PHYSICAL THERAPY

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PHYSICAL THERAPY & POST-OP REHABILITATION SERVICES:

Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Evaluations

An evaluation will provide a physical assessment of musculoskeletal structures to help enable us to recognize normal joint appearance and alignment, normal joint range of motion and will help us recognize basic abnormalities of musculoskeletal structure and function.

Therapeutic Exercise

A personalized and integral component of physical therapy interventions, aiming to empower individuals to regain function, alleviate pain, prevent injury, and improve overall quality of life. Our physical therapists monitor progress and adjust the exercise program accordingly to ensure optimal outcomes.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a hands-on approach used by physical therapists to diagnose, treat, and manage musculoskeletal conditions and pain. This therapeutic technique involves skilled manipulation of joints, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, and stretching. Through precise application of pressure, traction, and movement, our providers address tissue restrictions, reduce muscle tension, enhance circulation, and optimize biomechanics. It is often combined with other treatment modalities such as therapeutic exercises, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Adhesion/Scar Management and patient education to achieve comprehensive and effective rehabilitation outcomes.

Aquatic Therapy

Our underwater treadmill is used to supplement physical therapy and fitness as it offers a low impact workout. Utilizing the unique properties of water, including buoyancy, resistance, and hydrostatic pressure, we offer a low-impact yet highly effective approach to rehabilitation and exercise. Patients engage in a variety of therapeutic activities and exercises tailored to their individual needs and goals, often focusing on improving range of motion, muscle strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility.

The buoyancy of water reduces stress on joints and allows for greater freedom of movement, making it particularly beneficial for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions, chronic pain, neurological disorders, and those undergoing post-operative rehabilitation. Additionally, the resistance provided by water enhances muscle engagement and promotes cardiovascular fitness. Our sessions are conducted in a safe and controlled environment, offering an enjoyable and therapeutic experience that can accelerate recovery, enhance functional abilities, and improve overall well-being.

Sports Injuries

Our sports injury rehabilitation is a specialized branch of physical therapy focused on treating and preventing injuries sustained during athletic activities. Our providers assess the specific needs of athletes, tailoring treatment plans to address their unique bio-mechanical demands and sport-specific requirements. The goal is to optimize healing, restore function, and facilitate a safe return to sport by addressing deficits in strength, flexibility, balance, proprioception, and movement patterns.

Massage Therapy

Our holistic healing practice that involves the manipulation of soft tissues to promote relaxation, alleviate pain, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. Our providers tailor to the individual needs and preferences of clients, often specializing in specific modalities such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and sports massage. Beyond its physical benefits, massage therapy also provides mental and emotional relief, fostering a sense of relaxation, rejuvenation, and balance.

Professional Bike Fitting

Find the perfect fit for your bike with our expert Sam Waples. This procedure involves assessing the rider’s body dimensions, flexibility, strength, and riding style to tailor the bike’s geometry and components to their individual needs. By making precise adjustments to saddle height, saddle position, handlebar reach, stem length, and cleat alignment, among other factors, professional bike fitting aims to maximize efficiency, power output, and injury prevention while minimizing discomfort and fatigue during cycling.

Custom Foot Orthotics

The process for making custom orthotics at Tailwind PT is as unique as the patient’s mechanics. There is no such thing as a “standard custom orthotic.”

Our providers address various foot and lower limb conditions such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, high arches, bunions, and over-pronation. By correcting bio-mechanical imbalances, redistributing pressure, and promoting proper alignment during weight-bearing activities, custom foot orthotics can help alleviate discomfort, prevent injuries, and improve mobility and quality of life for individuals with foot-related issues.

SPOKANE’S TOP PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC:

World Class Facilities

Tailwind is a one-of-a-kind clinic with spacious private treatment rooms and a professional yet relaxed atmosphere.

Our state-of-the-art equipment includes:

  • HYDROWORX hydrotherapy pool
  • underwater treadmill
  • spacious, private rooms

Aquatic Therapy

Our underwater treadmill is used to supplement physical therapy and fitness as it offers a low-impact workout.

Benefits include:

  • Quicker recovery due to water’s natural hydrostatic pressure, reducing swelling & inflammation

  • Buoyancy of the water allows you to improve cardiovascular fitness levels w/out the pounding & shock on joints, tendons or muscles

  • Builds more muscle mass in shorter amount of time, due to the increased energy expenditure per stride

  • Mentally & psychologically water is refreshing, calming & soothing leaving you rejuvenated & relaxed even after a hard workout

Professional Bike Fitting

Tailwind Physical Therapy focuses on optimizing the relationship between your body and your bike through the implementation of our custom bike fit program. Our unique approach means that we specifically evaluate your bike and body. Through altering various bike parts, and providing specific exercises or stretches, we will work to perfect your overall efficiency on the bike. Our comprehensive approach begins with a thorough assessment of you riding your bike from the front, back, and side, and progresses towards addressing your individualized needs based on how your physique matches your bicycle. This service is for both new and current Tailwind patients. Some Bike Fittings may be covered by insurance.

A custom bike fit can provide you with:

  • INCREASED POWER OUTPUT
  • ENHANCED AERODYNAMICS
  • IMPROVED COMFORT
  • DECREASED PAIN

Sam Waples

PTA
BIKE FIT SPECIALIST

Tailwind Physical Therapy Team

Our friendly staff create an environment for healing.

Jeff Royter

FOUNDER, PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Alex Pollastro

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Charlie Howlett

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Danielle O’Donovan

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Madeline Reich

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Chiayo Gilbert

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Jennifer Payton

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Marta Borkova

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Megan Johnson

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Candace Callaway-Pringle

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Katelyn Smith

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Sam Waples

PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANT,
BIKE FIT SPECIALIST

We accept all major insurance plans.

Aetna
Amerigroup
Asuris
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Cigna
CHAMPVA
First Choice
Kaiser PPO
Lifewise
Medicare
Premera Blue Cross
Providence Health Plan
Railroad Medicare
Regence
Tricare
United Health Care
Washington L&I

Please contact our office if you don’t see your insurance listed for more information and for help understanding what your plan will cover.

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“I have received top notch care at Tailwind. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and facilities are new and nicely set up. Convenient South Hill location.”

Jerry
“They are so great at what they do. The treatment plans and support have been amazing. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and kind. Highly recommend.”
Cecily

“Great, knowledgeable, trustworthy staff always happy to help and do so in a way that keeps you informed speaking in a respectful, simple way not throwing around medical terms like many professionals do. Helpful from check in, through therapy, and seeing your progress back to who referred you.”

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