Physical therapy is a conservative approach to manage injury or pain through an evaluation, assessment, and treatment plan by a licensed physical therapist (PT) in California. PTs are movement experts who optimize quality of life and function through a variety of treatment methods including individualized exercise plans and patient education. PT can help you improve movement, performance, reduce pain, and restore function to keep you leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
Female Pelvic Floor PT
We specialize in pelvic floor physiotherapy at our California clinics, including the treatment of various urologic, gynecological, and colorectal conditions. With our advanced training in pelvic floor rehabilitation. Private sessions with a caring physical therapist can help restore flexibility, improve strength, and restore normal function of the pelvic floor muscles and organs.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, better known as TMD or TMJ, is the common cause for facial pain, pain with chewing/eating, and difficulty opening your mouth. Did you also know that it can be the source of headaches, neck pain, and even dizziness? Oftentimes patients experience all the latter symptoms without the jaw pain. If you clench or grind your teeth, TMD may be a source of your neck pain or headaches. Physical therapy for TMD (TMJ) conditions can help reduce muscle tension, manage pain, and reduce painful jaw clicking/popping. These highly trained Physical Therapists can help address any specific posture or muscle weakness that may be underlying TMD conditions.
Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
Pre/Post surgical rehabilitation is an important part of full recovery and healing after surgery. Research supports pre/post rehabilitation can help with circulation, preventing blood clots, posture, balance, self-care training, gait training, strength, flexibility, and pain control/management.
Running analysis is a comprehensive assessment of many factors that can impact an individual’s running performance. Therapists examine strength, range of motion, alignment, and running biomechanics to develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each runner. Our therapists observe running mechanics using smartphones to analyze joint angles to determine which factors contribute to pain or predispose athletes to injury. We help athletes achieve the most efficient and pain-free running style possible to enhance performance and enjoyment of running.
Injury screening involves a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s movement abilities across all ages to identify risk factors that predispose them to injury. Using evidence-based systems like the Functional Movement screen, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and motion analysis via video recordings, the physical therapist is able to objectively measure an individual’s risk for injury. The therapist will then work with the patient to design a specific plan of care that will address these risk factors in order to minimize risk of injury.
Bike Fit Assessment
The physical therapists in our California clinics will perform a comprehensive assessment including both a bike position analysis and a physical examination to determine issues that may increase risk for injury or movement inefficiency. This custom assessment will benefit both the elite and recreational cyclist. Recommendations for appropriate fit and equipment will be provided, as well as a home exercise program based upon the findings of the individualized assessment.
Physical Therapists are movement specialists that can treat and prevent injuries. As a specialist in injury prevention, the Physical Therapist is trained to evaluate and examine how a patient moves, to detect deficits in strength and flexibility, and screen for movement impairments that can cause abnormal stresses on the body. The Physical Therapist can advise the patient on a maintenance program to prevent overuse injuries, provide return to sport guidelines, and teaches activity modifications and recommendations to avoid compensatory patterns.
Physical Therapists are experts in movement and musculoskeletal function and some are uniquely trained to be seen for personalized orthotics. Orthotics are individually shaped and fit insoles used in conjunction with a full musculoskeletal evaluation of movement. The Physical Therapist will also consider your activity level, injuries, pain complaints, and personal goals to ensure a proper fit. Orthotics can help improve proper foot alignment and support which can aid in injury prevention and resolution of current injuries.
Dance Medicine is a specialized therapy to promote dancers’ health, well-being, and quality of life by injury prevention, injury rehabilitation, and physical conditioning. The physical therapists (PTs) in our California sports rehab clinics create customized plans of care to treat and guide dancers in improving physical performance leading to safe return to dance and longevity. Whether for injury, pain or limitation with dance movements, dancers of all ages and levels can benefit.
Massage therapy uses manipulation of your body’s soft tissues with varying degrees of pressure and movement by a certified massage professional. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension, as well as cope with the pain and stress of cancer, heart disease, stomach problems, fibromyalgia or other conditions.
Pilates is a century-old exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates aimed at improving overall fitness and encouraging wellness in its participants. Pilates and Pilates-evolved activities aim to improve mind/body connection, movement control, core muscle activation, postural alignment, and overall strength and balance. Here at Agile, we focus on tailoring Pilates matwork and equipment exercises to the individual to ensure a safe and effective workout for all.
Hand Therapy is a therapeutic specialty provided by physical and occupational therapists that focuses on rehabilitation for injuries and/or surgeries of the fingers, wrist, elbow and shoulder that prevent our patients from participating in their daily activities.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy
Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized form of Physical Therapy to address dizziness, imbalance, difficulty maintaining clear vision, and functional decline due to a vestibular disorder. It is an exercise-based program primarily designed to reduce vertigo and dizziness, and/or reduce imbalance and fall risk, as well as address any secondary impairments that are a consequence of the vestibular disorder.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a therapeutic taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion or limiting participation in activities. There are also techniques to reduce acute edema and ecchymosis. Latex free, water resistant and wearable for up to 5 days, Kinesio tape is safe for all ages.
Male Pelvic Health
We treat conditions that are specific to men’s urologic, sexual, and colorectal health. Postural changes and trauma (e.g surgery or falls) affecting the pelvic girdle can cause sexual dysfunction, difficulty with urination, or pelvic pain. We provide a comprehensive treatment program to sensitively treat these conditions through education, manual therapy and exercise.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Health
In pregnancy and postpartum, postural changes, fluctuations in hormone levels, and the birthing experience itself can cause various problems such as incontinence, diastasis recti, blocked milk ducts, and musculoskeletal or pelvic pain. Our PTs provide specialized and effective care to our prenatal and postpartum patients to support healthy pregnancies and facilitate speedy postpartum recoveries.
Our cancer care physical therapists are trained to help our patients design a safe and individualized rehabilitative program. Our goals are to help rebuild strength, improve flexibility, reduce swelling, and enhance overall physical function before and after cancer treatments.
Myofascial Decompression (MFD), or cupping, is a technique used to assess and treat myofascial restrictions, muscular imbalances, and other soft tissue dysfunctions. MFD utilizes negative pressure tools (cups) applied to the target area to addresses musculoskeletal impairments by utilizing a decompressive effect proved by the cups to improve fascial gliding, mobility, circulation, and decrease muscle tension. When the cups are applied with movement it can further help address movement impairments and improve the mobility of these structures.
Lymphedema refers to lymphatic fluid buildup and swelling that can occur after cancer treatments. It is common in patients who have had surgery and/or radiation for breast cancer. Our certified lymphedema therapists provide comprehensive lymphedema therapy with effective hands on care and patient education (self- lymphatic massage, compression bandaging and skin care) to reduce symptoms and improve function.
We are a practice dedicated to inclusive rehabilitation for patients across the gender spectrum. The skilled and compassionate physical therapists in our California clinics have specialty training in pre and post surgical care, chronic pain management, and the treatment of various pelvic health conditions.
Personal training is within the spectrum of wellness pertaining to exercise prescription and instruction. A personal trainer collaborates with their clients to establish customized fitness and wellness goals, provides feedback on exercises performed, and regularly progresses and varies their exercise programs. In addition, a personal trainer regularly checks in with their clients to help them stay accountable.