As trained and accredited physical therapist, Shirley Beck Physical Therapy I can help you get your body back to pain free movement and mobility. I specialize in remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. Physiotherapists are skilled in prevention, assessment and management of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. We utilize several different methods and therapies as well as continual training to ensure that our techniques are perfected and our clients’ well-being is assured.
Washington, DC Manual Therapy
Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasms, muscle tension and joint dysfunction. As simple as this may sound, not all physical therapists dedicate the time and energy to becoming proficient in this area. At Shirley Beck Physical Therapy, I believe that Manual Therapy is an important aspect of the overall treatment of any injury or chronic illness.
Washington, DC Exercise Therapy
Almost any patients undergoing physical therapy can benefit from exercise therapy. It is a specific type of exercise tailored to rebuilding muscle and function over an extended period of time. Depending on the diagnosis, exercise can take the form of stretching or flexibility exercises, strengthening, nerve mobility exercises, pain-relieving exercises, and balance and proprioceptive exercises. Ultimately, the goal for all of my patients at Shirley Beck Physical Therapy is to reduce pain, regain full mobility and range of motion thus improving overall quality of life. We have a fully equipped gym facility for these types of therapies, as well as the ability to create exercise outlines so you can continue your recovery on a daily basis safely in between your sessions.
Washington, DC Post-Surgical Therapy
Any type of surgery can be a traumatic for both the body and the mind. It requires much time and energy in the weeks and months (depending on the type of surgery) to heal from any procedure. At Shirley Beck Physical Therapy I understand that following a post-surgery rehabilitation protocol is essential for complete healing. Physical therapy treatments are planned with the protocol to help decrease stiffness and pain and return to full function. The ultimate goal is to return the patient to complete independence and to help them continue living a full and active lifestyle. I create customized post-surgical therapy for each individual and work to get you back to your old self in a timely manner.
Washington, DC Pediatric Therapy
Pediatric Physical Therapists are professionals who have a broad range of skill knowledge in order to work in the context of the developing child. At Shirley Beck Physical Therapy, I create a plan for your child which includes your involvement. Older siblings are incorporated into the therapy wherever possible and appropriate. I work with children with such needs as; musculoskeletal posture, movement, strength and endurance, gross and fine motor skills, sensory issues, balance and co-ordination, play based learning skills, functional activities of daily living, adapted or specialized equipment, social, cognitive and communication skills, motivation and emotional support.
Call Shirley Beck Physical Therapy at (703) 524-7252 today to make an appointment for a consultation.
Physical Therapy Treatment in Washington, DC
- Manual Therapy
- Exercise Therapy
- Post-Surgical Therapy
- Pediatric Therapy