Shift Performance PT


Shift Performance Physical Therapy in Knoxville stands out for its exceptional orthopedic therapy services, catering specifically to individuals transitioning from active sports careers or physical routines due to musculoskeletal injuries or chronic pain. Our primary aim is to facilitate these individuals’ return to mobility, strength, and a better quality of life. Through expert orthopedic care, we strive to address the unique needs of each patient, ensuring a personalized and effective recovery journey.


Orthopedic Therapy Explained at Shift Performance PT

What Is Orthopedic Therapy?: Orthopedic physical therapy is a focused branch of therapy dedicated to treating conditions of the musculoskeletal system. This encompasses a wide range of issues, including arthritis, sports injuries, back and neck pain, and other joint or muscle-related problems. Our orthopedic physical therapists are committed to helping individuals recover from these injuries, aiming to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance mobility and strength, while also focusing on injury prevention for long-term wellness.


Orthopedic Therapy Process at Shift Performance PT

In-Depth Initial Assessment: We begin with a thorough evaluation of your condition, including a detailed physical examination to accurately diagnose the root cause of your pain or mobility issues. This comprehensive assessment forms the basis of a customized treatment plan, crafted specifically for your individual needs and rehabilitation goals.

Tailored Exercise Programs: Central to orthopedic physical therapy is a well-structured exercise program. Our therapists work closely with you to develop and implement a rehabilitation plan that focuses on improving key areas such as strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. These exercises are carefully chosen to target affected areas, aiming to restore optimal joint function and provide relief from pain.


Orthopedic Therapy Techniques at Shift Performance PT

Advanced Manual Therapy: We employ a variety of manual therapy techniques, including advanced joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, and trigger point release. These hands-on methods are crucial in reducing pain, improving joint mobility, and enhancing the overall range of motion, providing patients with a holistic healing experience.

Utilization of Modalities: In our therapy sessions, we often incorporate modalities such as heat and ice therapy, which play a significant role in increasing blood flow, reducing muscle spasms, decreasing swelling, and alleviating pain.

Assistive Device Integration: For some patients, we recommend using braces and splints to support and stabilize joints during the rehabilitation process. Our therapists are proficient in fitting these devices and educating patients on their use, thereby optimizing recovery and daily activity performance.


Injury Prevention and Long-term Care

Emphasizing injury prevention, our orthopedic physical therapy aims to identify potential risk factors such as muscle imbalances or posture issues. We develop specific exercise programs to address and correct these factors, significantly reducing the likelihood of future injuries and enhancing overall musculoskeletal health.

Cutting-Edge Technologies and Treatments

Embracing the latest in therapeutic technologies, we offer treatments like ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and laser therapy. These advanced methods are key in effectively reducing pain, increasing range of motion, and speeding up the recovery process, offering patients a path to quicker and more comprehensive healing.

Collaborative Approach to Orthopedic Care

Our clinic adopts a collaborative approach in orthopedic physical therapy, often working in conjunction with other healthcare professionals. This interdisciplinary method ensures a holistic and comprehensive treatment plan, addressing all aspects of our clients’ musculoskeletal health.


Start Your Orthopedic Therapy in Knoxville

Orthopedic physical therapy is crucial for those struggling with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, particularly for individuals previously engaged in athletics or physical activities. At Shift Performance Physical Therapy, we dedicate ourselves to your recovery journey. We invite you to schedule an appointment to explore our comprehensive orthopedic therapy services. Let us guide you in reducing pain, regaining strength and mobility, and preventing future injuries. Begin your path to recovery with us and rediscover the joy of an active, fulfilling lifestyle.

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Mark Murdoch

Dr Blake is an absolute STUD of a PT. He takes the time to really get to know you and your pain and is super passionate about what he does, on top of being incredibly knowledgeable. If you are injured and your care about your health and getting back to doing what you love, I highly recommend Shift Performance. 

Chip Gibson

Dr Blake is a breath of fresh air! I’ve probably seen over 10 PTs over the years through various previous football injuries and surgeries. Blake was the most personable, hands on, and actually listened to me more than any other. As a former athlete and very active parent on the go I appreciated his candor and never telling me to “just rest”….never gonna happen. His progressive treatment and programming got me pain free and back to working out back to a high level in no time. I recommend him to all me friends and family members!