"Whether you want to run faster, jump higher, or just enjoy your passion more, with fewer aches and pains, we can empower you with the skills to bring your game to the next level."
Fusion Physical Therapy will enable clients to fully meet their overall health and fitness goals. We hold strongly to the scientifically proven role of exercise as medicine and dedication to make individualized physical therapy evaluation and treatment convenient and affordable.
We will only offer active treatment approaches with proven effectiveness and never involve the use of ancillary personnel. We practice that, in the long run, it is far more beneficial to teach clients how to actively self manage musculoskeletal problems than it is to passively treat them. You can expect total commitment to your goals and one-on-one interaction with a PT for the entire session(s). Contrast this with many clinics that use physical therapist assistants or aides, or with ineffective or unproven passive modalities.
And once your PT goals have been met, you will be instilled with a sense of confidence in managing your problems independently. Fitness club members can expect an additional benefit of a smooth transition back into their own exercise regimens as we can work closely with personal trainers to ensure continued progress.
- Athletic injury prevention and treatment (especially running and water sports)
- Runners' Clinic (with high speed videoanalysis)
- Functional movement analysis
- Pre-exercise assessment
- Therapeutic exercise
- Joint/spine mobilization/manipulation
- Kinesiology taping
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
- Lumbar stabilization/core training
- Personal flexibility assessment/myofascial stretch therapy
- Postural analysis
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Ergonomic consultation/workplace injury prevention and treatment
- Custom foot orthoses (shoe inserts)
So, who is a candidate for FUsion physical therapy?
1. Anyone in pain. A common misconception is that you need to either have a blow-out injury or surgery to see a physical therapist. This is not true at all. In fact, Fusion Physical Therapy excels at evaluating, identifying, and correcting dysfunction that can prevent injuries (pre-hab) as much as rehabilitate them. So even though you may not have an injury per se but you do have pain during certain movements or exercises, physical therapy can still be of great benefit to you.
2. Anyone that moves with difficulty. If you have a hard time with certain functional activities or exercises, you may also benefit from physical therapy. Often times, problems with mobility are due to faulty motor control and and not just muscle imbalances. For example, have you ever tweaked something just when you started to make strength gains? Many times, strength or stretching exercises alone are ineffective because the dysfunction requires a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and neuro-muscular re-education.
3. Anyone that wants to improve performance. Recent research has shed new light on specific techniques that can help you to recover faster and perform better. Whether you want to run faster, jump higher, or just enjoy your passion more, with fewer aches and pains, we can empower you with the confidence and skills to bring your game to the next level.
JaY Salzman, Pt, cscs
Fusion PT, LLC was founded by Jay Salzman after accumulating a wide variety and depth of experience. Most notably, he taught and practiced physical therapy at Pacific University’s doctoral program in physical therapy for over 16 years. His overall philosophy is one that blends careful movement analysis, acute problem solving skills, hands-on competency, and individualized instruction/exercise prescription. This means that he will partner with you in order to best meet your personal goals, minimizing the need for costly, long term professional intervention.
Jay became an APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in orthopedics in 2004 and is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor. In 2016, he obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy, Oregon Physical Therapy, and National Strength and Conditioning Associations, along with the Sports Section of the APTA.
Jay has also been involved with the professional windsurf racing industry for over 12 years, both as a sponsored team rider and as a fitness and nutrition coach to the US Junior National Windsurfing Team. When not on the water sailing, surfing, wakeboarding, or swimming, he enjoys running, hiking and high intensity interval training.
This active lifestyle has led to his own fair share of injury and subsequent therapy, which has helped greatly to inform his practice. Furthermore, he fully models the professional attribute of being a life long learner, amassing 50-80 hours per year in continuing education hours.