disrupted via the haphazard and erratic formation of scar tissue.  Stretching a muscle with scar tissue only stretches the area above and below the “knot”.  Hence, more stress occurs at the point of dysfunction.  ART entails the application of specific pressure via one’s thumbs or hands on an area of fibrosis or adhesion as the patient actively or passively moves through a specific, guided range of motion.  The “knot” will release through the applied tension.

SO WHAT DO OUR PATIENTS THINK ABOUT ACTIVE RELEASE?

After 13 months of suffering through debilitating left hamstring pain, I had given up hope.  Two courses of PT and multiple trips to my primary and orthopedic specialist brought little relief.  WalkWell changed all that!  Throughout the entire process of evaluation and treatment, I believed from the start that I would one day be painfree.  Today, I have never felt better!”
Chad Konecky, Program Manager for ESPN

OrthoWell offers another exclusive service not available in any other physical therapy clinic – the fabrication of custom foot orthotics – ON SITE!

At WalkWell Orthotics, we fabricate custom foot orthotics based on YOUR individual need.  We use technologically proven materials, mold them directly to your foot, and, using our exclusive techniques, fabricate a completely custom pair of foot orthotics while you wait!  Walkwell’s same-day service guarantee for the past 20 years!

Our techniques are based on current orthotic research as well as WalkWell’s 20 years of experience.  In an hours time, we will perform a complete biomechanical assessment, fabricate your custom foot orthotics, and educate you in proper shoes, pain management strategies, and proper stretches.

Because we specialize in biomechanics, we realize that there are many factors that may contribute to your foot and/or lower extremity pain.  Foot orthotics may not be the ONLY answer.  At WalkWell Rehabilitation, we specialize in physical therapy of the foot and lower extremity.  We can help you to achieve COMPLETE relief!

You will need to bring a pair of work shoes, a pair of sneakers, a personal check or cash (no credit cards),  a copy of my directions (the Cummings Center is a big place!), and any questions you may have to your appointment.  Use my 24 hour self scheduler link on this website or call for your appointment TODAY.  See you soon!

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