Dr. Becker provides skilled physical therapy injury care to patients with challenging musculoskeletal injuries. In her clinical practice, she uses a comprehensive and individualized approach with each patient, including a total body assessment, focused interventions, and evidence-based exercises, to ensure effective treatment and superior outcomes.
Types of Injury Care
Acute Injury Care
Pain and dysfunction are from an isolated, identifiable specific traumatic event. Symptoms from this type of injury are usually isolated (within 24-48 hours) and typically resolve within 4-6 weeks of skilled physical therapy intervention. These injuries typically require immediate medical attention and prompt referral to skilled physical therapy to help reduce the frequency and intensity of symptoms, decrease disability, and quickly return to full function, including work and sport.
Examples of Common Acute Injuries
- Nerve Injuries
Acute physical therapy injury care usually requires a referral from an Approved Medical Provider (AMP). Please refer to the information on Direct Access.
Chronic Injury Care
Pain and dysfunction are from any longstanding diagnosed injury or illness lasting more than 4-6 months. Historically, chronic injuries have been poorly managed and misunderstood due to the varied nature and sometimes unidentifiable source of pain. Interventions otherwise successful in cases of acute injuries tend to fail when applied to chronic conditions. For this reason, even when an injury or illness is well documented, chronic injuries must be managed differently to ensure a successful outcome.
Examples of Common Chronic Injuries
- Chronic Joint Disease (arthritis)
- Overuse/Pain Syndromes
- Chronic Musculoskeletal/Auto-immune Illnesses
- Myofascial Syndromes, including scar adhesions
Chronic physical therapy injury care may not require a referral from an Approved Medical Provider (AMP). Please refer to the information on Direct Access.