Physical therapy is a medical practice of treating physical injuries and diseases without using drugs and medical prescriptions. If you are suffering from a physical injury and don’t know how and where to get relief, get in touch with Body Dynamix Integrated Sports Medicine, a world class sports clinic located in Thousand Oaks, servesing the greater Los Angeles area. We are a team of experienced and certified physical therapists who take care of your physical injuries, diseases, and body pain problems by using advanced technology and skills. Thankfully, the massive experience and expertise of our professionals make Body Dynamic Integrated Sports Medicine one of the reputable physical therapy clinics in Thousand Oaks. If you are having a severe kind of chronic pain, you should not look further when our experts have got your back.
Common Physical Therapy Methods Used by Our Experts
Body Dynamix Integrated Sports Medicine is a well-established medical center that offers a wide range of therapy treatments. Some of the most common physical therapy treatments are mentioned below:
Blood Flow Restriction
Blood Flow Restriction is one of the biggest technological advancements in rehab science in the last 25 years. In many cases it allows the patient to get started with exercises that help to maintain muscle mass months earlier, decreasing Return to Play times drastically. NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, etc... are all utilizing this technology in their training rooms and have seen the results. Surgeons are now seeking out clinics that have expertise in this technology because they are seeing the results in their patients progress post surgically. Blood Flow Restriction works by (simplified greatly) diminishing a muscle's energy supply during an exercise. This causes the muscle to have to work much harder during an exercise. What this does is create an environment that 30% of a normal load to a muscle (Weights/Bands/etc...) can elicit the same response in the muscle; hypertrophy (growth). This is a huge jump in rehab science because it allows for the muscle to grow earlier because the joint (usually the injury) does not have to have a full load through it. BFR Therapy has also been shown to be effective in stress fracture and fracture healing as well.
Manual therapy is the most common type of physical therapy that our experts implement by using hand-on techniques. The purpose of manual therapy is to reduce pain in joints and soft tissues to improve the movement and length of a muscle. Our knowledgeable experts and health specialists provide relief to muscles and joints by using this various types of hands-on technique. This particular therapy includes the
movement of muscles with the magic of hands, so it requires the trained hands of our physical therapists to reduce pain. Do you feel pain in your joints? Let’s begin this amazing, custom physical therapy journey!
Ice technique is also a kind of manual therapy applied to affected areas, commonly used by athletes. Generally speaking, the ice technique is not a substitute for manual therapy, but it works similarly to the hands-on method. Patients who undergo swelling often look for the icing technique to find relief. Icing provides instant relief to the body and acts as a good practice to reduce swelling.
Heat therapy is another passive treatment, also known as thermo-therapy in the world of physios, that applies heat to the body with the help of a hydroculator and moist heat application with terry cloths and towels to safely apply. Heat aides in drawing bloodflow to a site, usually used prior to manual therapy or exercise to aide in making tissues more pliable.
Physical Exercise and Rehabilitation
The bulk of your Physical Therapy visit will most likely be Exercise and Rehabilitation. This can range from learning to use your crutches, boot, or other ambulatory aides properly to deadlifting 500lbs; It all depends on what your lifestyle demands. Our therapist work with such a broad range of patients they are able to address your complex biomechanics issues one step at a time. It is really important to understand that getting you out of pain is one thing, and fixing the problem that got you into pain is another. At Body Dynamix we aim to teach you the "why" surrounding your injury and guide you through the process of reaching your goal. Our staff has helped thousands reach their goals, fire-fighters, professional athletes, moms and dads, coaches, young athletes and many more.
Laser Therapy, or (Low Level Light Therapy) can be used in different scenarios for different purposes. The technology we have works on the cellular level to increase or decrease cellular activity depending on setting and purpose. For example, prior to activity one of our professional may use Laser to increase activity in your tendon in order to decrease discomfort during the activity. On the other hand a patient with acute lower back pain might be set up for laser to decrease cellular activity in the painful area. Thankfully laser therapy is versatile and can lend great results.
Physical Therapy in Thousand Oaks
Physical therapy is a common treatment that every medical center offers. What differentiates them from Body Dynamix Integrated Sports Medicine? There are so many reasons that differentiate us from other sports clinics in the area. The leading reason is the techniques and advanced treatments that we offer to our patients. Our physical therapists have command in advanced physical therapy techniques utilized by clinics around the globe that they will use to create a custom program for you to achieve your desired goals. The best of the best trust us to get them better, so should you.
Apart from treatment offers, we also guide our patients to gain an understanding of their bodies and overall learn to keep themselves healthy. If you are in search of custom physical therapy in the Thousand Oaks Area, you can find us located off Rancho Conejo across the street from Amgen inside Sports Academy.
Why You Need our Physical Therapy in Thousands Oaks?
Our Physical Therapists are movement specialists focused on returning our patients to optimal performance through individualized exercise prescription, hands-on care, and patient education. They care for patients of all ages and abilities and are genuinely committed to helping their patients. Their extensive education allows them to treat a multitude of conditions and to identify and correct faulty movement patterns to prevent future injury. Our physical therapists work side-by-side with their patients to help them achieve their goals. Using the court, turf, sand, or weight room they are able to guide our patients to return to play at 100%.
Here at Body Dynamix Integrated Sports Medicine we use the most advanced technology to help clients reach their maximum potential. Our Physical therapist have great success treating a wide range of injuries including: back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, foot pain, plantar fasciitis pain, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injury, elbow pain, wrist pain, myofascial pain, nerve pain, sciatic nerve pain, disc injury, arthritic pain, postural alignment, sore muscles, muscle weakness, sports injuries, orthopedic surgery rehab and much more.
Our proven success is in large part due to our advanced technologies we use to treat our patients. These are the same tools and techniques that professional athletes around the world use to be able to recover faster, train harder and continue to perform at an elite level. Our physical therapy Services Include: BFR (Blood Flow Restriction), instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, Kinesiotaping (KT taping), Cold Laser therapy, Ultrasound Therapy, Therapeutic cupping, Muscle Release Technique, AlterG® (Anti-Gravity Treadmill®), Exercise prescription, and much more.
Our Custom Physical Therapy Service in Thousands Oaks Include…
BFR (Blood Flow Restriction)
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Manual Muscle Therapy
AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill®
Functional Screenings / Return-To-Play
Post Surgical Care
Compex Electric Stimulation
Who You'll Work With…
Justin Brouhard PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Center Coordinator of Clinical Education
Justin has years of experiencing treating patients with a variety of orthopedic diagnoses. Justin is also the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education, serving as the contact point for incoming physical therapy students who want to perform clinical hours at Body Dynamix cutting-edge facility. He is consistently evaluating Body Dynamix Clinical Education program, and continues to seek out new ways to innovate incoming physical therapy students.
Justin graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from California Lutheran University. He then attended the University of Southern California’s Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy program where he graduated with honors with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Justin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and has extensive experience working with athletes of all age groups and skill levels. Justin currently holds an adjunct professor position at California Lutheran University where he teaches courses in anatomy and exercise science. Prior to working at Body Dynamix, Justin was the outpatient physical therapy manager at Lakeside Physical Therapy where he ran a team of physical therapists and ancillary staff. Justin has taken a multitude of continued education courses in sport-related movement disorders, orthopedic injury, and manual therapy of the extremities and spine.
Justin is a local to Ventura County. He was raised in Camarillo, California and attended Adolfo Camarillo High School. Justin grew up playing baseball and played throughout his childhood and young adult years. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fishing, running, and most importantly spending time with his wife and beautiful daughter.
Nick Larkin PT, DPT, OCS,
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Nick Larkin is a Physical Therapist at Sport’s Academy. He works in the Integrated Sports Medicine Department, where he works closely with surgeons to treat post operative patients. He also evaluates and treats patients with traumatic and overuse injuries, chronic pain and a variety of other diagnoses.
Nick is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS) and is also highly trained in manual therapy. He continues to engage with the latest research on Sports Medicine and Orthopedics and also trains with various leaders in the field.
Nick grew up in Texas. After high school, he joined the Army where he served with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After the military, he attended California State University: San Marcos where he earned a B.S. in Kinesiology. He further obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of New Mexico, where he graduated at the top of his class. In his spare time, Nick can be seen surfing at his home break at Ventura Point.
Kirsten Bishop, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapist
Kirsten is a Staff Physical Therapist at Sports Academy. She is a member of the Integrated Sports Medicine Department and treats a variety of orthopedic patients. She has recently joined the team this past year and continues to learn how to flourish in an advanced orthopedic setting.
Kirsten graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from California State University, Channel Islands. She then took a two-year gap within her studies to further advance her knowledge within the field of physical therapy. Kirsten continued to intern, as a physical therapy aide, at a local orthopedics sports clinic in Orange County and part-time within the inpatient hospital setting. She then attended Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in order to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her final year of PT school, she completed a 14-week clinical internship at Sports Academy. She quickly learned that a fast-paced and cutting edge environment was what she needed to challenge her orthopedic skills. Since graduating, she strives to apply clinical concepts from her previous internships; which include pediatrics, neuromuscular, and orthopedic patient populations. Kirsten continues to broaden her knowledge by completing continuing education courses in the orthopedic, sports, and neuromuscular realm; as well as keep updated in current research to better provide for her patients.
Kirsten is originally from La Quinta, CA and eventually moved North to escape the desert heat. She grew up playing recreational and club soccer for Desert United Soccer Club. Kirsten continued to play during her undergraduate career on CSUCI’s women’s club soccer team. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, eating good food, and enjoying the company of her dog, family, and boyfriend.