About Peak Physical Therapy
About Peak

At Peak Physical Therapy, we’re not about gimmicks. We’re about working with you one on one to help you on your journey to better health. Whether that’s less pain or increased mobility and function, you’ll find our people and our methods are designed for results. As a partner of BenchMark Rehab Partners, we are able to offer a staff of physical therapists who are some of the best in the industry, and who share a common philosophy about patient-centered care.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are the most common of all ankle injuries, occurring when there is a stretching and tearing of ligaments surrounding the ankle joint. The numerous ligaments around the ankle can become pulled and torn when the ankle is forced into a position not normally encountered.

It is common for this to happen while running or jumping on an uneven surface. The foot rolls in (inversion) or out (eversion) and the ligaments are stretched. Occasionally a loud “snap” or “pop” is heard at the time of the sprain.

Ankle sprains are classified by the degree of severity.

These are:
Grade I – stretch and/or minor tear of the ligament without laxity (loosening)
Grade II – tear of ligament plus some laxity
Grade III – complete tear of the affected ligament (very loose)

Arthritis Management

Arthritis, the inflammation of a joint, is usually accompanied by pain and may lead to deformity.

Both occupational and physical therapies play important roles in the treatment of patients affected by arthritis. The primary goals of therapy include maintaining or improving joint mobility and muscular strength; protecting affected joints from additional irritation, structural deterioration or deformity; enhancing functional capacity, and managing analgesia and pain.

There are a variety of ways to treat arthritis and manage its symptoms, including paraffin baths, mobilization, hydrotherapy, fluidotherapy and customized splinting. Your therapist will determine the best approach to your treatment based on your specific condition.

Back and Neck Pain Stabilization

Commonly caused by poor posture and body mechanics, stressful living, working habits, accidents or loss of physical fitness, neck and back pain are two of the leading causes of disability and time lost from work. In the acute stages of back disorder, patients tend to recover in a short period of time, approximately one to seven days. Sub-acute back pain usually lasts from seven days to seven weeks, while chronic pain usually lasts more than three months. More than 85% of people with low back pain improve with minimal treatment. However, back problems are recurrent and progressive in nature.

Our goal is to break the cycle of recurrent neck and back pain through exercise, therapy and lifestyle change. We offer instruction in correct sleeping, sitting and standing postures, as well as training in proper body mechanics for correct lifting, carrying and reaching during everyday activities. We couple that with flexibility and strengthening exercises (for the neck, lower back, legs and abdominal muscles) and aerobic activity to help maintain a healthy weight. We also teach relaxation techniques to reduce emotional stress that can cause muscle tension, and modalities to reduce and manage acute pain.

Balance Therapy

Balance issues may be a result of orthopaedic injuries, postural issues or problems with the vestibular system, such as BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo).

Our therapists are trained to identify the source of your balance issues and address them through strengthening and stabilization, corrective exercises or special techniques such as canalith repositioning.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when nerves in your wrist become pinched due to swelling. The condition can be caused by excessive repetitive movements of the arms, wrists or hands and can lead to numbness, tingling or pain in the hand, wrist and forearm. Physical therapy and special hand exercises have been known to relieve mild to moderate symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Gliding exercises

  • Some people who do not get adequate relief from splints and activity modification do get more relief when these treatments are combined with nerve and tendon gliding exercises. Gliding exercises alone may help, but usually not as much as when combined with other treatments.
  • Tendon gliding exercises – You move your fingers through five positions with your wrist in a neutral (unbent) position.
  • Median nerve gliding exercises – You move your hand through six positions while your wrist is in a neutral position.
  • Exercises and physical therapy do not change the natural course of carpal tunnel syndrome, which tends to worsen over time. These treatments are typically most effective in temporarily relieving symptoms of mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome. Keep in mind, though, if you change how you do routine activities and treat any underlying medical condition that might be worsening your carpal tunnel syndrome, you may notice permanent improvement.
Chronic Headache

Studies show that chronic headaches affect one in seven Americans. These types of headaches can affect not only quality of life, but also careers and family interactions. That’s why we believe headaches should always be taken seriously. At BenchMark, our headache treatment program is designed to help patients reduce or eliminate their pain and regain control of their lives.

Our headache treatment program offers a multidisciplinary approach. First, you’ll receive an extensive evaluation by a licensed physical therapist to identify all possible physical causes, as well as a review of any possible diet and emotional factors. Then we develop a customized treatment plan to specifically address your identified problem areas.


Our chronic headache therapy program consists of three treatments. The first is stress management instruction, which helps patients identify and effectively deal with lifestyle stressors that can lead to headaches. Second is physical therapy, which eases muscular tension, mechanical problems in the spine and other problems. Lastly, we use manual therapy (deep massage) to release key trigger points and relax muscle spasms.

Ergonomic Assessment

Ergonomics is the study of work – specifically, the study of the impact of work on the human form. We are able to assist your organization in maintaining a safe work environment by conducting on-site evaluations of workstations. Specially trained therapists, educated to look for current or potential hazards that an employee may encounter while performing a specific task, perform ergonomic assessments. Our professionals can help you modify an existing job or help you design the best approach to a new workstation or specific task. Additionally, we provide “back school” sessions and injury prevention training for groups of all sizes.


Fibromyalgia is a common condition that can cause body-wide pain and tenderness in joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues, as well as extreme fatigue. Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, physical therapy treatment can relieve some of the symptoms.

The most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, low-impact exercise. Keeping muscles conditioned and healthy by exercising three times a week decreases the amount of discomfort. It is important to try low-stress exercises such as walking, swimming, water aerobics and biking rather than muscle-straining exercises such as weight training. Besides helping with tenderness, regular exercises can also boost energy levels and help with sleep.

One of the main aspects of the rehab approach is the physical therapy and exercise segment of treatment. In a rehab approach program, fibromyalgia patients are taught about the importance of physical therapy and exercise, and work together with professionals to develop exercise regimens they can perform at home. In particular, our patients learn how to stretch and relax their muscles and maintain proper posture, as well as self-massage and deep relaxation and breathing techniques.

General Deconditioning

Patients often suffer from deconditioning due to a major medical event, chronic disease process or a sedentary lifestyle.

Our therapists will customize a plan that holistically addresses risk factors, lifestyle and access to create achievable results that will allow you to return to, or begin, a healthy lifestyle or even prepare you for an upcoming surgery.

Hand Therapy

Hand-to-shoulder therapy is the rehabilitation of the upper extremity of the human body through specialized knowledge of upper extremity function. Hand-to-shoulder therapists work with patients to prevent injury or impairment, restore functional activity and enhance participation in daily life.

We provide:

  • Outcome scores nearly three times greater than what is considered clinically significant improvement
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Lymphedema management
  • Ergo/job-site evaluations
  • Impairment rating calculations
IT Band Syndrome

IT band syndrome (ITBS) is a painful overuse condition affecting the iliotibial band, an extension of a muscle located on the outside of the thigh. This can occur from quickly increasing distances with running or biking type activities. Those suffering from ITBS may feel pain on the outside of the knee or hip that becomes worse with activity.

Many other biomechanical factors can contribute to this condition, which may warrant evaluation by a physical therapist to determine the best course of treatment. Treatment of ITBS may include a change in footwear, icing the area of pain, stretching, resting, low-impact cross-training and anti-inflammatory medication.

Knee Pain

Knee problems are common whether due to trauma or overuse injuries. Our licensed therapists develop a program to increase strength and range of motion to prepare you to return to normal activities.

We also have pre- and post-surgical protocols to assist you with the best outcome possible for your particular diagnosis (ACL tear, sprain/strain, patellofemoral syndrome, total knee replacement, bursitis/tendinitis, arthritis, etc.).

Manual Therapy

Orthopaedic manual therapy is a clinical approach to patient care that involves specific hands-on techniques. The result of manual therapy in certain musculoskeletal conditions is reduced pain, increased joint mobility and range of motion. It is often prescribed for chronic back pain involving joint problems, such as sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and soft tissue injuries, such as strains.

95% of our patients receive manual/mobilization techniques as part of a hands-on approach to optimize patient care and eventual overall outcomes. Manual therapy techniques are often incorporated in a patient’s treatment plan to maximize physical function of joints within the spine and extremities as well as surrounding muscles, nerves, blood vessels and other soft tissue structures.

Physicians know that advanced training in fields of medicine means better results for patients. That’s why physicians value the fact that our company has more advanced certified therapists – including those with advanced certification in manual therapy – than any other physical therapy practice in the region.

Orthopaedic Therapy

Orthopaedic physical therapy is a form of health care that identifies, alleviates, corrects and prevents acute or chronic movement dysfunction of anatomic or physiologic origin. The orthopaedic physical therapist measures the function and integration of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems, and then develops specific, goal-oriented programs to correct problems caused by an illness or injury. We provide comprehensive orthopaedic physical therapy services to our community. Available treatment services include joint and soft-tissue mobilization, therapeutic exercise, myofascial release, gait training, mechanical spinal traction, neuromuscular re-education, pre- and post-op home programs, and modalities to help modulate pain such as: electrical stimulation, ultrasound, whirlpool, heat and ice . Our treatment services are enhanced by a therapeutic gymnasium equipped with advanced exercise stations.


Physical therapy is an important part of treatment for osteoporosis, and our therapists have specialized training in the treatment of this disease. Our team will provide you with a thorough assessment of your physical abilities and limitations.

Physical therapy for osteoporosis patients without a fracture includes strengthening exercises and resistance exercises intended to increase bone mass and make bone-supporting muscles stronger to help prevent fractures. To ease the stress on your bones, your physical therapist will also teach you about body balance, body mechanics and posture. Your therapist will also work with you to find out if there are any risks to you at home and at work, such as specific activities that can lead to bone fracture.

Physical therapy for osteoporosis patients suffering a fracture involves specific exercises and other treatment methods designed for pain relief and bone strengthening as well as prevention of fractures in the future. Physical therapy for osteoporosis seeks to strengthen bones, increase flexibility and manage pain. It also increases the patient’s awareness of their body and develops responsibility for their health.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an irritation or swelling of the plantar fascia, a thick tissue on the bottom of the heel. Plantar fasciitis causes stabbing or burning pain that’s usually worse in the morning because the fascia tightens (contracts) overnight. Once your foot limbers up, the pain of plantar fasciitis normally decreases, but it may return after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated position.

Plantar fasciitis is easily treated using a regimen that includes physical therapy exercises, stretching, manual therapy, icing the affected area and taking anti-inflammatory medication.

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Physical therapy is a crucial part of regaining full function after surgery to repair an injury or other condition. That’s why more physicians refer their post-surgery patients to our elite team of physical therapy professionals.

Our therapists are well educated in the latest postoperative treatment protocols involving tendon and joint repairs of the hand and fingers, carpal tunnel release, spinal discectomies and fusions, knee or shoulder arthroscopy, ACL repairs, ankle and foot reconstruction, amputation and much more. For information about your specific postsurgical rehabilitation, contact your local clinic.

Posture and Body Mechanics

Poor posture is one of the main causes of neck and back injuries. Forward head position and rounded shoulders contribute to poor posture.

Any employee who sits at a desk or computer has probably been guilty of poor posture at some point in their career and can attest to the fact that it’s a hard habit to break.

When incorporated into activities of daily living, body mechanics help decrease the amount of stress on the spine. Education in body mechanics is therefore essential in preventing the occurrence of back pain.

The goal of body mechanics is to learn how to move the body so as to prevent further injury to the spine. Awareness of common mistakes and proper principles can only help to achieve this goal. Our trained professionals can help evaluate your postural needs and assist you in getting information to modify your working environment to decrease the stress on your body.

Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injury is caused when too much stress is placed on a joint as a result of the same action being performed over and over.

Specific kinds of repetitive stress injury are caused by certain actions. Bicipital tendinitis is often caused by using the arm to make repeated scrubbing motions. Tennis elbow is caused by repeatedly bending the wrist backward with force, such as when playing tennis or painting with a brush. Golfer’s elbow is caused by repeatedly bending the wrist forward with force, such as when pulling ropes or golfing. De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is caused by repeated pinching or twisting of the wrist. Housemaid’s knee is caused by kneeling or leaning forward for a long period of time, such as when scrubbing the floor.

Some forms of tendinitis and bursitis may also be caused by diseases such as rheumatoid (pronounced room-a-toid) arthritis, gout, psoriatic (pronounced sore-ee-at-ick) arthritis, Reiter’s (pronounced rit-urz) syndrome, thyroid disease and diabetes.

Our team of therapists can initiate a program designed to help you understand how to impact your condition when away from your therapy sessions. Therapeutic intervention will include modalities to reduce inflammation and manual activities to increase range of motion and strengthen the injured area. Postural awareness is also a key component to avoiding stressful positions and activities.


Return to Performance (Athletic Enhancement)

If you have suffered a complicated orthopaedic injury, been sidelined for a few games, or have just felt a dip in your athletic performance, our therapists can return you to an elite level of performance. Additionally, if your athletic performance has reached a plateau, we can customize a plan for you to enhance:

  • Vertical leap
  • Ball-handling skills
  • Speed and agility
  • Response time
  • Strength and endurance
  • Core stability
  • Accuracy
Shoulder Therapy

The shoulder is a complex joint and has both good mobility and stability. Due to the demands placed upon the joint and its structural limitations, the shoulder is a common area of injury. Both acute trauma (occurring quickly and suddenly) and chronic overuse or repetitive movement can result in injury to the shoulder. We commonly treat injuries such as tears, strains, sprains, tendonitis, dislocations and more.

Good upper body strength and flexibility can reduce the risk of shoulder injuries from sports. The stronger and more flexible your joints, the more easily they can withstand impact or hold up under repetitive motions.

Sports and Running Injuries

If you have suffered from injuries during sports-related activities or running, our therapists can customize a plan to have you back on your feet and back in the game. Many of our therapists are triathletes or have a history of high-level sports performance themselves, so they fully understand the desire to compete again.

Our therapists can customize a plan that fits your busy lifestyle and takes into account your prior level of performance, the nature of your injury, and your goals.

Sports Medicine

Our certified and licensed athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of injuries to those engaged in sports-related activities. Athletic trainers administer emergency care for acute injuries and rehabilitate chronic injuries. Licensed athletic trainers contribute to a cost-effective health care system by emphasizing injury prevention and injury evaluations that prevent unnecessary trips to emergency rooms and unnecessary X-rays. Through aggressive rehabilitation, trainers focus on restoring patients’ good health and ability to participate in sports activities they enjoy.

Our athletic trainers have experience working with weekend warriors, high school athletes, professional athletes, youth sports participants, Olympic and NCAA division/collegiate athletes as well as workers and others injured while engaged in physical activity.

We offer free initial screenings to injured athletes. Contact us to schedule your sports screening.

TMJ Dysfunction

We offer a progressive approach to the management of temporomandibular joint disorder (often referred to as TMD or TMJ). TMD/TMJ is a disorder that occurs when the temporomandibular joint in the jaw becomes misaligned.

Our individualized programs serve as either the primary treatment or corresponding treatment to splint therapy, medications and surgery for TMD/TMJ. In most cases, TMD/TMJ is successfully treated using non-intrusive, conservative measures including physical therapy.

Our program emphasizes patient education and self-management for long-term improvement. Treatment includes balancing and relaxing the neck and jaw muscles using heat, muscle stimulation, ultrasound and massage; maximizing function with mobilization/manipulation and exercise; and decreasing pain with modalities and instructions on the proper resting positions of the head, neck and jaw.

Work Conditioning/Occupational Injuries

When an injury or other condition threatens your ability to work and earn a living, it can throw your whole life off balance. But when you trust your therapy to the professionals at BenchMark, we can get you back on track – and back to work – as quickly as possible.

Our work conditioning program offers customized, work-related, intensive, goal-oriented treatment specifically designed to restore your neuromusculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary functions – and your ability to perform your job. Our elite therapy professionals have the necessary knowledge and experience to deliver better work-related therapy outcomes faster. When you choose BenchMark, you can expect to return to work, fully healed, in a hurry. So you can get back to providing for your family with as little time away as possible.

Workers’ Compensation/Industrial Rehab

A commitment to serving the needs of employers while providing excellent care for their injured employees is the hallmark of our industrial injury management program. Designed to decrease the incidence and severity of workplace injuries, the program also facilitates injured workers’ timely return to work.

Individual employee rehabilitation is delivered through our extensive network of clinics and includes but is not limited to:

  • Work conditioning
  • Physical, occupational and hand therapy
  • Back therapy and education

Industrial rehab work conditioning entails a two- to nine-week systematic program of gradual progressive exercise and vocationally specific activity that reconditions the patient’s musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and psychomotor systems for a timely and safe return to work. Activities are individualized to prepare the patient for realistically obtainable goals, defined by achievable vocational abilities, and followed by placement in appropriate work environments.

Prevention and early intervention programs

Decreasing the costs of workers’ compensation is the primary goal of the early intervention process. The program is implemented after a thorough assessment of the employer’s needs, workplace culture and physical job demands. Specially trained therapists assist employers with each phase of program deployment.

The program may include:

  • Documentation of physical demands of jobs
  • Post-offer physical abilities testing
  • On-site first-aid screening of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Manager and associate safety training for manual material handling (“back school”)
  • Development and training for on-site flexibility programs
  • On-site ergonomic work risk analysis
  • Administrative controls for work injury case management
Active Release Techniques®

Active Release Techniques (ART) is a soft-tissue management method that treats pain resulting from tightness in muscles. Our specially trained therapists evaluate the origin of your specific pain and can utilize ART to bring relief to tight and spastic muscles.

*only offered in specific locations 

Aquatic Therapy

Why water? No matter a patient’s age or fitness level, water is a great equalizer. Three unique properties allow it to be an effective way to jump-start therapy treatment:

  • Buoyancy – helps restore stability, coordination and balance without bearing weight on the joints
  • Resistance – helps increase muscle tone, strength and endurance without joint stress
  • Warmth – encourages muscle relaxation and increases blood flow to injured areas

Common diagnoses

  • Rheumatoid arthritis/osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post-operative care/post-mastectomy care
  • Neck and back pain
  • Loss of balance and endurance
  • Sports/industrial injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity

Our aquatic therapy program allows patients to exercise in warm water using its benefits to assist in their recovery process. Many musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and orthopaedic diagnoses are treated effectively with aquatic therapy. Patients are set up on an individualized treatment program by a licensed physical therapist who closely monitors the patient’s progress.

With little or no weight bearing on injured joints, aquatic therapy allows patients to begin exercising an injured area much sooner than they normally could and helps prepare them for regular, land-based exercise.

*only offered in specific locations

Astym® Treatment

This rehabilitative therapy stimulates the regenerative healing process of the body and is a non-invasive approach that works quickly and consistently. The Astym system rejuvenates muscles, tendons and ligaments. It gets rid of scar tissue problems from old injuries in a fashion previously unimaginable and we have the scientific background, data and experience to prove it.

Most treatments ignore soft-tissue dysfunctions such as adhesions, scar tissue and inappropriate fibrosis, but Astym treatment directly addresses unhealthy soft tissue through an innovative process that years of scientific research and clinical trials have demonstrated to be effective. The Astym process is based on clinical and histological research, plus thousands of outcome collections from multiple clinics across the country. Astym not only demonstrates great success as a first-choice treatment, but also routinely shows success after other treatment modalities have failed.

*only offered in specific locations 

Cancer Care

We’re proud to be a cancer care physical therapy provider, delivering proven and personalized programs for the unique health and quality of life issues related to cancer treatment. Our evidence-based care addresses the specific needs of cancer patients who are experiencing:

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Joint stiffness
  • Limb swelling (lymphedema)
  • General weakness
  • Balance issues

All services are covered by health insurance providers.

Cancer care is available to patients in every season of cancer care, whether just beginning cancer treatment, finished with treatment, or experiencing late effects or unresolved issues from past treatment.

*only offered in specific locations 

Certified Manual Therapists

We take pride in advancing our clinicians manual skills and have many advanced level therapists with certifications in: orthopaedics, sports, spinal manipulative therapy, and manual therapy. The beneficial and therapeutic effects of human touch have been studied and documented across many medical disciplines. Human touch has been found to reduce blood pressure and respiratory rate as well as reduce pain and improve sleep. Touch may even help your body fight off disease by improving immune system function. Unfortunately as we become more dependent on electronics and remote services, we often have less and less opportunity for interactions that involve human touch. Physical therapists are fortunate to be in a position to provide hands-on intervention for their patients. When touch is used in physical and occupational therapy we use the term “manual therapy.” The American Physical Therapy Association defines manual therapy as “skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue and are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.” Physical and occupational therapy helps to reduce pain, gain flexibility and improve strength. Manual therapy is part of a comprehensive treatment approach that will get you back to doing the things you love more quickly. The amount of research available to guide physical therapists’ practice has expanded tremendously in the last few decades and there is a berth of evidence to support the use of manual therapy interventions for a wide variety of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Hands-on treatment is proven to assist in recovery from headaches, back and neck pain, shoulder pain and much more. The physical and occupational therapists at Benchmark Physical Therapy are highly trained in the latest evidence-based manual therapy techniques to get you out of pain and back to function quickly. So let our hands work for you and for your health!

Concussion Management

It is estimated that 5%-10% of all athletes will experience a concussion in any given sport season, with football carrying the highest risk for males (75% chance for concussion), and soccer carrying the highest risk for females (50% chance of concussion). Concussions are also common after falls and motor  vehicle accidents. Symptoms of a concussion include headache, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, mood changes and sensitivity to light.

When diagnosed with a concussion, rest is not best. Instead, consider the benefits of physical therapy:

  • Athletes return to sport more quickly and safely
  • Lower risk of second impact syndrome
  • Reduced symptoms (disequilibrium can be reduced with just four to eight weeks of rehab compared to years if left untreated)

Concussion rehab may include:

  • Manual therapy to reduce neck pain and headaches
  • Vestibular rehab to reduce dizziness and improve gaze stabilization
  • Balance and agility training
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Returning to sport, work and/or functional activities while monitoring symptoms
Dry Needling

Trigger point dry needling is a manual therapy technique using small needles to deactivate trigger points and loosen shortened muscles. A needle is inserted at a myofascial trigger point to elicit a twitch response, relax the muscle and promote healing.

Benefits include:

  • Decreased muscle pain and soreness
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Increased flexibility

Common diagnoses:

  • Acute and chronic tendonitis
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Headaches and whiplash
  • Lower back pain
  • Athletic and sports-related injuries
  • Post-traumatic injuries
  • Other chronic pain conditions

*only offered in specific locations (not offered in Washington) 

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) are measurements of a patient’s performance on a comprehensive series of standardized tests. The resulting data can be interpreted by a health care professional according to the predictive validity of each test. The goal of the evaluation is to determine the patient’s ability to perform occupational demands, either to a specific job or general occupational requirements.

The assessment report contains a functional overview plus a complete narrative summary in an easy-to-read format. Reports are returned to the referral source in a timely manner, with graphs accompanying an individual’s performance to a databank of others of same sex and similar age and injuries.

FCEs include:

  • Musculoskeletal evaluation, including assessments of range of motion, strength, posture and joint integrity
  • Cardiovascular status, including recovery condition, risk profile, blood pressure and heart rate
  • Static (isometric) and dynamic (isotonic) strength evaluation of the back and extremities, with analysis for deficits and/or abnormalities and with resultant comparative analysis to our database containing information from thousands of employees tested
  • Risk profile for “over-use syndrome” (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome) – job specific or job simulation components (essential functions) include instruction in proper body mechanics and lifting techniques
Graston Technique®

Graston tools are specially designed instruments to treat soft tissue problems, including tendonitis, tightness, spasms and trigger points. Our specialty-certified therapists couple Graston techniques with a customized exercise program to allow you to achieve lasting pain relief.

*only offered in specific locations 


Hand-to-Shoulder Therapy

Hand-to-shoulder therapy is the rehabilitation of the upper extremity of the human body through specialized knowledge of upper extremity function. Hand-to-shoulder therapists work with patients to prevent injury or impairment, restore functional activity and enhance participation in daily life.

We provide:

  • Outcome scores nearly three times greater than what is considered clinically significant improvement
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Lymphedema management
  • Ergo/job-site evaluations
  • Impairment rating calculations

*only offered in specific locations 

Injury Screenings
Isokinetic Dynamometry

Isokinetic dynamometry is a specialized method of measuring joint forces that maintains consistent joint contraction during limb movement. Isokinetic dynamometry allows for optimal joint loading during dynamic conditions and is an excellent tool for helping to provide safe treatment of muscle and ligament injuries.

*only offered in specific locations 

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow)

BenchMark physical and occupational therapists both specialize in the treatment of common elbow injuries. Our approach includes a combination of manual therapy with joint mobilization and soft tissue mobilization, targeted strengthening, possible splinting, use of modalities and more. Each person will receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to help them return to full level of function.

*only offered in specific locations 


LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) BIG is a research-based exercise approach that will teach patients with Parkinsons’ and other neurological disorders how to avoid inactivity and keep move-ments alive during everyday activities. The treat-ment incorporates big amplitude movements to slow the progression of Parkinsons’ and improve patient function.

LSVT BIG is beneficial for:

  • Bradykinesia
  • Hypokinesia
  • Gait disturbances
  • Balance problems
  • Difficulty with mobility

*only offered in specific locations 

Lymphedema Management

Lymphedema is abnormal swelling due to a variety of conditions, including blockage of the lymph passages that drain fluid from tissues throughout the body.

The primary goals of lymphedema treatment are to move stagnant lymph out of the tissues, reduce and control swelling, soften fibrotic tissue and improve a patient’s general health. The major elements of our comprehensive lymphedema treatment plans include:

  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Compression methods, including garments and bandaging
  • Self-management education and techniques
  • Extended follow-up support and advice, including a free follow up consult every six months.
Massage Therapy

Our licensed massage therapists address your body’s needs by skillfully combining techniques that will help you move freely and without pain, soothe away stress, relieve the crackly crunching in your neck, banish pregnancy-related back and hip pain,  mitigate fibromyalgia and arthritis pain, bounce back from joint replacement surgery, diminish the frequency of headaches, allow you to touch your toes and finally get into that yoga pose or just reach that spot in the middle of your back, swing a racket or golf club just exactly right, or ease away after-workout muscle soreness.

Therapeutic massage is helpful for:

  • Low back pain management
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fibromyalgia pain
  • Muscle tension and soreness
  • Increasing flexibility & range of motion
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Rehabilitation of sports injury
  • Easing symptoms of depression
  • Relieving migraines & tension headaches
  • Reducing frequency of migraines
  • Decreasing recovery time after surgery
  • Relieving hip pain and sciatica
  • Enhancing athletic performance
  • Keeping muscles elastic
  • Improving posture and balance
  • Increasing energy
  • Easing rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chemotherapy–related nausea
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Enhancing sleep quality
  • Helping prevent future injury
  • Promoting feeling of well-being

*only offered in specific locations 

McKenzie Method®

The McKenzie Method is a technique used to assess orthopaedic issues such as back, neck and extremity pain and especially issues associated with sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, degenerative disk disease, osteoarthritis, muscle spasms and numbness of the hands or feet.

Our McKenzie Method-trained therapists can pinpoint the root cause of your pain and guide you through a program that allows you to treat your own neck and/or back for lasting results.

*only offered in specific locations 

Men's Health

BenchMark pelvic health physical therapists are specially trained to evaluate and treat those with pelvic floor dysfunction to promote and enhance lifelong health.
We deliver better therapy outcomes in a variety of specializations, including:
• Pain from sacroiliac joint dysfunction
• Low back pain
• Urinary incontinence
• Post prostate surgery management
• Lymphedema
• Pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction (internal and external)
• Internal and external soft tissue restrictions

Therapy treatment plans may include:
• Examination of the muscles, pelvic joints and nerves surrounding the pelvis
• Internal or external biofeedback for pain or urinary incontinence
• Customized exercise
• Pain management

*only offered in specific locations 

Men’s Pelvic Health

BenchMark pelvic health physical therapists are specially trained to evaluate and treat those with pelvic floor dysfunction to promote and enhance lifelong health.

We deliver better therapy outcomes in a variety of specializations, including:

  • Pain from sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Low back pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Post prostate surgery management
  • Lymphedema
  • Pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction (internal and external)
  • Internal and external soft tissue restrictions

Therapy treatment plans may include:

  • Examination of the muscles, pelvic joints and nerves surrounding the pelvis
  • Internal or external biofeedback for pain or urinary incontinence
  • Customized exercise
  • Pain management

We’re proud to bring considerable experience in delivering better therapy outcomes for individuals who have suffered a stroke or other neurological condition. Our specially trained physical therapists and occupational therapists work to increase patients’ mobility and function, and maximize their independence to carry out day-to-day activities.

When necessary, the addition of vestibular rehabilitation – including manual therapy, exercise, neuromuscular re-education and gait training – decreases the risk of fall and improves postural stability.

Common diagnoses:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other neurological conditions
Occupational Therapy

In its simplest terms, occupational therapy helps people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in classroom and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals
  • Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals
  • An outcomes evaluation to ensure the goals are being met and/or to make changes to the intervention plan.

Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training for its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.


Individualized care for your little one – pediatric physical and occupational therapists are skilled to evaluate a child’s or adolescent’s capabilities and work to help them participate better in school activities. We provide customized treatment plans designed to meet children’s unique needs.

Specialized treatment for infants

Some locations have therapists specialized in recognizing developmental delays in infants and toddlers and in treating common diagnoses such as:

  • Neurological disorders and vestibular dysfunction
  • Genetic disorders
  • Down syndrome
  • Low muscle tone
  • Sensory processing dysfunction
  • Spina bifida
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Torticollis
  • Scoliosis
  • Speech delays and difficulties

If you are on oxygen or suffer from a breathing problem such as emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis or pulmonary fibrosis, physical therapy could help significantly improve your quality of life.

Our pulmonary health program is designed to help people with moderate to severe breathing problems overcome the physical limitations that result from their condition. The program includes exercises and activities that help our patients increase their physical capacity and regain control of breathing. By combining exercise with other services, patients can improve their ability to carry out daily activities with more energy and less difficulty – and learn how to better manage their symptoms.

*only offered in specific locations 

Speech Therapy

We offer speech therapy services at select locations for evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. Common referral diagnoses include stroke, head injury, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, head and neck cancer and voice problems.

Our speech therapists treat a variety of conditions, including difficulty with speaking and writing due to word-finding and thought organization issues; difficulty with understanding what others are saying; difficulty with understanding and retaining what you are reading; difficulty with mispronunciation of sounds, poor breath support and/or weak voice; difficulty with remembering new information; difficulty with problem solving; chronic hoarseness and more.

*only offered in specific locations 

Splinting/Orthotic Fabrication

Foot orthotics

Many of our clinics offer a full line of prescription orthotics from dress shoe to sports-specific needs. Using a negative casting system, a precise fit with optimal comfort is guaranteed. The thermoplastic composition provides rigid biomechanical support combining optimal function and a lifetime warranty against breakage. A temporary orthotic (six months to a year) is also provided. The temporary orthotic provides excellent shock absorbency with semi-rigid biomechanical control.

Upper extremity splinting

Repetitive and acquired trauma to the elbow, wrist and hand often require the design and creation of customized splints (orthotics).

Our Certified Hand Therapists and upper extremity specialists are highly skilled and specialized clinicians who can assess your needs and design and build splints (orthotics) according to your needs and/or your surgeon’s specifications.

Sports Metrics

Sportsmetrics™ is the first and largest ACL injury prevention program Scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes. Developed by Dr. Frank Noyes and a team of athletic trainers, physical therapists and researchers, Sportsmetrics™ is not just another plyometric training program. Jumping drills are used to teach the athlete to preposition the entire body safely when jumping landing. The selection and progression of these exercises are designed for neuromuscular retraining proceeding from simple jumping drills to multi-directional, single-foot hops and plyometrics with an emphasis on quick turnover.  A solid foundation of strength, coordination and overall physical conditioning is required for athletes to attain their highest potential in their sport-specific skills. Train with Sportsmetrics™ to reduce your risk of injury and enhance competitive athletic performance.

*only offered is specific locations 


An estimated 42% of Americans experience persistent dizziness from some form of vestibular dysfunction during their lifetime. That means nearly 90 million Americans are at high risk for injury by falling.

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. In such cases, a person’s ability to maintain posture and coordinate balance may become overly dependent on input from the eyes, muscles and joints.

Our vestibular program helps patients manage dizziness, imbalance and other symptoms of vestibular dysfunction. Our therapists have the advanced training to not only help decrease fall risk, but also improve postural stability and minimize or eliminate dizziness symptoms altogether. A customized treatment plan may include:

  • Positional maneuvers
  • Exercises to build head, eye and body coordination
  • Balance and gait drills
  • Strength, flexibility and coordination exercises
Women's Health

The female body is unique and often needs special care for a variety of medical conditions, especially during and after pregnancy. BenchMark Certified Women’s Health Physical Therapists are specially trained to evaluate and treat female clients and to promote and enhance health through the female life span. We know what it takes to deliver better therapy outcomes for women in a variety of specializations, including:

  • Pregnancy pain
  • Back pain
  • Incontinence
  • Lymphedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction, both internal and external
Wound Care

Our physical therapists are specially trained in wound care and will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. We offer treatment for various diagnoses, including:

  • Venous insufficiency wounds
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Minor burns
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Dehisced surgical wounds

Your physical therapy treatment may include some of the following:

  • Debridement
  • Compression wrapping
  • Application of negative pressure devices
  • Pressure reduction techniques

*only offered in specific locations