Physical Therapy utilizes conservative treatment methods, often involving muscle retraining and hands-on manual treatments, to treat a variety of conditions. Physical Therapists are trained in managing a variety of orthopedic, neurologic, and developmental conditions that impair function. In many cases, physical therapy can be utilized to avoid more invasive treatment such as injections or surgery. Physical therapy is direct access in Ohio, meaning you can make an appointment without a physician’s referral.
Dry needling is often confused with acupuncture, but their methods are very different. Acupuncture is based on Chinese medicine, utilizing needles that are inserted into the skin into areas that correlate with other areas of the body. However, with dry needling, a needle is inserted into the symptomatic fascia or muscle to address abnormal tissue, called trigger points. This link offers more details and a video demonstrating dry needling being performed by a physical therapist.
Special-Interest Classes & Clinics
Throughout the year Dr. Yanok will be putting on special-interest group classes and clinics, including injury prevention for runners, gait assessment for runners, pelvic floor considerations during activity and exercise, deep core training, etc. She is open to suggestions, so feel free to contact her if there is a topic you would like to see done as a group clinic!
Fitness Assessment, Training, & Injury Prevention
How do you know when you’re safe to progress an exercise or activity without risk of injury? Or are you struggling to sort through the sea of recommended exercises or fitness programs and don’t know what to prioritize to reach your goals? Getting a fitness assessment by Dr. Tonya Yanok can help reduce your risk of injury by thoroughly assessing your strength and flexibility, and identifying where your weaknesses lie that may be setting you up for a future sidelining injury.