Modern Physical Therapy strives to be the #1 choice in outpatient rehabilitative services patients and health care professionals in the Kansas City area. We demonstrate leadership in the community and work to develop an interdisciplinary team with local medical professionals through innovative practice, research and education, and quality of care. Through these criteria, our dedicated staff will continue to pursue the best possible outcomes for your recovery.
Each therapist at Modern Physical conducts a thorough interview and examination in the clinic to identify the source of your pain or condition. After the clinic exam, your therapist will help you better understand your diagnosis and the direct treatments that are effective for treating your condition. They will also explain the associated dysfunctions that may be contributing to your condition and possibly delyaing your healing. You will also learn how to self-mange your symptoms and resolve your dysfunctions at home.
At Modern Physical Therapy, our treatment approach consists of the evaluation and treatment of the following five systems of dysfunction:
Soft Tissue structures include your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Tight or weak muscles can lead to poor movement and control, ultimately leading to injury. Often, muscle spasms can prevent your nerves from gliding and moving properly, causing further pain. Your physical therapist can perform a variety of soft tissue techniques to decrease your pain and muscle spasms, and increase tissue flexibility and nerve mobility.
Joints are the bony structures and connections of your spine and extremities. Joints often become too stiff or loose. It's common to see a combination of loose and stiff joints in the same region of the body. The loose joints are called a hypermobility, which can improve with stabilization exercises. Stiff joints are hypomobile, and can be treated by manual mobilizations by the physical therapist. The therapists at MPT have advanced training on how to mobilize stiff joints without causing stress to loose joints. The identification and treatment of hypermobile and hypomobile joints can help speed your recovery.
Posture+Control involves your body's ability to move with proper stability and mechanics. Incorrect body mechanics and poor muscle control during daily activities often lead to injury. A lack of balance can also affect your body's awareness of movement and overall stability. You will be taught how to properly activate your inner-core stabilizing muscles with daily activities, to improve body mechanics and decrease pain. Enhancing proper timing and activation of muscles will help you restore your body's control, and heal more efficiently.
Exercise improves muscle strength, flexibility, and overall aerobic endurance of your body. Your physical therapist will design your exercise program based on your specific diagnosis, dysfunctions, and your personal goals for rehabilitation. With each treatment session, you will progress to more advanced exercises that address your functional limitations. You will be trusted to perform your exercises at home, so your one-on-one treatment time in physical therapy can be spent on more challening activities that require supervision and instruction by the therapist.
Mind+Body consists of your brain and overall health/wellness. Your brain can actually control the pain in your body. For example, if you are being distracted or more interested in something besides your pain, your brain will lessen the pain. And the opposite, the more you worry and think about your pain, the more your brain will increase your sense of it. Your physical therapist will help you to better understand your pain, giving you the ability to control and reduce it. MPT has also developed an anti-inflammatory diet that can improve your body's potential for healing.
This list consists of a majority of the injuries that we treat. If you have a condition that is not listed or have any questions about physical therapy treatment, please contact the clinic (816-468-5278).