People generally associate Physical Therapy with recovery from a major surgery or sports injury. The term Physical Therapy, or PT, refers to many different types of treatment, from learning new exercises and stretches to a Physical Therapist using manual techniques to help alleviate aches and pains. PT can also mean the use of modalities, like ice, heat, and electrical stimulation.
At The Center For Manual Medicine and Regenerative Orthopedics, Physical Therapy means individualized treatments based on each patient’s specific needs. Matt Elniff, PT, FAAOMPT and Tracie Nolan, PT, FAAOMPT are both Fellowship-trained physical therapists with extensive training in manual therapy techniques. They did their training at The Manual Therapy Institute and became Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Fellowship training is very challenging and time-consuming, and only a very small percentage of Physical Therapists reach this distinguished level of training. We are very fortunate to have two Fellowship-trained Therapists right here in Topeka, Kansas.
There are several factors that make our Physical Therapy department stand apart from the
competition, one being our multi-disciplinary office. Although many of our patients come to us by an outside doctor’s referrals, we are fortunate to have a Medical Doctor and two Chiropractors right on site. This gives us a treatment advantage, not only in options but in convenience. There have been many studies that show that manipulative treatment along with Physical Therapy can expedite recovery and shorten treatment plans. This is due to addressing not only muscle imbalances, but joint dysfunction as well.
Regenerative Medicine is another factor that sets our practice apart from other musculo-skeltal practices. We utilize adult-derived Stem Cells and/or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to help heal the underlying cause and not just mask the pain with steroids. With all the promise that Regenerative Medicine continues to show, we know that the correct Physical Therapy is what gets patients back to where they want to be. We are continuing to see tremendous results with Regenerative Injections and Physical Therapy, helping many patients avoid surgery and long recovery times. Matt and Tracie are both well-trained in Regenerative Therapy techniques that will help set our patients up for SUCCESS!
Current research in the Journal of Orthopedics Sports Physical Therapy: 2015; 45 (2) 86-96 shows that Fellowship-trained therapists were more likely to achieve greater treatment effect sizes than therapists without residency or Fellowship training. If you are a patient that has tried Physical Therapy in the past without the results you wanted, or if you are having surgical treatment and are in need of Physical Therapy, let Matt and Tracie show you that there is a difference! If you are trying to avoid surgery, or simply have some aches and pains that are not going away, let the Physical Therapists at The Center For Manual Medicine and Regenerative Orthopedics help you—just contact us at 785-271-8100, visit us online, or come see us in person today!