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Frisco Physical Therapy Becomes Achieve Physical Therapy & Performance

Article by Julie Brown Patton

Photography by Brandi Richards

Originally published in Frisco City Lifestyle

World-class, outpatient physical therapy has been the mainstay of Frisco Physical Therapy since it was launched in 2000. Although the practice's name is being updated as the team joins another provider group, owner Colby Pigg, PT, assures patients can depend on the same level of stability, quality of care and attention to detail as ever before. 

"Our No. 1 priority is each patient. We provide personal assessments and individualized treatment with hands-on, compassionate care. We don't rush our patients or our clinicians. Rather, we perform comprehensive evaluations and encourage patient input for treatment planning and goal setting. None of that changes, even though we're taking on a fresh name for the practice," affirms Colby. 

This Frisco team is joining Achieve Physical Therapy & Performance, a practice with five locations in Plano, Murphy, Garland and Allen. The Frisco team delivers outpatient therapy while focused on being a holistic rehabilitation and sports medicine center, primarily repairing backs, knees, necks and hands. 

Colby says the Frisco-based staff remains the same professionals who deliver consistent assistance to patients. They treat preteens as young as 10 years old, as well as patients in their 90s. 

Their services include:

  • Orthopedic care, ranging from strains/sprains; neck/head aches; low back/spine conditions; arthritis/DJD; tendonitis; surgical repairs/reconstruction; and manual therapy
  • Sports medicine, spanning injury assessment, treatment, education and prevention; knee, shoulder, foot and ankle rehab; overhead athlete (throwing injuries); and sports performance enhancement
  • Worker's compensation/rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy, including carpal tunnel syndrome/sprains, strains and fractures; and elbow and wrist postoperative rehab
  • Specialty programs, including balance/fall prevention; cancer-related fatigue program; vestibular rehabilitation; primal 7 and TRX suspension training; aned game-ready vasopneumatic cold compression

Two of the newest patient services, Colby highlights, are dry needling and personalized blood flow restriction therapy.

He says dry needling can be a good treatment for repetitive stress injuries, tendonitis, muscle strains, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff Impingement and carpal tunnel syndrome. Unlike acupuncture, he says dry needling is based on Western neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the muscles and nervous system, and can only be done by trained clinicians.

Blood flow restriction therapy restricts blood flow to a muscle by applying a device or band similar to a blood pressure cuff to safely compress the blood vessels underneath. Colby says the modality can help with arthritic knees and postoperative recovery or provide a new way to work out for strength training after injuries,  because it allows a person to still exercise while putting less stress on selected muscles. The application is brief and intermittent, typically about 6 minutes per exercise but can last up to 30 minutes based on the specific protocol. "You can work out with less weight and still have muscle gains," he adds. 

Many people wonder if they are a candidate for physical therapy, or if PT can help their situation or ailment. Most people can benefit from physical therapy, whether their challenge is a simple ankle sprain or a complex neurological disorder. As movement experts, physical therapists also can help others prevent injuries by developing proper warm-up protocols and healthy approaches to exercise or athletic competition.

Having been an athlete in high school, Colby says he empathsizes with those who wish to keep mobile and active. "I knew I wanted to pursue physical therapy as a career because it offers flexibility in what areas to concentrate, and it's an area of medicine that you can keep learning in, and helping others," he adds. 

Physical therapists receive extensive training in neuroscience, biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology to prepare them for evaluating and treating patients. 

Comments and online testimonials from patients of this practice describe the clinic and therapists as welcoming, professional, kind, knowledgeable, caring, attentive to details, great equipment, inclusive atmosphere, patient and encouraging. "We try to have fun -- as fun as physical therapy can be," Colby assures. "We meet you where you're at, and design a personalized treatment plan and program to get you back to whatever you want to be doing."

Hours of Operation:
Mondays through Thursdays:  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday mornings:  By appointment

The clinic participates in the majority of major health insurance plans, including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation, and has staffers who can assist patients through insurance processes and paperwork.

7548 Preston Road, Suite 145