Redefining the Physical Therapy Experience
Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy (WMPT) is a therapist-owned outpatient clinic committed to providing one-to-one personalized treatment. Dan Washeck and Cindy Washeck are fellowship trained manual physical therapists and experts at manual physical therapy. Our promise to you is to treat the source of your pain/dysfunction with our hands-on approach and use specific exercise customized to help you meet your goals.
You will never be seen by a Tech or Therapy Aide at Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy.
Why choose Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy?
Dan and Cindy have elected to avoid the industry standard of scheduling 2 or more patients per hour with unlicensed staff or physical therapy assistants. Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy provides one-to-one physical therapy services with post-graduate trained and certified manual physical therapists.
Value: With the rising costs of healthcare and increasing out-of-pocket expenses, you will get the best possible level of care with a focus on hands-on manual therapy, individually dosed exercises and education to get you back.
Quality: Individualized treatment plans designed by your therapist after a thorough evaluation. You will not be left on a machine or given a "one size fits all" exercise sheet.
Consistency: Ability to keep the same therapist every visit.
Privacy: Private treatment rooms available.
Education: Our manual therapists are highly qualified to perform a tissue specific evaluation and design, dose and progress your exercise program.
What is Manual Physical Therapy?
Manual therapy is an advanced level of physical therapy training that includes skilled, specific, hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat soft tissue and joint structures. Examples include joint mobilizations/manipulations and soft tissue work, including therapeutic massage, myofascial augmentation along with dry needling techniques. Our particular training emphasizes dosed therapeutic exercise with specialized equipment for everything from early rehabilitation of the most acute injuries to sport specific training.
Who can claim to be a "Manual Therapist?"
Many therapists who use their hands claim to be "Manual Therapists," but you may want to ask what exactly is their level of qualification?
Certified Manual Therapist: While a majority of orthopedic physical therapists claim this title, there is no national or international standard for a "Certified Manual Therapist." Several programs and clinics around the country offer Manual Therapy Certification, which can vary from a few weekends in duration to over one year. Some emphasize on-line module learning while other programs are more intense and include more practical time in lab. The content and even the graduation standards (written examination, practical examination, oral examination, etc.) vary per program, so the quality and content must be judged on an individual basis.
Residency Trained Manual Therapist: Residency training (similar to the medical model) has to be completed under an organization that has met credentialing requirements through ABPTRFE (the accrediting body of the APTA-American Physical Therapy Association). Residency programs require at least 1,500 hours of training and can range from 9-36 months in duration. Residency programs also require therapists to complete 150 hours of clinical 1:1 patient care mentoring with clinical instructors and to pass a written and practical/oral examination.
Fellowship Trained Manual Therapist: Fellowship training (similar to the medical model) has to be completed under an organization that has met credentialing requirements through ABPTRFE (the accrediting body of the APTA-American Physical Therapy Association) and clinical guidelines from the AAOMPT (American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists). Fellowship programs require at least 1,000 hours of training and can range from 6-36 months in duration. A fellowship is designed for the graduate of a residency or a board-certified therapist to focus on a subspecialty area of clinical practice, education, or research. Fellowship programs also require therapists to complete a minimum of 100 hours of clinical 1:1 patient care mentoring and to pass a written and oral/practical examination.
After successful completion of a Manual Therapy Fellowship program you are recognized by the letters FAAOMPT (Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists). Fellowship training is globally recognized by IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists) and represents the highest level of achievement in clinical excellence in orthopaedic manual physical therapy.
According to AAOMPT there are only 16 Fellowship trained Manual Physical Therapists in the entire state of Missouri.
Dan and Cindy have both completed training beyond Fellowship level. Cindy writes academic blogs for Herman&Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and has lectured at the Missouri Physical Therapy Association conference. Dan is the Residency Program Director for the OGI (Ola Grimsby Institute) and has taught short term courses and Certification, Residency and Fellowship programs across the USA and internationally, including Italy, South Korea and the Philippines. (See Biographies Below)
At Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy, you are in good hands!
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