OUR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
A Physical therapist (PT) is a healthcare professional who diagnoses and treats individuals of all ages, who have health-related conditions, illnesses or injuries that may limit their ability to move and perform functional activities, as well as they, would like in their daily lives. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. PTs evaluate and diagnose movement dysfunction and use therapeutic interventions to treat patients.
Luke obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University in Business Administration. After graduating college he volunteered in Ecuador for 13 months. After returning to Illinois he worked in social work for several years before deciding to switch careers to physical therapy. He went on to attend Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago where he graduated with a DPT. After graduation, he moved to Bradenton, FL to work with Coastal Orthopedics. Luke has experience in various settings including inpatient and outpatient physical therapy with an emphasis on cervical and lumbar rehabilitation. His hobbies include working out, spending time with his wife and 2 dogs. Luke is also a huge Green Bay Packer fan.
OUR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
An Occupational Therapist (OT) is a healthcare professional whose goal is to help patients participate in the things they want or need to do, occupationally, through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. OTs focus on adapting a specific environment to fit to the individual patient, by use of common interventions which may include helping children with disabilities participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from an injury to regain skills, and/or providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. OT services typically include individualized evaluation and goal planning, customized intervention to improve the patient’s ability to perform daily activities and reach goals, followed by an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met or that appropriate changes are made to the intervention plan.
OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
A Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) works under the direction of a physical therapist to provide care to patients who are recovering from injuries, illnesses or surgery. Physical Therapy Assistants provide therapy to patients through specific exercises, educate patients and family members about what to do after treatment, observe patients before and during therapy and report patients’ responses to treatment to the physical therapist.
OUR ATHLETIC TRAINER
An Athletic Trainer (AT) is a healthcare professional who specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic muscle and bone conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. ATs collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients, and work with patients of all ages and skill levels.
OUR MASSAGE THERAPIST
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