Physical Therapy: Essential to Recovery from Sports Injuries

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Grace Walker, physical & occupational therapist and nutritionist agrees with author Darice Britt from South University who states that rehabilitation of an injured athlete should be carefully evaluated and monitored on a daily basis.

Physical therapists carefully examine the injured athlete to determine whether there are weak or inflexible muscles in the body that could cause future injury. They are trained to target specific joints and muscles in the body through exercise, manual therapy, and pressure point release techniques that help rebuild strength and movement of the body after injury.

Since injuries are time-dependent, the normal healing process follows a pattern of acute phase, subacute phase, and chronic phase.

“Each phase dictates a different treatment approach and it is the physical therapist’s responsibility to accurately diagnose which phase and what treatment the patient should receive”  Says Apostolos Theophilou, DPT, clinical coordinator of the Physical Therapist Assisting program at South University

Theophilou also says:

“Through the years, therapists have been successfully able to log the ‘steps’ for each phase, thus now we have collective treatment protocols that have a complete analysis of what activities and treatments the athlete should be receiving based on his current phase”

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Grace Walker Physical Therapist And Fellow AAOMPT

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Grace Walker Physical Therapist And Fellow  of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

After completion of her Orthopedic Residency, Grace Walker became an esteemed Fellow of the AAOMPT.

Grace Walker Physical Therapist with family at Glacier National ParkAn accomplished Physical and Occupational Therapist, Grace Walker founded an Orange County, California-based physical therapy and pain center. In her role as director of the facility, she delivers a high standard of outpatient care to individuals impacted by conditions like TMJ (jaw pain), sports injuries, incontinence, and spinal pain. Before establishing her own therapy practice, Grace Walker gained hands-on experience in her field as physical therapist and department head with Cigna Health Plan in Westminster, California. In preparation for her career, she studied at the University of British Columbia School of Rehabilitation Medicine, from which she secured her bachelor of science. Later, she enrolled in an orthopedic residency program in Hayward, California. While there, she authored a thesis titled “An Exploratory Study of Patients with Low Back Pain to Determine Possible Precipitating Factors.” More recently, Dr. Walker studied at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah. She graduated with two doctorates and later completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Gray Institute. Further, she holds certification as a Clinical Nutritionist and a Clinical Master of Herbology from the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy in Encinitas, California. Currently, she is working toward her certifications as Naturopathic Practitioner and Nutritional Chef at the same institute.  A professionally engaged provider, she belongs as member to the American Back Society and the Pelvic Pain Society, among several other organizations.

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