Shawn Sprague works with individuals and sports teams who want a progressive approach to physical therapy and
Shawn Sprague can assist you and your team with your performance goals
About PT Progression
PT progression is for non athletes and athletes who have either been injured, want to prevent injury, and to be able to perform at their highest level.
Meet The Founder
Shawn received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (2010), and Doctor of Physical Therapy (2013) degrees from the University of Rhode Island. After graduation, Shawn completed a year-long residency from the renowned Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2014, with an emphasis on hands-on spine and orthopedic care. Shawn recently received his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) Certification through the APTA. Shawn has been teaching in the physical therapy departments as an Adjunct Professor at Simmons College and Teaching Assistant at MGH- IHP since 2015 in topics related to Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
What is PT Progression?
PT Progression was founded out of necessity; too many times clients had gone to traditional physical therapy and still ended up having injuries which resulted in time out of work, life, and sport. As a practicing Physical Therapist in a traditional insurance-based PT model for the past 8 years, Shawn has seen time after time the pitfalls of this approach.
For years, this puzzled Shawn how he could be seeing the same patients and injuries year after year. However, once he started using a more ‘global’ approach to rehabilitation and performance, he started to see greater improvements and less re-injuries. For example, due to insurance restrictions, a teenager coming in for ‘knee pain’ can only be treated for the knee and is given an arbitrary number of visits dependent on the insurer. However, knowing the biomechanics and mechanisms of injuries, at PT Progression we can address ALL of the underlying ankle, hip, core impairments that are leading to the knee dysfunction, especially in ACL prevention.
This is just one example, out of many, how addressing the ‘whole person’ will directly result in improved healing and less pain. After a thorough initial evaluation, we focus and target the impairments that will contribute to improved performance and decrease risk of future injury.
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