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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-02-28

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trained therapist specializes
in treating orthopedic cases
and in using hands-on manual
therapy to treat the cause.
Patients first undergo a full,
one-on-one evaluation with
their own physical therapist,
never an assistant or a trainer.
Every segment is evaluated
to determine the source of
pain, whether nerve, joint or
"If a patient comes to us, and
after evaluation, the source of
pain is determined, treatment
can be recommended among
a variety of options, including manual,
core, strength, water, exercise and more.
And in treating according to the source,
rather the symptom, the goal is to not
only alleviate pain, but also improve the
quality of range of motion and maximize
function and comfort."
Although approximately 60 percent of
OMPT's patients are senior citizens, they
also specialize in a range of services,
among them:
-Spine Rehabilitation. Causes include
degenerative diseases, such as stenosis
or arthritis, disc problems, work-related
injuries, and other back, neck and spine
-Sports Rehabilitation. Whether a
patient is a professional or recreational
athlete, OMPT works to customize an
individualized physical therapy plan.
Following prescribed rehab, therapists
work with an OMPT Specialists' strength
and conditioning trainer to get patients
back in the game.
-Pre- and Post- Surgical
Rehabilitation. OMPT therapists can
help patients prepare for surgery by
strengthening muscles and improving
range of motion without aggravating
the condition, with the goal of a better
outcome following surgery. Therapists
can help post-surgery patients following
cervical and lumbar laminectomy, fusion,
rotator cuff repair, joint replacement
therapy, physical therapy after hip
replacement and more.
-Pediatric Orthopedic Manual
Physical Therapy. OMPT offers
specialized therapy for conditions
unique to children, including muscle and
joint limitations, postural correction,
developmental coordination disorders,
lower back pain and sports injuries.

care even further by offering a
variety of fitness and wellness
classes in their gym:
• Guided group exercise
classes for active older
adults can increase mobility,
decrease risk of falling, improve
balance and reduce the risk
of complications from chronic
• Personal fitness training
helps patients attain realistic
fitness goals through the
support of coaching offered
through the program. Exercising
with or following an injury can
OMPT Specialists also offers services
cause more complications with improper
for knee and ankle pain, shoulder
treatment; at OMPT Specialists, certified
rehab, sciatica therapy, relieving back
personal trainers and experienced
pain, herniated disc therapy, spinal
physical therapists collaborate on each
decompression therapy, relief from neck
personal fitness training program.
pain, auto accident injury treatment and
• Gym membership is offered to
former OMPT patients wishing to
In addition to specialized manual
continue their exercise plan for just $25
treatments, OMPT Specialists' two
per month.
facilities offer a range of state-of-
• Fitness assessment testing is
the-art equipment that Fahmy has
available for anyone who works out at
found to prove the most effective and
any other gym or at home and wants to
comfortable for patients.
know their fitness level before starting a
In an almost spa-like atmosphere,
new workout program.
therapists work with patients in a range
OMPT Specialists embraces the
of settings. OMPT offers an equipment
philosophy of helping patients be their
room, with apparatus including
own advocates and works to guide
different types of traction so that the
them toward that goal at all times. In
amount of pressure placed on joints
addition to key assistance in deciphering
and discs can be carefully managed;
insurance allotments, OMPT offers a
suspension exercise using the European
thorough, reader-friendly website with
Redcord sling system, used among
a special "Ask the Therapist" section
world-class athletes and beneficial for
where questions can be submitted to an
strength training, injury prevention and
OMPT professional. If pain returns after
immediate relief from acute and chronic
treatment, patients can schedule a free
muscle pain in just one treatment; as
consultation with a therapist.
well as high-tech training equipment
"We want to offer ongoing
from Cybex, free weights, exercise balls
communication between patients and
and more.
therapists," says Fahmy. "We want to
The offices also offer hydrotherapy
help them be rid of their pain for good.
with Aqua Tracs: With no pool to get in
I believe that if I give
and out of and only one
all of the facilities and
person in the water at
IrOMPT Specialists
tools to highly trained
a time, patients "walk"
therapists, they will,
on an underwater
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in turn, give higher-
treadmill that uses
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quality care to their
the water's buoyancy
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patients, with a higher
to gently decrease
(248) 353-1234
level of therapy and
pressure on joints and
proven results. That is
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our goal." 0
Once pain has been
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managed or "cured,"
(248) 743-1234
OMPT takes follow-
up (and preventive)




February 2013 • BOOM Magazine 17

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