Physical Therapy Specialist

Goodlife Physical Medicine

Orthopedics, Pain Management, Chiropractors, Physical Therapy and Massage located in Redondo Beach, El Segundo, and Torrance, CA

Few things help you recover from an injury, illness, or surgery like physical therapy. Your body needs to move to reduce inflammation and deliver oxygen and nutrients to your cells. The physical therapy team at Goodlife Physical Medicine in Redondo Beach, El Segundo, and Torrance, California, provides individualized physical therapy that alleviates your pain, accelerates healing, and restores optimal strength and function. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, and you would like to start a physical therapy regimen, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What health benefits will I gain from physical therapy?

Physical therapy uses numerous modalities to rehabilitate your musculoskeletal system, promote healing, and restore strength and function.

The treatments you receive improve your health by:

  • Increasing blood flow
  • Diminishing inflammation
  • Restoring muscle strength
  • Increasing range of motion
  • Promoting flexibility
  • Rebuilding balance
  • Improving body mechanics

Your physical therapist works with your medical team at Goodlife Physical Medicine to provide comprehensive care. However, physical therapists are also trained to examine patients, evaluate their physical therapy needs, and develop a treatment plan that reaches their goals.

What health conditions improve with physical therapy?

Physical therapy plays a vital role in pain management and helps you recover from orthopedic injuries and conditions. You will also benefit from physical therapy after surgery and need to regain strength, mobility, and function.

Patients need physical therapy for too many reasons to create a comprehensive list of the conditions. A few examples include arthritis, knee injuries, fractures, sprains, and the long list of conditions that cause shoulder pain, knee pain, neck pain, and back pain.

What types of treatment will I receive during physical therapy?

The licensed physical therapists at Goodlife Physical Medicine specialize in numerous active and passive physical therapy modalities. When they develop your treatment plan, they combine different techniques based on your health care needs. 

These are a few examples of physical therapy treatments:

  • Structured exercise
  • Strength training
  • Balance training
  • Manual therapy
  • Gait training
  • Stabilization exercises
  • Endurance training
  • Flexibility and stretching exercises
  • Joint mobilization
  • Electrotherapy
  • Cold laser
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

Whether you want to regain the level of function you need for daily living, or you want to train to return to competitive sports, your physical therapy program focuses on getting you to that goal.

Can I continue physical therapy at home?

Continuing physical therapy at home ensures that you reach your goals and achieve optimal results. Your physical therapist creates a specific exercise plan to follow, showing you the proper form to safely continue your program at home.

If you have questions about physical therapy or need to schedule an appointment, call Goodlife Physical Medicine or book online today.

Erica Fleischauer

Physical Therapy

Working in a group environment gives each practitioner the ability to discuss treatment protocols and option for specialized and difficult cases. At Goodlife Physical Therapy we pride ourselves on giving the patient more one on one time with the Physical Therapist. We specialize in posture and injury related neck and back pain. We commonly treat knee and shoulder pain and we help to rehabilitate various joints after surgery. Erica Fleischauer brings more than 10 years experience working with orthopedist in joint and spine rehabilitation.

Leslie Tobias

PT

Leslie graduated with a B.S. in Health Education from Cal State University Northridge in 2000, and she received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy degree from Cal State University Northridge in 2003. Leslie is a lifelong learner and has taken numerous courses since graduation. Prior to becoming a team member at Goodlife Physical Medicine, she spent several years working at different Integrated Pain Management Clinics, which specialized in Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, and Pilates. One of Leslie's favorite hobbies is running! In 2016, she made a goal to accomplish 40 races in a year and nearly met that goal with such races as the 39 Mile AVON BREAST CANCER Walk in Washington D.C., LA Marathon, Boulder 10k , Multiple Spartan Races , Mount Charleston Marathon, etc. In addition to running, she enjoys the outdoors, crossfit, Krav Maga, athletic training, and working with kids. She’s also an advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness, and she is in the process of starting a Non-Profit to help educate and give support to people and their families going through breast cancer.