Our physical therapy staff is well-equipped to treat all types of injury and surgical procedures, but what makes us stand out from the rest is the comprehensive team treatment approach we provide to each patient. The doctor, nurse practitioner, X-ray technician, physical therapist, and surgical scheduling coordinator all work together to provide the best and most complete care possible. Our therapy staff goes above and beyond offering pre-operative total knee joint classes and care, as well as in-home therapy with a seamless transition to our outpatient clinic, conveniently located in the same building as the surgical center (OSI).
Our therapists are very knowledgeable regarding the surgical techniques and procedures, precisely following the protocols and guidelines set forth by Dr. Perkins. In our physical therapy department, we help the everyday active person develop, restore, and maintain movement and functional ability whether they have long term goals of returning to competitive athletics, recreational activities or work duties safely. We provide many different treatment approaches including strengthening and stabilization exercises, joint mobilizations, IASTM, taping techniques, functional dry needling, modalities, and more, while taking into account the proper management for each patient.
The physical therapy department also takes great pride and enjoyment in working with our “return to sport” athletes. Whether it’s a minor injury or a more involved surgical procedure, our staff is very well versed in rehabilitation in a variety of sports i.e. football, basketball, baseball, soccer, running ,swimming, wrestling, gymnastics and dance. Our goal is to return our athletes to their best potential through proper athletic testing and assessment, education on prevention of injury and re-injury, and to recover or improve their performance. We utilize a one-on-one treatment approach focusing on form and mechanics, specialized jumping program, and a state-of-the-art return to sport testing program called dorsaVi*.
*dorsaVi, The ViPerform™ system, consists of wearable motion and muscle activity sensors that record data at 200 frames per second, and intuitive software with sophisticated algorithms that turn robust data into easy-to-read human movement data and meaningful results about how athletes are moving.
Nicole attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she received All-American Honors as a runner, advancing to Nationals. She continues to pursue her goals being named Fastest Female in a 50-Mile Race in the country in 2018. Nicole understands the stamina and commitment it takes to perform well and has a passion for working with all athletes, especially runners, regardless of level or ability. She uses this same dedication, as well as her expert knowledge to lead her patients to their personal goals of recovery.
Kourtney earned All-American honors in soccer playing center defense for Grand Valley State University. She knows all too well what it is like to recover as an athlete after ACL Reconstruction and Rehabilitation took her out of the game her Junior year. Coming back stronger than ever, Kourtney rejoined her team and made it to the NCAA DII National Championship and NCAA Final Four. She loves working with female athletes, especially helping them return to sport after an injury like hers. Just like she helps athletes regain their physical strength, Kourtney works equally as hard to empower her patients to restore their mental edge so they can get back in the game.