Eric Edelman founded Peak Physical Therapy on the South Shore in 2008 with one clinic located in Norwell. He recently rebranded to Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance to better reflect the scope of services. He has grown to four locations in Norwell, Scituate, Hanover and Quincy, servicing 21 towns on the South Shore. In addition they offer Aquatics Physical Therapy Programs at Healthtrax Health Club in Hanover, Scituate Health and Racquet Club, and the Atlantis Club in the Hyatt Hotel in Braintree.
This past fall Eric opened his fourth clinic at the University Sports Complex at 645 Washington Street in Hanover. This location offers access to turf fields for athletes looking to regain and improve their specific sports performance. They also have a developed a unique program that offers recovery benefits for people suffering from concussions.
They offer the traditional spinal and sports injury programs, and have also developed specialized programs that address post-surgical rehabilitation, vestibular disorders, fall prevention, post-concussion syndrome, pediatrics, TMJ disorders, women’s health issues, aquatic therapy and more. These specialized programs combined with their state-of-the-art facilities allow them to meet the unique needs of their patients and achieve the fastest results.
Eric has planned his growth carefully because his priority is operating with a good reputation. “The last thing I want to do is expand too quickly and lose that personalized touch.” And he has grown his business while facing the challenges of operating a business in the midst of high health care and insurance costs. At a time when many one clinic private physical therapy clinics have gone out of business or lost revenue, Eric has grown. The challenges of the uncertainty of the country’s health care crisis make this industry exceptionally challenging.
Eric and his staff of 30 are active in the community attending road races and volunteering. He also recently formed a Partnership Programs with local sports teams. The Athletic Partnership Program develops affiliations with local sports teams and clubs to help improve sports outcomes, reduce sports-related injuries and educate area communities on safety and maximum performance. The four-prong program includes free injury screenings; a seven-step functional movement screening; strength training program review; and educational lectures covering a variety of topics such as concussion awareness and management, avoiding sports injuries and ways to improve sports performance. Eric donated his services to local soccer coaches to teach them injury and concussion awareness and prevention.
Eric recently volunteered his services at Norwell High School where he taught the entire freshman class an interactive program on back health and safety. This included the proper fitting of backpacks and exercises students can do to strengthen their backs. Peak was a recent sponsor of the Friendship Home’s fundraiser and participated in the Scituate St. Patrick’s Day parade. They are active in offering free services to the runners who participate in the Norwell Half Marathon as well as any number of local events.
He has expanded services to provide more for his patients. He has recently added myofascial cupping therapy to their roster of specialty services. Administered by staff Physical Therapists, cupping is a modern form of vacuum therapy that facilitates deep tissue release through suction. Unlike massage and other fascial release techniques, cupping generates a negative pressure and lifts the skin away from the body by placing a plastic or glass cup on the affected area for a designated time, thereby providing stimulus to promote motion and recovery. This novel form of therapy can mobilize soft tissue, enhance blood flow and reduce pain. (Think Michael Phelps from the Olympics.)
Peak Physical Therapy & Sports Performance has also recently added dry needling to its list of services; this specialty form of therapy inserts fine needles into tendons, ligaments or near nerves to stimulate a healing response in painful musculoskeletal conditions. (Basically a scientific based Western form of acupuncture.)
Edelman earned his degree in physical therapy from the State University of New York at Syracuse in 1994. He began his career working in hospitals, helping patients with spinal cord injuries and joint replacements, as well as those with diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
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