Regain Your Momentum

Momentum Physical Therapy

This blog was created as a reference for our patients, the public and for anyone who is interested in the human body and its capabilities and limitations. It is a combination of our experience, our point of view, and what is currently in the literature regarding physical therapy, human movement, injury and corrective strategies for injury recovery.

Contact Info

Address: 141 Main Street Milford, MA 01757
Phone: 508.422.0101
Fax: 508.422.0102

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Physical Therapy Is Not All The Same

Would you pick a restaurant just because it is close to your house? Or would you pick it because it has good food?

At Momentum Physical Therapy, we feel patients would be well served to know more about their physical therapist rather than just pick a name off a list.

We take pride in our patient-centered philosophy. We focus on the individual and treat the body as a whole, identifying and fixing the source of the problem and preventing symptom reoccurrence.

Our goal is to work with each patient and his/her medical team to correctly diagnose and treat the injury or condition and educate each patient to prevent it from returning.

Our desired result is to be a trusted resource and forge a lifelong relationship with each patient we encounter.

Please visit our website at and become a fan of "Momentum Physical Therapy" on Facebook to learn more about what sets us apart!

Also, feel free to stop by our clinic at 141 Main Street in Milford, MA to see our facility and ask if you would be a good candidate for Physical Therapy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Open For Business

Momentum Physical Therapy and its owners Kristin Mohr, Amy Schoenberg, and Eric Schoenberg are proud to announce that their new office located at 141 Main Street Milford, MA 01757 is currently accepting new patients.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Welcome to Momentum Physical Therapy

First off, if you are taking the time to read this, we owe you a big THANK YOU! Our lives and schedules are full. Between obligations to work, family, and school, we barely get time to have a minute to ourselves. Just the fact that you are taking a brief moment out of your busy day to read our post, is truly an honor for us.

Working as physical therapists for the past 9+ years have made us passionate about educating individuals about how the body functions. We have seen how many injuries can be easily prevented with only a few adjustments to one’s daily positioning or warm-up routine. The ironic part of our occupation as physical therapists is that it is directly dependent upon an individual injuring themselves, being in pain and losing function. So why educate the public in how to prevent this? Won’t it affect our business?

Maybe…but we have a different outlook on physical therapy. We believe that physical therapy is a necessary part of the medical system. Most of us have a group of medical specialists in our rolodex that we use depending on what aspect of our health is in question. For example, we see a dentist for our teeth, a cardiologist for our heart and a dermatologist for our skin. But, who do we see when something is wrong with our movement? When we lose movement in our shoulder, who do we call? When we notice stiffness in a muscle, who do we call? When we have pain in our neck when we are at the computer for 8 hours at work, who do we call?

Maybe your first thought is to see an orthopedist, maybe even a rheumatologist or a physiatrist. While these physicians play an integral role in the diagnosis and treatment of the musculoskeletal system, not everyone needs surgery, an injection or medication. What happens if you see one of these specialists and nothing is seen on an x-ray or MRI? You still have pain. Is it in your head? Why did nothing show up on these tests? Surely, something must be wrong!

No, it’s not in your head, and luckily it is not always something damaging requiring surgery! The answer is likely a problem within the movement system.

The movement system refers to the combination of how bones, muscles and joints work harmoniously together like a symphony during everyday activities. When one aspect of the movement system is altered, it directly places stress on other components of the system leading to eventual injury and impaired function.

Physical therapists are the experts in the movement system. Our specialty is to evaluate all components of the movement system, and to identify specific faults that may contribute to your pain, stiffness and loss of mobility. Furthermore, we believe that when these faults are identified early, damaging injury to muscles, bones and joints can be significantly reduced and often completely avoided.

We also believe that the movement system is always changing based on our daily activities and how they are performed each day. For example, if we suddenly change jobs from being relatively active, with little sitting to a job requiring increased computer use and driving for multiple hours per day, our body must adapt to this change. If it does not adapt appropriately, and increased stress is placed on one or all aspects of the movement system, pain, stiffness and potential injury will occur.

Because our body and lives are constantly changing, we believe that you should have a physical therapist in your rolodex with whom you trust and have a strong, confident relationship. You and your body deserve someone with whom you can grow. Whether it is a simple question or a formal course of physical therapy, we want to be an accessible healthcare professional that you call when there is a change to your body.

Again, thanks to all of you who took the time to read our post. We look forward to hearing your thoughts. We are excited to be a part of your healthcare team and will be here to help you “regain your momentum…”