What Is Direct Access?
With Direct Access, you can come directly to your Physical Therapist without a referral and receive an Evaluation and Treatment for any Muscular/Skeletal injury. They can help you regain flexibility, joint range of motion, strength, endurance and balance after an injury, accident, illness or surgery. Your “Professional” Physical Therapist can treat that acute or chronic shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, neck, back, hip, knee, ankle, or foot injury right now! Under Direct Access, we have the authorization to treat you directly but, we must refer you to another qualified professional when your condition is beyond our scope of practice…
Upon completion of your Physical Therapy Evaluation, we will determine your treatment plan. If further diagnostic tools (e.g., x-ray, MRI, etc.) are needed to ensure proper care, your physical therapist will work closely with your physician or medical professional and communicate with them during your treatment.
We can also help you minimize the risk of injury by designing an exercise program for you, and we can help you manage a chronic health condition like diabetes, arthritis or fibromyalgia.
Does Foam Rolling Work?
“Foam rolling is great and has many benefits,” said Duane C. Button, an assistant professor of exercise science at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. This tool is very effective at improving range of motion during an exercise warm-up, Dr. Button said. In experiments volunteers who rolled back and forth with one of the devices under their leg muscles from five seconds to one minute showed a significant increase in those muscles’ range of motion immediately afterward.1 More surprising, unlike stretching, which blunts muscles’ ability to generate force, foam rolling did not affect volunteers’ subsequent ability to jump or exert themselves otherwise.
Undulating over foam can be beneficial after exercise also, Dr. Button said. Additional experiments at his lab found that even after a “devastating workout” consisting of multiple sets of squats, volunteers who used a foam roller on their leg muscles were far less sore and better able to leap and perform other physical tasks 72 hours later than volunteers who didn’t use the device.
But foam rollers are not for weenies. “You’re pressing as much as half of your body weight” onto muscles while rolling, Dr. Button said, which can be uncomfortable.
If the discomfort is too much, “consider a different density foam roll; your CACC Physical Therapist can recommend the perfect one,” says Mark Navilliat, PT. In the clinic you can hear happy “ahhh’s” as people roll, it’s the sound of getting better.
Pick your foam roll today from any of our 4 convenient clinics.
What Patients are Saying
Paula D.- Greg and Cari too.
‘ve been coming here for 6 months now since I had my lower back fused. It’s been a long road, but I’ve come a long way, thanks to you and all the caring people at CACC.
I’ve been to several physical therapy clinics, but none compare. My husband and daughter have also been treated here, and they feel the same way. What sets CACC apart is the experience level of the staff. They really know what they’re doing, and we know we’re in good hands. And the view doesn’t hurt (smile) – you have a great location! We recommend CACC to anyone without hesitation. And you know we will be back! Sincere thanks,