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Extensive Services Integrated into a Personalized Treatment Program
One to One Physical Therapy blends three major themes together to create a positive and effective experience for patients to be able to achieve their goals. The first one is personalization. We believe each individual possesses their own unique characteristics, history, and environment that must be taken into consideration when designing an effective treatment program. Furthermore, every session is 1:1 where ample time and attention are dedicated to working with each patient.
The next primary theme is the focus on achieving the goal of vitality. Vitality may be defined as: Exuberant physical strength and mental vigor with the power to live and grow for continued purposeful existence. Therapy objectives revolve not only around eliminating pain and dysfunction but facilitating a balanced dynamic body that can thrive.
The final major theme emphasizes integration. This term describes the inherent nature of the body as being a system composed of many underlying systems that must work together in order for vitality to be achieved. When considering the postural system of the body, there must be synchrony between the feet, legs, arms, pelvis, rib cage, spine, neck, head, jaw, as well as the vestibular and visual systems. If any of these components are not properly coordinating with one another, a pattern of pain and dysfunction may ensue. Therefore, no matter where one’s primary area of pain or limitation may be, it is essential to assess the entire postural system to determine where the primary drivers may be. For example, there are times when an individual’s shoulder pain may be related to their pelvis being in an undesirable position whereas in another individual their occlusion (the way their teeth line up) might be creating the shoulder impingement. It could also be both!
Integration refers to not only considering the entire postural system but other systems in the body as well such as the emotional, mental, digestive, immune, endocrine, respiratory, and nervous systems. For example, the founder of One to One Physical Therapy, Dr. Heather Carr, has a certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has found that some individuals require the incorporation of nutritional components in their plan of care to be able to achieve their goals. One to One Physical Therapy also recognizes the connection between the mind and body which may require integration with other health care practitioners who offer a complementary and holistic approach.
We treat a wide variety of conditions with various layers of complexity.
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Thank you so much Dr. Carr for being an amazing physical therapist and making me pain free for the first time in 6 years. I have tried traditional physical therapy in the past and found no relief from my neck pain and tight back. I practiced the breathing exercises you instructed me to do to help strengthen my body, improve my posture and core strength. I can see such a difference in my ability to breathe properly and how much better my body feels, which has even helped improved my blood pressure too! This is the first time I have felt like this in so long. It is a great feeling to know that I can work-out and have fun and do whatever I want to do again. I feel that have more energy than ever when I am working out, running, studying, and throughout the day while I am working. You have inspired me to learn about myself and care for my body in ways that I didn’t know were possible. Your holistic treatment plan, goal setting, and highest quality of care have made all the difference in the world for me. I cannot thank you enough!!!Sean Bur
“I went to see Heather Carr at One-to-One Physical Therapy after working with 6 different PT offices over 6 years on chronic injuries. In my search for someone who would be attentive and who would sincerely commit to working with me to overcome not just the symptoms, but the underlying condition, I found Heather Carr and I can definitely say that I found the right person. Heather was focused on what I needed: understanding and eliminating the underlying causes, and then guiding me on implementing the solutions. Heather’s professionalism is unmatched. If you are just plain fed-up with being shuffled in and out of PT offices and if you need someone who is laser focused on you and your specific situation, you won’t find anyone better than Heather. I feel extremely lucky to have been referred to One-to-One Physical Therapy. I dealt with PTs for 6 years, so take it from me: go see Heather Carr!Steven Roth
I was referred to Dr. Carr by my OBGYN in my 36th week of pregnancy. I was having excruciating pain through my right side to the point that I could barely walk. I wasn't sure if it was nerve or muscle related and nothing I had tried on my own was helping. Dr. Carr got back to me right away and was able to fit me in immediately to see her. She asked me really thorough questions in order to assess the problem and then had me perform a serious of exercises and stretches in order to truly identify the source of the issue. After the first appointment, I already noticed progress. I did exercises at home that Dr. Carr recommended, and came back a week later for a second appointment. Dr. Carr again had me do a serious of exercises and stretches, some different than the first time, some the same, and again I noticed improvement right away. After the second appointment, the pain had gone away almost completely and I was walking normally again. I would highly recommend Dr. Carr for addressing any issues requiring physical therapy.Debbie Greenburg
In Dec 2013, I herniated three discs simultaneously in my lower back lifting weights at the gym resulting in severe pain down my left leg and numbness in my foot that kept me from standing or walking. I consulted with two doctors who both thought muscle relaxants, steroids, micro-discectomy surgery, followed-up by physical therapy was the best course of action. I met with Dr. Carr and she thought physical therapy alone could get me active again. The therapy wasn’t easy but I trusted her to get me through it. Within a couple months I was walking and in six months I was running a mile and now I have hope to run 5 and 10Ks again. If you’re willing to work, Dr. Carr is your best hope to avoid surgery and get back to living. And, thank you.Patient, Fairfax, VA