Physical Therapy Treatments & Techniques

Physical Therapy Techniques For Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation

Physical therapy techniques for sports injuries in our Alexandria, VA office include trigger point dry needling, recreation and life resilience, stability and balance training, strength, endurance, and injury prevention and more! Let us help you achieve a pain-free, high performance life.

SPARK Physiotherapy utilizes the following physical therapy techniques at our Alexandria, VA office:

  • Recreation and Life Resilience
  • Myofascial Release
  • Strain-Counter Strain
  • Stability and Balance Training
  • Motor Learning Theory
  • Graded Joint Mobilizations
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Comprehensive Home Programs
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Intramuscular Manual Therapy
  • Sport Specific Injury Prevention
  • Sport Specific Power & Strength
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • PNF
  • Strength Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Cardiovascular Endurance

While is it impossible to predict the exact number of physical therapy treatments necessary to help your condition, patients typically see improvement of most or all symptoms within a 3-4 sessions and complete resolution within 3–4 weeks using the techniques listed above.

Patient education and empowerment is a top priority at SPARK Physiotherapy, so as a physical therapy patient, you will receive a comprehensive home exercise program to help you keep out of your physician’s office!

Physical Therapy Forms

Fill out physical therapy patient forms to provide us with background information to guide your care. Before starting physical therapy, it’s important for us to know your medical history, previous injuries and current pain. We provide a comprehensive physical therapy assessment to ensure an accurate treatment plan.

All patients should fill out the following forms:

  • SPARK Medical History and Registration Forms form
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling Informed Consent
  • Pain Fear Avoidance Questionnaire

Additionally, if you are experiencing pain in any specific area, please download and fill out the respective form(s):

  • Neck pain or Injuries
  • Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand pain or Injuries
  • Back pain or injuries
  • Leg pain or injuries
  • Arthritis

During your first visit to our office, you will undergo a PT evaluation, where we perform a comprehensive assessment of the following:

  • Complete Review of Systems
  • Active and Passive Joint Range of Motion
  • Accessory Motion of Joints
  • Strength and Power
  • Myofascial Referral Pain
  • Overall Flexibility
  • Vital Signs
  • Balance
  • Posture
  • General Health
  • Standing and moving posture
  • Soft tissue mobility
  • Functional mobility: the way in which bones, muscles, ligaments and joints work together

Pain is not a something you should learn to live with. Let us help you achieve a pain-free, high-performance lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and remember to bring your physical therapy forms with you!