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PHYSICAL THERAPYLetgolts Method - Physical Therapy - Los Angeles

Many people come to us for help in eliminating their pain.  We use therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function.  We treat pain that results from injuries, arthritis,  or simply prolonged incorrect posture and movement.  After a through evaluation of the root causes of your difficulty or pain, we use manual techniques, therapeutic exercise, massage, electrotherapy, assistive devices, and patient education to treat the root cause of symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves.  Many of our patients find that we eliminate their pain and/or improve their athletic performance.  Often patents are able to avoid painful and expensive surgery, and reduce or even eliminate the long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.


What is Visceral Manipulation (VM)?

VM is a manual therapy consisting of gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the viscera, their connective tissue and other areas of the body where physiologic motion has been impaired.

Why is VM necessary?

Tissues lose normal motion when they become inflamed, or are connected to inflammation. The natural healing process involves local disruption of normal tissue fibers and their replacement with relatively inelastic granular tissue (scar tissue). Many factors can cause tissue inflammation including; infections, direct trauma, repetitious movement, diet, environmental toxins and emotional stress.

Who is visceral appropriate for?

Patients may complain of diffuse deep pain that may relate to referral pattern. Others may have musculoskeletal problems that have failed traditional PT, or reached a plateau with traditional PT techniques. Pelvic pain patients who have failed medication treatment, demonstrate clear colonoscopy, endoscopy. Chronic pain and chronic inflammatory syndrome patients may also benefit from visceral manipulation.


For our more athletic patients, we offer sport-specific biomechanical assessment.  Professional athletes as well as recreationally active people benefit from correct movement.  Whether you play golf, tennis, run, bike, or enjoy other sports, we can assist you to become more proficient and avoid injury.  Through manual therapy, stretching, strengthening, and re-educating muscular movement, we help you maximize your sports performance and endurance.  Many of our patients experience dramatic improvement in their sports performance with minor adjustments in balance, strength, and quality of movement.


Dr. Letgolts is trained in gait analysis, body anatomy, and the biomechanics of correct and healthy movement.   Often pain in the knees, lower back, and neck can be traced to pronation and incorrect foot placement when walking.  Custom orthotics are often the key to correcting a patient’s posture and eliminating pain.  Orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into their most stable position so they can support the body, and to minimize the impact of walking and running.  When the feet are properly positioned, often the posture becomes correctly aligned.  This can result in relieving compressed joints, relaxing tense muscles, and allowing for easier movement because the body is able to move as it was intended to move.


We offer highly customized Pilates-based strengthening and rehabilitation by licensed physical therapists and certified Pilates instructors.  Pilates is a safe, full body workout that simultaneously strengthens and stretches.  You build core strength while working the body evenly, so no muscles are ever over or under–trained.  This helps correct muscle imbalances and prevents injuries.  Benefits of Pilates include improved posture, coordination, strength and flexibility.


Our in-facility exercises assist you to build deep core strength, mobilize your spine, and improve your posture, relieve pain, and protect against future injury.  Various tools and props keep you challenged while having fun and building strength and flexibility.


For those patients interested in improving their overall health, we offer an assessment of an individual’s work, sports, and daily life activities that may pose a risk of musculoskeletal disorders.  Common examples of ergonomic risk factors are repetitive, forceful, or prolonged exertion of hands, frequent or heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of heavy objects, and prolonged awkward postures.  Once we identify risk factors, we work with patients to alleviate the symptoms and find ways to avoid the damaging movements in everyday life.

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