Physical Therapy at Crossfit Doctrine
At Crossfit Doctrine, we have employed a highly trained, doctorally educated, California licensed, board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist physical therapist to provide rehabilitative services, mobility training, functional movement screening and general education in injury prevention.
Darcy Flint graduated from Chapman University in 2007 with a doctorate in Physical Therapy. She spent the next 5 years working in an out-patient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in Newport Beach, and in 2011 obtained board certification as an orthopedic specialist. Board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) is given only to those physical therapists that have successfully passed a rigorous examination process and demonstrated advanced knowledge and proficiency in an orthopedic setting as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Darcy’s extensive training in human anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology, coupled with her practical clinical experience treating musculoskeletal dysfunction, back pain, knee pain, overuse injuries, shoulder pain, sprains, strains and fractures allows her to successfully treat patients who range from high school athletes, weekend warriors, professional athletes, to grandparents.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy (PT) is a branch of rehabilitative healthcare delivered by a licensed physical therapist whose primary focus is addressing musculoskeletal impairments that interfere with a person’s mobility, functional ability, and quality of life. Ultimately, the goal of a physical therapist is to help you achieve and maintain the mobility and strength you need to carry out your desired level of function while minimizing the risk of injury.
Who might benefit?
Physical therapy services can be utilized post-injury or surgery to aide in functional return, but more importantly PT services can also be used as a tool for preventing injuries from occurring in the first place.
As a Crossfit athlete herself, Darcy is familiar with the movements, demands, and mobility requirements that Crossfit requires. At Crossfit Doctrine, Darcy is uniquely positioned to assist athletes in preventative, as well as rehabilitative, care. In treating patients Darcy uses a combination of manual therapy techniques and exercises specifically tailored to the needs of each patient. Darcy’s goal is to empower and educate her patients so that they understand their condition and can confidently, knowledgably, and independently treat themselves in order to make sure they can maximize their physical fitness, long-term health, and can live life to its fullest.
Darcy believes that functional fitness movement, such as Crossfit, sound orthopedic function, and an understanding of proper body mechanics all go hand in hand to facilitate a person’s strongest athletic performance potential.
Darcy offers Physical Therapy services to Crossfit Doctrine members, as well as non-members. However, for members of Crossfit Doctrine, Darcy is able to continually evaluate patients’ rehabilitative progress and offer further assistance through watching movements while at the gym, either coaching or working out herself.
Darcy takes a holistic approach when evaluating, diagnosing, and treating the human body. When treating a patient Darcy strives to make sure that the person is able to enjoy a quality of life, whether at work or play, that was equal to or better than before the patient’s injury or impairment. It does not matter whether you are a working professional, weekend warrior, student athlete, middle aged, or in your twilight years, Darcy is dedicated to helping her patients achieve an optimal recovery. As a coach herself, Darcy is able to work closely with the other Crossfit Doctrine coaches, who are happy to modify workouts when necessary in order to incorporate Darcy’s recommendations to assist our athletes in their recovery.
What to expect?
The first step is to get an initial evaluation with Darcy, which usually takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes wherein she will sit down one on one and gather information in order to evaluate the nature of your injury so that she can formulate a unique treatment and recovery plan. Thereafter, subsequent sessions, which generally last around 30-45 minutes, will be devoted to implementing the recovery plan through manual therapy and specific exercises designed to address the injury as well as any other contributing factors.
When can I schedule?
Darcy is available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, please email Darcy. Come see her for treatment of the general pains from the wear and tear of life, mobility problems, or any other orthopedic impairments that may ail you.