What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a form of rehabilitative medicine aimed at helping patients maintain, recover, or improve their physical abilities. Physical Therapy also means the treatment of any pain, disease, or injury by physical means. A physical therapist works with patients whose movements and life may be impaired by aging, disease, injury, environmental factors, or sporting hazards.


Goals of Physical Therapy

  1. To educate patients on the principles of stretching and strengthening, which will in turn, help manage pain and accelerate tissue healing.
  2. To educate patients on proper posture and ergonomic principles to preserve the spine. 
  3. To accelerate the stages of healing, which focus on:
    • Reducing pain and the inflammatory cycle
      • Educate regarding posture and resting in neutral position 
    • Restoring muscular flexibility, joint mobility, and spine motion
      • Introduce specific stretching exercises and progressions to abolish pain and stiffness to specific regions with high frequency and repetitions 
    • Strengthening the involved muscles
      • Teach how to maintain the new postures 
    • Returning to normal activities
      • Create new awareness of body mechanics and daily stretching for life


What is Pilates?

  1. Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs.
  2. It is a safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves strength, flexibility, agility and economy of motion. 

Robyn Kramer

PT, MPT

Physical Therapist


Robyn attended the University of Florida where she received a Bachelor of Health Science and Masters of Physical Therapy. She completed her internship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota in the Rehabilitation department. Robyn’s passion is working in outpatient clinics. She creates individualized exercise programs, and performs manual therapy using hands on techniques to treat and mobilize soft tissues and joints.

As a certified Pilates instructor, Robyn applies many Pilates techniques within her physical therapy practice. She believes in the science of physical therapy with the art of movement; combining manual therapy with Pilates principles. She achieves superior results by focusing on improving the quality of movement to restore proper biomechanics to all of the joints of the body. She works with each patient to correct the underlying causes of injuries to ensure them long term results. Each patient is educated with an individualized home program and posture correction.

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Check Robyn's Schedule by calling 619-294-2225

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