PT Link Therapy Montrose, Colorado | PT Link

PT Link Therapy Montrose, Colorado

PTlinke2 PT Link Therapy Montrose, ColoradoAt PT Link Physical TherapyMontrose we strive to give patients a much better, more inclusive, and individualized care that is an alternative to traditional physical therapy that you may have experienced in the past. It is important to us to be involved in the communities we serve, have excellent caring team members, and help people in the best way possible to live their lives pain free.We are committed to providing the most evidence based, advanced, and outcome driven physical therapy services.

PTLink has been serving the various communities in the Northwest Ohio for many years and we very excited to begin offering our services to the Montrose Colorado community. This was made possible by one of our partners, Amy Konieczny. Amy made the move from the Ohio area to provide her expert care to the Grand Junction, Colorado community and now is expanding to the Montrose area.

All our physical therapy team members are highly trained in the most proven successful methods and our focus is to decrease pain, improve strength, stability, endurance, and functionality. We believe in and use the Multi-System Approach, using our many techniques to successfully treat the multiple interrelated systems of the body. They evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it. Through our Multi-System Approach, our patients see much higher success in decreasing their pain with longer lasting results.

Our skilled team can provide expert care for your specific condition or injury, and we treatpatients of all ages.While every patient’s condition and pain are unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. At PT Link Physical Therapy Montrose our overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

There are many benefits of working with a physical therapist, whether it be a sports injury, work injury or amedical condition, we are here to help improve your quality of life.

PTLink1 PT Link Therapy Montrose, ColoradoMulti-system approach can treat:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Sports injury
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Balance and vestibular disorder
  • Pain management
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Orthopedic conditions

And many more……

The proven treatment techniques we use daily help to provide the amazing success our patients experience. Below are a few of the treatment modalities our team utilizes.

Dry Needling –
Dry Needling is a medical technique performed by a skilled physical therapist to immediately reduce pain, muscle tension and improve mobility. It is used in a variety of musculoskeletal problems including, but not limited to: acute or chronic injuries, headaches, neck pain, back pain, tendinitis, muscle spasms, Sciatica, Hip or knee pain, muscle strains, fibromyalgia, tennis or golfer’s elbow, overuse injuries, and much more.

This treatment technique often used by physical therapists to relieve pain. It requires using a sterile acupuncture needle that is inserted through the skin into muscles, tendons, ligaments, and/or close to nerves to immediately reduce pain, decrease muscle tension and increase mobility. Dry Needling is not acupuncture; it is based on a modern scientific study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. This treatment technique provides an environment that enhances the body’s ability to heal which ultimately reduces pain.

McKenzie Method –
The McKenzie Method is an approach that originated in New Zealand that is widely accepted as the most research-tested approach in the world. The system utilizes a progression of mechanical forces to assess the patient’s symptoms and mechanical changes in the body. The response to the applied progression of forces is used to classify patients into a spinal or extremity classification system. Exercises, manual techniques, and education are then applied to treat the patient’s symptoms and musculoskeletal deformities based on the results of the assessment.

The Multi-System Approach uses the McKenzie system as one of its foundations to accurately identify structural problems and pain generators within the musculoskeletal system. Although the McKenzie System has shown great success with patients around the world to address structural abnormalities and pain, the Multi-System Approach utilizes several other highly regarded systems and techniques to address each of the other interrelated systems in the body to holistically address the entire patient problem. The additional techniques in the Multi-System Approach allow for unparalleled outcomes that simply cannot be matched.

Mulligan Concept –
The Mulligan concept uses specific therapist-applied mobilizations with movement in the extremities and spine to restore normal, pain-free motion. The concept uses the physical therapist-applied force to correct what Mulligan describes as positional faults in the joints that prevent normal joint motion and lead to the presence of pain. This approach is another concept originating from New Zealand and melds well into the McKenzie Methods classification system.

PTlink3 PT Link Therapy Montrose, ColoradoMyofascial Cupping –
Eastern and Middle Eastern cultures have relied on cupping therapy for thousands of years, but it’s only through popular culture moments such as the televised Olympics, that Westerners have been introduced to the ancient medical practice now popular with athletes, among others.

As the name suggests, “cupping” involves placing several cups over strategic points on the body. Traditionally, suction was created when the practitioner lit a fire inside the cup to warm it, and then placed it on the patient’s skin to cool, but modern versions also exist. The resulting suction redirects circulation, allowing blood and other fluids to flow to areas in need of healing.

Kinesio Taping –
Where cutting edge technology meets old-school pain management, you’ll find an innovative remedy such as kinesiology taping. The process uses elastic therapeutic tape, which is exponentially more stretchable than traditional types of elastic bandage. Once this tape is stretched out and then secured around the problematic area, the tape will exert a therapeutic pulling force, while still allowing you free range of motion.

The acrylic adhesive component in kinesiology tape is activated by body heat, meaning that as soon as your physical therapist applies the taping system, it will begin working. Yet the cotton fibers that also comprise the material wick moisture away. That means that sweating and getting the area wet isn’t as much of an issue as it was with the “ace” bandages injured athletes and other patients were once given.

The pulling action achieved through kinesiology taping helps hold the problem joints and muscles in place as you move through your daily routines. As you’re doing so, the tape draws skin away from the muscles, allowing crucial fluids and blood to circulate more freely. This improved circulation lessens swelling and speeds healing. Some evidence suggests that the tape’s exceptional holding abilities also help to correct misaligned muscles and ligaments.

Of course, it’s not just the fabric itself that results in these benefits. Physical therapists are trained in various wrapping techniques, depending on the site of the injury or chronic pain, as well as the specific problem. Determining the exact placement and shaping of the kinesiology tape, along with which direction the “pull” should go, are all part of the skill needed to promote healing. For example, certain injuries call for Y- or X-shaped applications, while smaller, more fragile areas heal better with an I-shaped wrapping.

SASTM addresses the body’s soft tissues, which include skin, fascia, muscles, tendons, and ligaments among others. SASTM utilizes specialized instruments that help the physical therapist identify adhesions, fibrosis, fascial restrictions, scar tissue, trigger points, acupoints, and many other soft tissue abnormalities. Once any of these abnormalities have been identified, a skilled clinician can use the instruments effectively to “break-up” the soft tissue anomalies and allow the body to absorb the waste product. The body can then be guided through the stages of healing to achieve the utmost level of functional ability.

Graston Techniques –
One of the latest techniques being used by physical therapy services is the Graston Technique. Physical therapists must receive several hours of special training and become licensed to practice this innovative treatment method. People who suffer from chronic pain and stiffness are finding the treatment method extremely effective at helping them to manage their discomfort. The technique uses manual manipulation of the musculoskeletal system with several small, handheld tools to provide relief.

Occupational Health Services –
As part of our comprehensive physical therapy program, we offer a variety of services to assist both employees and employers with work function. Our reports are timely, comprehensive and reader friendly. We can customize evaluations to meet a variety of work environments.

Functional Capacity Evaluations

  • Ergonomic Studies
  • Job site analysis
  • Transitional work therapy (return-to-work)
  • Post offer screening

PT Link Physical Therapy Montrose isconveniently located at the Oxbow Crossing Shopping Center, just off South Townsend Avenue at:

PT Link Physical Therapy
1541 Oxbow Drive Unit 1475
Montrose, Colorado 81402

For more information, call PT Link Physical Therapy Montrose at 970.615.0949


1541 Oxbow Drive Unit 1475  Montrose, Colorado 81402

P: 970.615.0949