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The Airrosti Experience

For more information on Airrosti go to their website, www.Airrosti.com or call (800) 404-6050 to make an appointment. Treatments are covered by most health insurance carriers.
June 3, 2015 01:28 PM
Dr. Brent Perry, DC is one of the providers located in San Antonio.
For more information on Airrosti go to their website, www.Airrosti.com or call (800) 404-6050 to make an appointment. Treatments are covered by most health insurance carriers.
Common injuries treated by Airrosti

By Shelvie Joanna Richardson

 

A spectator or novice may not look at tennis as a very physical sport at first glance. When they finally give the sport a try, they realize is that tennis players use every muscle in their body.

Shoulders, upper arms, chest, core, glutes, quads and ham strings all work together every time the player swings a racquet. The constant foot movements and wrist movements are all involved in every swing. 

As with any physical activity there are aches, booboo’s and injuries that are a result. Some injuries may come due to lack of proper training or overuse of certain muscles. But at the end of the day most players want to be assured that they can continue playing the game and most importantly remain pain free.

This is where Airrosti Rehab Centers comes into play. Their mission is to get you back to doing what you love pain free.

Airrosti has a unique approach to how they look at treating their patients. All the doctors at Airrosti are employees of the company. This is definitely not the medical franchise model of other treatment and rehab facilities. 

The care and treatment that you receive at one Airrosti Center will be the same you receive at all their other locations. Their goal is to use non-traditional and non-surgical ways to treat your injuries. Airrosti is the name of the parent company as well as the name of the local offices. Headquartered in San Antonio, Airrosti has more than 150 current locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois and Washington.

Their mission is to be the best at taking care of soft tissue injuries providing an individual approach to treatment. Most are able to resume activities in as little as three treatments pain free! However, some injuries may take a little more time, but you still receive the individualized treatment plan that is designed to treat your specific injury.

Dr. Brent Perry, DC is one of the providers located in San Antonio. He is a native of Lubbock, Texas and attended Texas Tech University and the Parker College of Chiropractic Medicine.

He has worked for Airrosti for about 10 years. Below is the question and answer session with Dr. Perry, when he talked about injuries he’s treated associated from tennis.

Q: What to expect on a typical first visit to his clinic?

A: I’ve seen feet, shoulders, stress fractures, low back, neck, elbows, and wrists typically anywhere. I see a little different injuries depending on the age of the tennis player. I see a lot of academy players from the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch that tend to have different injuries mostly from fatigue, heat related injuries that go along with dehydration and overuse. You don’t see this much in the older population.

Q: What brought you to Airrosti?

A: I wanted to specialize in a particular area. That allows me to focus and be the best in treating and caring for soft tissue related injuries. I believe that we have done that really well with this type of approach.

Q: So what can you expect from a typical visit to an Airrosti Rehab Center?

A: Every visit is an hour long so you get the full hour of one-on-one time. It is a very detailed exam. Next is a report of findings. I explain to the patient what I think is going on and what I think I can do about it. You know, sometimes if I find some warning signs, then I may actually not treat the patient. I may say we need to let you see an orthopedist or get them in for an X-ray or an MRI. I’ve had tennis players that have had other medical conditions that were caught do to other injuries presenting themselves. We need to make sure it is safe in order to treat what is going on.

Q: Describe a treatment at Airrosti?

A: Treatment is separated into two broad categories. The first category is manual tissue therapy. Manual meaning hands on and tissue therapy. I’m going to work on muscles and ligaments involved. Then I work with the involved joints. If you have a muscle behaving funny then you probably have a joint that’s acting funny in that area as well. So, roughly the first half is the exam. 

Airrosti also teaches rehabilitative exercises so not only are we looking to the injury of the patient we want the patient to have something they can take with them. If it is a recurrent repetitive stress injury like tennis elbow we definitely want the patient to leave with something they can use on their own.

We look up stream and down stream to where the injury presents. Lots of knee injuries have hip problems as their primary cause. Or foot problems and ankle problems. Lots of elbow problems go along with shoulder problems. 

Secondly, we want to fix what we call the mechanical chain that is involved in the movement that the patient is moving. In the case of tennis if they have pain in just picking up and moving their backs, I want to deal with the simple movements first then gradually move on to the more complex movements.

Airrosti has partnered with USTA Texas in an effort to help tennis players treat any related injuries and get players back on the course pain free. Through Airrosti most will be able to return to activities in as little as three days. 

For more information on Airrosti go to their website, www.Airrosti.com or call (800) 404-6050 to make an appointment. Treatments are covered by most health insurance carriers.

 

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