Welcome to FMP Physical Therapy! We are so excited to transform your body!
Our mission is simple: Restore Function. Improve Mobility. Prevent aggravation of symptoms and future injury. We do not chase pain, but investigate the underlying cause of your pain, so your body can reach its optimal & maximum potential.
Our focus is wellness and prevention. Our goal is to look at your entire movement system - your body - and identify movement pattern dysfunction throughout your kinetic chain. So if you have a chronic back issue that is still unresolved after attempts at other treatment options, don't be surprised if we take a look at your ankle/foot and treat your back pain in the process. Even if you don't have an acute or chronic pain complaint, we are here to evaluate how your body functions day to day and help you alleviate the tensions that build up from poor posture habits and strain from overuse.
Education! We teach you about your body; your tissue, your joints, your brain, and your bones; we teach you how they work alone and how they work together. We teach you posture, how to walk, how to breathe, how to identify tissue restriction in your body and release it with your breath. We teach you the difference between good pain and bad pain. We want you to be independent with managing your body and your posture so you can prevent further injury and additional movement dysfunction.
Our hour long treatment sessions are manual therapy based. The therapist will identify joint and soft tissue restrictions in the body through observation and functional movement tests, and provide hands-on, manual therapy to restore balance in your body. Manual techniques include, therapeutic massage (soft tissue mobilization), myofascial release, trigger point therapy, strain counterstain, functional mobilization proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), mobilization with movement, passive and active assistive stretching, and manual facilitation of body alignment in sitting and standing postures.
Using the SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), and a series of other functional mobility and motor control tests, your licensed physical therapist will perform a 90 minute comprehensive functional movement and postural assessment.
The SFMA assesses 10 functional movement patterns of your body from your head to your feet, and the quantity and quality of your movement is observed and noted. Your therapist will break down the patterns and determine if your movement patterns are normal or limited. They will then identify if your limitation is due to lack of mobility (mechanical joint/tissue restrictions) or decreased stability (lack of strength)
A treatment plan will be developed to address the patient's primary complaint of pain, discomfort, restriction or weakness; however your entire body/system will be addressed as part of the evaluation and treatment. Our goal is to restore more efficient movement patterns in your body, which have often been altered due to muscles imbalances and structural misalignment. These issues have often resulted from poor postural awareness and repetitive strain on the body from sports, work, raising children, or just life!
90 Minute Visit
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
500 Kenwood Ave. Delmar, NY 12054
We are located in the Free Movement Pilates studio. (518) 275-2644
Monday - Friday: 7am - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed