At Encinitas Physical Therapy, our therapists have extensive training in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal conditions and give you personalized treatment to achieve your goals. We use specific hands-on techniques that relieve pain, release adhesions, and restore normal joint and soft tissue mobility, called manual therapy. We also utilize therapeutic exercises specific to your condition and a variety of other therapeutic methods. Our focus is on working with you and helping you heal your condition.
We believe that each person is unique, and heals most efficiently when receiving treatment that is specific to them and their unique condition. A focused evaluation reveals the details and pattern of each condition. It includes listening to each person's concerns and history, asking questions to understand the behavior of symptoms, observing posture, testing active, passive and resisted motions, and palpating the involved tissues. We may find joint tightness, fascial adhesions, muscle spasm, areas of inflammation, weakness, postural imbalance or other abnormalities. We then use these findings to devise a treatment that specifically addresses them. As we work, we continually re-assess the person's response to treatment, and modify our approach as needed until we work through the problem. We find that this approach is an efficient way to resolve our patients' problems.
We have observed that many problems are a result of parts of the body becoming compressed together, twisted, or adhered when they should be able to move freely. This can be a result of injury, overuse, postural strain, surgery, or disease. This creates pain by excessive compression of joint surfaces, excessive stretch of muscles and connective tissues, or perpetuation of inflammation. We use techniques of manual therapy that are able to decompress, untwist and free up these areas, and work with you to learn how to maintain that state.
We are happy to speak with you by phone to answer any questions you might have about your condition or our treatments. We routinely help people who have been unsuccessful with other therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, or alternative practitioners. However, if we don't believe our approach is the right fit for you, we'll tell you and make an appropriate recommendation.
How are we different than other PT practices?
- Your entire time in treatment is spent with your physical therapist, working with your specific condition.
- We give you quality, hands-on care and caring, personal attention.
- We do not use aides or assistants.
- All of our therapists have extensive training and expertise. Their skill and knowledge makes a difference in the results.
- Our specialized skills, such as Soft Tissue Mobilization, Osteopathic Techniques, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation, often resolve problems other approaches don't.
Our practice was established in 1984. Conveniently located in Encinitas, one block off the freeway, we serve the greater San Diego area. We are close to Del Mar, Carmel Valley, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos. We are Medicare providers.
Contact: (760) 753-0703
Fax: (760) 753-0272
Our office is located at 345 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, California 92024