1. Why is HECTORPT different than other PT clinics?
We use state of the art technology for evaluation, treatment, pain management and healing. We have superior rehabilitation equipment and emphasize hands-on-care.
2. Why did HECTORPT choose the YMCA?
For years, Hector Jasen, M.S.P.T., owner and founder of HECTORPT, dreamed of consolidating the physical therapy profession with the fitness industry. Working together with the Southern Saratoga YMCA meets the need of offering rehabilitative and fitness programs to people of all ages and abilities.
3. Who can benefit from Physical Therapy?
Many and all can benefit from physical therapy. The most appropriate patients are those who have been in accidents (work, auto, or falls), athletes with overstress injuries, patients suffering from acute and chronic pain, pre- and post-operative patients, and people with general deconditioning or strains. Physical Therapists also play an important role in wellness. Our therapists will teach you proper body mechanics, training techniques and movement patterns to help you avoid and overcome injuries.
4. Why do you use Biodex Technology?
We rely on Biodex medical equipment because of its proven track record as the leader in the design and engineering of products that can accurately assess and help improve muscle function, range of motion, gait pattern, vestibular, proprioception, visual and somatosensory skills. This data provides us a 'clinical advantage' for treatment.
Biodex equipment contains rehab protocols and comparative data developed by the most respected medical clinicians in the country.
We use this 'clinical advantage' to design programs for injury prevention, pre/post rehabilitation protocols and wellness programs.
You will be treated with the same technology used by the most distinguished hospitals, universities, research facilities and the elite professional sports teams.
We are proud to offer this amazing and sophisticated technology to our patients!
5. What is the Philosophy behind HECTORPT?
HECTORPTs' philosophy is to be proactive.
HECTORPT was founded on the premise that Physical Therapists should take an active role and be recognized as integral members of the medical community.
Most people think of Physical Therapy only when they are injured. We would prefer to shift thinking from an emphasis on 'fixing' people to keeping people from needing to be 'fixed'!
Proactive Physical Therapy has HUGE potential to improve wellness while cutting overall cost to the patient and health care system Preventive health care is far more affordable than trying to regain health lost!
6. Does HectorPT Sports only treat sports related injuries?
Absolutely not! Our Physical Therapists have extensive training treating all kinds of medical conditions and working with people of all ages. Our innovative technology can be used efficiently with all members of your family.
7. What else do you offer besides the use of Biodex technology?
HECTORPT offers a multi-dimensional approach that includes a comprehensive evaluation, education regarding use of proper body mechanics, safe training techniques, injury prevention; discussion regarding lifestyle modifications, exercises and nutrition. In addition, we take time to, attentively listen and to educate you; we also spend quality time providing manual therapy to address pain symptoms.
Manual therapy is used to treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain, increasing range of motion (ROM), reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation, inducing relaxation, facilitating movement, and improving function. We do not use a 'machine only' approach.
Our therapists also have the latest available modalities to help our patients with pain management.
8. Do you offer Pool Therapy?
Yes, HECTORPT offers aquatic therapy at the Clifton Park YMCA.
With a physician's referral, our therapists will evaluate your needs and design an individual pool program for you. Therapy is provided using a 1:1 patient to therapist ratio.
Patients with the following conditions may benefit from aquatic therapy:
Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, orthopedic injuries/surgeries and other medical conditions. The advantage of receiving pool therapy at our location within the Southern Saratoga YMCA, is that our patients can use the pool in-between therapy sessions and after their course of formal therapy.
Ask your doctor if Pool Therapy is appropriate for you.
9. What other services will you have available besides Physical Therapy?
HECTORPT will offer a variety of free and private pay programs to help people of all ages remain safe and healthy following completion of their Physical Therapy program.
SPORTS MASSAGE, NUTRIONAL COUNSELING PROGRAMS, SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINNING PROGRAMS, BIOMECHANICAL EVALUATIONS COMBINED WITH ORTHOTIC FITTING, WORK RELATED FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATIONS,PRE-SEASON SCREENING FOR ALL SPORTS, FREE CLINICAL SEMINARS FOR THE COMMUNITY, FREE CLINICAL SEMINARS FOR ATHLETES AND SPECIFIC SPORTS, WELLNESS PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN, WELLNESS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN, BALANCE CLASSES FOR SENIORS, POOL EXERCISE PROGRAMS AND MORE...
10. How can HECTORPT support my commitment to working out at the YMCA or any fitness facility?
During the course of your therapy at the YMCA, our therapists will show you how to safely use equipment and properly train to avoid injuries. It is our experience that many people are lift weights, use exercise equipment and train with poor techniques and poor body mechanic awareness, which may lead to injury.
Among the advantage of having a clinic at the YMCA is that our Physical Therapists will be available to answer any questions related to the follow up of your care.
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