Mara Martin, PTA
Bachelor's in Kinesiology from UW-Madison
Associate's in Physical Therapist Assistant from Madison College
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in the state of Wisconsin
Certified in the Barbell Rehab Method
Certified Injury Prevention Specialist
American Heart Association CPR/AED provider
AREAS OF INTEREST: barbell strength training, manual therapy, orthopedics, and injury prevention
Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty that involves the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with limitations in functional mobility.
Many skills are incorporated in physical therapy to help decrease pain, gain strength, and restore range of motion. These may include (but are not limited to):
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE: cardiovascular and strength training, stretching
NEUROMUSCULAR REEDUCATION: balance, postural training, kinesiotaping
MANUAL THERAPY: massage, cupping, joint mobilizations
GAIT TRAINING: correct walking mechanics, with or without using an assistive device
MODALITIES: electrical stimulation, ultrasound, hot/cold therapy
Choosing physical therapy is a conservative first step to consider in managing your condition before turning to surgery or medication. It is an investment that can save you money in the long run, due to decreased overall healthcare costs. At Optimal Physical Therapy, we accept many health insurances and offer competitive self-pay rates. We will work with you to find your best payment option!
What is physical therapy?
conditions we treat:
The short answer: anything! If you suffer from any type of pain or dysfunction head to toe, do not hesitate to call!
Post-op rehab, orthopedic injuries, pain management, workers' comp, balance & falls: these are just a few of the conditions a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant can help you with.
In the state of Wisconsin, you also do not need a referral from your doctor to seek physical therapy services. So why wait?! Schedule your initial evaluation today!