PAPTOT specializes in lymphedema,lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, musician injuries, performing arts medicine, repetitive strain injury, women's health, thoracic outlet syndrome, and physical therapy.
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PAPTOT specializes in lymphedema,lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, musician injuries, performing arts medicine, repetitive strain injury, women's health, thoracic outlet syndrome, and physical therapy.

A highly specialized practice, licensed Physical Therapists can design and execute specific treatments with individual patients.

Appointments for clinical evaluations and treatment are scheduled by phone at (617) 277-1500 during clinic hours:

Monday-Friday: 7AM-8PM
Saturday: 9AM-5PM

Most major insurance is accepted.

Private treatment sessions may include any of the following procedures and techniques to enhance the recovery process:

  • Myofacial Release, Massage, Joint Mobilization Techniques
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Strengthening, conditioning, and endurance training
  • Pacing schedules for resumption of musical instrument practice and performance routines
  • Posture training with musical instruments, computers
  • Musical Instrument adaptation
  • Physical agent modalities for pain management including ultrasound, iontophoresis, biofeedback and electrical stimulation
  • Stress management / Relaxation training
  • Assessment of foot dysfunction, and custom fabrication of orthotics
  • Fitness evaluations and recommendations for conditioning programs
  • EMG Biofeedback for urinary incontinence
  • Breast cancer treatment care
  • Back care: Before and after Pregnancy
  • Osteoporosis exercises, lifestyle management

Musician Services

Our clinic accepts appointments from performing artists within the local academic and professional communities and we also treat musicians and students from a number of New England states. Our areas of expertise are most often utilized by artists who are referred to us suffering from the following conditions:

  • Repetitive strain injuries (including tendonitis, shoulder pain, back pain, disc disease)
  • Nerve Entrapment Syndromes (including carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment and thoratic outlet syndrome)
  • Focal Dystonia
  • General Orthopedic Conditions

We provide specialty service including postural correction techniques with musical instruments, custom adaptation of musical instruments, and suggestions for modification and pacing of playing schedules. We also utilize myofacial release, phy---- agent modalities, and exercise to relieve pain and restore function.

Myofacial Release

Tissues, organs, and muscles are wrapped in intricate layers of connective tissue called fascia. Normal function of the body depends on this connective tissue being free of strains or constrictions. Distortions or restrictions inhibit motion, interfere with the flow of blood or lymph, and impair normal neural function. When the body sustains an injury or trauma of any kind, this protective connective tissue may be altered. A therapist performing Myofascial Release works with the patient so that strains, distortions, and restrictions in the fascia can unwind or release and thus improve physiological function and relieve pain. This technique is very comfortable, yet powerful, and may engage either restricted or free barriers depending on the particular situation.

Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphedema is the chronic swelling of a body part caused by a malformation (primary lymphedema) or malfunction (secondary lymphedema) of the lymphatic system. Secondary lymphedema often develops as a result of surgical and medical interventions for the treatment of breast cancer. A high protein edema can most often affect an arm or a leg, but can also occur in the face, neck, abdomen or other parts of the body. In accordance with the award winning lymphatic drainage techniques that were designed in France by Bruno Chikly, MD our therapists utilize a distinct manual process to enhance lymphatic flow along precise anatomical routes. The recognition of extensive and complex lymph vessels, combined with appropriate manual therapy, can improve venous conditions, detoxify the body, relieve chronic pain and swelling, and enhance the regeneration of some tissues.

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Performing Arts  Physical Therapy, PC
1093 Beacon Street, Basement Suite
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617) 277-1500
Fax: (617) 277-1503