Weightlifting Injuries

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Experiencing Discomfort During Weightlifting?

If you responded affirmatively to any of the aforementioned inquiries, you’ve found yourself in the ideal spot.

Numerous Weightlifters and Active Adults Often Encounter Difficulties in Addressing Pain…

  • Physicians conduct X-rays and administer injections.
  • Traditional physical therapists prescribe band exercises and stretching routines…
  • Massage therapists provide temporary relief from pain, yet it frequently resurfaces.
  • Rest isn’t a viable solution, and even when you take time off, the pain resurfaces upon resuming weightlifting.
The Reality Is...

At Continuous Motion Physical Therapy, We Specialize in Assisting Active Adults and Athletes in Returning to Their Preferred Workouts and Sports Without Resorting to Surgery, Discontinuing Beloved Activities, or Depending on Pain Medication.

We understand that finding the appropriate healthcare provider can be a daunting endeavor.

The abundance of choices can be overwhelming when it comes to making a decision… What will be the consequences if you make the wrong choice?

Many individuals find themselves trapped in the process of decision-making, unsure about their next course of action. They spend days, weeks, months, and sometimes even years without taking any proactive steps.

Why We Specialize in Working with Weightlifters and Barbell Athletes?

All our therapists possess a background in weightlifting, equipped with bachelor’s degrees in exercise science. Some of them were collegiate athletes, while others transitioned to weightlifting after concluding their careers in team sports. Our therapists understand the significant role that resistance training plays in your life. They take pride in bridging the gap between physical therapy and strength & conditioning. Whether you’re a CrossFit athlete grappling with shoulder pain, a powerlifter experiencing low back pain, or simply an avid gym-goer dealing with hip or knee discomfort, our therapists will collaborate with you to develop a customized plan that enables you to return to the gym, lifting weights without pain or limitations.

Our Approach

PHASE 1: SHARE YOUR STORY

This is your opportunity to provide us with an in-depth understanding of your situation. Our team will thoroughly explore your injury history and training routine.

We want to hear about the circumstances surrounding your injury, its impact on your life, and your aspirations for therapy and weightlifting moving forward.

PHASE 2: GAIN CLARITY

Our team will assist you in comprehending the nature of your condition. They will explain the underlying causes behind your injury and guide you on incorporating rehabilitation into your training regimen without having to cease your gym activities.

They will elucidate various loading principles that can effectively target the specific tissues involved in your injury.

PHASE 3: ALLEVIATE PAIN AND BUILD STRENGTH

Collaboratively, you and your therapist will devise a healing plan that concurrently focuses on maintaining strength and fortifying the resilience of your muscles, tendons, and joints.

They will demonstrate how to integrate specific exercises into your warm-up routine and training regimen to proactively prevent these issues from recurring in the future.

At Continuous Motion Physical Therapy, We Have Devised a Three-Step Process to Eliminate Your Pain and Ensure It Doesn’t Resurface.

STEP #1 - ATTENTIVE LISTENING TO YOUR STORY

We understand the frustrations that arise within the medical system. Waiting for weeks or even months for an appointment, only to have a brief consultation with doctors who are rushed and lack the time to address your concerns, leaves you bewildered.

Even many physical therapy clinics operate similarly, lacking attentiveness and moving at a fast pace, with therapists unable to spend sufficient time examining the source of your pain.

That’s why our initial step is to listen to your story.

Having worked extensively with individuals experiencing lifting-related pain, we recognize that each person is unique, with different bodies, histories, and types of pain.

Therefore, our priority is to engage in an open conversation, allowing you ample time to share your story. This enables us to gain a comprehensive understanding of not only your physical condition but also how it impacts your life.

STEP #2 - IDENTIFYING THE ROOT CAUSE OF LIFTING PAIN

Many people receive a diagnosis or medical term to describe their condition. It may have been provided by a doctor, indicated through test results, or discovered online.

You may have been told that your only options were rest, painkillers, or even surgery.

While these approaches may offer temporary relief, they fail to address the underlying cause of the problem.

The origin of lifting pain varies from person to person, as no two individuals experience the same issue caused by the same factors.

At Continuous Motion Physical Therapy, our objective is to pinpoint the original cause of your pain, ensuring not only its resolution but also its long-term prevention.

During your initial assessment, you will learn what is wrong, and the anticipated timeline for recovery, and gain peace of mind that your issue can be resolved naturally.

STEP #3 - ELIMINATING PAIN AND PREVENTING ITS RETURN

This is where the significant transformation occurs. We develop a personalized plan that empowers you to:

…Resume lifting without fear of recurring pain.
…Achieve new personal records.
…Acquire new techniques to enhance your form and strength.

Our most successful clients are those who are motivated and determined to reclaim their active lifestyle, even if they feel stuck at the present moment.

If you would like to learn more about our availability and costs before committing to an appointment, we are happy to provide you with that information.

You don’t have to compromise your beloved active lifestyle due to issues that can be resolved.

Sincerely,
Dr. Cameron Moore
Owner of Continuous Motion Physical Therapy

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Dr. Peyton Oules, PT, DPT Cert. DN

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Dr. Peyton Oules, physical therapist, is a Brewster, Washington native who grew up as a small-town athlete. During her high school sports career, she suffered from two ACL injuries which led her to pursue a career in physical therapy. 

She began her studies by earning her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Pre-PT at Eastern Washington University.  During her undergraduate studies, she spent much of her time playing volleyball and coaching at the high school level.  Dr. Oules continued her education to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in Goodyear, Arizona.While in school, Dr. Oules became Certified in both Dry Needling and Myofascial Cupping.

Part of her clinical training included international travel to Sydney, Australia where she expanded her orthopedic skill set and had the opportunity to provide treatment for the athletes from the 2023 World Underwater Hockey Championships.

During her doctorate level studies, Dr. Oules learned the importance in making movement a lifestyle. She has a passion for sharing this knowledge with the community and getting her clients back to the activities they love.

Outside of the clinic Dr. Oules enjoys CrossFit®, hiking, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her dog, Rue. Some of her favorite adventures to date include hiking parts of the Grand Canyon and running across the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the Sydney 10k!

Dr. Peyton Oules’ Credentials:
•           Physical Therapist (PT)
•           Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
•           Certified Dry Needling (Cert. DN)

Dr. Khristian McGinley, PT, DPT Cert. DN

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Dr. Khristian McGinley, physical therapist, grew up here in Phoenix, as a competitive softball player with a longtime passion for health and wellness. After sustaining an elbow injury in high school and attending PT herself, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career helping people recover from injuries and getting back to doing what they love. She eventually received her B.S in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2013, then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2017.

Dr. McGinley began her career with a passion in pediatrics and orthopedics, undergoing coursework to treat diagnoses such as torticollis, developmental delay, and toe walking. She also became certified in Dry Needling in 2017, and since then has been additionally trained in Dry Needling for Pelvic Rehabilitation. After the challenging birth of her first child, she developed a passion for treating the pregnant and postpartum population. She became specialty training in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation in 2021 and since then has focused her practice on helping moms achieve pain free pregnancy, peaceful childbirth, and complete postpartum recovery. She specializes in diagnoses such as urinary incontinence, diastases recti, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. McGinley enjoys hiking, running, camping, weight lifting, and playing slow pitch softball. She loves spending as much time as she can outside with her husband and two children.

Dr. Khristian McGinley’s Credentials:

  • ​Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Certified Dry Needling (Cert. DN)
  • Specialty-trained in Pelvic Floor Therapy

Dr. Meredith Wall, PT, DPT FAFS, Cert. DN

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Dr. Meredith Wall, physical therapist, grew up as a competitive athlete in basketball, gymnastics, soccer and volleyball. After sustaining an ankle injury and going to rehab as a young athlete, she instantly fell in love with learning about sports injuries and rehabilitation. This led her to major in Exercises Science at Grand Valley State University. After she graduated in 2010, she immediately pursued physical therapy to ultimately achieve her lifelong goals of becoming a physical therapist. She earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2013, graduating as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society recognizing individuals with outstanding GPA in a college graduate program.

Dr. Wall continued her educational pathway through the Gray Institute receiving a fellowship in Applied Functional Science (FAFS). A FAFS is only obtained by a select number of practitioners, who deliver optimal care through the diagnosis and treatment of functional human movement. She also became Certified in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) in 2017, is trained in the McKenzie Method to treat spinal pain, and most recently has become specialized in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. This specialty area allows her to treat women across the lifespan dealing with incontinence, diastasis recti, pelvic pain, and pain during or after pregnancy.

Dr. Wall’s special interests include diagnosing and treating active patients across the lifespan to help them return to optimal function. In her spare time, she enjoys Crossfit®, running, coaching youth sports, and traveling with her husband and three sons.

Dr. Meredith Wall’s Credentials:

  • ​Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS)
  • Certified Dry Needling (Cert. DN)
  • Specialty-trained in Pelvic Floor Therapy

Dr. Cameron Moore, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, CSCS, Dip. Osteopractic

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Dr. Cameron Moore, physical therapist and co-owner, has always been very active with sports and activities starting with competitive motocross racing up to a semi-professional level and being a scholarship athlete in track and field competing at the division 1 level in college at Eastern Washington University in the triple jump. Cameron became interested in the profession of physical therapy after having knee surgery in high school and seeing the inter-workings of the profession. He pursued his bachelors degree in Exercise Science before moving to Phoenix to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Franklin Pierce University.

He then began specialization courses for spinal manipulation (Spinal Manipulation Institute) and dry needling (Dry Needling Institute). This lead Cameron in to becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapist (FAAOMPT) through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT) and earned a Diploma of Osteopractic®, a distinction and training that only a small percentage of physical therapist have completed.

Dr. Moore continues to be very involved with motocross riding, Crossfit®, Olympic weight lifting, running and an overall active lifestyle with his Wife (Michelle) and their Vizsla (Parker).

Dr. Cameron Moore’s Credentials

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Certified in Dry Needling (Cert DN)
  • Certified in Spinal Manipulation (Cert SMT)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Diploma in Osteopractic® (Dip Osteopractic)
  • Fellow Of The American Academy Of Manual Physical Therapist (FAAOMPT)
  • American Academy of Manipulative Therapy Fellow (AAMT)
  • Crossfit® Level 1 Certified (CF-L1)
  • Crossfit® Mobility Certified
  • USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach

Dr. Michelle Moore, PT, DPT FAAOMPT, Dip. Osteopractic

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Dr. Michelle Moore, physical therapist and co-owner, grew up as a competitive gymnast and developed a passion for healthy living from a young age. Her collegiate studies in Health Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and athletic background influenced her to combine her passions and pursue a career in physical therapy. She earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2013.

Dr. Moore continued her educational pathway through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy where she earned her Diploma Osteopractic® (Dip. Osteopractic) and became Certified in Dry Needling (Cert. DN), and Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT). From 2016-2017 Dr. Moore completed the rigorous coursework to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT), a distinction held by only a fraction of the profession.

Dr. Moore’s special interests include treating active individuals and returning them to the activities that they love. In her spare time she enjoys Crossfit®, Olympic Weightlifting, mountain biking, hiking, and traveling with her husband, Cameron, and dog, Parker.

Dr. Michelle Moore’s Credentials:

  • ​Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
  • Diploma in Osteopractic® (Dip. Osteopractic)
  • Certified Dry Needling (Cert. DN)
  • Certified Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT)
  • Crossfit® Mobility Certified