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Physical Therapy & Functional Rehab

Life is balance. Health is balance. Functional Rehab promotes balance. Many muscular and skeletal conditions are caused by muscles either being too tight or too weak. Functional rehab stretches tight muscles and strengthens weak muscles, helping to create balance.

Mobility problems are movement dysfunctions. They are caused by:

  • Improper movement
  • Mismanaged injury
  • Overuse
  • Stress: physical or postural
  • Inefficient stabilization

Dysfunctional movement patterns create common syndromes in the upper and lower body which need to be corrected.  Improper movement can alter how our muscles were designed to perform.  Overused muscles take the path of least resistance and adapt to a more comfortable range of motion.  They are masters of compensation with the ability to re-organize their original framework without us even realizing it is happening.

What does this mean?

Muscles can learn to represent other muscle types. Postural muscles will begin to work as a phasic muscle and vice versa.

How can we help?

Our practical rehab implements functional patterns that correct these imbalances.  This is necessary to improve your capacity to move and perform efficiently.

Common syndromes of dysfunctional movement patterns

During treatment you will learn mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations.  With the proper positioning, our patients can improve their movement patterns and eliminate pain.


Common outcome of our physical therapy

The result is similar to overhauling a computer.  Functional rehab essentially updates the “software” in the brain, restores correct muscle sequencing, and “deletes” bad movement compensations. This “update” is individually designed by one of our rehab specialists and implemented by utilizing corrective exercises.

Treatment outcomes are affected by multiple factors:

  • Degree of trauma
  • Age of Injury
  • Overall health and age of patient
  • Compliance with care
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL’S) which could aggravate the injury/condition

Conditions We Treat at Atlas Medical Center

Our team treats a wide variety of conditions through physical therapy, chiropractic, regenerative medicine, non-surgical spinal decompression, trigger point and joint injections, photo bio-modulation, and bio-identical hormone therapy.  Depending on lifestyle, patient symptoms can fluctuate in intensity from mild, dull aches to intense, immobilizing sharp pain.  Regardless of how painful your condition is, our goal is to help you return to the activities you want to do.

  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

  • Rotator Cuff Tear

  • Numbness and tingling in the arms or hands

  • Shoulder Impingement

  • Shoulder Strain/Sprain

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

  • MCL and LCL Sprain and Strain

  • Osgood-Schlatters Disease

  • Medial Knee Pain

  • Lateral Knee Pain

  • Patella Femoral Syndrome (PFS)

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Lumbar/Cervical disc bulges/protrusions

  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

  • Piriformis Syndrome


  • Sciatica

  • Spondylosis

  • Thoracolumbar Strain/Sprain

  • Achilles Tendon Pain

  • Ankle instability

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Shin Splints

  • Numbness and tingling in the feet or toes

Contact us today to learn more about this and other services that we provide!

9362 Grand Cordera Pkwy, Suite 120,
Colorado Springs, CO 80924