Services and Treatments

Evolution Sports Physiotherapy, Inc.

Evolution Sports Physiotherapy, Inc is located on York Rd in Cockeysville, MD. When it comes to Outpatient Physical Therapy in the Baltimore metropolitan area, Evolution Sports will provide the highest level of care! Our Physical Therapists are trained to diagnose and treat all conditions. Every patient receives an individualized program to meet their specific needs and goals.At Evolution Sports you will never be disappointed with the quality of care you receive. Our specialties include:


·Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
·Orthopedic / Post-Surgical Rehab
·Manual Therapy
·Dry Needling
·Rehab of Spinal Disorders
·Foot / Ankle Rehab
·Hand / Wrist Rehab
·Myofascial Decompression
·Vestibular Rehabilitation
·Chronic Pain and Headaches
·TMJ Rehab
·Ergonomic Evaluation
·Evaluation and Fabrication of Custom Orthotics
·Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning
·Professional Consultation
.Concussion Management

 

Sports Medicine Rehabilitation

 

Sports Medicineis defined as “a branch of medicine concerned with athletic conditioning and nutrition, the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries, and the improvement of athletic performance.”

Sports Medicine is at the heart of Evolution Sports Physiotherapy.

The physical therapists at Evolution Sports are aware of the latest research and developments in rehabilitating the injured athlete, as well as optimizing their return to sport. We pride ourselves on individualized and carefully calculated rehabilitation programs to not just facilitate a return to sport, but to return athlete at a higher performance level than before injury. It is this attitude that prevents recurrence and ensures results. Evolution Sports is the premier facility in Baltimore for true athletic rehabilitation.
Every patient receives an individualized program to meet the specific needs and goals of their sport.

At Evolution Sports you will never be disappointed with the quality of care you receive

 


 

Orthopedic / Post-Surgical Rehab

Orthopedics refers to the branch of medicine concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. The physical therapists at Evolution Sports utilize the most current concepts in rehabilitation in our approach to treat musculoskeletal trauma, athletic injuries, degenerative diseases, and congenital disorders. If you have recently had surgery, we will collaborate closely with your physician to fully understand the nature of your surgery and select the most appropriate protocol to guide us in your rehab process.

Patients having recently undergone total joint replacement, ACL reconstruction, meniscus and rotator cuff repairs, internal fracture fixations and lumbar/cervical spine surgery have all been the beneficiaries of rehabbing at Evolution Sports in Cockeysville, MD. The quality of care allows for patient centered rehabilitation like none other in the Baltimore area.Every patient receives an individualized program to meet their specific needs and goals. At Evolution Sports you will never be disappointed with the quality of care you receive.

 


Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation and joint mobilization. Manually trained physical therapists diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue restrictions and to facilitate movement and improve function.

With all therapists either completing or having completed advanced manual certification, Evolution Sports is one of the most respected centers for manual therapy in the Baltimore area. The scheduling of patients to allow for appropriate time for manual treatment sets Evolution apart from other clinics throughout Maryland. Manual therapy is taken to new levels at Evolution Sports.


Dry Needling

Dry Needling, also known as Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT) is another method of “Manual Therapy” where a deep understanding of assessment and treatment techniques is crucial. Dry needling is not the same as Traditional Chinese Acupuncture as it does not rely heavily on stimulation of the Meridian systems.

Dry Needling uses filament needles to inoculate minor lesions into the soft tissues to activate the healing process. This results in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology. The pathophysiology of myofascial pain is somewhat complex as it contains multiple facets. Pain involves the sensitization of central nervous and peripheral nervous systems, soft tissue dysfunctions and musculoskeletal imbalances. The widely known concept of trigger points and their referred pain patterns are one of these common abnormalities. Amongst other modes Dry Needling releases muscle spasm and thereby decrease pain.

The therapists at Evolution Sports see Dry Needling as another tool in the comprehensive treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, including but not limited to Sports Trauma, Myofascial and chronic pain management. As one of the few centers in Baltimore to practice Dry Needling, Evolution ensures comprehensive care to all of its patients.


Rehab of Spinal Disorders

The spine is by far one of the most complex structures of the human body. All humans are born with 33 distinct vertebrae. By adulthood, the 9 lower segments fuse, leaving us with 24 articulating vertebrae. Within the adult spine there are then 50 facet joints, 23 intervertebral discs, 33 pairs of spinal nerves, and a multitude of joint capsules, ligaments, muscles and tendinous attachments. All of these contribute to the function, mobility, and stability of the spine. With all of these structures to consider, and the limitations of even the most modern diagnostic tests and imaging, it is often difficult to pin-point the culprit in spinal disorders.

Instead of postulating about guilty structures and treating based on unreliable biomechanical theory, the therapists at Evolution Sports rely on symptom provocation which is reliable and observable. Systematic testing allows us to determine the nature, and the cause of your pain. We can thereby determine the most effective treatments for your condition based on careful assessment and analytical reasoning.

Trust your spine to therapists with the highest levels of understanding, know-how and experience. Therapists who will dedicate appropriate time to diagnose and complete the full rehabilitation process in a 1 on 1 focused fashion.

Every Spine is different, and so every patient is treated differently. All with the common goal of relieving pain and restoring full function. Call Evolution today to experience the best Baltimore has to offer.


Foot / Ankle Rehab

There are 26 bones that comprise the foot and ankle complex. A thorough working knowledge and understanding of each joint and their interplay is essential to properly rehabilitate the lower limb. At Evolution Sports, therapists possess detailed continuing education and expertise in foot and ankle joint kinematics, mobilization and rehabilitation. This knowledge base allows therapists to treat everything from plantar fasciitis to ankle sprains. A large aspect of foot and ankle rehab comes in the form of proprioceptive retraining. These therapeutic exercises are designed to prevent recurrence of lower limb injury and expedite the heeling process.

Every patient receives an individualized program to meet their specific needs and goals.
At Evolution Sports you will never be disappointed with the quality of care you receive.

 


Hand / Wrist Rehab

Special care and experience is necessitated to properly treat the complex hand and wrist regions. The therapists at Evolution Sports Physiotherapy possess specific clinical expertise to allow for such care. Joint mobilization, custom splint fabrication, as well as therapeutic exercises of the hand and wrist have all been studied and mastered by the therapists on staff.

Patients of Evolution Sports can be confident that the therapy they receive for pathologies of the hand and wrist are well researched in the current literature. It is this attribute that sets Evolution Sports apart in their care of the hand and wrist in the Baltimore area.

 

 

 


Vestibular Rehabilitation

The vestibular system, which controls balance and proprioception (knowing where you body is in space) can be a source of significant pathology across many patient populations. Whether one’s vestibular dysfunction is centrally mediated (coming from a lack of control from the brain) or peripherally involved (inner ear related) the therapists at Evolution Sports are trained to help.

One of the most common causes of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). In BPPV, patients experience severe dizziness and some times even loss of balance due to a problem of the inner ear.

The therapists at Evolution Sports have nearly 20 years experience treating such pathologies. In some instances vertigo symptoms can be resolved in just 1-2 office treatments.


Chronic Pain and Headaches

Chronic Pain is a multi-factor disorder. Symptoms may stem from chronic inflammatory conditions, pathophysiological changes in localized structures/tissues or an over sensitization of the central nervous system. Psycho-emotional factors and functional disabilities also play a role in prognosis and treatment. Because chronic pain is no longer “just an injury”, assessment of specific contributing factors can prove difficult. The therapists at Evolution Sports assess the individual as a whole and understand how differential diagnosis plays a role in identifying key components of an individual’s pain.

Headaches, like chronic pain, are often mysterious entities. There are many different sources of headaches including dysfunctions of all or one of the cervical spine, sinus, vestibular or arterial systems or possibly the TMJ. The therapists at Evolution Sports will thoroughly assess the individual for the potential sources of their headache and rule out offending structures or pathology. By properly evaluating all structures, a host of technical manual therapies can be utilized to decrease symptoms and restore full function.Every patient at Evolution Sports in Cockeysville, MD will receive an individualized exercise program to meet their specific needs and goals. At Evolution Sports you will never be disappointed with the quality of care you receive.


TMJ Rehab

Chronic Pain is a multi-factor disorder. Symptoms may stem from chronic inflammatory conditions, pathophysiological changes in localized structures/tissues or an over sensitization of the central nervous system. Psycho-emotional factors and functional disabilities also play a role in prognosis and treatment. Because chronic pain is no longer “just an injury”, assessment of specific contributing factors can prove difficult. The therapists at Evolution Sports assess the individual as a whole and understand how differential diagnosis plays a role in identifying key components of an individual’s pain.

Headaches, like chronic pain, are often mysterious entities. There are many different sources of headaches including dysfunctions of all or one of the cervical spine, sinus, vestibular or arterial systems or possibly the TMJ. The therapists at Evolution Sports will thoroughly assess the individual for the potential sources of their headache and rule out offending structures or pathology. By properly evaluating all structures, a host of technical manual therapies can be utilized to decrease symptoms and restore full function.

Every patient at Evolution Sports in Cockeysville, MD will receive an individualized exercise program to meet their specific needs and goals. At Evolution Sports you will never be disappointed with the quality of care you receive.


Ergonomic Evaluation

Ergonomics is the science of designing proper user interaction with equipment and workplaces to fit the user. Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability.

Often ergonomics are overlooked when planning a workspace. Allow the therapists at Evolution Sports to keep your best interests in mind when helping you plan your work environment. A work station with well planned ergonomics allows for proper postures while at work and can lead to increased productivity and less missed work time due to injury.
Every patient receives an individualized program to meet their specific needs and goals.

At Evolution Sports you will never be disappointed with the quality of care you receive.

 


Evaluation and Fabrication of Custom Orthotics

The foot is arguably the most important structure in the human body. It is our only contact with the ground and is equal parts mobile and rigid. The foot can be a source of many problems as forces from the ground travel up the kinetic chain affecting our knees, hips, and low back. With few people possessing the perfect foot, frequently, creating the perfect orthotic can remedy abnormal biomechanics of the foot and reduce pain or dysfunction of the legs and low back.

The Therapists at Evolution Sports are trained to correctly assess all aspects of the anatomy of the lower limb and evaluate the appropriateness for a custom orthotic. Specificity is achieved by creating an exact replica of the foot using a slipper casting technique from which your custom orthotic is fabricated. Call Evolution Sports of Cockeysville today for your custom orthotic evaluation and fabrication.


Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning

Evolution Sports prides itself on the integration of strength and conditioning into the therapeutic rehabilitation process. Sports specific training entails a biomechanical analysis of one’s sport followed by a scientifically-backed training regimen designed to address any deficits discovered upon evaluation. Whether a patient is interested in returning to a high level of competition or simply looking for personal training and performance enhancement, the therapists at Evolution Sports can help you reach your goals. Therapists on staff have competed in Martial Arts, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Triathlons and Soccer. They have also taught courses in Strength and Conditioning at the University level.

The personal experience with these sports, coupled with the advance education possessed by staff therapists, make Evolution Sports your ideal facility for sport-specific strength and conditioning.

Every patient receives an individualized program to meet their specific needs and goals.
At Evolution Sports you will never be disappointed with the quality of care you receive.

 


Professional Consultation

If you are a fellow trainer or physical therapist, run a clinic, training studio, manage a gym, or corporate fitness program, you too can join the Evolution. We offer a wide variety of seminars on health, training, nutrition, medical pathology, and injury prevention and rehabilitation that may help you become better at what you do and help provide the edge to your trainers, employees or clients.

Evolving with the times and offering the best that science has to offer is certainly good for maintaining a profitable business, and customer retention. We will tailor our education programs to your needs and budget. Please feel free to contact Morgan directly to discuss your needs.