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No Matter Where You Hurt, I’ll Get You Back to Living the Life You Love

Gabrielle Czaja PT has extensive experience helping people heal from head to toe. Read more about her treatments that combine Physical Therapy and the Alexander Technique:

Spine, Neck and Back Many people think back and neck pain is just one of those “facts of life.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth. The best treatment for issues of the spine, neck and back combine Physical Therapy and the Alexander Technique in a program that offers lasting relief. Taking Alexander lessons helps restore the spine’s intended design as a powerful, dynamic support for all your life activities. This makes it easier to sit through even the longest meeting or enjoy an afternoon in the garden and worry less about how you will feel later. Among the spine-related issues Gabrielle treats:

  • Acute and Chronic Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Bulging Disc
  • Herniated Disc
  • Stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

Foot and Ankle Having foot pain can make even the most basic activities excruciating, whether walking to work and waiting for a train or carrying groceries in from the car. Our feet and ankles are often ignored, and the ankle that gets sprained even just once, if not rehabilitated, can become a problem later in life. Through physical therapy, we can assess, treat and prevent the movement problems that interfere with your life at work, home, in recreation, athletics, or artistic performance. Gabrielle regularly addresses:

  • Sprains/Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • General foot pain
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Neuroma
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Osteoarthritis

Shoulder and Arm Shoulder and arm problems have a way of sneaking up on us. Suddenly the pain that you only noticed occasionally during your golf swing or tennis serve is now affecting your game. Getting dressed is painful, or it hurts to retrieve your luggage from the overhead compartment on the plane. Shoulder and arm problems need a comprehensive assessment to determine how this pain started in the first place so that once the injury heals, it won’t happen again. Gabrielle offers integrated programs to reduce the pain and help you get back in the game.

  • Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff surgical rehabilitation
  • Golfer’s/Tennis Elbow
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries: Carpal Tunnel, Dystonia
  • Fractured Bones
  • Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis

Hip and Knee The knee bone’s connected to the hip bone—some of us sang as children, and this is indeed true. Hip and knee pain often get the best of us. These two major weight bearing joints bear the brunt of rigorous athletic activities, yard work and gardening as well as standing or sitting for long periods of time. Because the muscles that support the knee are directly related to those of the hip, and vice versa, at Washington Health & Healing, if you have pain in one of these areas, an evaluation is performed not only of the painful joint, but also, the entire leg and how your whole body moves in everyday activities.

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Pulled Hamstring
  • Muscle Sprains and Strains
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Fracture
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Headaches and Neurological Conditions  With the powerful combination of Physical Therapy and Alexander Technique Gabrielle can help you reduce or eliminate the gnawing pain of tension and migraine headaches. These two disciplines are also beneficial, if you have trouble with daily activities or finding a way to stay “in shape” because of a progressive neuromuscular condition. And Gabrielle has a great track record for helping clients maximize functional movement, efficiency and balance in everyday activities with PT and Alexander Technique. Among the conditions she works with successfully:

  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Polio and Post Polio Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dystonia

Health and Wellness for Teens Being a teenager has always been challenging and it has not gotten any easier. While many of us think that a youthful body is a pain free body, many young people will tell you differently. Athletic involvement often results in injuries that need immediate, successful attention to get your teen back into her or his favorite sport. Lugging around heavy backpacks and sitting in front of the computer often results in back and neck pain. Add these issues to the complications of a growing, changing body that may not get enough rest and, well, no wonder it is hard to get up in the morning! As a former high school and collegiate Hall of Fame athlete, physical therapist Gabrielle is familiar with the needs of an injured or uncomfortable teenager. And, as a certified Alexander Technique teacher, she is a highly trained expert in the assessment, remediation and prevention of postural and movement problems to help your teenager be his or her best in and out of school. Issues Gabrielle regularly addresses with teens are:

  • Sports Injury Treatment
  • Postural Education
  • Preventive Stretching and Strengthening Programs
  • General Fitness Training
  • Body Awareness