Performance Rehabilitation is a physical therapist owned company that was developed by Dr. Damon Daura, Physical Therapist in 2003. His commitment to lifelong learning led him to the Maitland approach, which emphasizes clinical reasoning to get to the root cause of the patient’s problem. The Maitland approach is considered a foundation of orthopedic manual therapy and requires active listening and assessment of the patient’s response to treatment. This treatment often includes mobilization/manipulation to the joint, muscle, and/or nerve. Being able to decipher what is causing the pain and treating it appropriately expedites the healing process. This unique method is utilized by the physical therapists at Performance Rehabilitation.
Dr. Daura holds a certification in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) with a Maitland focus through Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and board certification in orthopedics (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Returning to attain his doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) after 20 years in practice has allowed Damon to incorporate the best available evidence (evidence-based practice or EBP) to better validate patient treatment and improve outcomes. This continual drive to improve clinical expertise is at the core of his treatment philosophy.
What is Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy?
- Systematic, clinical hands-on approach that utilizes specific manipulative techniques to decrease pain, increase mobility, and restore function.
- Interactive dialogue between the patient and PT guides the therapist’s clinical reasoning based upon the patient’s response to treatment.
- Identifies the source that generates your pain whether it be the muscle, nerve, and/or joint, allowing the physical therapist to treat the cause and not the symptom.
Why is this better for you as a Patient?
- It puts you at the center of the treatment as the single most important variable offering the therapist insight as to the severity, irritability, nature, and stability of your disorder. It is not a cookbook. Treatment flows from the assessment.
- The continuous re-assessment and application of appropriate, hands-on treatment is complemented by functional exercises. Research supports better outcomes with this combined approach of manual therapy and exercise.
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