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PHYSICAL THERAPY RESULTS

Our Physical Therapy Builds Better, Pain-Free Everyday Lives

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  1 / Massage Therapy, Friction Massage & IASTM

Our massage therapy helps relieve pain, increase your range of motion, and reduce inflammation. It involves hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues in the body. Friction massage temporarily increases inflammation and breaks up scar tissue to promote healing and reduce pain We also perform instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, a technique we use in physical therapy for plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, strains, and more. IASTM works like the previous two massages, except with the use of specialized instruments to treat specific layers of soft tissue like ligaments and tendons.

  2 / Joint Mobilization and Manipulation

Joint mobilization is a slow, repetitive oscillation within a joint’s range of limits to help mobility and increase the range of motion. Joint manipulation is a quick, thrust-like technique that takes a joint beyond its normal range of motion to improve mobility and reduce pain. Our physical therapists advanced training in anatomy and pathology helps us improve your muscle and joint strength, mobility, and function – for long-term pain relief and health.

  3 / Trigger Point Therapy & Dry Needling

Trigger points are painful, tense areas that are found in muscles and fascia. We use two primary methods for treating trigger points; Manual Trigger Point Therapy and Dry Needling. In our Manual Trigger Point Therapy, a certified team member will release these painful points with a hands-on massage. In Dry Needling sessions, one of our specifically-trained practitioners at Physique will insert sterile acupuncture needles in a trigger point to manipulate and release painful tension. Read more below in FAQs.

  4 / Passive Stretching

Passive stretching is how we help you extend or lengthen a muscle or group of muscles to improve your range of motion and increase flexibility in an area. This is a low-intensity manual therapy technique compared to trigger point therapy or friction massage. 

  5 / In-Home Therapy

In-home physical therapy brings our certified physical therapists to the comfort of your home. In-home physical therapy provides convenient, flexible, and 1-on-1 care in the comfort of your home. In-home therapy is suitable for specific care needs (e.g. stroke recovery, orthopedic surgery, chronic conditions) or for those interested in convenience.*Please contact us to book.

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SCOTT THOMAS

SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER / GREEN BERET

PERSISTENT NECK & BACK PAIN FOR 15 YEARS

I’ve had neck and back pain for 15 years - from my long career of jumping out of planes. Working with Taylor exceeds my expectations every time. They do it all there, so I don't have to go to four different people. Physique's mix of massage, physical therapy and personal training consistently reduces my pain.

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OUR PRICING & PACKAGES

Book Your Session Online or Call to Speak to A Team Member

Telehealth

$90/appt

Online, 1-on-1 sessions  

Initial Evaluation

Custom At-Home Program

Flexible Scheduling

- Payment Options Available

In-Person

$125/appt

In-Person, 1-on-1 sessions  

Initial Evaluation

Custom Personal Program

Flexible Scheduling

- Payment Options Available

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6 Month Package

$100/appt

$1200 Total

12 In-person, 1-on-1 sessions 

Initial Physical Evaluation

2 Personal PT & Exercise Programs

InBody 570 Body Comp Analysis 

10% Discount on Merchandise

Flexible Scheduling

Direct Communication 

- Payment Options Available

6 Month Package

$95/appt

$2300 Total

24 In-person, 1-on-1 sessions 

Initial Physical Evaluation

New Custom Program Every 3 Months

InBody 570 Body Comp Analysis 

15% Discount on Merchandise

Flexible Scheduling

Direct Communication 

- Payment Options Available

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

What is the difference between physical therapy and massage therapy?

The differences between massage therapy at a spa and physical therapy massage techniques (also known as manual therapy) are:

  • PT massage/manual techniques are provided by our licensed physical therapists who use their advanced training in anatomy and pathology to care for your body’s unique needs.

  • PT massage/manual techniques improve and rehabilitate muscle and joint strength, mobility, and function for long term pain relief and recovery.

  • Massage at a spa provides relief from muscle pain and tension on a more short-term basis. 

At Physique, our physical therapy clients often receive massage therapy (also known as manual therapy) as part of their treatment. If you have a specific illness, injury, chronic pain, or other condition physical therapy manual techniques are a better fit for you.

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Can Physical Therapy Help a Herniated Disc?

Absolutely! Physical Therapy reduces the symptoms and pain of a herniated disc by relieving the pressure on spinal nerves.

  • Active treatments improve your flexibility, posture, strength, and joint movement.

  • These treatments typically include: core stability exercises, stretching and flexibility exercises, muscle strengthening.

  • Passive treatments like manual massage therapy techniques help reduce pain and relieve tension.

  • These treatments typically include: manual massage, hot and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and traction

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What is physical therapy massage? And what types of massage are in physical therapy?

Physical therapy massage (also known as manual therapy) is hands-on techniques that relieve pain, increase range of motion, and reduce soft tissue inflammation. Physical Therapy massage types and techniques include:

  • Trigger point release: As the name implies, trigger point therapy involves identifying and releasing specific trigger points in the body that cause pain. This includes dry needling.

  • Soft tissue massage: Soft tissue massage involves direct physical pressure on the muscle and other soft tissues of the body. 

  • Myofascial releasex: Myofascial release is a technique in which the therapist uses their hands to place slow, sustained pressure on a muscle that is stiff and painful. The manual pressure loosens, lengthens, and realigns tight, stiff myofascial muscles.

  • Joint manipulation: A quick, thrust-style technique that takes a joint beyond its normal range of motion in order to improve mobility and (in some cases) help with pain. Similar to chiropracter techniques, but not the same.

  • Joint mobilization: Slower, repetitive oscillations within a joint’s range of motion limits that promote mobility and increase the range of motion in a joint.

  • Passive stretching: Extending or lengthening a muscle or group of muscles to improve range of motion and increase flexibility in an area.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

How long does physical therapy take for a herniated disc or a bulging disc?

Our initial physical therapy for a herniated disc or bulging disc may provide some immediate symptom relief. In our experience we see results after 6 weeks and lasting results after 10-18 weeks. This was also found in a study where improvements in pain and overall function after 6 weeks of physical therapy for a lumbar disc herniation [1]. At the 12 week mark the study participants saw significant and lasting improvement. [1]


[1] Gugliotta M, da Costa BR, Dabis E, et alSurgical versus conservative treatment for lumbar disc herniation: a prospective cohort studyBMJ Open 2016;6:e012938. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012938

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Are Physique's physical therapists trained in massage techniques?

Yes, every physique team member is trained in massage (also known as manual therapy). At Physique, our physical therapy clients typically receive massage/manual therapy as part of their treatment.  


Our physical therapists use their advanced manual techniques and training in anatomy and pathology to improve and rehabilitate muscle and joint strength, mobility, and function for long term pain relief and recovery.

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What Causes Back Pain?

Upper and lower back pain is typically the result of malfunction of part(s) of your back. Common back pain causes:

  • back strains or sprains

  • herniated discs, slipped discs or bulging discs

  • sciatica

  • arthritis

  • pinched nerve or nerve damage of the back

  • back abnormalities

  • degenerative disc disease

  • trauma

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How Do You Treat Back Pain?

At Physique, we diagnose the root of your pain and use a mix of active and passive back pain treatments.

Active treatments include:

  • corrective exercise and functional training (e.g. core strengthening excercises, stretching and flexibility exercises and muscle strengthening exercises)

Passive treatments include:

  • massage therapy

  • hot and cold therapy

  • soft tissue and lumbar mobilization

  • dry needling

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What Causes Knee Pain?

The most common causes of knee pain are injuries like torn ACLs, sprains and fractures. Other common causes include: 

  • Meniscal tear

  • Patellofemoral pain

  • Patellar tendonitis

  • Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease 

  • IT-band syndrome

  • Arthiritis

  • Gout

  • Ligament Injuries like ACL tears and sprains, MCL tears and sprains, PCL tears and sprains, LCL tears and sprains

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What Is In-home Physical Therapy?

In-home physical therapy addresses your unique condition in the comfort of your home, with programs to improve your physical abilities and make the activities of daily living more manageable. This therapy benefits those who’ve suffered a stroke or injury, had orthopedic surgery, or are living with a chronic condition. * Please contact us to book.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

How Do You Treat Knee Pain?

At Physique, we diagnose the root of your pain and use a mix of active and passive back pain treatments.

Active treatments include:

  • corrective exercise and functional training

  • Which may include:

  • quad sets and straight leg raises

  • lower extremity stretches

  • balance exercises

  • exercises to strengthen your hips (Your hip muscles help control the position of your knees.)

Passive treatments include:

  • massage therapy

  • hot and cold therapy

  • soft tissue and lumbar mobilization

  • dry needling

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Are Physical Therapists Doctors?

Our physical therapists all possess a clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy or equivalent Ph.D. in addition to a professional license to practice physical therapy. So, yes, a physical therapist is a doctor with the training and credentials to practice safely and effectively.

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What Is Manual Therapy?

Our manual therapy is often our clients' favorite part of our physical therapy program. These hands-on techniques relieve pain, increase range of motion, and reduce soft tissue inflammation. Our techniques include: 

  • massage therapy 

  • joint mobilization

  • joint manipulation

  • dry needling

  • instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization

  • trigger point therapy

  • myofascial release

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What Is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a safe, effective and efficient treatment that can give you immediate pain relief and help you get back to exercising with increased mobility. The process of dry needling involves the insertion, manipulation, and (at times) electric stimulation of a “dry” needle in a trigger point to produce a local twitch response (LTR) through the spinal cord reflex. This releases tension in your tight muscles and/or stimulates your under-active or weak muscles. The result is muscle relaxation and pain relief.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

What Does Dry Needling Treat?

Dry needling is used to treat: 

  • Headaches, Neck and Jaw Pain

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Elbow Pain

  • Hand / Wrist Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Hip / Knee Pain

  • Shin / Ankle / Foot Pain

  • Chronic Pain

  • Athletic and Sports overuse Injuries

  • Post-trauma Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA), and Work Injuries

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Does Physical Therapy massage hurt?

Some types of physical therapy manual massage therapy techniques can be painful and leave bruising. Specifically, trigger point therapy can be one of the most effective, but also most uncomfortable techniques. Trigger points are painful, tense areas that are found in muscles and fascia. We use two primary methods for treating trigger points; Manual Trigger Point Therapy and Dry Needling. In our Manual Trigger Point Therapy, a certified team member will release these painful points with a hands-on massage. In Dry Needling sessions, one of our specifically-trained practitioners at Physique will insert sterile acupuncture needles in a trigger point to manipulate and release painful tension.

We will stop immediately if at any point you say that you are uncomfortable or would prefer a different treatment.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

What is Trigger Point Therapy? Is it the same as massage therapy?

Trigger Point Therapy is a manual physical therapy technique that is more advanced and takes advanced training in anatomy and pathology to perform safely. Trigger point therapy consists of two main methods including a hands-on massage or dry needling. In the first technique, one of our certified team physical therapists will release these painful points with a hands-on massage. In dry needling sessions, one of our specifically-trained practitioners at Physique will insert sterile acupuncture needles in a trigger point to manipulate and release painful tension.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Can I get physical therapy without insurance?

Yes, ​​you can choose to pay cash for one of our physical therapy programs. This way you can continue a program with physical therapy without ever needing to involve your insurance.

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Can I get physical therapy without referral?

Yes, in Florida, you can see a physical therapist without a referral for up to six weeks. You can also choose to pay cash for one of our physical therapy programs. This way you can continue a program with physical therapy without ever needing a physician's referral.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Can physical therapy help sciatica?

Yes! Physical therapy is a major way to help and improve the symptoms of sciatica. Treatments for sciatica can vary based on your symptoms and the cause.  At Physique, physical therapy for sciatica will be a custom program including:

  • Active treatments like corrective exercise and stretching which can improve your flexibility, posture, strength, and joint movement. These treatments typically include: core stability exercises, stretching and flexibility exercises, muscle strengthening.

  • Passive treatments like manual massage therapy techniques help reduce pain and relieve tension. These treatments typically include: manual massage, hot and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and traction.

  • Sometimes devices such as supportive pads, heating pads, ice packs, or external back braces may be helpful.

At Physique, we have certified back and neck posture specialists.  if you're looking for help with sciatica click below to book an appointment.

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MANUAL THERAPY & ANSWERS TO FAQS

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Manual Therapy is provided by our licensed physical therapists who use their advanced training in anatomy and pathology to care for your body’s unique needs. PT massage/ manual techniques improve and rehabilitate muscle and joint strength, mobility, and function for long-term pain relief and recovery– so you can have a better, pain-free daily life.

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Tel: (813)-293-8066

5251 S Dale Mabry Hwy

Tampa, Florida 33611

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