A Relaxing Physical Therapy in Virginia Beach, VA

At BioMechanic Physical Therapy, we treat various diagnoses, injuries, and conditions. Each therapist has a style and "bag of tricks" to reduce pain and restore your normal function. We focus on two major points:

  • Results
  • Treating the Source and the Symptoms
Our techniques make us different...
Our unique approach is why we have won Best Physical Therapist in Loudoun County in both local elections for the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015! We are annually awarded Angies List Super Service Award!

We use different techniques to provide effective physical therapy in Virginia Beach, VA. Below is a sampling of our methods you won't find anywhere else.

Physical Therapy Geeks at Your Service

We consider ourselves the geeks of physical therapy because we rely on various gadgets, from the latest to the classics, to get you better faster. In addition to massage, exercise, heat, and ice, we use:

  • Laser
  • Electrical Neural Mechanical Acupuncture
  • The Graston Technique
  • External Muscle Stimulation
  • Automated Ultrasound
  • Nerve Fiber Stimulation
  • Traction
  • Custom Orthotics

Don't settle for exercises you can do at home — get advanced pain management treatment from professionals who have studied the science of body mechanics, healing, and eliminating pain with every technological tool available.

Advanced Techniques and Remedies

Our techniques are founded specifically on the body's mechanics or biomechanics. Our therapists believe that optimizing your physics is the key to finding out whether you either:

  • Developed a Problem Slowly
  • Your Injury or Surgery Threw Off Your Mechanics

At BioMechanic Physical Therapy, we use mechanical tools to measure and evaluate your biomechanics, our analytical minds to solve the problem, and our hands to restore you to perfection.

Our Technique Makes Us Different

As a result of our unique approach, we have won Best Physical Therapist in Loudoun County in both local elections from 2012 to 2015. We are also annually awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award.

Laser treatment cuts the healing time in half for both bone and soft tissue.

Ultrasound in physical therapy helps with soft tissue healing and remodeling

TENS is a no-drug pain relief tool for home or away!

Taping is a versatile Treatment Tool

Dry Needling for Plantar Fasciitis

Bell's Palsy

A treatment for pain that doesn't have
bad side effects

Massage, cupping, Graston,
and more.

Watch A Direct Mold Orthotic Being Made

Why Automated Ultrasound?

Dry Needling for Headaches

Technique Descriptions
  • ETPS is a hybrid modality utilizing concentrated, low frequency, dc current stimulation to acutherapy points, motor/trigger points and contracted tissue bands. It can provide immediate pain relief, decrease muscle tonicity and accelerate tissue repair for musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a very powerful technique to use for back and neck pain. In Dr. Lisa Allen's opinion, it eclipses all others. This technique aims at relaxing muscle spasms and helping to restore proper joint alignment. MET is basically an electro-physiological trick that encourages muscles to relax more quickly than normal. MET is a non-invasive direct hands-on therapy. MET can be used to treat almost all joints in the body, in a safe and effective manner.

  • Massage cupping is a body work technique based on the common practice of Chinese Cupping therapy. By creating suction and negative pressure this technique is used to soften tight muscles, loosen adhesions, and lifts connective tissue bringing hydration and blood flow to body tissues. It is also very helpful following surgical procedures to help reduce swelling and improve blood flow.
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  • Cold laser therapy uses a specific type of light to penetrate the skin's surface and underlying tissues to stimulate the body's natural repair processes. The result is faster healing and reduced pain, swelling and inflammation. Cold lasers are also sometimes used for acupuncture, using laser beams to stimulate the body's acupoints rather than needles. This treatment regimen appeals to those who want acupuncture but who fear needles.

  • Gua Sha is a technique in which the skin is pressured in strokes by a rounded edged instrument resulting in small red petechia called sha. This technique is valuable in removing blood stagnation and eliminating fascial restrictions. It also is very helpful in restoring scar mobility following surgical procedures.

Back & Neck
It is a sad fact that millions of us are adversely affected by back and neck pain each year. Research has shown that an amazing 80% of Americans will be affected by back pain.

Back aches and pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Most people experience back pain as a result of sprains / strains, injuries, lifting improperly or sitting for prolonged periods. While there are a lot of options available to treat back pain, many of these only address the symptoms and don’t target the actual cause of your pain. Physical therapists find the actual causes of back pain, which can be muscle weakness, poor movement and poor spinal coordination.

Neck pain is also very common and can generate pain or limited mobility in the shoulder, arm or hand. Headaches and even migraines often are triggered by an underlying neck problem. For example, many patients complain of aches or tenderness in the neck and sometimes shooting, sharp pains to the connected body parts. Often, the primary problem causing your neck pain is tightened muscles and poor posture from daily stress, sitting at computers and inactivity.

At BioMechanic Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts in helping patients to quickly resolve their back and neck pain. During your evaluation, we will discuss your history, examine your spine, and evaluate your movement, strength, walking and coordination. This will help our physical therapists pinpoint the exact cause of your back pain or neck pain. We will work closely with your physician to design a treatment plan that best suits your needs and offers the quickest relief from pain and return to function.

Call us today on 703.723.7726 so we can help reduce your back and neck pain and get you back to optimal function today!

The shoulder is the most complicated joint in the body and has to move through an incredible range of motion while maintaining strength and support. The shoulder actually has four joints that connect your humerus, collarbone and shoulder blade to function as one unit. Shoulder pain can occur for a variety of reasons, but is typically from poor posture, weakness of rotator cuff muscles or injury.

Since the shoulder motions are so complex, it takes experts in movement analysis to truly understand what is the root cause of your problem. Our expert physical therapists at BioMechanic Physical Therapy have years of medical training in movement analysis to determine exactly where your pain is coming from. We put together a comprehensive treatment plan that will quickly relieve your pain and return your shoulder’s full range of motion. The goal is to get you back to normal activities, as pain-free and as quickly as possible. Furthermore, we educate you on posture techniques and simple exercises you can do to maintain your shoulder health.

If you have had shoulder surgery, count us to work with you and your physician to achieve the best outcomes. With years of experience in helping patients fully recover from shoulder surgery, you are in good hands at BioMechanic Physical Therapy. Call us today on 703.723.7726 to make an appointment and to learn more how we can help you quickly relieve your shoulder pain!

Hip & Knee
When you walk, run and move, your hip and knee work together to allow you to move fluidly and accurately. When one of these joints and the associated muscle groups that make them move are not working properly, pain can occur in different parts of the leg. Hip pain can leave you with very limited movement and make walking painful. This pain may radiate to the groin, buttock or thigh.

Our expert physical therapists at BioMechanic Physical Therapy, understand the complexities of hip movement and function. We examine your walking, movement, range of motion, strength and coordination. Our evaluations enable us to pinpoint the source of your pain and to develop a series of manual therapies and exercises to restore normal function. Call us today to learn more about how we can help relieve your hip and knee pain!

Knee Pain
Knee pain is a very common condition affecting millions of Americans. Many people experience knee pain as a result of knee arthritis or sports injuries. At BioMechanic Physical Therapy, we work closely with you to evaluate the mechanics of your knees and the relationship to your physical condition and performance. Limitations in movement and strength can dramatically affect the way your knee functions, causing increased pressure and pain. Physical therapy restores the normal movement, strength and coordination and can help you quickly relieve pain and get back to normal activities.

We help patients of all ages recover from knee surgery and also prevent surgery if possible. If you had knee surgery, including total knee replacement, come in for treatments for a proper recovery that will get you back to peak performance quickly. Call us today to learn how we can relieve your knee pain.

Foot & Ankle
The foot and ankle are amazingly complex structures that take a huge amount of force with every step that you take. Following injuries or with age, ligaments and other structures in the foot can change, resulting in improper or aggravated forces on the foot and ankle. With ill-fitted shoes and residual effects from prior injuries, pain can occur from poor stability, lack of mobility or lack of strength in the stabilizing muscles.

The ankle is made up of the bones of the lower leg (tibia and fibula) forming an arch over the talus bone in the foot. This is actually a flexible arch that opens slightly when bending the ankle and closes when extending it. If this does not occur properly or the mechanics of the joint are not in good alignment, increased painful pressure occurs.

Just like the complexities of the hand, the foot and ankle is a very complex structure that can affect the functioning of your knee, hip, back and even posture. With ankle pain and foot pain, there is a lot that needs to be evaluated first before deciding on the appropriate treatment.

At BioMechanic Physical Therapy, our expert physical therapists have years of training in evaluating the movement of your foot, ankle and legs. We perform an analysis of your foot and ankle joints as well as the muscles in your legs. Furthermore, we analyze your walking and running patterns to determine the root cause of your foot pain or ankle pain so it can be treated quickly and effectively.

Trust us to help you relieve your pain quickly and restore your normal walking / running activities. Call us today to learn more about our ankle and foot pain program!

Face, Head, & Neck
Problems in this area that physical therapy can help include; headaches, Bell's palsy, TMJ (tempro-mandibular joint pain and function), paralysis from stroke, injury or Botox injections (those with undesired results). We use mechanics, nerve stimulation, manual therapy, exercise, laser, dry needling, acupuncture and more to handle these problems.