NOT Your Typical Physical Therapy: "Think Different, Move Different, Be Different."

Critical thinking drives our assessments as we attempt to determine the root issue that is holding you back. This separates us from many of the medical model therapy clinics and talk-based counseling. We are One80 providers and NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback providers which sets us apart from the typical healthcare clinics.

We use the One80 system, founded by Rhett Polka, which is a very unique and different approach to conventional physical therapy. The One80 System focuses on removing the obstacles that are preventing the body from healing itself by:
● Addressing the root cause of pain and dysfunction
● Improving movement patterns
● Increasing strength and stability
● Restoring resilience

Now, let’s get into the explanation of our tagline…

1. “Think Different”:

- Physical Therapy: (NOT Your Typical Physical Therapy)

Conventional physical therapy is a system of symptom modification. In other words, traditional physical therapists will treat your symptoms and this is why the issue repeats itself even after years of treatments or therapy! (Read How Long Does Physical Therapy Take for Low Back Pain)  We think differently and work to find the root cause and source, this in turn leads to noticeable progress in our patients.  Furthermore, we want our clients to challenge the way they themselves think about their pain and their bodies. (Read Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain: What Our Patients Are Saying.)

Pain Can Be Your Body Healing Itself: Do Not Rest Your Injury

The first step to healing is to change the way you think about your pain and your body. Many people believe that pain is a sign that something is wrong with their bodies and that they must avoid certain activities in order to protect themselves from further injury. However, this is not always the case. Pain can be a signal from the body that it is trying to heal itself.

One of our main objectives is to educate our clients on why they developed pain and how to prevent it from coming back. We as One80 System providers teach patients to think of pain as a messenger, rather than an enemy. We want our clients to learn that they can listen to their bodies and understand what they are trying to tell them. This is the first step to taking control of their healing process.

- Neuroptimal® Neurofeedback : Brain Training

At Breaking Through, we offer NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. This is a type of brain training to truly train your brain how to “think differently.” Neurofeedback introduces your brain to different neural pathways, or “options”, when given opportunities to make a choice. NeurOptimal® is a unique and highly expanded neurofeedback process that is more sophisticated than the linear approaches that only include the 2D model of frequency and amplitude. NeurOptimal® is the only Dynamical Neurofeedback system in the world. It is completely non-invasive and non-medical and 100% safe. It is able to recognize the natural potential of the brain and give information that mirrors what the central nervous system just did. The individual is reminded to move away from discomfort and receives assistance to achieve optimal processing and outcomes without intervention or manipulation of beliefs.

Neurofeedback Allows the Brain to Reorganize Itself Towards Stability

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback works as an electrical information detection system, noticing differences in the activity of the brain. By simply offering the brain this information about what it just did, NeurOptimal® brain training helps the brain notice what it is doing in the present moment and this information allows the brain to organically reorganize itself. Clients have reported their brain to be more flexible and resilient, responding faster naturally. This helps the client achieve stability.

NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback has many benefits including helping your brain feel more calm, feel more focused, and be able to manage stress better. NeurOptimal® can promote healthy sleep habits, decrease performance anxiety, improve coping mechanisms, boost self esteem, assist with weight loss goals, improve concentration, manage stress and enhance learning capacity. If you want to “think different,” give NeurOptimal® a try!

2. “Move Different”

Conventional physical therapy usually consists of a short evaluation followed by a cookie-cutter exercise plan. Each appointment usually consists of patients essentially working-out alone with minor input or corrections from the physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA).

Remember: This is NOT Your Typical Physical Therapy

At Breaking Through, during each session, we complete a full body assessment by testing certain muscles (movement, function, strength) and then implementing an individualized home exercise program that will continue to keep muscles active. This means you are getting treatment and results starting from the first session AND will be assessed during every session by our physical therapists, or DPTs (Doctors of Physical Therapy).

We want our clients to move their bodies in ways that are different from the way they have been moving them in the past. Many people who are in pain have developed muscle imbalances and movement patterns that are contributing to their pain. We, as One80 system providers, help clients to identify these imbalances and patterns, and to learn new movement patterns that will help to correct them. We also teach our clients how to move their bodies in ways that are safe and effective. Our clients leave with more knowledge and confidence about their ability to move and our athletes learn how to move for peak performance.

3. “Be Different”

By thinking and functioning differently, this is what sets Breaking Through apart from other healthcare providers. We only want the best for our patients and for them to live their lives to the fullest. Our business model does not rely on convincing patients to return for months and months, or to become dependent on our treatments (like many other healthcare providers). Instead we are different by treating our patients efficiently and benefiting from the 5-star reviews and referral relationships from happy clients.

Our goals for our clients are to restore function, to be free from limitations, be mentally fit, and to be able to do the things they love! The One80 system, along with NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback, are designed to help clients achieve their goals. We want our clients to be able to live active and fulfilling lives, regardless of their circumstances.
If you are ready to think different, move different, and be different, we encourage you to contact us today.

We would be happy to learn more about your story, help you develop a plan to achieve your goals, and get you back to doing the things you love!

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