THERAPY & TREATMENT
Maximize Human Potential
Pierson Physical Therapy provides a manual, comprehensive approach to patient care. A specifically tailored plan of care is developed for each patient through an integrated evaluation including functional tests, in depth movement analysis, and hands on evaluation of joint, myofascial, and neural mobility as it relates to the overall dysfunction. Objective findings and clinical research are paired with intuition to develop an individualized plan of care for each patient.
Although it may be pain, tightness, or an injury that causes you to seek treatment, there may be other (often overlooked) factors that contribute: a long forgotten injury, a damaging habit or posture, lack of balance or harmony in body systems, or simply inefficient movement during day to day activities.
Treatment is not focused on avoiding pain and disability, but on achieving efficiency and potential. A plan of treatment is developed from a detailed functional assessment and hands-on evaluation. The result is a unique, specifically tailored program for YOU.
Every person is different, and a treatment program must respect that fact. Treatment is carried out within the vision that every individual has untapped existing potential; goals are not focused on restoration of "normal" function, but on achieving "optimal" function.
Every patient will be evaluated and treated by Aaron Pierson, a doctor of physical therapy and
a residency trained and certified functional manual therapist.
Pain Relief and Symptom Management
Athletic Development and Sports Performance
Postural and Movement Mechanics Retraining
Putting You First
Visits generally last between 45 minutes and one hour, varying with patient needs.
Every visit, pre and post testing is conducted to ensure an appropriate response to treatment.
Manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, motor control training, and development of prescriptive exercise program are included with every patient.
Sports specific movement re-training, advanced exercise program development, and stength training is available.
The Tools You Need
I operate under the assumption that every person has untapped existing potential – from the bedridden to the elite athlete. The road to optimum function begins when a patient believes that they have potential for more. The best "you" has yet to be achieved.
There are dozens upon dozens of methods for treatment for any given diagnosis or ailment. How do you know what is appropriate for you? Pierson Physical Therapy looks beyond the ever-changing latest trends in treatment, beyond cookie-cutter diagnostic criteria to determine the necessary plan to achieve results quickly. Functional tests are performed with hands on evaluation techniques to determine the inefficiencies (weak points) in the system. Using assessment and evaluation techniques that are driven by intuition and supported by research, treatment is then developed to meet the specific needs of the patient.
Optimize your body systems:
Just because range of motion has been achieved, strength has been restored, and new postures and movement mechanics have been learned, the work is not completed. Normal function is very different than optimal function. Treatment should aim to maximize motor control, stability, and movement beyond a pain free level to approach efficiency.
Education and training on how to sustain the changes that have occurred:
True healthcare should include a plan for self management. This must progress beyond a maintenance plan. Treatment should include education and training to truly feel what it is to live inside of your body, recognize areas of weakness and inefficiency, and running a plan for improvement back to the efficient state.
the out-of-network advantage
Pierson Physical Therapy operates as an out of network provider, staying true to our mission to provide the highest quality of care. The “business” of healthcare, the practices of insurance companies, and the PT clinics that participate with them do not often have your care as the highest priority.
It is our belief that your care should be determined by you and your treating practitioners only, without being altered by a third party payer. In a typical physical therapy clinic, you may get one on one interaction from a licensed PT for 15 minutes (if at all). The rest of the visit is usually comprised of various modalities to allow for temporary pain relief or completion of activities that you could likely do on your own outside of the clinic.
At Pierson Physical Therapy, you have the full attention of your PT for 100% of the session. Treatments typically last between 45 min and one hour, magnifying the benefit from each session. Often times there is a key structure treated, an elusive movement pattern trained, or a contributing lifestyle component that is discussed that could easily be missed in the traditional model, if your therapist were supervising other patients with their concentration stretched thin
Ultimately, we believe in a healthcare model that has your needs as the absolute priority, with no restrictions on visit frequency, length, or content. No fine print, surprising bills on the back end, or hidden agendas for your treatment sessions. We are happy to provide you with the information required to submit your claim for out of network reimbursement. Allow us to serve you in the most effective way possible.