The ACTIV therapeutic philosophy is based on the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine’s (IAOM) model that successful treatment follows a thorough history, detailed examination, and an accurate assessment of the problem. After a thorough explanation of the problem, the therapist and patient work closely together to achieve a successful outcome. Along the way, the therapist teaches the patient specific exercises that target their strength and control deficits. Manual therapy is added to almost every treatment session to improve joint or soft tissue mobility and decrease pain. This kind of approach takes time, so each one-on-one session can more than one hour. The focus is on the solution, period. This comprehensive and caring approach works especially well with recurrent or chronic cases that have been resistant to other methods.
ACTIV Physical Therapy is committed to helping each individual restore confident movement and regain the freedom of an ACTIV lifestyle. ACTIV’s core programs include orthopedic, spine, and sports rehabilitation. Additional proactive programs emphasizing injury prevention and functional training complete ACTIV’s spectrum of care. This progressive approach allows ACTIV to change traditional perceptions of physical therapy by revealing a more contemporary clinic that is accessible to both the injured and anyone else who wants to prevent injury, solve movement dysfunction, and stay active.
ACTIV has a special interest and passion for the care and prevention of adolescent and youth sports injury, and ACTIV wants to help active and athletic individuals of any age or ability stay active. This includes: youth sport injury, adult sport injury, “everyday” injuries, back and neck pain, work injury, and post-surgical rehabilitation. Special populations include: Adolescent low back pain related to stress fractures or disc (spondylogenic low back pain), elementary and high school sports injuries, overuse sports injuries, runners, bikers, baseball and softball pitchers, nordic and alpine skiers, dancers and performing artists, gymnasts and tumblers, “everyday athletes” like moms, and gardeners, and “occupational athletes” like firefighters, policemen, and heavy equipment operators.