Are you experiencing pain while riding your bike?
Does nagging pain keep you from running over 10 minutes?
Does pain keep you from doing the activities you love?
We offer one-on-one physiotherapy services targeted specifically to our clients’ goals.
Who are Our Clients?
We may be biased, but we think that we have the BEST clients. Our clients range from weekend warriors to professional athletes and everyone in between. But despite their level of competition, they all share one thing in common, the desire to invest in their health. Our clients are involved in vast range of activities, from 5ks to marathons; from social runs to ultramarathons, from beer rides to grand fondo; from sprint triathlons to ironman. We love working with all endurance athletes.
We love that on any given weekend our clients are out in the community, training with local groups, hosting races and events, or racing!
Get To Know Your Physical Therapist:
Dr. Will Gonzaba, PT, DPT is the lead physical therapist and owner of Olmos Park Physio. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy at UT Health San Antonio in 2015. He has been a competitive endurance athlete for over a decade. His love for endurance sports led him to become a physical therapist and accomplish his dream of opening a clinic specifically for endurance athletes.
Dr. Gonzaba has advanced training in manual therapy; run analysis; strength training for endurance athletes; and he is a certified bike fitter. You can read more about Dr. Gonzaba here.
What Can Physical Therapy Help With?
Physical therapy can help with nearly any injury to a muscle, tendon, bone, and ligament. What set’s physical therapy apart from other treatments is that it addresses the root cause of the injury. This is especially important for endurance athletes. Here’s why! Let’s say you’re dealing with knee pain after long runs. You think it’s tendonitis, so you do some foam rolling, take Aleve, and rest which helps temporarily. However, the pain never fully goes away. Why? Well, there are other factors in your body that are causing this tendon to get overused and unless that is addressed, you will always have this issue.
Our evaluation approach is specific to endurance athletes. We know what to look for when conducting our physical exams and we’re able to create rehab plans that will both address the underlying cause of your issue, and then help rebuild your body stronger.
Why is Physical Therapy at Olmos Park Physio different?
Most importantly, we are different because we are athletes treating athletes. We’re able to use our clinical knowledge combined with our experience in endurance sports to create rehab programs that are highly effective.
Additionally, the structure of our clinic is much different from any other rehab clinic in town. Each treatment session is one-on-one with a physical therapist. You’ll never be passed from the PT to a tech, and you won’t bounce around from PT to PT. This allows us to use less sessions to get the results you want and expect.
So, what does that mean for you?
It means that you get exactly what you need every time you come in. If you need an hour of body work, myofascial release, cupping, dry needling, and joint mobilizations we can do that. If you need an hour of coaching on run form, we can do that. If you need a detailed movement analysis, we can do that.
Why is this important?
Because each session is tailored to your exact needs, we can often accomplish your goals in much fewer visits when compared to traditional physical therapy. Most of our patients get their desired results in six visits.
Here is what to expect from a treatment plan:
Each treatment plan starts with an initial evaluation. The evaluation is one hour long and includes: a detailed medical history, a detailed history regarding your current condition, goal setting, a movement analysis, a posture analysis, a full musculoskeletal screen including strength and range of motion testing, a detailed explanation on you condition and how we will address it, instructions on a home exercise program, and if time allows 15 – 20 minutes of manual therapy treatment. During the initial evaluation we will determine how many treatment sessions will be required to accomplish your goals.
Once the initial evaluation is done, your next sessions will be treatment sessions. The interventions performed during each treatment session depend on your condition and where you are in your healing process.
A typical treatment session will include 30 – 45 minutes of manual therapy, followed by 30 – 15 minutes of corrective exercises.
Our initial focus during treatment sessions is to relieve pain and restore range of motion. We find that the most effective way of doing this is by using hands-on, manual therapy treatment techniques. Relieving pain and restoring range of motion is very important early in the treatment plan. By addressing these two outcomes we can then focus on movement mechanics. As your pain decreases and range of motion improves, we begin to progress your corrective exercises to address muscle imbalances. This typically is addressing the root cause of your pain. Many injuries are associated with some type of muscle imbalance (muscles being too tight or too weak, or a combo of both). Correcting these imbalances is vital to making sure your pain does not return!
When is a good time to start treatment?
Generally speaking, the sooner the better. Results tend to come quicker when treatment is initiated closer to onset. However, we regularly see patients who have been bothered by pain for years and they still get really great results.
If you’re ready to get started, give us a call, or request a $1 consultation and you can discuss your issue in more detail with Dr. Gonzaba. If you feel like we are a good fit for you, then we will proceed with a full evaluation and begin a treatment plan.
We offer professional bike fits to alleviate your pain while riding.
Many cyclists, both recreational and competitive, experience pain while riding their bikes.
Many riders think that back, neck, knee, or wrist pain is part of riding a bike. That could not be further from the truth.
The best place to start if you are experiencing pain on the bike is with a professional bike fit.
At Olmos Park Physio we offer professional bike fits, performed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
During your fit we examine both your body and your bike fit.
We make adjustments to your bike to fit you and alleviate your pain.
Give us a call to learn more information! (210) 504 – 7152
Our professional run analysis program provides an in-depth assessment of your run form. The session includes three parts:
- A discussion of your goals and history with running
- A run specific movement analysis
- A treadmill run analysis
During the session we collect data on dynamic instability, impact magnitude, impact duration, cadence, and overall run economy. At the end of the session we’ll provide you with a detailed report of our findings.
We have two strength training programs.
Bike Body Program:
Our bike body program is a custom six-week strength and mobility program targeted at improving your performance and comfort on the bike. There are two forms:
3 Performance Sessions
The program includes three performance sessions. The first session includes a discussion of your goals, your history with cycling and strength training, and a detailed movement assessment as it pertains to cycling. After the first session, we will create a six-week strength training program for you and schedule two follow up performance sessions to measure improvements and make progressions to your plan.
Bike Fit + 2 Performance Sessions
The first session of this program is a bike fit and movement analysis. After the bike fit, we will create a six-week strength training program for you and schedule two follow up performance sessions to measure improvement and make progressions to your plan.
Run Strong Program
The first session of this program is a run analysis to provides an in-depth assessment of your run form. The session includes three parts: 1) A discussion of your goals and history with running 2) a run specific movement analysis 3) a treadmill run analysis. During the session we collect data on dynamic instability, impact magnitude, impact duration, cadence, and overall run economy. After the session we will create we will create a six-week strength training program for you and schedule two follow up performance sessions to measure improvements and make progressions to your plan.