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Philosophy: Empowering Physical Therapy

A Pledge from Dr. Katharine Ayres

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those pioneering physical therapists in whose steps I walk. And I will gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will remember that there is an art to physical therapy as well as science, and that the life-giving warmth, sympathy and understanding that I will impart to you may or may not outweigh the physician's drug or the surgeon's knife.

I will not be ashamed to say "I do not know," nor will I fail to call on my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for your complete recovery.

I vow to respect your privacy, for the problems you have disclosed to me are not for the world to know.

And, finally, I pledge to preserve the finest traditions of my calling - as a Doctor of Physical Therapy - and may I long experience the joy of healing those of you who seek my help.

We specialize in providing one-on-one patient care for each appointment. Treatment by our physical therapist strongly relies on using hands on examination, followed by joint, soft tissue and neural mobilization. Our focus is to help "fix" the source of your pain and to supply you with appropriate exercises to strengthen and stretch necessary muscle groups. Patient input is an integral part of treatment.