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The Road to Recovery

by Staff

Even before earning her doctorate in physical therapy, Dr. Andrea Davis had a vision, and today it has become a reality. The founder of Davis Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab (Davis PTSR) says, “Our mission centers on changing the perception of physical

therapy by providing individualized care using research, analytics, advanced technology and hands-on techniques.”

At Davis PTSR, Dr. Davis has an established treatment methodology that combines technology and evidence-based medicine with the team’s individual expertise to create a custom plan of care for each patient. This continuum of care model draws together surgeons, athletic trainers, coaches and family in every step of the recovery process. Team Davis takes recovery one step further, recognizing and addressing the physical, physiological and emotional aspects. This includes the often-overlooked emotional toll recovering athletes at any age may experience.

To understand what makes Davis PTSR, it’s worth asking …

True or False: Technology is a valuable tool in PT?
True. Team Davis prides itself on researching the most advanced technology available in movement and biomechanics. This insight, combined with the knowledgeable application of these various platforms, creates an efficient, effective and personalized program that accelerates one’s return to sport, daily activities and pain-free function.

“Technology is a great motivational tool for the patients. Because its use allows us to ‘know’ how they are progressing based on objective data, it closes any gap in education and the hard numbers change the ‘buy-in’ from patients so they work harder,” says Dr. Davis.

At Davis PTSR, the ever-expanding advanced technology used for diagnosis and rehabilitation includes the Alter G, DorsaVi, Proteus and Blood Flow Restriction. The newest addition to #DavisTechnology is the Reactive Intelligence Wall, providing accurate and consistent benchmarking data for athletes and those recovering from an injury or surgery.

True or False: PT is only for injuries?
False. Davis PTSR further differentiates its care through programs ident-ifying potential risks that could lead to future injuries.

Developed by Dr. Davis in 2019, Analytics for Athletes marries a stable foundation with wearable device technology to measure the human body’s movement. Wearable movement sensors are paired with HD video to produce real-time objective data that identifies and targets athlete deficiencies in order to maximize performance and prevent injury. This is great for youth athletes as they dedicate more and more time to their sport of choice. In addition, the program has been implemented with various schools and clubs where coaches incorporate this analytic data into individual and team protocols or drills.

That same year, Analytics for Athletes became the first injury prevention program in New Jersey contracted and paid for by a school district. The results speak for themselves with Burlington Township High School seeing a reduction in non-contact injuries by over 25%.

True or False: A good PT never stops studying?
True. By the time students reach high school, words like “research” and “data” are part of everyday life. It’s used for completing homework and exams but also when preparing for the next big game.

One that never settles for less, Dr. Davis is constantly researching new technology and recently has been evaluating Sway and Styku. “While the initial education piece can be time intensive, we have adopted

‘captains’ of each technology who become the ‘go-to’ person for the rest of the staff. Continuing education plays a key role in providing the best possible outcomes, and this includes working in collaboration with the likes of Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Texas on a study centered around the use of technology and data analytics specific to ACL and returning to play testing standards,” she says.

But it isn’t just the staff who does their homework. Team Davis is known for their motto “Hate Us Now ... Thank Us Later.” Why? “We teach patients how to move so that they can recover properly and keep getting stronger,” Dr. Davis explains. “We challenge patients to EXPECT?MORE.

Whether the goal is a return to play competitively or to enjoy one’s favorite activities, Davis PT has one purpose—patient success. This is achieved with a solid foundation of integrity, innovation, compassion and teamwork combined with nonstop communication, so everyone is on the same playing field.

The Big Move
There have been countless milestones over the years, and this includes Dr. Davis’ biggest move yet—opening a new state-of-the-art facility that will more than double the open space/turf for Return to Play programming and video analysis of sport-specific biomechanics, three evaluation rooms and a testing suite for the Analytics for Athletes program

Davis Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab
Stokes Medical Building
639 Stokes Road
Medford, NJ 08055


Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 2.
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