Wellness Physical

Have you been injured and promised never to end up in that place again? Have you felt a little “off” since the pandemic started and can’t figure out how to get back to your old self? Or maybe your workouts have been feeling pretty good, but you’re curious how to get to that next level? Or are you just really interested in your body’s strengths and weaknesses and want to figure out where to direct your fitness and wellness energy?

If any of these questions resonate with you, it’s time for a wellness physical! We believe that you should have your physical therapist, the same way you have a primary care physician or your dentist. Rather than only going to a physical therapist when you have pain, why not have a regular check up to assess your body in a pain-free state? Check ups are meant to make sure everything is functioning the way it should to prevent bigger issues from arising down the line. The same way we do this for our hearts, our lungs and our teeth, we can do this for our musculoskeletal system.

  • 90 minutes
  • $380
What is a Wellness Physical?

A wellness physical is a 90-minute comprehensive evaluation designed to identify muscular imbalances, assess your risk of injury and guide your physical goals for the year to come. In the wellness physical, you will give your health and medical history to the provider to screen for more general issues. Then, you will participate in a series of standardized assessment tools including tests of mobility, stability, endurance, motor control and balance. When appropriate, we can compare your score to the normative score for your age range to see how you are doing compared to your peers. If you have a specific issue, we can tailor the exam to assess this as well. 

Based on this assessment, we will put together a report and send it to you, as well as share it with any other providers or fitness professionals you would like us to inform. The report will include all the objective measures, as well as a summary of priorities for you to understand which areas of your body need more attention. It will also include an initial recommendation for home exercises to address these areas in need. We want you to feel empowered to take your own health and wellness into your own hands to keep yourself pain free and thriving.

Who would benefit from a Wellness Physical?

Anyone! The Wellness Physical is meant for anyone and everyone. Ideally you will have a yearly Wellness Physical to assess and reassess each body area. The information can be used to prevent issues, as well as to guide your fitness training for the upcoming year. It also provides a baseline for your body so if you do develop any pain points, we have that baseline “normal” to revisit for comparison.

Why is the cost different than a normal PT evaluation?

The cost of the Wellness Physical takes into account the 90 minutes (rather than 60 minutes for a traditional PT Evaluation) as well as the time for your therapist to compile results, create the report and design an individualized home exercise program. The cost of this evaluation is far less than the potential cost of waiting until problems arise or pain sets in!

Free 15-minute phone consultation

Not sure if Thrive Physio has what you need? Schedule a 15-minute free phone consultation to discuss! If we aren’t the best fit, we will help get you where you need to go.

Concierge Physical Therapy Services

Prefer to be treated in the comfort of your own home? On a film set and don’t have the flexibility to leave for your appointments? I can come to you! I have experience working with people in the entertainment industry and understand the need for flexibility given your busy schedules. I work with 2UMedical to provide concierge physical therapy services at the location most convenient for you.

Common diagnoses treated:

*This is not an exhaustive list of diagnoses we treat at Thrive Physio. It is a list of common diagnoses we see and frequently treat. If you do not see your diagnosis on this list, please contact us to discuss your diagnosis and available treatment options.

Low back pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Disc injuries
  • Sciatica
Neck pain and headaches
  • Sprains and strains
  • Whiplash
  • Disc injuries
  • Cervicogenic headaches
TMJ dysfunction and jaw pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Whiplash
  • Disc injuries
  • Cervicogenic headaches
Shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff dysfunction
  • Impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Instability
Elbow pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Nerve entrapments
Hip pain
  • Impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis/tendinopathy
  • Labral tears
  • Arthritis
Knee pain
  • ACL reconstruction and injury prevention
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Runner’s knee
  • IT band syndrome
  • Meniscus tears
  • Arthritis
Foot and ankle pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Big toe dysfunction

Treatment tools used:

Dry needling

Insertion of a solid filament needle into dysfunctional muscles to release them, reset them to decrease tightness and improve coordination- Want more information? Read Elizabeth’s blog “What is Dry Needling?”

Redcord suspension training

A system of bungees and cords used to help identify neuromuscular imbalances and improve muscle coordination and balance

Soft tissue mobilization

Manually working on muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia to reset the nervous system and decrease pain

Joint mobilization and manipulation

Address joint restriction with hands-on techniques to improve mobility, reset nervous system and decrease pain

Cupping

Glass cups are applied to the skin to lift skin and fascia away from underlying muscle tissue, improving blood and lymphatic flow for expedited healing and pain relief

Kinesiotaping

Application of light, stretchy tape to body regions to improve proprioception in the area, provide support and decrease swelling or bruising

Blood Flow Restriction training

Brief, intermittent occlusion of venous blood flow using a tourniquet while exercising. The patient can get the strength benefits of a higher load but actually using a lower load to avoid tissue strain- Want more information? Read Elizabeth’s blog “Why Blood Flow Restriction training?”

Neuromuscular Re-education

Retraining muscle activation and movement patterns to help decrease overworking of muscles while improving the firing of underactive muscles to reset the balance and coordination of the body

Therapeutic exercise prescription

Individualized exercises to help maintain the gains achieved in a session- aimed at improving mobility, stability, muscle coordination, strength, endurance, power, balance, functional strength

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

A specific, systematic way of analyzing movement to see limitations and identify which body segment is contributing to these limitations

Ergonomic Assessment

Assessment of client at their work to determine contribution of desk or workstation to client’s symptoms

Postural Assessment

Assessment of client’s static and dynamic posture to determine contribution of posture habits to client’s symptoms

Client education

Unpacking habits, work set up and ergonomics, current activities and exercise, sleep patterns, etc to determine their contribution to client’s complaint and provide education on modifications to improve response to treatment and/or prevent recurrence

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