Many people arrive to physical therapy with individual needs. Let Pacrav Physical Therapy develop a personalized plan of care to manage your musculoskeletal needs within an intimate, one-on-one care environment. Together we will work to achieve your goals.
From the initiation of your care, Pacrav Physical Therapy aims to provide a personalized health care experience. The patient will treated by a highly skilled physical therapy the entire time; Pacrav Physical Therapy does not use any physical therapy aids or assistants.More
Day one starts with the completion of the introductory forms. Because we value your time, Pacrav Physical Therapy has provided this forms electronically to be completed at home prior to the visit. If one is not comfortable with this process, the patient should arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time in order to allow for adequate completion time.
The next step is then to begin evaluation process. This begins with a patient interview where together, the patient and Matthew, will identify the primary goal(s) or reason(s) for seeking physical therapy treatment. The conversation will continue by targeting important information including but not limited to: your symptoms, the activities you have difficulty with, and your symptom history. This will allow us to formulate a number of working hypotheses that will drive our physical examination. The physical examination focuses on tests of functional activities, passive movements of you limbs, strength testing, and the use of touch on the affected areas to fully identify one's restrictions.
Finally, Matthew will discuss his findings and describe the plan of care. Day one will then conclude ideally with providing some form of treatment and the patient will be prescribed individualized activities to completed at home in order to augment the clinical treatment. Follow visits will be scheduled that could range from 30-60 minutes depending on the severity and the complexity of the condition.
Manual Therapy Employing hands on principles targeting the joints, muscles, and soft tissue of the body to improve range of motion, reduce pain, and restore function. Matthew has been trained to utilize the most advanced techniques to assess the body's restrictions and source of pain in order to restore it to optimal function.
Movement Re-education Retraining the body's ability to complete functional and athletic activities in a more efficient manner. Matthew focuses on the science of observing deficits and relating them to reduced strength and control in order to make the individual more efficient and safe.
Therapeutic Exercise Designing an individualized exercise program focused on the patient's needs in order to augment the clinical work.
Motion Analysis Combining the science of physical therapy with technology to capture actual movement patterns of patients walking, running, jogging, and climbing stairs. By comparing these movements with established values, Matthew will be able to remove deficits to improve quality of motion while reducing the risk of injury via manual therapy, movement re-education, and therapeutic exercises.
Modalities Assisting with the management of pain through strategies that include: ice, heat, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and infrared technologies.
Ergonomic Assessment Scientific approach of evaluating a patient's work station to reduce the risk of injury and improve comfort.
Virtual Consultation Providing physical therapy assessment to the patient through video conferencing. These 30 minute sessions include a patient interview, a movement screen, and management recommendations.
“Matt takes a lot of time with me. Every appointment he asks me about my symptoms and training, and then he listens carefully to my answers. Each appointment is different, as he adjusts his treatment.”
“He managed a wonderful balance of professionalism and personal presence. Every session he explained what he was doing and why with clarity which made it easy for me to understand. The same was true for exercises he gave me to do at the session or at home.”
“The care I received from Matt Oravitz was absolutely remarkable. Between Matt’s treatment and assigned home exercises, my symptoms subsided within a few weeks and I was able to do most tasks I was previously prevented from doing. Matt provided his personal attention during everyone one of my visits, and I felt as if I was the only patient he had for the day, even though his full calendar showed otherwise.”