Physical Therapy Silverdale
One of the unique features of this office is that we are integrated with a full service fitness center. As our patients progress, we are able to transition them into using more advanced levels of load that are typically seen in a fitness center environment. This creates many advantages for the patient and it also provides them a platform for continuing to exercise independently after they are done with their formal therapy sessions.
- Amputee Program: Nathan Edwards, PT, provides specialized programs for patients recovering from an amputation. This can be a long and difficult road both physically and mentally and requires special skills to most effectively regain balance, conditioning and learn techniques to make the most of your new prosthesis.
- Aquatic Therapy: Our site has its own therapeutic pool that is kept at about 93 degrees and allows us to customize individual programs to help each patient get the most benefit from the properties water has to offer.
- Breast Cancer Management: Kirsten Bakke, PT and Erin Seigel, PT are specialists who conduct an evaluation and provide treatment to women recovering from breast cancer. This includes restoring strength, flexibility, general conditioning levels, and management of lymphedema.
- Bike Fit: Dave Damon, PT is BikeFIT certified and provides professional adjustments to seat, handle bar, and foot/pedal interface to improve posture and biomechanical alignment. This allows maximal efficiency while reducing postural and repetitive strain injuries.
- Cardiac Conditioning: Stages 3 & 4 supervision closer to home for someone recovering from surgery or at risk of needing surgery. Dave Damon, PT and Steve Goldrick, PT are the Cardiac Specialists.
- Chronic Pain Treatment: Steve Goldrick, PT and Nathan Edwards, PT are therapeutic pain specialists who have completed extensive coursework with Evidence in Motion and the International Spine and Pain Institute in order to provide the highest level of care for those with persistent pain. As consistent with the literature, a very important aspect of this program surrounds education about pain; how it works and what affects it. In addition, specific treatments such as relaxation training, stress management, getting better sleep, and constructing a tolerable exercise program are additional aspects of this program.
- Foot Orthotics: Many foot (knee, hip and back) problems can benefit from the use of orthotics. Dave Damon, PT, has advanced training and experience in custom fabrication and modification of orthotics, so he is able to determine if you are a good candidate and then determine what features would benefit you the most.
- Lymphedema Management: Proactive patient education can help prevent lymphedema. The program includes Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) including Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), compression bandage wrapping, skin care, home exercises, and eventual fitting into a compression garment. Both Kirsten Bakke, PT, CLT-UE and Erin Seigel, PT, CLT are Certified Lymphedema Therapists.
- Occupational Therapy: Megan Milyard, OT/L is a Occupational Therapist and is available to see patients in need of occupational therapy interventions to help them recover from injury, regain skills and provides support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy includes services such as comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home (home safety evaluations) and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), driving evaluations, recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use (wheelchair fittings), and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Both Megan Milyard, OT/L and Steve Goldrick, PT are certified to perform the following services:
- Parkinson’s Therapy: Nathan Edwards, PT is a certified LSVT BIG™ instructor. LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise program designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease often experience tremors, slowed movement, and other symptoms. During sessions, patients are lead through highly intensive, repetitive, whole-body, large-motion exercises that “retrain” the brain to make bigger movements.
- Peripheral Neuropathies: Treatment programs to help manage pain and restore more normal levels of strength, flexibility, gait, balance, and tolerance levels for activities of daily living (ADL’s)
- Pilates: Lynn Peter-Contesse, PTA, CPI (Certified APPI Pilates Instructor/Educator) specializing in applying Pilates principals for core strength, spinal stabilization, osteoporosis and balance for fall prevention. This program integrates the application of Pilates’ current evidence-based therapeutic exercise science and biomechanics to improve strength, endurance, joint mobility, flexibility and balance and coordination while focusing on breathing and controlled movements to help prevent future injuries, improve performance of daily functional tasks, enhancing quality of life.
- Post-Natal Exercise – Mom & Me Fitness: a group fitness class focused on postnatal fitness with your baby! Instructed by Ellen Bass, PT, this class is aimed to be a positive environment for moms to return to exercise safely and effectively.
- Senior Fitness: A well-rounded class tailored for our seniors, focusing on balance, strength, cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility and cognitive training. These classes keep our participants independently functioning, and are helpful in preventing disease and falls.
- Sports Injury Screening: Our staff offer free screenings for athletic injuries and can help guide you to appropriate levels of care. Based on their findings, they may recommend f/u with your physician, prescribe a few basic home care guidelines for recovery, or possibly recommend formal f/u care with a physical therapist. Many of our therapists have extensive backgrounds in athletics themselves and some have advanced related professional certifications and or licensing.
- Sports Performance Training: Thayne Bosh, PT focuses on this area as one of his favorites because of his personal involvement in college sports. Dave Damon, PT, has advanced training in Sportsmetrics as well as other routines to help athletes reduce their risk of injury and also improve performance.
- Next STEP: Supervised Therapeutic Exercise Programs are integrated with physical therapy to improve strength, mobility and balance. Together with the referring doctor, Kitsap Physical Therapy’s mission is for patients to decrease their dependency on medicine and adopt exercise as a lifestyle. After a comprehensive screening by a PT, patients are able to choose their Next STEP. Programs include Senior Fitness, Cardiac Conditioning, Parkinson’s Movement Group and Pilates for Spinal Rehabilitation and Osteoporosis. The Next STEP staff includes exercise physiologists, kinesiologists and physical therapist assistants who are experts in movement, physical dysfunction and disease.
- TMJ/TMD Treatment: Jaw problems are many times associated with whiplash injuries, neck pain, or following various dental or oral surgery procedures. Treatment for these problems requires special training and experience. Dave Damon, PT, has advanced training and experience in managing these problems.
- Women’s Health Programs: Ellen Bass, PT and Erin Seigel, PT are women’s health specialists and provide treatments such as:
- Pelvic Pain – Various women experience pain in the lower abdominal or pelvic regions during the course of their lives for many reasons. Physical therapy can be helpful with problems stemming from the muscles, nerves and supporting structures.
- Urinary Incontinence – Urinary incontinence is not considered a normal consequence of aging and it is not something a person must accept. Physical therapy programs including exercises for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and education regarding bladder retraining can be used alone or in conjunction with medications and surgery to treat incontinence. Biofeedback and electric stimulation may also be used to help retrain the pelvic floor muscles.
- Osteoporosis – A physical therapist can design an exercise program with an emphasis on weight-bearing, resistive exercises and correct posture/body mechanics. This will improve muscle strength, bone density and help patients perform daily activities safely.
- Pre/Post Pregnancy Management – Many physical changes occur during and after pregnancy that put a woman at greater risk for injury during exercise and daily activities which can lead to back and pelvic pain. A physical therapist specializing in managing these factors can be very helpful in demonstrating body mechanics and exercises to prevent and/or manage pain.