Sharon is one of the best Pilates instructors I’ve had. Being a physical therapist myself, I’m fully aware that proper form and execution of each exercise is crucial, so the benefits of learning from a physical therapist like Sharon are vast. With her extensive training in both Pilates and physical therapy, Sharon can help anyone meet their fitness and health goals.Natalya C.
Pukka’s licensed physical therapists assess and treat your specific issues with knowledge founded on research and best practices. We set a high standard of care by offering one-on-one treatment sessions. We do not use support staff or leave you to do exercises by yourself, a commitment that allows for more individualized and effective treatment plans that enable faster progress.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is the art and science of evaluating and treating movement disorders in the musculoskeletal system. This type of treatment is indicated when health problems or pain make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy helps people move better; improve or restore physical function and fitness level; improve balance and prevent falls; recover after some surgeries; reduce pain; and prevent injuries in everyday activities or sports. In many instances, physical therapy can eliminate the need for painful, invasive and expensive surgery and/or pain medication.
Pilates Rehab Transition Program
Pilates is a natural fit for physical therapy. Once you have completed physical therapy, Pilates rehabilitation sessions can help you maintain your rehabilitation gains and achieve your total health and wellness goals. At Pukka, we offer private Pilates rehabilitation sessions and small group specialty classes such as Healthy Back Pilates.
What to Expect on Your Initial Visit
To maximize our time together, we ask you to bring your completed forms (found here) to your first visit. We also recommend wearing comfortable clothing: camisole tops for women working on neck, shoulder or upper back issues, and shorts for anyone working on knee, hip, ankle or leg issues.
Your physical therapist will take a detailed medical history and review your reports and medications. After conducting an in-depth physical examination, your therapist will outline a treatment proposal that will normally begin with some hands-on manual therapy treatment and Pilates-based exercise therapy, in addition to a self-care plan.
No Insurance/Out-of-Network Disclaimer
Pukka is an out-of network provider. In-network plans typically use a managed care model where the licensed physical therapist may see you for a small portion of your visit, and a non-licensed aide supervises the remainder of your appointment—but you are billed for the treatment regardless of whether it is performed by a fully trained, experienced and licensed therapist. This is not the type of treatment we provide or wish to provide. At Pukka, a physical therapist treats you during your entire 1-hour appointment.
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