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SRC Services: "Physical Therapists Make Life Better One Day at a  Time"!

Sports Rehabilitation Consultants physical therapists are skilled, licensed professionals with extensive clinical experience providing the highest level of care to meet patients’ rehabilitative needs and treatment goals. Our highly experienced physical therapists provide the following treatment options:













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Physical therapy is important because it helps manage joint, muscle, shoulder, back, hip, knee and foot pain or conditions resulting from an injury, sports activity, arthritis or overuse. In advance of patients having to rely on prescription medications and surgery – physical therapy can help manage and/or alleviate pain.

If you are an orthopedic surgery candidate, physical therapy can be very beneficial in advance of orthopedic surgery to strengthen and stretch the support muscles around the affected joint in advance of surgery.  Many patients benefit from this pre-surgical conditioning and recover more quickly during physical therapy following surgery.

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Whether you are an all-star athlete or novice to sports you are less likely to experience injuries if your joints and muscles are conditioned.  However, a sports injury can happen when you least expect it - regardless of age, ability or physical condition. We treat athletes of all ages!   SRC’s physical therapists are highly trained and educated healthcare professionals who are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat injuries.  Our therapists can determine if your injury will benefit from physical therapy or refer you to an orthopedic specialist or physician.



Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy.  With extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology, our physical therapy specialists utilize this form of physical therapy with a “hands on” approach to apply pressure on muscle tissue or to manipulate joints instead of using a device or machine. This form of treatment may help to reduce pain, decrease muscle spasm and tension, reduce fluid retention in muscles or joints, increase circulation, muscle flexibility and address joint mobility issues.
Manual therapy techniques  include:

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization & Massage

    This localized massage may be used in advance of exercise to help increase circulation, decrease muscle spasm, increase muscle flexibility and improve mobility. Techniques may include: Effleurage , gentle gliding over tissue, petrissage  which is kneading manipulation of the muscle or trigger point/soft tissue release used to elongate the muscle fascia and decrease muscle tension
  • Joint Mobilization & Manipulation

    Joint mobilization is a technique used by our physical therapists  to help manage musculoskeletal dysfunction and restore joint mobility that may have been lost as a result of injury, disease or surgery (ie joint replacement surgery etc).  Mobilizations are done very slowly with passive movement and may be combined with a “hold” or “stretch”motion to help restore a patient’s range of motion and reduce pain.

    Manipulations are more aggressive techniques done with faster movement of the bone and joint area. 

  • Muscle Energy

    Muscle energy is a manual therapy technique physical therapists use to help restore the body’s balance and alignment.  The patient performs gentle muscle contractions (isometric exercises) against resistance provided by the physical therapist.  These techniques can significantly decrease disability and improve functionality and range of motion in patients with dysfunctional joints, low back pain, pelvic imbalance, muscular shortening, limited range of motion etc.


Therapeutic spinal traction uses manual or mechanical techniques to stretch and mobilize the spine to help alleviate back, sciatica and neck pain. Traction stretches spinal muscles and opens up the vertebrae to ease nerve root impingement. 
How do I know if I am a candidate for traction?

A thorough evaluation  will be completed by the physical therapist to assess your condition, determine if traction is an option then an individual plan of care is developed that includes the type of traction to be used, the force/weight of distraction and duration of treatment.

Patient’s pain levels and relief of symptoms are closely monitored by the physical therapist during treatment. Progress reports will be provided to the patient’s physician to keep them updated on the patient’s condition.

AQUATIC THERAPY with Treadmill

SRC's aquatic therapy pool is equipped with a treadmill, chairlift and multilevels to accomodate each patients needs.

What is aquatic therapy?

Aquatic therapy utilizes a deep water pool, designed to provide an ideal, controlled environment for rehabilitation.  Aquatic therapy is a beneficial treatment option to enhance, restore and maintain an individual’s core functional abilities which may be limited due to illness, injury, surgery or aging.

Sports Rehabilitation Consultant’s provides a private aquatic therapy pool room. The aquatic pool also has a versatile electric hydraulic lift to assist patients in wheelchairs or with restrictions.   Our physical therapists are able to adjust the depth of the water from 2 feet to 7 feet, which personalizes the treatment each patient receives. The water temperature is a constant 90° F. 

What are the benefits of aquatic therapy?

Reduced Joint & Muscle Pain
Increased Circulation
Increased Flexibility
Improved Range of Motion
Improved Cardio Endurance
Reduced Swelling
Accelerated Healing
Improved Strength & Balance
Earlier Return to Function
Increased Energy Levels

What medical conditions respond well to aquatic therapy?

Due to the warm water temperature and buoyancy, patients are suspended in an almost weightless state during aquatic physical therapy. For this reason, many orthopedic, neurologic, muscular and cardiopulmonary conditions respond well because of these unique physical properties of the water. Conditions that generally respond to aquatic physical therapy include:

Pre-Post Surgical Rehab
Foot Pain
Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Hip Knee & Joint Pain
Muscle Strains/ Injuries
Work Reconditioning
Sports Injuries
Vestibular/ Balance


Do you experience episodes of dizziness or vertigo?

Do you feel wobbly when getting up from a chair or the bed?

Do you frequently lose your balance or feel lightheaded when walking?

Balance and vestibular issues can lead to falls resulting in serious or potentially fatal injury.  Falls account for up to 80 % of all hospital admissions in older adults.

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above our healthcare professionals at Sports Rehabilitation Consultants Physical Therapy can help diagnose and treat the condition or refer you to a physician or specialist.
Are there other symptoms of vertigo and balance disorders I should be aware of?

Other symptoms of balance disorders and vertigo include:

  • Falling or the sensation of falling
  • Blurred vision when reading or walking
  • Feelings of anxiety or panic
  • Disorientation
  • Unsteady Gait


What are the most common causes of vertigo?

  • Neurological Issues
  • Orthopedic Issues
  • Inner Ear or Vestibular Disorders

What are the most common causes of balance disorders?

  • Neuropathies
  • Lower Extremity Weakness

Don’t become a statistic! Call Sports Rehabilitation Consultants Physical Therapy today to schedule a balance & fall assessment.  We also provide balance & fall prevention programs to community groups and senior centers.  Contact Christine at 440.230.1133 for information.    Our goal is to help keep you safe, healthy & help return patients to their fullest level of function.


Because your employees are vital to the success  of your company/organization – keeping them healthy and on the job is critical to a company’s success and survival!  The therapy experts at Sports Rehabilitation Consultants provide  highly  effective and affordable injury prevention/workplace conditioning programs that can help employers reduce their company’s workers’ comp claims.

Most common work-related injuries include:

  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders of Upper Extremities
  • Low Back Pain

Repetitive stress injuries are the most common type of work related injury today.  Risk factors associated with these injuries include:

  1. Repetetive, forceful or prolonged exertion of hands
  2. Rapid hand and wrist movement
  3. Frequent or heavy lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying heavy objects that can affect low back, mid back & shoulders

Musculoskeletal Disorders of the upper extremities are very common with workers required to repeat the same kind of forceful motion with their job (ie. carpenters, office workers, cashiers, machine operators etc).  The most common areas of the body affected are the soft tissues of the neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist and fingers. Risk factors may include:

  1. Posture
  2. Repetition
  3. Force
  4. Vibration

Low Back Pain is known to cause almost as many lost days from work as the common cold.  Low back pain accounts for approximately 25% of all work related injuries and is much higher in various industries.  Over 1 million workers a year are effected with low back pain.  By age 65 over 80% of Americans will experience a back injury serious enough to affect their lives at work. 
Prevention & Conditioning is Vital  - An average low back injury claim costs the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation approximately $10,000.00.  Most common causes of back pain include:

  1. Employee is in poor physical condition with limited strength & flexibility
  2. Improper lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying, lowering,bending or twisting
  3. Overexertion
  4. Slips or Falls
  5. Continuous Trauma




Did you know these conditions may be attributed to the shoes you are wearing?

Orthotic inserts or shoes can be the solution.  Sports Rehab Consultant’s physical therapy staff can help!

Sports Rehabilitation Consultants Physical Therapy also carries a line of Orthaheel Comfort Sandals, Medical Sandals and Orthotic Flip Flops.  We also carry Customized Orthotic Inserts that can be customized to fit by our physical therapists.

We carry a variety of  men’s and women’s sizes and can order special sizes if necessary.  Call today for an appointment with one of our physical therapists or for additional information.





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