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Services we provide include the following:
Therapeutic Exercise: Improves muscle imbalances and impairments through movement re-education, flexibility, strengthening, and cardiovascular exercise
Manual Therapy: Includes soft tissue mobilization, strain-counterstrain techniques, muscle energy techniques, traction, and joint and spine mobilization
Modalities: Machines and equipment used to maximize the effects of physical therapy treatments include electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, paraffin
Education: Patients, family members, and caregivers are educated about the patient's condition, treatment plan, as well as a home exercise program
Functional Training: Exercise and movement retraining focused on returning to normal function at home, in the community, at work, and in sports. Examples include education in proper body mechanics and gait training.
New to physical therapy? Don't worry...everything you need to know is right here on this page!
We are open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and on Fridays from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. To schedule your appointment, please call us at (509) 582-6335.
What To Wear?
Wear comfortable clothes to work out in. Please make the site of the injury accessible for the therapist to evaluate (i.e. if you have a shoulder issue, wear loose or sleeveless shirt; with a knee problem, wear shorts or warmups). Tennis shoes are strongly recommended.
How Long Are Appointments?
For your initial visit expect to be here for an hour. The therapist will evaluate your injury asking questions to better understand your current condition. Be prepared to start light strengthening exercises or stretching for range of motion. You may receive a home exercise program.
For follow up appointments, remember your proper work out attire for the gym. These appointments may last 45 minutes to an hour.
Please take all prescribed medications prior to physical therapy as directed by your physician. For further questions, please contact your doctor.
At Benton-Franklin Orthopedic Associates, we have some of the best physical therapists in the Tri-Cities area, along with state-of-the-art rehab facilities and equipment. Meet our physical therapists below:
Jay attended Eastern Washington University where he obtained both his undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training and his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. He has been with Benton Franklin Physical Therapy since January 2003 and has enjoyed working in Orthopedics. He particularly enjoys working with knee and shoulder injuries and rehabilitating athletes but enjoys all aspects of orthopedic physical therapy. In 2009, Jay became certified as an Orthopedic Specialist in Physical Therapy.
Jay's personal interests, outside of physical therapy, lie in spending time with his wife Wendy and his three kids, Taylor, Nolan, and Jessy. In addition, he enjoys football, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as many other athletic and sports related activities.
Rod graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. He then attended Creighton University and graduated in 1998 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Rod joined Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates in 2002. He enjoys all areas of orthopedic physical therapy with a special interest in sports medicine. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and belongs to Orthopedic and Sports sections.
Rod lives in Kennewick with his wife Heidi and his daughters Ashley, Emily, Erin, and Sarah. He enjoys spending time with his family, running, basketball, and reading.
Melanie received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana in 2003, after completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Melanie joined Benton Franklin Physical Therapy in 2006 and enjoys working with people with a variety of orthopedic conditions.
In her free time, she enjoys cycling, weight lifting, the outdoors, and watching hockey.