The successful philosophy of care is evident as one can view the testimonials and professional athletic memorabilia covering the walls of the facility. But CPTS is not just a center for professional athletes; we use the same cutting-edge treatment philosophy and equipment to treat a variety of orthopaedic conditions.
By operating out of the area's premier 24 hour training center, Carolina Physical Therapy inspires patients to get healthy and fit during and following their recovery. Their private 20,000 sq ft state-of-the-art-facility offers patients/clients the most advanced rehabilitation, athletic development and functional performance training available.
CPTS was founded in September 2006 by Lee Howard PhD, PT, LAT, ATC, CSCS. CPTS is a 100% physical therapist owned facility offering premier spine, orthopaedic and sports medicine services. Additionally, CPTS offers several niche programs for cutting edge athletic development, injury prevention and functional maintenance/mobility.
Our mission is to deliver comprehensive quality care with superior outcomes. CPTS believes in using 1-on-1 advanced care delivered by skilled clinicians to provide every patient/client with the opportunity to reach their goals.
Carolina Physical Therapy Specialists is proud to offer breakthrough technology to all of our patients and clients. With some of the same equipment sought after by the NFL, NBA and MLB, we offer the "average" person as well as the professional athlete access to elite level programs. Whether you're 9 or 90 years old this equipment (and the innovative way in which we use it) is so versatile, it can be used in acute injury rehabilitation phases or during high intensity sport performance.
Carolina Physical Therapy Specialists offers state-of-the-art technology and innovative hands-on care to help our patients return to the highest level of function. We use specialized equipment, professional level experience and current research to support our clinical decisions in order to help patients achieve their goals quicker. Whether your goal is to return to sport, work or daily routine, we use a team approach to help you succeed.
- Athletic Development/Sports Performance
- Functional Maintenance/Mobility
- Post-operative/Injury/Maintenance Package
Athletic development/Sports Performance
This program is designed to help the athlete/ active individual in obtaining maximum athletic development while minimizing injury risk. CPTS approach is unique in that we are experts in identifying the weak links that inhibit maximum athletic potential. CPTS integrates unique active and passive release techniques coupled with performance and injury prevention training for the ultimate in athletic performance. Stop in, call, or check the Athletic Development section of this website for more details on how this package can be customized for you!
This program is designed for the mature individual who aspires to maximize mobility, strength and independence while minimizing musculoskeletal dysfunction. CPTS integrates unique active and passive release techniques coupled with functional movement, cardiovascular, gait, balance and strength training for the ultimate in maximizing quality of life. Stop in or call for more details on how this package can be customized for you!
Post operative/ injury/ maintenance package
We have noticed a trend of fewer visits allotted and higher co-pays/deductibles by insurance companies for active individuals sustaining injuries. Furthermore, coverage is not extended to treating the entire person but only the "area of pain". Insurance companies typically allow physical therapy to restore range of motion, control pain and inflammation and regain a percentage of normal strength and function. However, once "normal" daily activities (this does not include higher level functioning such as running, golfing, sports performance, etc.) have commenced one must be discharged from rehabilitation. This potentially creates problems for active individuals/ athletes that lead to compensations in movement patterns and return to sports participation at a sub standard level. Moreover, some of these individuals may be at risk for re-injury.
The post injury/ operative benefit enables individuals to receive specialized rehabilitation and high performance functional/sports training ensuring optimal recovery. Our philosophy is to treat the person, not just the injury. Therefore, we combine rehabilitation and athletic development programs so one is able to maintain total body strength and conditioning throughout the entire rehabilitation process. We have used this approach to successfully rehabilitate professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NASCAR, ACC and other collegiate conferences and high schools; as well as active individuals just looking for the most comprehensive wellness and rehabilitation experience.