TAI CHI INSTRUCTOR
PRESIDENT AND CO-OWNER
Education: BS Physical Therapy,
Georgia State University
Our physical therapist, Shawn Tucker is very efficient in the manual therapy area of practice, thanks to his extensive training and 20+ years of experience.
He combines comprehensive hands-on manipulation of joints and muscles with body-specific movement exercises, a variety of therapeutic modalities and patient education.
Manual therapy can improve many physical conditions, including joints that lack adequate range of motion. It can provide relief for patients with chronic back pain and for those who suffer from soft tissue injuries. It's often used to help the body heal faster following a surgery, to prepare the body to accept the surgery, and, in some cases, to avoid the surgery.
A physician's referral is required for physical therapy in Missouri. It can be obtained from your primary doctor, an orthopedist, a surgeon or another doctor involved in your care.
"I went for PT following meniscus surgery. After not straightening my leg for a year and winding down almost all physical activity, I was back to full ability to compete at a high level in my sport within a few months. They definitely "get" athletes as well as non athletes. Whatever your goals they will help you achieve."
- CELESETE O'BRIEN
helps these issues:
Neck and shoulder problems
Knee, hip, foot and back pain
Sports or job-related injuries
We start with an examination and evaluation of your body mechanics to determine the cause of your pain and the reasons of why some of your muscles aren't functioning properly.
We then create a treatment plan based on your needs and work with you step-by-step to maximize your body's ability to heal.
Manual therapy is a specialized,
highly skilled form of physical therapy.
Most patients receive physical therapy from the hands of a skilled and knowledgeable manual therapist - instead of a machine or device. And we view exercise as a part of your recovery process and an important complement to manual therapy.
Your Therapy May Consist Of:
Manual therapy - such as muscle stretching, soft tissue work, joint mobilization, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.
Patient education - in posture and movement patterns, daily activities and self-care.
Modalities - thermal and electro-therapeutic.
Exercises - to loosen, stretch, relax and strengthen certain parts of your body, to improve balance, flexibility and mobility.
"Shawn is amazing. I had lower back pain everyday and now I have none. It was such an awesome experience I would recommend to anyone!!" - JACK MCGOWAN