Advantage Physical Therapy

Now offering Saturday appointments at our Redmond location.

Our treatment model is different than most, utilizing only experienced, licensed physical therapists and scheduling 60 minute visits to ensure we have the time and appropriate resources to get you better as fast as possible.  Combined, we have over 50 years of Physical Therapy Experience and 30 of those years in the Bellevue, Redmond and Mercer Island areas. We have established deep and longstanding community roots and experience in the local medical community. Convenient appointment times are availible for any busy schedule, including Saturdays. 

Visit us at either our Redmond or Mercer Island clinics.  Please call us at (425) 883-9630 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.

Sincerely,

Chris Tuohy, DPT
 Owner
Hours: 
REDMOND
Monday thru Friday 7:30am -6:30pm
Saturday 7:00am- 4:00pm

 

MERCER ISLAND
Monday and Wednesday 7:00am -5:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00am- 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am- 12:00pm

 

To help you recover faster, our clinicians have advanced training in:

  • The Mulligan Technique
  • Manual Therapy- Training through NAIOMT
  • Kineseotaping
  • 4-Camera Gait/Running Analysis
  • Aquatic Therapy (At Mercer Island)
  • Custom Orthotic Fitting (At Redmond)
Learn more about OUR SERVICES.

Abdominal Strength and Back Pain

  When you injure your back people will often tell you that you have to strengthen your abdominals. If this is not explained correctly, you might believe that you need to strengthen your stomach muscles by performing sit-ups.

While it is true that you strengthening your abdominals is important, doing sit ups while you have back pain will actually increase your pain considerably. Increasing your Transverse Abdominus -- a very deep muscle that directly supports and stabilizes your lumbar spine -- is necessary. Since this set of muscles is initially difficult to exercise, instruction from your Advantage physical therapist will benefit you.

  

Exercising these muscles will:

  • Increase the strength of your spinal stabilizer muscles, therefore reducing the occurrence of pain
  • Improve the strength and tone of your abdomen
  • Potentially improve incontinence or help with post pregnancy issues
  • Prevent back pain

 

Many of these exercises require supervision to see if you are activating the correct muscle groups. Advantage physical therapists are trained in teaching these exercises and can write you a comprehensive exercise program to assist with your back pain recovery or even just to prevent you from suffering back pain in the future.