17 Nov Thinking Outside the Box: My Unique Approach to Physical Therapy
My career didn’t begin with Physical Therapy, although it should have. A part of me had always believed I was meant to lend a helping hand to help better the lives of others, so I followed my instinct. In 1998, I quit my job and started my journey committed fully to learning about hands-on therapies relating to bodywork. As I studied with some of the best minds and hands in the world, I began to look at the broader context of the problem in America:
Pain alone affects more Americans than diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined. It’s reported that 54.4 million adults have been doctor-diagnosed with Arthritis since 2013. An estimated 37 million people suffer from migraines throughout the United States. Over 40 percent of Americans over the age of 40 are expected to experience vertigo at some point during their lifetime. An estimated 35 million Americans suffer from symptoms relating to Irritable Bowel Syndrome out of a total 70 million, who report to experience some type of digestive issue everyday. On top of that, the opioid epidemic is only progressively becoming worse. The prevalence of a health care crisis in America has been substantially rising, bringing in more complex patients with a variety of different health problems. My motivation derived from my ambition to help those in need of it and the health care crisis in America only clarified the demand to create a unique, non-invasive approach to effectively improve the lives of others.
The Philosophy behind My Approach
The phrase “thinking outside of the box” originates with having the mindset of believing anything outside of the box is far-fetched and unachievable. As I became focused on becoming an expert in Physical Therapy and Osteopathic based therapies, I realized that the best way to improve the health of others across all body systems was to build my future practice integrating these powerful techniques with a traditional Physical Therapy approach. Following the completion of my Doctorate in Physical Therapy, I founded my practice based on the belief that you truly can put the patient’s need first and provide a service that can meaningfully change a person’s quality of life.
Uniquely Tailored to your Specific Needs to Restore Optimum Health
The incorporation of Osteopathic based therapies with traditional Physical Therapy liberates the ability to focus entirely on your muscles, joints, and nerves. In fact, it completely broadens the spectrum by enabling me to use a gentle, hands on approach without the need to concentrate on one specific problem area. Each non-invasive treatment is uniquely tailored to fit your specific needs in order to restore optimum health. This includes individuals (of all ages) throughout life, who at times may be experiencing pain, mild or severe illnesses, injuries, or conditions that limit their ability to function happily in their daily life. Each treatment may incorporate a blend of any of the following modalities: CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Nerve Mobilization, Visceral Manipulation, Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and Lymphatic Drainage. My goal is to help maximize mobility, develop or restore function, alleviate pain, and promote overall health and wellness to each patient who comes into my practice. At the end of the day, the one simple act of decreasing a person’s pain and improving their function helps bring out the best in each of us. I believe that being able to physically do what we love, makes our lives more meaningful.
This unique, personalized approach to Physical Therapy has been developed for over twenty years by Dr. Steve Kravitz of Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy. To learn more about how our treatments can help you, contact us or read more on our blog.