Physical Therapy

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Physical-Therapy-1The Physical Therapy Department at CTPO consists of Kevin McHorseMcHorse, Brian Kratz, Megan Redlich, Chelsey Walker, Sarah Luin, and Jimmy Simmonds. Together they are dedicated to keeping therapy sessions fun and interactive, while being effective and based on the latest research.

Our physical Therapy program is designed to help young people return to daily activities and sports quickly and safely, with emphasis on correcting poor mechanics and preventing future injury. Our goal is to teach the young athlete the importance of taking an active role in their recovery and developing long term habits of taking care of their body. We try to minimize office visits and passive modalities while emphasizing home exercise programs that can be easily worked into the patient’s daily schedule.

Physical-Therapy-2For active athletes, we also try to communicate with coaches and trainers to help the transition back to sports go smoothly and quickly. For this reason, we develop athlete-specific return to sports programs.

In addition to treating patients in the clinic, Kevin, Megan, Brian, Chelsey, Sarah, and Jimmy participate in community education activities to teach the developing athlete injury-prevention techniques and promote health and fitness. By educating athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers on common injuries and ways to prevent injury occurrence, the athlete spends more time being active and participating in their sport.

Physical-Therapy-3We also take special interest in the treatment of adolescent back pain using the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Treatment. Like the general sports programs, the McKenzie Method emphasizes self treatment of back pain and prevention of future problems. It is recognized world-wide as one of the most effective treatments for back pain. We have had overwhelming success applying this method of diagnosis and treatment to young people and at the last count, the average number of office visits for back pain was about four per patient.

ACL Prevention Camp

To register for the 2018 ACL Prevention Camp, please complete the form below and return to any CTPO Location.

ACL Enrollment Form – 2018

To pay your registration fee online, please go to our billing page here. *For “Invoice Number” please enter “ACL Camp.”

Additional afternoon and evening ACL Camps are available at Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness. For more information and to register for one of these camps, please go to coachmofitness.com

Adolescent female athletes are documented to have anywhere from a 4 to 6 times greater risk of injury to the anterior cruciate ligament than male counterparts. Fortunately, research over the past 5-10 years has confirmed that specific evaluation and training programs can help to reduce the rate of injury to equal that of male counterparts. Four the last 4 summers, CTPO has run a hugely successful 6 week ACL injury prevention program for female athletes age 12-18. The program is based on current research and is designed to correct flaws in mechanics and neuromuscular control that females often exhibit. While the program’s main goal is to prevent ACL tears, many participants have seen enhanced sport performance as well, such as increases in vertical and broad jump.

Why do female athletes in cutting sports tear the ACL more than males?
How can I tell if my daughter is at a higher risk of ACL injury?
How does the ACL injury prevention training program work? When is an appropriate age to start?
What long term consequences come from ACL injury?
What is the cost of the program and how to I sign up?
Does participation in an ACL prevention program guarantee injury prevention?