Monday, August 1, 2016

The ART of Physical Therapy

For everything is connected, and just like dominoes, things can stand together and they can tumble down together.


Many times, my patients have questions about what I’m feeling or treating when I work with them. Most people know that physical therapists work with problems within the body, but in my line of practice, people are often befuddled about how and why they were sent to me in the first place. I am going to tell you a little bit about how we (physical therapists) view the patient, how we see and feel their problem and how we justify the treatments that we do.

The first thing physical therapists do is realize that we are treating a whole person, not just a hip, or a bladder, or a sciatic nerve, for example. We understand that the things going on inside your body — what is happening in all your organs and tissues — has influences on neighboring, regional and distant areas of your body (so please, do not be too put off if I’m intrigued by your big toe when you were referred to me for your low back pain). For everything is connected, and just like dominoes, things can stand together and they can tumble down together.

There is an ART to what physical therapists do, both literally and figuratively. Please let me explain: ART stands for Asymmetry, Range of motion and Tissue texture change.

Asymmetry means that your right and left sides don’t match. So, when I’m evaluating a woman with any number of problems, I will check to see if her shoulders rest at the same height, if her arms are the same distance away from the body when she is standing up, if the hips are level, and/or if the feet are both pointing straight ahead. When there is a remarkable difference between left and right, I make a note of it and see if it may be part of a larger problem.

Range of motion refers to how much your joints move. When I evaluate someone with knee pain for example, I will measure how much her knee moves with an instrument called a goniometer. I will take that measurement and compare it the corresponding knee on the other side, and I will compare it to documented “normal” measurement for her age.

Tissue texture refers to the relative health of anything that I may be evaluating: muscle, nerve, fascia, ligament or tendons. Even bone has a particular texture or feel to it. In general, healthy tissue is soft and resilient (even bone has a softness to it). For example, if I am palpating (feeling with my hands) muscle tissue, I may be feeling something soft and then suddenly something hard. Depending on the anatomy, that particular finding could be completely normal, or it could be a problem.


Once I have evaluated the ART in my patient, I can put the pieces together, come up with a working diagnosis and explain to the patient what we are going to do to reduce pain, restore function, and get her on the path to living a happier, healthier life.


About PT Center for Women:
Michelle Landsverk is a licensed physical therapist at PT Center forWomen and has practiced the art of manipulative medicine for over 20 years. She specializes in a combination of modalities such as craniosacral techniques, myofascial release, joint manipulation, soft tissue and visceral mobilization, along with therapeutic exercise as an adjunct to manual medicine.

Michelle began her training at Marquette University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She then completed the osteopathic manipulative medicine series of courses through Michigan State University and in 2008, she graduated from Concordia University with her Physical Therapy Doctorate. Recently, she finished the Barral Institute curriculum for visceral mobilization and continues to attend conferences to sharpen her skills at osteopathic manipulative treatment.

Michelle’s interest in women’s health came from her own experience as a patient during pregnancy. From her labor and delivery, to her postpartum stages, she found a passion for attending to the special needs of females. She recognizes the importance of understanding her patients’ concerns and listens closely before evaluating and designing an appropriate treatment plan.

To learn more about Michelle’s physical therapy services, visit www.ptcenterforwomen.com or call 920-729-2982.

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    1. A world is enough for a wise. I'm SEN.BUKA MORRIS from DENMARK.I was a Herpes patient for 7years ,i suffered a great lost in applying medical treatment to get cure from the virus. It was too scaring having does sleepless nights with Herpes. I went through many hospitals seeking for the solution to my cure all my efforts where rendered useless. I was so frustrated, and lost my lovely wife along the line due to the bad effects of her virus. I became so ashamed of myself. I decided to check on the internet if there could be any possible remedy to this dangerous virus . Then,I came across lots of comments about Dr.CHUKWU MADU HERBAL HOME, who's patience have recommended him of his Good work,testifying how his medicine saved their lives, and there have been living happily negative of their virus. I thought and believe I could be cure as well. Then,I decided to give it a try. To my greatest surprise after contacting him.,I was very happy in our first chat and I believe in everything he said. He really proved to me after going through lots of pics and videos with his patients. I then ordered for his medicine , he prepared and sent it through the DHL service.It was like a joke,but now a dream come through that I'm Herpes free, I have recently been confirmed HSV negative. All thanks to God for showing me the way to Dr CHUKWU MADU HERBAL HOME the great and powerful herbalist. Reach this herbalist on his email [dr.chukwumaduherbalhome@gmail.com] or +2347030936239.

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  7. DR CHIMNEDUM HERBAL HOME,is a place where i use my eye's and see that there are real herbalist men,Dr chimnedum is a great herbalist that cure all type of virus with herb's which I'm one of the people that Dr chimnedum use herb to sect free today from a wicked virus (kidney stony) when I contacted this great herbalist on his e-mail (DRCHIMNEDUMHERBALHOME1616@gmail.com) i told him how I fill pen's in my body,he let me know that I'm free from any virus with his Herb,I agreed with him and do what he said i should do and he send me bottles of herb which set me free from the deadly disease that i have suffered for so many years, I'm free today,I will advice you today if you have same problem that I have suffered before I get cured by DR CHIMNEDUM HERBAL HOME you can contact him on his e-mail (DRCHIMNEDUMHERBALHOME1616@gmail.com) for total cure of any type of virus or disease that come across your body you can also contact him on his personal WhatsApp line +2347086675538,thank you DR CHIMNEDUM.

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  8. A world is enough for a wise. I'm SEN.BUKA MORRIS from DENMARK.I was a Herpes patient for 7years ,i suffered a great lost in applying medical treatment to get cure from the virus. It was too scaring having does sleepless nights with Herpes. I went through many hospitals seeking for the solution to my cure all my efforts where rendered useless. I was so frustrated, and lost my lovely wife along the line due to the bad effects of her virus. I became so ashamed of myself. I decided to check on the internet if there could be any possible remedy to this dangerous virus . Then,I came across lots of comments about Dr.CHUKWU MADU HERBAL HOME, who's patience have recommended him of his Good work,testifying how his medicine saved their lives, and there have been living happily negative of their virus. I thought and believe I could be cure as well. Then,I decided to give it a try. To my greatest surprise after contacting him.,I was very happy in our first chat and I believe in everything he said. He really proved to me after going through lots of pics and videos with his patients. I then ordered for his medicine , he prepared and sent it through the DHL service.It was like a joke,but now a dream come through that I'm Herpes free, I have recently been confirmed HSV negative. All thanks to God for showing me the way to Dr CHUKWU MADU HERBAL HOME the great and powerful herbalist. Reach this herbalist on his email [dr.chukwumaduherbalhome@gmail.com] or +2347030936239.

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  9. What a Miraculous Recovery!!!
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  10. Please Stop and read me!
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  11. I have been with the virus for 2 years when i was introduced by a blogger who also narrated Her story online on how she was cured by a herbal medication which was sent by doctor chala, am telling you today that my test results come out negative. Contact Dr chala on his email address dr.chalaherbalherhome@gmail.com or you can visit his website on http://drchalaherbalhome.godaddysites.com or https://mywa.link/dr.chalaherbalhome

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