We provide Orthopedic, Sports, and General Physical Therapy Services in an active participation model with 1-to-1 therapist/client interaction for 1 hour appointments utilizing a variety of treatment approaches.
Frequency-specific micro-current (FSM), RRT Scar Release Frequency Device
Initial Assessment $150, $40 repeat treatment.
Meet our Physical Therapists
Karen J. Woodbeck MS, PT, ATC, CKTI
Christine Zafiropoulo, PTA
Christine received her B.S. degree in Physical Education at Fresno State University, A.S. degree in Physical Therapy from De Anza College and is a certified Polestar education rehabilitation Pilates instructor. Christine has a wide variety experience that includes orthopedics, rehab Pilates, aqua therapy, personal training, corporate physical therapy where she incorporated injury prevention, ergonomics and treatment programs into the work environment.
Christine strives to provide her patients and clients to reach their full potential and improve their quality of life. Activities she enjoys in her spare time include snowboarding, swimming, Pilates, strength training, reading and having fun with her family.
Manual Therapy means hands-on treatment. There are many techniques that qualify as Manual Therapy. Some manual techniques include joint/soft tissue work such as instrument aided soft tissue mobilization and pin and stretch deep muscle and tendon work.
Myofascial Release or MFR is another specific technique included under manual therapy. Myofascial release is directional gentle pressure or stretch that works on releasing fascia throughout the body’s connective tissue. The goal with Myofascial Release is to increase fascial mobility and tissue alignment to improve position, posture and function while reducing pain.
Fascial restrictions can be found anywhere in the body and can be the result of major or minor traumas and may be visible such as with a scar. Improving fascial mobility can assist and improve neuromuscular re-education.
Neuromuscular Re-education is educating and re-training the muscle-nerve connection in the body that allows for improved patterning of movement thus making the body more dynamic. We use many manual neuromuscular re-education techniques including (but not limited to) PNF, muscle energy, mobilization with movement, Primal Reflex Relief Technique (PRRT), and myofascial joint mobilization.
Cranial-Sacral Therapy or Craniosacral Therapy: CST
Cranio-sacral therapy is a very light touch treatment technique that restores craniosacral motion or rhythm, throughout the body. In the head, cranio-sacral therapy targets movement and mobility of the bones in the cranium.
The spinal cord and cerebral spinal fluid connect the cranium and the sacrum together. Craniosacral rhythm is an inherent movement related to respiration, that is created throughout the body that sometimes gets altered or stuck when there is an injury or trauma.
Craniosacral therapy was developed by John Upleger D.O. based on principles by William Sutherland D.O..
Pilates emphasizes posture, muscle control, flexibility, and balance with purposeful breathing.
Participants often describe feeling “long and lean” as a specific effect from training and Physical Therapy treatment incorporating the Pilates method.
Equipment and mat exercises are used to guide the body through precise movements that focus on quality rather than quantity of repetitions.
Specialized Pilates apparatus using springs and levers, provide a smooth, gliding assistance or resistance for the exercise, allowing safe progression of the exercises and an alternative to the often “jerky” feel of traditional gym equipment.
Remedial as well as advanced client levels can easily be addressed and challenged.
Pilates is used to recover from injuries as well as enhance physical fitness and cross train for sports performance.
Pilates group classes can usually qualify for flexed spending and health savings accounts.
Insurance can be used and billed with a physical therapist when appropriate.
Improves circulation, normalizes temperature and aides in healing.
Spasm and trigger points decrease dramatically.
Improving metabolism, atp production and production of nitric oxide on a cellular level through photoreceptors that are present in every cell.
Specific protocols for peripheral neuropathy, triggers fingers, and many other conditions.
An adjunctive modality that can also be a stand-alone treatment.
See changes at the speed of light!
Our laser is a class 4 laser and delivers high powered “cold” infrared photons.
4 Watts shortens your treatment time dramatically with even more effect.
Approved by the FDA for pain relief
Made famous by the Olympics, the world’s number one elastic taping method is used to decrease or eliminate pain while enhancing muscle, fascial, joint and circulatory function in the body through proprioceptive feedback.
The advantage of using therapeutic elastic tape is that this input is provided 24 hours/day while doing normal daily tasks as well as specific exercises.
Tape can be worn for 3-5 days extending the work done in physical therapy and reinforcing neuromuscular re-education for faster strength, endurance, and stabilization gains.
The proprioceptive feedback provided by elastic therapeutic tape enhances the body’s homesostatic process and thus can improve natural function and performance.
Clients and caregivers (if needed) are instructed in taping for follow through when hands-on treatment is no longer indicated.
Rigid strapping tape provides strong support and repositioning for the knee, ankle, and shoulder.
Once better position is achieved with relief from pain, clients can work on strength and stabilization, neuromuscular re-education.
Usually worn for 1-2 days maximum.
Primal Reflex Release Technique
Utilization of reflex principles based on infant responses and integration.
Uses Sherrington’s theory to down-regulate the sympathetic (fight or flight) pain response to insult and injury in acute and chronic situations.
Pain is often reduced by 50% or more within 2-3 visits so that dysfunction can be addressed.
We will teach you follow up techniques to enhance your relief and provide instant feedback.