Specialties

The staff members at MOVE Physical Therapy possess a diverse range of skills and certifications. Let these specialties help you determine the program specific to your needs.

Select a MOVE specialty to learn more.

Orthopaedics

At Move Physical Therapy, we strive to offer high-quality care for a variety of conditions. We take pride in not only resolving pain, but also addressing what contributing factors caused it. While most Physical Therapists have goals of restoring patients to their previous level of function, we aim much higher. By assessing and treating the contributing factors to a condition, we can not only restore function, but enhance it and prevent future problems.

Select an orthopaedic specialty to learn more.

Shoulder

Do you have an ache in your shoulder every time you reach forward or overhead? Do you have trouble sleeping on your side? Is your shoulder limiting you from participating in your favorite activities? We are here to help. As the most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder is subject to a lot of stress from a number of potential sources. The shoulder itself is composed of several joints and has a direct working relationship with the neck, mid back, ribs, and more. Have you considered that your shoulder pain may be a result of your stiff hip? Do not worry if you have not taken this under consideration... that is our job.

Specialties:

Rotator Cuff
Labrum Tear
AC Separation
Frozen shoulder
Bursitis
Tendinitis/Tendinosis

Hip

As one of the most dynamic and high force-transferring joints in the body, the hip is subject to increased wear and tear in the presence of dysfunction. It is the main movement and force transfer station between the upper and lower body. Unfortunately, hip pain is on the rise. Our modern lifestyle including sitting at home, work, or in the car does not help. Often, decreased hip strength, control, and range of motion contribute to pain and dysfunction elsewhere such as the low back and knees. However, when the hip is hurting compensations will likely abound, contributing to possible pain and dysfunction in joints above and below. Saying that your hips are important for function is an understatement. Whether you are having hip and thigh pain walking, during that long ride home from work, or when performing a squat at the gym, let us perform a proper evaluation of that nagging pain before it turns into something more.

Knee

Painful knees can be quite limiting. They stop us from enjoying our daily life and being active, including running, exercising, and working. Stuck between the feet and hips they are under a lot of stress and demand. Research is more than ever suggesting that knee pain is a result of limitations from structures above and below. At Move Physical Therapy, we have helped alleviate painful knees by addressing the hips, feet, and more with little attention to the knees themselves. That is not to say that the knees are not the problem. Let us determine the cause of that nagging knee pain before it gets worse.

Specialties:

Sprain/Strain
ACL/MCL Tear
Meniscus Tear
Tendinitis/Tendinosis
Arthritis
Bursitis

Arm

The cause of arm pain is highly variable and likely from multiple sources. As physical therapists, we are challenged with determining whether arm, wrist, or hand pain is coming from the neck, upper back, or within the structures themselves. Often, it may be a combination of all the above. For example, decreased activation and control of muscles between your upper back and shoulder blade may be contributing to that nagging elbow pain. Pain in your hand, such as symptoms consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome, may actually be coming from anywhere between your neck and wrist. At Move Physical Therapy, we take a closer look at all the regions that may be playing a role in your arm, wrist, or hand pain.

Headache

Whether they are occasional tension-type or chronic migraines, headaches can put a serious damper on you day. The pain can stem from several places in your upper body including your neck, upper back, shoulder, ribcage or directly from the skull itself! While migraines are neurological in nature, their triggers are often traced to structures that can be manually treated. Without the triggers, migraines don’t happen! At MOVE we take a systematic approach to evaluate and treat theses structures to provide relief to the most stubborn of headaches – no pills or potions needed.

Upper Back

The neck and low back get all the attention in terms of pain and disability, while the upper back is blamed as a contributor. So what happens when your upper back, also known as your thoracic spine, is painful and causing limitations? Situated below the neck, between the shoulders, above the low back, and in between the ribs, the thoracic spine is a major player in stability and movement of the upper body. When the upper back is effected, our ability to move and function globally becomes quite limited. This region may be exacerbated with activities such as sitting at a desk, working on a computer, washing dishes, and standing for long periods of time. Concomitant neck and shoulder pain is common with upper back pain, as there are direct connections between the thoracic spine, cervical spine, and shoulder blades. Let us evaluate and treat the cause of your upper back pain before pain and dysfunction spreads to other neighboring regions.

Specialties:

Ribcage
Sprain/Strain
Fractures

Lower Back

Low back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide, effecting one out of every 10 people. How one experiences low back pain is highly variable, with the cause likely from multiple sources throughout the body. As such, a system-wide approach is crucial in determining possible dysfunctional regions that may be contributing. Limited hip range of motion and muscle weakness, mobility deficits in the mid back, or pelvic dysfunction are all possible causes. These are only starting points. Contributors to your pain may involve anything from your feet to your head. Let us help determine what is leading to your low back pain.

Specialties:

Disc herniation
Sciatica
Stenosis
Spondylolysis
Sprains/Strains

Ankle

From addressing acute, fresh ankle sprains to chronic, long-standing ankle pain, we are here to help. Chronic pain and instability following an ankle sprain are quite common and yet unique to each individual. There are a number of possible reasons for your nagging pain and dysfunction. A thorough assessment is important for determining what is contributing to your limitations. Symptoms are likely coming from more than one source including limited joint range of motion, soft tissue restrictions, and strength and control deficits. We can help sort these out and treat accordingly so that you can get back on your feet.

Specialties:

High Sprain
Instability
Fractures
Tarsal Coalition

> Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries sustained in sports and recreational activities. While there are a few types of sprains, by far the most common is the inversion sprain. This is where the foot rolls outward and injures the ligaments on the outside of the ankle. If this injury occurs once, it is about 5-times more likely to happen again… unless it is treated properly!

Similar to tendinitis, if therapy is only directed at the injured tissue we do not get a complete recovery and we miss the opportunity to prevent future sprains. Whether the injury is mild or severe, acute or chronic, there are usually multiple parts of the foot and ankle that become less mobile and stiff. This cannot be effectively managed with simple stretching, as these structures are usually not short, but they are tight. (what’s the difference?) The tightness in the joints and soft tissues around the foot and ankle are what usually continues to put stress on the injured tissues, which delays healing and increases the probability of another sprain.

How we treat it:

Once swelling and pain are acutely controlled with laser, electric-stimulation and ice, mobility must be restored. However, this is rarely accomplished through standard calf stretching. The Manual Therapist must assess each component of this complex area to ensure efficient mechanics are restored. As mobility is regained, patients are given activities to reteach the foot and ankle how to function in each new position. After a patient demonstrates good control over the foot and ankle in a more efficient state, weight-bearing and functional exercises are performed specific to the patient’s goals and activities. It is not uncommon for our patients to report that their “bad ankle” becomes their good side!

 

Neck

Chronic neck pain is estimated to effect 30 to 50% of the general population. That is a staggering statistic, but not surprising given the abundance of “conveniences” in our modern world. Television, computers, mobile devices, and more have been suggested factors contributing to dysfunction leading to neck pain. Neck pain is a highly individual experience with a wide variety of symptoms. As with shoulder pain, research indicates that neck pain is associated with thoracic spine (or mid back) dysfunction among other factors. It is no coincidence that many of our patients experience neck and shoulder symptoms as an intimate mechanical relationship exists between the mid back, neck, and shoulder. Headaches, shoulder, arm, and hand pain may be coming from the neck as well as symptoms of numbness and tingling. Are any of these symptoms inhibiting you at work or at play? Do you find it more difficult and painful every time you turn your head to check your blind spot? Are long days at work followed by increased neck pain?  At Move Physical Therapy, we will take a close look at your neck, mid back, and beyond to find the multiple sources behind your functional limitations so you can get back to pain free living.

Foot

The feet play a vital role in our daily function. They act as shock-absorbers and power generators all at once as they link our legs and trunk to the ground. When something higher in the chain, such as the hips or pelvis, disrupts this linkage our feet will let us know. If the feet lose their ability to efficiently serve us, the knees and low back are usually the first to take some of the stress.  We will assess and treat your foot symptoms while simultaneously addressing the cause or compensation associated.

Sports PT

At Move Physical Therapy, we were born from the fitness and performance industry. Whether our athletes are looking for a performance edge, are post-operative or anything between we consistently turn out stronger, tougher and more agile players. The common denominator in every sport is movement. It can separate the good from the great - and the injured from the resilient. An inability to efficiently move means a missed tackle, a slower pitch and a smaller deadlift. Let us assess your inefficiencies...the gains in your performance are waiting.

Soccer

Wrestling

Throwers

Running

Football

Lacrosse

Hockey

Basketball

Powerlifting

MMA

Track & Field

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What is Crossfit?

Squat, Press, Muscle-up, Sprint. Repeat. Repeat again. Tired? Good! Do it again…

At MOVE, we have barbells, kettlebells and calisthenics flowing through our blood too. We love fitness, strength and conditioning. However, there is one thing we love more - efficiency. Without movement efficiency, you need more energy to get work done and your parts will wear down faster leaving you with slower sprints and smaller 1RMs. Pinchy hips, shoulders and sore lower backs are a good sign you aren’t moving efficiently. Fix it before it shuts you down with an injury. Already injured? The sooner you get treatment, the less treatment you’ll need to get back at it. Our approach to system-wide efficiency will have you pressing heavier, snatching smoother and recovering faster.

 

Radial Pulse Therapy (RSWT)

Radial Pulse Therapy (RSWT) is a newly FDA-approved treatment technique. It uses Shockwaves to mobilize the soft tissues of the body to achieve effects that are difficult or impossible to achieve by hand. We can achieve more in a single RSWT treatment than 4-8 manual therapy sessions in some cases! This means better, faster results!

What is it used for?

RSWT has been used for years in Europe* to successfully treat conditions such as:

Tendonitis/Tendonosis

Bursitis

Bone spurs

Heel spurs

Plantar fasciitis

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

Medial epicondylitis (golfers elbow)

Myofascial pain syndrome

Trigger points

Shin splints

Chronic Inflammation

Hypertonic muscles

Hemotomas

Pes anserinus syndrome

Illiotobial band syndrome

Back pain

Shoulder pain

Knee pain

Ankle/foot pain

Elbow pain

Tendonitis/Tendinosis

Bursitis

Bone Spurs

Hypertonic Muscles

Chronic Inflammation

Hemotomas

Heel Spurs

Plantar faciitis

Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

Pes anserinus syndrome

Illiotibial band syndrome

Back pain

Medial epicondylitis (golfers elbow)

Myofascial pain syndrome

Trigger points

Shin splints

Knee pain

Ankle/foot pain

*In the US, the FDA has approved RSWT to “relieve minor muscle aches/pains” and for the “temporary increase in local blood circulation”.

How does it work?

The device used by MOVE is the Zimmer enPuls. This machine uses a state-of-the-art electromagnetically-accelerated ballistic handpiece to deliver kinetic energy into the body. This energy (shockwaves) spreads out (radially) into the desired region of the body. Current research indicates that the positive effects of this type of stimulation trigger reactive systems in the cellular structure of the tissue. The observed tissue reactions and metabolic effects are:

Increased metabolism

Altered cell membrane permeability

Improvement of cellular structure

Improvement of tensile stability

Increased cell activity by gene expression

Expression of substance P

How long/frequent are treatments?

While each case is unique, a typical treatment session involves 1500 to 2000 pulses and is usually delivered within 10 minutes.  Light stretches, manual therapy work and ice/stim may compliment the RSWT.  RSWT treatments are typically performed only once per week, for 4–6 weeks.

How will RSWT fit into my current treatment regimen?

A RSWT treatment can be delivered in place of your regular treatment as its own adjunctive session or as an addition to your regular treatment.  Regular therapy sessions resume for the remainder of the week.

What can I expect from a RSWT treatment?

The ultimate goal of treatment will vary by case, but some of the reported, instant results include:

Immediate, sustaining pain relief

Increased range of motion

Normalized muscle tone

Increased soft-tissue mobility

The pulses delivered by the enPuls are adjusted to maximize patient comfort and efficiency. Similar to many manual techniques, the nature of this type of therapy involves mechanical stress on the involved tissues and increases blood flow to the area. Swelling, redness, soreness and occasional bruising are expected. We administer ice and electrical stimulation as needed following a session, and recommend icing as necessary up to 20 minutes per hour.

Is it covered by my insurance?

RSWT is offered as a private-pay service only. We offer multiple payment options including payment plans and discount packages. RSWT treatments will not interfere with insurance benefits or allowed visit numbers.

Pelvic & Abdominal PT

Abdominal and pelvic conditions require special intervention. At Move, we have clinicians who have undergone advanced training in manually treating the components of the pelvis and abdomen through an external approach. In addition to the muscular and bony structures, we regularly assess and treat mobility dysfunctions of the following:

Liver

Large Intestine

Small Intestine

Esophagus

Uterus

Ovaries

Fallopian Tubes

Prostate

Bladder

Rectum

Intestinal Sphincters

Stomach

Digestion

Immune System

Coccyx (Tailbone)

Pelvic Pain

Menstrual Pain

Fertility

Post-Pregnancy

Pelvic Floor

Chronic Pain

School of Strength

The School of Strength curriculum has been designed from the ground up using a combination of modern research and age-old, time-tested strategies. Whether your goals are fitness or performance related, the strength instructors at MOVE will get you results. Our skills-based group courses offer a fun and challenging way to develop technique, while one-on-one sessions offer more intensive and individualized instruction to develop and refine your skills.

The School of Strength curriculum consists of four courses. Each of the courses build on one another and incorporate skills instruction and refinement, while ending with a practice session that incorporates all taught skills. Courses are offered on a first-come basis and require advanced registration.

For those who wish to further develop and refine their technique, one-on-one instruction offers both 30 and 60 minute sessions which are entirely individualized according to the student's goals, needs and abilities.

For more information on MOVE's School of Strength curriculum:

Essentials

Like any truly powerful skill, understanding fundamentals will yield significantly greater results. Kettlebell Essentials is a 2-hour hands-on introduction to the world of Kettlebell training. This course is strongly recommended to any individual that would like to experience the power of Kettlebells and has not been formally trained by an SFG instructor. This course emphasizes technique and environmental safety while training with Kettlebells and is mandatory for those who wish to participate in ongoing Kettlebell classes at MOVE.

Coverage will include:

  • The most POWERFUL human position – the bottom of the Deadlift
  • Achieving maximal tension for maximal stability and stoking the Calorie-inferno
  • Shoulder-packing for an upper-body that will never fail you
  • An introduction into the ONE exercise for bullet-proof shoulders: the Turkish Get-up
  • Begin your journey into the “gateway” movement: The Russian Kettlebell swing

Following this course, students can expect to:

  • Have a working understanding of the most effective and safe principles of using Kettlebells
  • Achieve entry-level proficiency in the Deadlift, Swing and Turkish Get-up
  • Understand the differences and benefits of ‘training’ versus ‘working out’
  • Be prepared to take their training to the next level with the Kettlebell Expansion course at MOVE

This is an entry-level course, but will be physically demanding. Participants should be aware of any and all physical limitations prior to participation.

The course will be approximately 2-hours and will take place at MOVE Physical Therapy in Monroe, NY. Registration is non-refundable and is subject to availability.

Next Essentials Course:

Saturday, June 6th

9am–11am

$85

To get started, visit our STORE to register.

The following forms will need to be completed:

Expansion

The Expansion course builds on the Essentials skills of the Swing and Turkish Get-Up (TGU).

The Expansion curriculum:

Minimal but effective warm-up strategies

Refine and load your Turkish Get-Up, building shoulder strength and stability, while improving trunk and hip mobility

Increase your strength and overall conditioning with the Heavy two-handed Swing

Become prepared to begin Kettlebell Complexes by learning One-handed Swings and Mid-Swing hand switches

Take your swing to the next level with the Double-Kettlebell swing

This course will be more physically challenging than the Essentials course and will set the stage for the skills taught in the Evolution course.

The course will be approximately 2-hours and will take place at MOVE Physical Therapy in Monroe, NY. Registration is non-refundable and is subject to availability.

Next Expansion Course:

To Be Announced

One-on-One Kettlebell Instruction

To Get Started visit our STORE and fill out the New Student Packet:

1 Hour Instructional Session: $75

MOVE’s 1 hour sessions are suitable for beginners as well as the advanced kettlebell enthusiast. Sessions range from learning and developing kettlebell skills to further refining and mastering techniques under the guidance of a StrongFirst instructor. 1 hour sessions are also great for those wishing to incorporate nutritional support in their training regimen.

Upon intake, you will work with your instructor on how to best utilize the hour to meet your specific goals.

Training can include combinations of the following based on your needs:

Individualized structured warm up including techniques to get your body prepared.

Skill-work to introduce and become competent in kettlebell techniques.

Technique refinement to help work towards mastering a specific skill.

Practice sessions which include intense strength building/fat burning combinations using your KB skills. (roughly 20-30 minutes in length).

Nutritional counseling to learn dietary changes and receive feedback/support to help you reach your physical fitness goals.

30 Minute Guided Practice: $40

MOVE’s 30 minute training session is great for those who have a strong foundation of the kettlebell techniques and wish to practice skills and complexes under the guidance of a StrongFirst instructor. 30 minute training consists of a 5 minute intro to your session, a 20 minute intense practice skills session designed by your StrongFirst instructor based on your skills level and personal goals, and a 5 minute cool-down and wrap up discussion with your instructor. You will arrive 10-15 minutes early to perform an unsupervised warm-up.

After learning proper kettlebell technique and nutrition habits, it is possible to reach strength and conditioning goals with two 30 minute practice sessions per week. These sessions are great for strength building, conditioning, fat loss and more!

Package Deals

One-on-One Intro: $140 ($150 value)

Everyone must complete the Kettlebell Essentials coursework prior to beginning their training at MOVE. This 2-hour package works well for those clients who prefer to work on an individual basis rather than participating in an Essentials group-class.

Includes:

– 15 minute intake to discuss and develop health and fitness goals

– One-on-one training covering all information and skills from MOVE’s Kettlebell Essentials course

– 30 minutes of nutritional assessment and counseling to assist in achieving personal goals

Full Instruction Package: $525 ($600 value)

This package works great for anyone with a primary goal of strength development and/or technique refinement - from the novice student to those preparing for their StrongFirst certification.

Includes:

– 8 one-on-one 1 hour instructional sessions

Combo Package: $395 ($460 value)

Achieve your complete fitness goals while refining your skills in just two sessions per week!

Each week will consist of one instructional session and one 30 minute practice session.

Includes:

– 4 one-on-one 1 hour instructional sessions

– 4 one-on-one 30 minute practice sessions

Quickie Package: $275 ($320 value)

This package is perfect for more advanced kettlebell users who are short on time and wish to focus on strength/conditioning or weight loss goals in only 2 quick but efficient practice sessions per week.

Includes:

– 8 one-on-one 30 minute practice sessions

Need an individualized package?

MOVE will work with you to develop a package that meets your fitness, nutrition and financial needs.

Want to work towards your StrongFirst Giyra certification?

Let MOVE help you get there! Individualized technique refinement can help prepare you to successfully complete and pass your SFG Level I Certification. Ask us for more details!

Our Instructors

What does it take to become one of our Kettlebell instructors?

MOVE’s Kettlebell Instructors are required to maintain their SFG Kettlebell Certification through StrongFirst, giving them not only the knowledge of kettlebells, but principles of strength. StrongFirst Instructors must exhibit an extremely high-standard in both strength and technical precision to obtain their SFG and must re-certify every two years to ensure their knowledge and skill remains the highest in the industry.

By employing SFG Instructors in our School of Strength, MOVE makes sure that their students receive the most comprehensive and effective instruction in kettlebell technique.

Want to learn more about what we do?