Medications may offer pain relief but some musculoskeletal (MSK) pains require considerate action for long-term improvement in your health. Physical Therapy (PT) practice is a holistic approach to pain that encompasses various techniques to provide relief while also treating the underlying cause of that pain. Unlike prescription medications, the effects of a comprehensive physiotherapeutic regime do not subside after a few hours.
General components of a PT program include active and passive therapeutic exercise, soft tissue and joint mobilization, spinal manipulation, electrotherapy, dry needling, taping, and the use of supportive garments as needed. Your Physical Therapist assembles a combination of several techniques best suited for your needs and may switch them according to your body’s response to treatment.
Goals of Physical Therapy
- Pain relief
- Improved function
- Better endurance and strength
- Non-dependency on pain medications
- Surgery avoidance
- Boost in mental and physical health
- Prevention of future injury
With direct access, you can consult a physical therapist without a physician’s referral. It is time-saving AND health-saving if you catch a MSK problem early on and treat it through PT treatment since there are very few adverse side effects. Physical therapists are qualified to run a full screen of all your bodies systems and refer you to a physician if need be. The sooner you get PT treatment for a MSK problem, the shorter your treatment duration will be.
Meet your Physical Therapist!
Dr. Uchenna Joann Onyia PT
Qualifications: DPT (doctor of physical therapy), COMT (certified orthopedic manual therapist), Cert DN (certified dry needling)
Work Experience: 11 years of orthopedic and sports medicine clinical experience and an ex-collegiate basketball player at Manhattan College.
Hi, I am Dr. Uchenna, your new favorite physical therapist. I am here to help you correct any limitations, reach your fitness goals, and help you improve your overall quality of life. I am the owner and founder of Optimum Physical Therapy, a clinic located in Kennesaw, GA.
About our Clinic
At Optimum Physical Therapy, we specialize in treating orthopedic and sports medicine clientele. Our services include:
- Traditional Rehabilitation
- Sport-Specific Training
- ACL Rehabilitation
- Injury Prevention
- Performance Enhancement
- and more!
We also provide workshops to athletes and teams wishing to decrease chance of injury and enhance performance. These workshops include education about common injuries with respect to the given sport, best exercises to help decrease chance of injury, and the importance of recovery. These workshops help decrease chance of injury by empowering athletes and coaches with knowledge.
At our clinic, you can seek treatment for any MSK pain or syndrome including but not limited to:
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Knee pain
- Joint dislocations
- TMJ Disorder
- Tennis Elbow
- Ligament tears
- Post surgical care
- Cartilage tears
- Plantar Fasciitis
- and more
At Optimum Physical Therapy, patient satisfaction is our upmost priority and that is why we see all our patients individually. We believe in individual sessions because we know it expedites achievement of desired outcomes and provides a better overall experience. We will educate you about your health condition, treatment options, prognosis, and safety measures, so we can work together in improving your health.
Remember! Optimal health is an active process. Having a physical therapist you can trust can be what is needed to prevent injury, improve a current injury, and have the quality of life you desire.