At Pinnacle Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves in providing personalized care for patients. During sessions, our patients are never left alone. We work with them for the full treatment period. A close, working relationship that is patient centered builds rapport and creates emotional benefits that are part of the complicated process of healing. Each patient is also given a Home Exercise Program (HEP), throughout their treatment period and upon discharge that is customized for their specific conditions.
Members Pacific Northwest Rehab Alliance
NWRA member clinics have been physically inspected, their providers have been credentialed, and their services are routinely reviewed through a system of outcomes data collection and patient satisfaction monitoring. NWRA is committed to being part of the search for improved healthcare value and cost effective service.
Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Our Owner, Craig Hawkins, is a DPT, (Doctor of Physical Therapy) and OCS, (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist), placing
him in an elite group, as less than 5% of therapists nationwide have this certification. Having a greater understanding of Orthopedics makes us an excellent choice for pre, and post-Op Ortho patients.
EMG/NCS and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound are tools we use to evaluate for nerve and muscle/tendon injury respectively.
An accurate understanding of the problem leads to more efficient treatments and faster results for patients.
Do we speak Spanish?
Si! Si usted habla español, nosotros tendremos una interprete disponible para ayudarle a usted y al terapeuta en cada una de sus citas. Ella tambien le ayudara a hacer citas y llenar papaleo.
Patient Results Discharge Note
Every patient is given a blank form to write a short note to you about their experience with us. Because of our commitment to getting great results and treating patients like family, these results have been overwhelminly positive. Expect to see these for each of the patients you refer to us as a confirmation that they completed therapy and to know what their experience has been like "in their own words".
Patient Welcome Brochure
We have created a “Patient Welcome Brochure” so the patient gets a personal touch from us before they ever leave your office. Call to request these brochures and we will be happy to deliver or send some to your clinic. (Also available in Spanish)
To ensure our patients get a personal experience, our "Patient Advocate" meets with the patient throughout their treatment period, asking about their progress and satisfaction. It is another reason we get such consistent praise from patients upon discharge when they write to you about their results. Consistent results are no accident.
CHRONIC PAIN – Chronic pain patients develop chronic postures that get worse through time. We can help to reset the posture which alleviates additional pain issues that would otherwise compound for the life of the patient.
POSTURAL RESTORATIVE THERAPY – Actively and passively repositioning the skeletal structure restores proper biomechanics and relieves many stresses that contribute to pains throughout the body. Emphasis here is placed on pelvic position, diaphragmatic breathing and chest wall flexibility. These techniques are so effective that they are applied to every patient to some degree and work together with traditional therapy. Many patients report feeling better than they did before the injury/surgery.
SPINE PROGRAM – By looking at the curvature of the spine, the position of the head, and the tilt of the hips and ribcage, our therapists work with patients to restore a natural position for the spine. Pain relief often begins immediately, and continues to improve the more the patient exercises at home. This treatment is appropriate to relieve pain from bulging discs, DDD, arthritis, and other back issues.
CHRONIC HEADACHE – We have been treating headache pain sufferers for the past 15yrs. Having a residency trained manual therapist, and using many combined techniques, we often have success in treating those with chronic, debilitating headaches.
AQUATIC THERAPY – For some patients, exercising can be discouraging and painful. The natural buoyancy of water reduces pressure on joints and exercises muscles in a gentle but effective manner. The core is stabilized and patients are motivated to use the pool on their own after they are done with therapy.
CORE STABILIZATION – For patients that have been injured for a while, suffer with chronic pain, or have been chair or bed ridden, strengthening the core is essential to helping them increase their mobility. Whether we focus on paraspinals, transverse abdominis or both, the core is key.
STRENGTHENING PROGRAM – Weak muscles can cause imbalance, loss of use, loss of confidence, immobility, pain, and other disorders. Sometimes the cure is as easy as strengthening. We can target specific muscles in our gym or in the pool, and give the patient an HEP that helps to restore proper function. Emphasis is on effective HEP’s so patients can take charge of their pain and recovery.
ORTHOPEDIC INJURY REHAB – Having an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist on staff gives our clinic a deeper understanding of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic problems are what we love to treat because we see such consistent, positive results. Outpatient rehabilitation is almost always appropriate after a bone break, torn ligament, cartilage damage or orthopedic surgery.
BALANCE/DIZZINESS – Whether from weak muscles, confidence problems, or deeper neurological issues, we can help patients with balance and vertigo.
CANALITH REPOSITIONING - The canalith repositioning procedure can help relieve benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), a condition in which you have brief, but intense, episodes of dizziness that occur when you move your head. The canalith repositioning procedure can move the otoconia to a part of your ear where they won't cause dizziness. Performed in your therapists’ office and at home, this procedure consists of several simple head maneuvers.
PRE/POST OPERATIVE CARE - Consider Pinnacle PT for your patient to maximize joint motion and overall strength and endurance that will assist them in a faster recovery post-operatively. Treatment goals will be to minimize the adverse effects of the surgery such as pain and swelling as well as to restore normal movement, flexibility and function and reduce scar tissue restrictions. Some of the more common post-surgical diagnoses treated in our clinic are:
- Total joint replacements
- Open Reduction, Internal fixation of Fractures (ORIF)
- Ligament or tendon reconstructions or repair
- Joint Arthroscopies
PODIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY – For patients who suffer with foot and ankle issues like; Equinus Gait, Heel Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, or are Post-Op, we have specific treatments such as; stretching the hamstrings, heel chord, gastroc & soleus muscles, and using methods to help break down scar tissue to promote “resetting” the tissue during healing. Working the patient in the pool or in our gym is also an important part of restoring proper biomechanics and healing.
GAIT TRAINING - Gait training is a type of physical therapy that helps people improve their ability to stand and walk. Gait training helps strengthen muscles and joints, improves balance, improves posture, develops muscle memory, builds endurance, and retrains the legs for repetitive motion.
WOMEN'S HEALTH – Having a Women’s health specialist on our team, means we can help with pelvic floor and stress-incontinence issues. More than just Kegels, she works to reposition the pelvis. This allows the muscles to work together effectively and restores proper biomechanics.
PRE-POSTPARTUM – Carrying a baby around in your body can wreak havoc on the spine, hips, posture and internal systems. In addition to the above-mentioned women’s health issues, we can help mother maintain proper posture & strength through and after pregnancy making her experience less difficult and painful than it has to be.
FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATION - FCE is set of tests, practices and observations that are combined to determine the ability of the evaluated to function in a variety of circumstances, most often employment, in an objective manner. They are often required by insurers when an insured person applies for disability payments or a disability pension in the case of permanent disability. Workman’s Comp, and car insurances pay for this in many cases.
WORK CAPACITY EVALUATION – This is an FCE specifically designed to analyze a person’s ability level as it compares to their specific job or occupation. It is typically 4 hours in length.
WORK CONDITIONING - Work conditioning uses strengthening and endurance tasks to restore functional ability needed for their job or occupation. These individualized programs use hourly sessions, up to five days a week, for one to three months. Depending on the level of a patient's deficiencies, each session lasts one to three hours.