Provider for Blue Shield Insurance! We do not accept straight Medical/ Gold Coast plans. We do not accept Workers' Compensation cases. We do not contract with Home Health. We do not provide Lymphedema massage or treatment of Lymphedema. We do not provide aquatic or mechanical traction physical therapy at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. Quality Physical Therapy Treats the cause, not merely the symptoms So what’s the secret to receiving quality physical therapy? Treatment provided by highly skilled, registered physical therapists trained to constantly re-evaluate your progress and adjust your treatment accordingly… That’s the secret to quality physical therapy Assistants and aides generally deliver modalities and cannot re-evaluate your problem and adjust the treatment accordingly. Only a registered, trained professional can deliver the hands-on techniques and supervised exercises you need to treat the cause of your injury and truly heal it. At Challenge Physical Therapy you will not be treated by aides or assistants, as we don’t employ them. Your treatment – your recovery- will be in the hands of highly trained and skilled registered physical therapists. The most effective treatment techniques are joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization and therapeutic exercise. What is Joint Mobilization? Joint Mobilization is a manual hands-on therapy technique that requires advanced understanding of and training in the treatment of joint dysfunctions. Joint dysfunctions are one of the most common causes of painful, debilitating symptoms. Treating them with joint mobilization can have profound healing effects. The physical therapists at Challenge Physical Therapy have at least Master’s Degrees in Manual Therapy (joint and soft tissue mobilization). What is Soft Tissue Mobilization? Soft tissue mobilization uses such techniques as: Myofascial release Soft tissue release/deep tissue massage Contract/Relax Strain/Counterstrain and other positional release techniques These techniques help restore circulation, decrease inflammation, restore and improve mobility,decrease pain and joint dysfunction as well as restore normal movement. What is therapeutic exercise? At Challenge Physical Therapy we are very specific about using the exact exercise your body needs to regenerate the tissue causing your problem. We use: Medical Exercise Training (M.E.T) Scientific, Therapeutic Exercise Progressions (S.T.E.P). This technique is very specific to help determine the perfect number of repetitions and weight you should be using. Exercise is used to: Mobilize and stabilize joints Increase strength & endurance Regenerate your damaged tissues Increase tolerance for your activities of daily living As a supplement to your clinical exercise program, your Challenge Physical Therapist will design an individualized home exercise program for you. It typically includes stretching and strengthening exercises as well as self adjustment techniques you can use to help decrease pain by yourself. The home exercise program will help ensure the gains made during the clinical treatment sessions are maintained. Exercise is the only way you can regenerate your musculo-skeletal tissues!