A butterfly going through three phases of metamorphosis

Three Phases of Care

One of the most common questions patients have is, "how long will it take to get better?" This depends on your goals. For most people, their goal is simply to get out of pain as quickly as possible, and that's our main goal too. For others, their goals go beyond simply pain reduction, because they want to improve the quality and function of their life. They may want to play with their grand-kids, exercise without discomfort, or return to playing sports. This requires going beyond the pain relief, and into another phase: injury resilience and return to function. Our office categorizes treatment into three distinct phases of care, so we're going to review what each phase entails.

Phase 1: Pain Relief

In this phase of care, our goals are about controlling your pain without drugs or surgery.


  • Control pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve mobility

Frequency & Duration

  • 2-3 visits per week
  • 2-4 weeks

Treatment Plan

Phase 2: Injury Resistance and Return to Function

Decrease the recurrence and severity of injuries while improving the rate of recovery.


  • Return to activities of daily living
  • Increase mobility
  • Increase strength and stability
  • Injury resilience

Frequency & Duration

  • 1-2 visits per week
  • 4-8 weeks

Treatment Plan

Phase 3: Performance Care

You can think of this as the training room for optimal functional performance. In this phase of care, you are attempting to meet or exceed your pre-injury performance and return to your sport or activity.


  • Exceed physical goals
  • Optimal sport performance
  • Maintain injury resistance, activities of daily living

Frequency & Duration

  • 1-2 visits per month
  • Duration dependent on doctor's recommendations

Treatment Plan

Resources for All Three Phases of Care

Online Booking

We offer 24/7 online booking from our website for convenient scheduling for those with unpredictable and busy schedules.

Patient Portal

Our online portal gives you access to manage appointments, access imaging reports, complete patient forms, and save a payment card to your account for instant appointment check in and checkout.

Exercise Prescription

Exercise rehabilitation is important for accelerated recovery and prevention. We make it easy to stick to the plan by sending you online access to your home exercise program. Each program comes in color picture and video demonstrations, instructions for number of sets and repetitions, and a description of how to perform each exercise.