Physical Therapy

Dr. Richards has a strong manual therapy background and a keen understanding of body mechanics. This helps her to see and treat the body's movements at a joint and myofascial level. Some of her main exercise prescriptions come from her Yoga and Pilates training as well as Postural Restoration Institute, which focuses on the diaphragm's role for our bodies movements. With a history in athletic training and personal training, she has many years of exposure to different body types and activities. She is also trained in dry needling, which Dr. Richards thinks is one of her most effective modalities in alleviating pain and preventing altered body mechanics that impose on the healing process. 

Injuries she treats but is not limited to are:

  • Chronic and acute low back pain

    • stenosis, sciatica, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, DDD, disc disorders, osteoporosis, acute muscle spasms​, lumbar radiculopathy 

  • Neck pain

    • disc disorders, myalgia, cervical radiculopathy, myelopathy, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome​, Whiplash

  • Tension Type Headaches and Migraines

  • Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ / TMD) 

  • Thoracic pain

  • ​Shoulder pain​

    • RTC and biceps tendonapathy or tear, ​"impingement", bursitis, frozen shoulder

  • Elbow pain

    • lateral or medial epicondylitis (tennis or golfers elbow), bursitis, joint dysfunction​

  • Wrist and hand pain

    • carpal tunnel, DeQuervian's tenosynovitis, trigger finger, fracture

  • Hip pain

    • bursitis, anterior hip impingement, groin pain​

  • Knee pain

    • OA, pre & post op​ TKR, ITB syndrome, osgood schlatters, ACL, MCL, LCL, and meniscal injuries, patellar tendonopathy

  • Ankle and Foot pain

    • acute or chronic ​sprain, perneal/posterior tib/achilles tendonopathy, plantarfascialgia, bunion pain ​

  • Post operative treatments

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

    • Incontinence (urinary and fecal), Prolapses, Constipation, Pudendal Neuralgia, Pelvic Floor Pain

  • Vertigo

  • Balance and Gait Dysfunction

  • Sports injuries