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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy That Gets Results

“Great results – I didn’t know Physical Therapy could do that!”

That’s what patients say who come to Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy departmentdespite having arrived complaining of such problems as chronic pain, numbness, stiffness or loss of flexibility.

Most people don’t really know what physical therapy is or how it relieves pain. But it definitely does. Not only that, but it can get rid of it for good.

Are you suffering with chronic (or acute) back, neck, shoulder or knee pain? Do you find it difficult to complete everyday tasks because of pain, stiffness or numbness when you want to be more active?

If so, Physical Therapy can resolve that!

What does Physical Therapy at Root Cause Medical Clinic do?

A department within Root Cause Medical Clinic, the Physical Therapy department provides treatment designed to improve or restore your physical function and fitness level. It addresses the muscles, nerves and joints.

Physical therapy is mostly known for rehabilitation after an injury or surgery because it reduces muscle tension and strengthens weak muscles, but it is much more than that!

OUr Physical therapy department also treats chronic pain, stiffness, disease and deformity by physical methods (massage, heat/cold, exercise, etc.) rather than by drugs or surgery. We also use it to 1) prevent surgery when possible, and 2) prepare the patient for surgery when it’s necessary, allowing for better recovery afterwards.

It allows you to move better and enables you to complete everyday tasks without pain or difficulty.

A wide variety of conditions are treated, ranging from orthopedic to neurological, and from pediatric to sports.

Many physical therapy methods are available here at our clinic, including the following.

OUr Physical Therapy department performs extensive hands-on manual therapy such as:

Other methods we use at include:

Why our Success Rate is so High

Our Physical therapy department consists of a highly trained professional team who excel in diagnosis and treatment through the utilization of a broad range of techniques. The result? Successful treatment of pain and disease—as well as prevention.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. (Only 6,000 doctors of this specialty exist in the United States at this writing).

The department embraces the belief that physical therapy should integrate examination, history, analysis, and restoration of normal motion and function. To this end, “hands on” treatment (manual therapy) consists of 30 minutes at each visit. This is a departure from many physical therapists who spend the majority of their time treating their patients with ultrasound and ice packs.

Our initial approach is to rule out serious disease, establish what limitations exist, make an accurate diagnosis, and create a baseline for monitoring progress. The objective examination received by all patients obtains quantifiable measurements that aid in the above mentioned diagnosis, treatment and measurement of progress.

Diagnostic Testing Utilized:

  • Computerized Foot Scanning
  • Electronic Range of Motion
  • Electronic Muscle Testing
  • Computerized Posture Analysis
  • Gait Analysis (a walking assessment)
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Orthotic Fittings (for foot and ankle alignment)
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Hand Dynanometry (for hand strength)
  • EKG (a recording of the electrical activity of the heart)

Our physical therapy staff are not only trained in various exercise techniques, but they have specialized machines at their disposal that retrain muscles for optimum functioning.

Every patient at physical therapy in Sunnyvale, CA is given a personalized regimen, created to address their particular needs. Goals are set and progress is monitored every step of the way. Those patients committed to wellness have enjoyed great benefits from following their individualized program. They enjoy coming for treatment because they witness the progress they are making.

A patient receiving physical therapy may be solely on a physical therapy program, or their treatment may be part of a broader program including chiropractic, internal medicine, clinical nutrition or even naturopathic medicine. Each program is designed uniquely for the you.

Getting to the Root Cause of your problem

Getting out of pain is one thing—but getting out of pain FOR GOOD is an entirely different thing. If you’ve had chronic neck pain, for example, you know how debilitating and exhausting it can be. Your ability to perform basic, daily activities is compromised. If you’ve taken medications and only noticed temporary relief, you are not alone in your frustration.

Masking the pain with a drug is not getting to the root cause of the problem. Our clinic addresses the cause of the problem and resolves it at its source.

A good analogy: Imagine that you are walking along and there is a small pebble inside your shoe. You are in pain, and the more you keep walking, it gets harder and harder to do so. You could swallow a pill to relieve the pain—or you can simply remove the pebble from your shoe. It was a “mechanical” problem.

Physical therapy in Sunnyvale, CA takes a mechanical approach to a mechanical problem. We don’t just mask your pain, we get rid of it for good by correcting what was causing it in the first place.

There is no reason for you to continue suffering in pain. If you have seen other physical therapists, but the pain keeps coming back, then try our approach to find your pain’s root cause and get rid of it—permanently.

Testimonials from some patients we’ve helped:

test-woman-07Finally, there are days without pain!

I’ve been at Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy department for about 3 weeks and am actually, surprisingly, seeing improvements and decrease in my pain. My right hip has been hurting for about 2 years with no progress. Finally, there are days without pain. Thanks to the great team of doctors and staff at the Physical Therapy department, a group who cares and makes a difference in my well-being. – J.H.

I am much stronger and have better balance now!

I’ve been receiving physical therapy from Dr. Rupa and the physical therapy staff for almost 2 years for my severe scoliosis. I am much stronger and have better balance now, and many of my aches and pains have subsided. With continued exercises and P.T. visits here, I hope to avoid the dreaded scoliosis surgery! – H.W.

I have regained a range of motion in my neck!

I had developed a chronic soreness in my upper back that frequently led to painful spasms in my neck. After 10 months of treatment with the doctors at Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy department, my chronic soreness is mostly gone, my muscle spasms are rare and I have regained a range of motion in my neck that I didn’t even realize I had lost. By continuing my upper body exercises and occasional visits with the doctors here I believe that my back problems can be completely solved.

Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy department did a thorough job in analyzing my problems!

Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy department did a thorough job in analyzing my problems and prescribed a detailed exercise, muscle massage and chiropractic program. I noticed near immediate improvement and after 3 months of therapy I finally felt unencumbered by my back. Given where I was when I started this was a significant accomplishment for which I am very grateful. – A.M.

I now know that I do not have to hurt. Thank you!

I am sending this memo to you to express my gratitude for diagnosing my rib problem and treating it properly. This has been a blessing of gigantic proportion! I can now trace this injury back to the early 70s – thirty years ago! I cannot count the number of times I have been sent to physical therapy, had MRIs or been injected with cortisone. I cannot begin to tell you what it feels like to wake up in the morning and not have discomfort or pain. I now know that I do not have to hurt. Thank you! – G.M.

test-woman-11I am back working at the profession which I love!

At the age of 39 I was having extreme pain in my shoulder to the point where I was no longer able to do my job. The pain prevented me from moving my arm above my chest. I had a history of back problems and was used to some discomfort. I made the decision to investigate Root Cause Medical Clinics’ Physical Therapy department for myself. After 6 months I saw a marked improvement in my health. My shoulder is much better and I am back working at the profession which I love. – J.V.

I have Health Now!

I am very pleased with my progress at Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy Department. When I first came in all I wanted was a quick adjustment for a sore neck. Never mind that I had limited movement when rotating my neck or couldn’t lift my left shoulder and had chronic lower back “outages”. Now, after adjustments, physical therapy and the exercises they taught me, I have full use of my left arm. I can rotate my head and easily move it. I don’t have to worry about my lower back- its stable. I am no longer plagued by nagging pain. I have health now! – R.C.

Since receiving treatment at Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy department, I wake feeling refreshed before the alarm goes off!

For about the past 4 years I have had severe neck pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. Most mornings I woke up feeling like a loaded Mac truck had been running over me all night. Mornings were very painful. Since receiving treatment at Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy department, I wake feeling refreshed before the alarm goes off! The modified diet is working great. I know I still have a ways to go but I am reaping the rewards of this change in my lifestyle. I am a convert to the the root cause philosophy and thankful for my sister-in-law who recommended the doctors and staff for my health care. Life is good! – K.M.

I can now walk the dog again, and garden again for which I am eternally grateful.

After almost two months of suffering this horrendous pain in my left leg, (which had been diagnosed as Sciatica) my step-daughter urged me to come to Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy department, because in her words ‘I know they can help you’. I was unable to walk without limping. I can now walk the dog again, and garden again for which I am eternally grateful. I would highly recommend anyone suffering the way I was, to consider talking to the doctors here. – M.H.

After receiving treatment, the leg numbness and the arm and shoulder pains are gone!

When I first came to Root Cause Medical Clinic’s Physical Therapy department I was experiencing right leg numbness, right shoulder tightness and pain in my right arm. These symptoms had been with me for about a year. Now, after receiving treatment, the leg numbness and the arm and shoulder pains are gone. Thank you. – V.R.

We offer our Physical Therapy services for those in San Jose, Mountain View, Cupertino and throughout Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. We are here to help!

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