Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function. Physical therapists:
- Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.
- Restore, maintain, and promote optimal physical function, wellness, fitness and quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
- Prevent the onset, symptoms, and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, disorders, conditions, or injuries.
Physical therapists establish diagnoses, prognoses, and plans of care. They engage in an examination process that includes:
- taking the patient/client history,
- conducting a systems review, and
- performing tests and measures to identify potential and existing problems.
Our physical therapy is carried out in private rooms by a physical therapist with advanced training in manual medicine, spinal stabilization, and therapeutic exercise.
Evelyn B. Kirner, PT, MHS, our physical therapist, graduated from Russell Sage College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1984. She received a Masters of Health Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1992. She has advanced training with over 25 years of clinical experience specializing in manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, the treatment of sacroiliac dysfunction in pregnant women, spinal disorders, and orthopedic problems of patients ranging from children through the geriatric population.