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© 2016 Resonance Physical Therapy, Inc. 

Resonance Physical Therapy & Wellness

At Resonance physical therapy we specialize in rehabilitation of patients with pelvic floor and orthopedic issues, including long standing postural dysfunction and chronic pain. Our mission is to provide individual care based on each person's goals and to empower them to achieve their fullest potential.  We believe that collaborative care is in the best interest of the patients we treat and provides the best results.  We deliver this care with compassion and expert level skills to our Folsom & neighboring communities.

Meet Your Physical Therapist

 Hi there, my name is Sandy and I want to help you be the best version of your physical being using individualized treatment plans that help you achieve lasting pain relief and your goal of lifelong health and vitality.  I want to help you able to use this instrument to achieve great things.  I want to help you overcome your pain, become strong, flexible, coordinated, and become more attuned to your physical self so that it can more than just 'do'; it can perform.   

Here's what you can expect to learn from our interaction:

  • How to articulate your goals and needs effectively

  • Understanding  your health problem

  • Commensensical, individualized intervention for your health problem

  • Understanding strength alone isn't enough

  • Achieving flexibility, balance, coordination 

  • Training to be healthy and stay healthy

  • Strategies to manage your health

  • Being your own advocate in health

  • Understanding health as a potential for renewal and growth, not absence of a diagnosis

  • Help you find other holistic partners in your quest for health and vitality

 

About me:  

I have always wanted to be a storyteller.  You may think what does that have to do with being a physical therapist.  Like you, I did not know.  (I stumbled upon physical therapy while looking for careers that would help me make a difference in the quality of lives around me, while making a decent living- but that is a story for another time).  As a practising therapist, I became more and more adept at doing the techniques I was taught, then I was able to turn my mind towards what my patients were really telling me - listening and understanding their stories.  The roles they played in their own lives and the lives of the people they were connected to.

  

In physical therapy school, in my 1 hour introduction to pelvic rehabilitation class, I heard another story.  That only 3%  of the people who experience incontinence will tell their healthcare provider about it without being asked, and 18% will if asked by a healthcare provider.  But then there was the dilemma for the health care providers-what to do to help the patient who has now told them about these  problems.  Only a handful of physical therapists offered treatments for pelvic floor issues at that time.  I knew then that I wanted to change that narrative.

I have spent more than 17 years and countless hours learning not just orthopedic/ pelvic floor skills to perform assessments and treatments but to listen to  my clients' goals and aspirations.  Even if it is not completely related to their physical being, because it is those aspirations that make that body respond to that call.  A call to perform a routine activity with efficiency and a creative project with grace and fluidity.  

At this intersection of conflict between what your body is able to do and what your body needs to do is where I hope we meet.  To partner with you and help you write your own story and make it about ability, about health, about living life with vitality in each moment, in each action, and to make a positive impact in the lives of your loved ones and those in our community.

My promise to you is this:  that I will be an advocate for your wellbeing, deliver individualized care with skill, kindness,  

compassion, and integrity.

 

My skills & qualifications as a physical therapist (PT) to help you achieve the above:

  • Advanced training in pelvic floor rehabilitation & Orthopedics

  • Board Certification in Orthopedics

  • Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

  • Fellowship training in Manual & Movement Sciences

  • Residency training in Orthopedics

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, A.T.Still University

  • Bachelors in Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma - Home of the Sooners.

  Thank you for considering me your partner on    your quest towards health & vitality.

   Sandy

  Sandhya Dharmadas, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT,   CCI

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