Aviator Sports Performance & Rehabilitation team specializes in all aspects of orthopedic rehabilitation utilizing advanced manual therapy techniques including, but not limited to, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization), neural mobilization, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), myofascial release, active release techniques. You will work closely with a highly credentialed and motivated staff of licensed physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, certified athletic trainers, and performance specialists to maximize your experience while under our care. We treat patients across the lifespan with a vast variety of musculoskeletal injuries, both non-surgical and post-operative care, people on the mend after an injury to athletes looking to fine-tune their anatomy to reduce their injury risk.
We provide a comprehensive, detail-oriented hands-on approach using manual therapy techniques and patient-specific corrective exercise prescriptions to treat soft tissue and joint dysfunction. Manual therapy is proven to modulate pain, increase range of motion, reduce inflammation, and more! Shorten your recovery time by including manual therapy in your rehabilitation.
We pride ourselves on working hard together to help you achieve your goals, allowing you to return to your desired activity level as quickly as possible. We begin our program with a thorough assessment during the initial evaluation, followed by a multifaceted, evidence-based, patient-specific plan of care that will address the body’s intertwined musculoskeletal system.
Treatment regimens are individualized based on diagnosis, individual goals and individual limitations; no two patients are treated exactly the same because no two people are the same. Our path to recovery does however follow a specific philosophy based on our experience of treating thousands of clients.
Our Path Includes:
Pain Reduction & Inflammation Control
We use our modalities such as ice, moist heat, ultrasound, TENS, interferential electrical stimulation to gain control over the pain, muscle spasms, or swelling associated with your condition.
Restore Joint & Tissue Mobility
Once the pain cycle is controlled we employ manual therapy techniques including joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, stretching, and PNF strategies to restore range of motion and flexibility to the affected areas. We often maintain a high level of pain control following manual therapy to limit any delayed onset pain or inflammation.
Strength & Stability Training for Core & Foundation
We believe in beginning strength training to the affected area only after the pain cycle is well controlled and adequate ROM is restored. The supporting structural stabilizers in the affected region are targeted first and foremost. This lays the groundwork for a strong foundation leading to functional strength training.
Strength Training for Function or Sport
With restored joint mobility, adequate ROM, and a well-managed pain/inflammation level, we believe that the patient is now ready to begin a safe and appropriate strength training routine for restoration of function and sport. Each client may have specific functional needs that will be addressed in order to return to work, sports, or activities of daily living.
Transition to Discharge
The transition from clinical care to self-care can be filled with stress and anxiety. It is our goal to educate and direct our patients into a home exercise program or wellness/sports performance program that allows for continued focus on fitness/sport goals. Our goal is for our patients to learn to appreciate a more active, healthier lifestyle.
DID YOU KNOW: We Are Cash-Based!
Cash-based physical therapy practice means that we are a fee for service business and not currently a participating provider with any insurance plans. Why? The answer is quite simple—we would not be able to provide the high level of care and individualized treatment that we do at the rates insurance companies currently pay for physical therapy treatment. Because of this, we choose to be an out of network provider, and we do not accept health insurance as payment. We take all payment up front and you know exactly what you are going to get. We do accept payments from Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) as well as provide superbills for patients seeking reimbursement from their insurance company. We have found that this model commonly saves people money, as they are getting better faster as well as spending less time at physical therapy.
You can see any provider you like, whenever you like, and won’t have to worry about obtaining prior authorization from your insurance.
Flexibility in care
For treatment tailored to your goals. This opens the door to a wide range of possibilities. You are in charge.
You won’t ever be hit with a random bill in 3 months. You’ll know exactly what you are paying for and how much.
Higher quality care
More focused time with your therapist. This helps people get better, faster.
Less time at PT
For people that value their time and are ready to get back to the activities they love.
ACCESS TO CARE QUICKER!
Without the requirement of seeing another clinician (MD, dentist, nurse, physician's assistant) you get to access physical therapy sooner. This also means fewer expenses and wait time to treat your area of pain. Prior to direct access the doctor referral, the X-ray and MRI and other tests inhibit the start of your rehab. Sometimes this process can take one or three weeks. Now, when someone has an injury they can come to Aviator first and get treated right away. However, recognizing that we have a wide area of expertise, each with the possibility of being separate and distinct, our team will consult with our team physician and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate if the injury is more severe and we decide x-rays and MRIs are necessary to evaluate the injury further. We will always do what is in the best interest of the patient!
Includes a 60-minute orthopedic evaluation, manual therapy, and an individualized exercise program. During your initial evaluation, you will sit down with your physical therapist to establish a plan of care. This plan will be individualized based on your goals and activities.
If necessary, physical therapy packages will be discussed following your initial evaluation. These are best if we determine that your recovery is going to take some time. We like being fully transparent. Please do not purchase until after the initial evaluation (60-minute sessions). If you have had surgery, please contact for pricing options.
Myofascial Decompression Cupping
Vacuum Manual Therapy mainly used to Separate adhesions in tissue layers and create space in the fascia
Liberate trapped inflammation; Liquify and stimulate lymph drainage
Sedate and regulate the nervous system
Soften and minimize scar tissue
Release rigid tissue and compensatory patterns.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.
Rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting
Check out our Wellness Services for more Recovery system add-ons!