Physical therapy utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (like ultrasound and electrotherapy), manual techniques, assistive devices, and patient education and training to achieve the patients’ goals.
Physical therapists (PTs) are highly educated, licensed health care providers. They must receive an advanced degree from an accredited physical therapy program before taking the national licensure exam. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree is a 3 year, intensive program that includes classroom work and clinical education rotations. After completion of an accredited program, physical therapists must pass a state-administered national exam.
At Elite, patients are examined thoroughly to determine the root cause of their pain or movement problem. Each patient receives direct, one-on-one patient care and treatment plans are tailored to each individual patient to maximize treatment outcomes. Many clients visit Elite Wellness for physical therapy for various orthopedic and sports injuries such as soft tissue and joint injuries (sprains, strains, tendinitis, fractures, dislocations, impingement syndromes, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation), postural dysfunctions, arthritic conditions, overuse injuries, pain after an accident or traumatic event, and countless other conditions affecting an individual’s ability to move freely, and without pain.
Elite Physical Therapist
Dr. Cathy Curran
Hi, I am Dr. Cathy Curran. I’m a physical therapist who is passionate about helping patients meet their health-related goals, whether it’s pain reduction, rehabilitation after an injury or surgery or enhancing sports-specific performance. After several years working long hours in the Finance industry, I realized the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and had a strong desire to impact people on a more personal level. I pursued a career in physical therapy to help patients improve their overall health and quality of life. I believe in using a combination of functional exercise and manual therapy to help patients achieve their goals.
Elite Physical Therapist
Dr. Chelsea Ellis
Hi, I’m Dr. Chelsea Ellis. My passion for physical therapy began in college when through volunteer work, I discovered a gift for helping others reach their mobility goals, increase their independence, and achieve pain management for a better quality of life. My philosophy for maximizing rehab potential is practicing with the importance of patient centered care, a multidisciplinary approach, and individualized programs with an emphasis on biomechanics. I love being able to work with patients one-on-one and incorporating the latest research protocols to achieve optimal function and beyond.