"Physical Therapy in Sunnyvale CA: Get The Results You Deserve!"


"Great results - I didn't know Physical Therapy could do that!"

That's what many patients say who come to physical therapy in Sunnyvale, despite having arrived complaining of such problems as chronic pain, numbness, stiffness or loss of flexibility.

Most people don't really know what physical therapy is—or how it relieves pain. But it definitely does! Not only that, but it can get rid of it for good.

Are you suffering with chronic (or acute) back, neck, shoulder or knee pain?  Do you find it difficult to complete everyday tasks because of pain, stiffness or numbness when you want to be more active?

If so, Physical Therapy can resolve that!

What is Physical Therapy in Sunnyvale CA?

Physical therapy is a treatment that improves or restores physical function and fitness level. It addresses the muscles, nerves and joints.

It is mostly known for rehabilitation after an injury or surgery because it reduces muscle tension and strengthens weak muscles.

But physical therapy is much more than that!

Physical therapy in Sunnyvale also treats chronic pain, stiffness, disease and deformity by physical methods (massage, heat/cold, exercise, etc.) rather than by drugs or surgery. We also use it to 1) prevent surgery when possible, and 2) prepare the patient for surgery when it's necessary, allowing for better recovery afterwards.

It allows you to move better and enables you to complete everyday tasks without pain or difficulty.

A wide variety of conditions are treated, ranging from orthopedic to neurological, and from pediatric to sports.
Many physical therapy methods are available here at our clinic, including the following.

A physical therapist using manual traction on a patients back in Sunnyvale, CA

Physical Therapy in Sunnyvale, CA: We Perform Hands-On Manual Therapy:

Other Methods We Use At Physical Therapy in Sunnyvale:

Why Our Success Rate Is So High

At HealthNOW, our Physical Therapy Department consists of a highly trained professional team who excel in diagnosis and treatment through the utilization of a broad range of techniques. The result? Successful treatment of pain and disease—as well as prevention.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist. (Only 6,000 doctors of this specialty exist in the United States at this writing).

The department embraces the belief that physical therapy should integrate examination, history, analysis, and restoration of normal motion and function. To this end, “hands on” treatment (manual therapy) consists of 30 minutes at each visit. This is a departure from many physical therapists who spend the majority of their time treating their patients with ultrasound and ice packs.

Our initial approach is to rule out serious disease, establish what limitations exist, make an accurate diagnosis, and create a baseline for monitoring progress. The objective examination received by all patients obtains quantifiable measurements that aid in the above mentioned diagnosis, treatment and measurement of progress.

Diagnostic Testing We Use:

  • Computerized Foot Scanning
  • Electronic Range of Motion
  • Electronic Muscle Testing
  • Computerized Posture Analysis
  • Gait Analysis (a walking assessment)
  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Orthotic Fittings (for foot and ankle alignment)
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Hand Dynanometry (for hand strength)
  • EKG (a recording of the electrical activity of the heart)

Our physical therapy staff are not only trained in various exercise techniques, but they have specialized machines at their disposal which retrain muscles for optimum functioning.

Every patient at physical therapy in Sunnyvale CA has a personalized regimen created to address their particular needs. Goals are set and progress is monitored every step of the way. Those patients committed to wellness have enjoyed great benefits from following their individualized program. They enjoy coming for treatment because they witness the progress they are making.

A patient receiving physical therapy may be solely on a physical therapy program, or their treatment may be part of a broader program including chiropractic, internal medicine, clinical nutrition or even naturopathic medicine.  Each program is designed uniquely for the you.

Getting To The Root Cause

Getting out of pain is one thing—but getting out of pain FOR GOOD is an entirely different thing. If you've had chronic neck pain, for example, you know how debilitating and exhausting it can be. Your ability to perform basic, daily activities is compromised. If you've taken medications and only noticed temporary relief, you are not alone in your frustration.

Masking the pain with a drug is not getting to the root cause of the problem. Our clinic addresses the cause of the problem and resolves it at its source.

A good analogy: Imagine that you are walking along and there is a small pebble inside your shoe. You are in pain, and the more you keep walking, it gets harder and harder to do so. You could swallow a pill to relieve the pain—or you can simply remove the pebble from your shoe. It was a “mechanical” problem.

Physical therapy in Sunnyvale takes a mechanical approach to a mechanical problem. We don't just mask your pain, we get rid of it for good by correcting what was causing it in the first place.

There is no reason for you to continue suffering in pain. If you have seen other physical therapists, but the pain keeps coming back, then try our approach to find your pain's root cause and get rid of it—permanently.

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Real Patient Results From Our Physical Therapy Patients

Finally, there are days without pain!

“I’ve been at HealthNOW for about 3 weeks and am actually, surprisingly, seeing improvements and decrease in my pain. My right hip has been hurting for about 2 years with no progress. Finally, there are days without pain. Thanks to the great team of doctors and staff at HealthNOW, a group who cares and makes a difference in my well-being.”


I am much stronger and have better balance now!

“I’ve been receiving physical therapy from Dr. Rupa and the staff for almost 2 years for my severe scoliosis. I am much stronger and have better balance now, and many of my aches and pains have subsided. With continued exercises and P.T. visits here, I hope to avoid the dreaded scoliosis surgery! ”


I have regained a range of motion in my neck!

“I had developed a chronic soreness in my upper back that frequently led to painful spasms in my neck.

After 10 months of treatment with the doctors at HealthNOW my chronic soreness is mostly gone, my muscle spasms are rare and I have regained a range of motion in my neck that I didn’t even realize I had lost.
 By continuing my upper body exercises and occasional visits with the doctors here I believe that my back problems can be completely solved.


HealthNOW did a thorough job in analyzing my problems!

“HealthNOW did a thorough job in analyzing my problems and prescribed a detailed exercise, muscle massage and chiropractic program. I noticed near immediate improvement and after 3 months of therapy I finally felt unencumbered by my back. Given where I was when I started this was a significant accomplishment for which I am very grateful. ”


I now know that I do not have to hurt. Thank you!

“I am sending this memo to you to express my gratitude for diagnosing my rib problem and treating it properly. This has been a blessing of gigantic proportion! 

I can now trace this injury back to the early 70s – thirty years ago! I cannot count the number of times I have been sent to physical therapy, had MRIs or been injected with cortisone. I cannot begin to tell you what it feels like to wake up in the morning and not have discomfort or pain. I now know that I do not have to hurt. Thank you!”


I am back working at the profession which I love!

“At the age of 39 I was having extreme pain in my shoulder to the point where I was no longer able to do my job. The pain prevented me from moving my arm above my chest.

 I had a history of back problems and was used to some discomfort.
 I made the decision to investigate HealthNOW for myself. After 6 months I saw a marked improvement in my health. My shoulder is much better and I am back working at the profession which I love.”


I have health now!

“I am very pleased with my progress at HealthNOW Medical Center. When I first came in all I wanted was a quick adjustment for a sore neck. Never mind that I had limited movement when rotating my neck or couldn’t lift my left shoulder and had chronic lower back “outages”. Now, after adjustments, physical therapy and the exercises they taught me, I have full use of my left arm. I can rotate my head and easily move it. I don’t have to worry about my lower back- its stable. I am no longer plagued by nagging pain. I have health now!”


Since receiving treatment at HealthNOW, I wake feeling refreshed before the alarm goes off!

“For about the past 4 years I have had severe neck pain, shoulder pain and fatigue. Most mornings I woke up feeling like a loaded Mac truck had been running over me all night. Mornings were very painful.

 Since receiving treatment at HealthNOW, I wake feeling refreshed before the alarm goes off! The modified diet is working great. 

I know I still have a ways to go but I am reaping the rewards of this change in my lifestyle. I am a convert to HealthNOW philosophy and thankful for my sister-in-law who recommended the doctors and staff for my health care.
 Life is good!”


I can now walk the dog again, and garden again for which I am eternally grateful.

“After almost two months of suffering this horrendous pain in my left leg, (which had been diagnosed as Sciatica) my step-daughter urged me to come to HealthNOW, because in her words ‘I know they can help you’. 

I was unable to walk without limping. I can now walk the dog again, and garden again for which I am eternally grateful. I would highly recommend anyone suffering the way I was, to consider talking to the Doctors at HealthNOW.”


After receiving treatment, the leg numbness and the arm and shoulder pains are gone!

“When I first came to HealthNOW I was experiencing right leg numbness, right shoulder tightness and pain in my right arm. These symptoms had been with me for about a year.

 Now, after receiving treatment, the leg numbness and the arm and shoulder pains are gone.

 Thank you.


I am very thankful for the caring staff and the result-oriented treatment I have received.

“Chronic back, neck and shoulder pain had plagued me for years with frequent flare-ups. After 6 months of therapy, exercises and chiropractic adjustments at HealthNOW Medical, most of my symptoms are gone. I now have only occasional minor pain when I overdo it.

 I am very thankful for the caring staff and result-oriented treatment I have received.”


It only took ten to eleven months of physical therapy and better nutrition to get’em fixed.

“My digestive process had gotten to the point where I could not eat anything containing fructose, including fresh fruit, without major gastrointestinal upset. For years there were other signs of things amiss in my body. For no apparent reason my lower back would go out of whack two or three times a year, starting back in my 20′s. It only took ten to eleven months of physical therapy and better nutrition to get’em fixed.Thank you all, doctors and staff, of the HealthNOW Medical Center. I am indeed very grateful for the professional help and the guidance that you have provided.”


Cured the injury COMPLETELY!

“The Physical therapy and Chiropractic visits helped ease my back and neck pain enabling longer hours at work with no stress at all. HealthNOW Medical also gave me an extremely successful Reconstructive Therapy program. I had hurt my shoulder and Dr. Carrie cured the injury completely with Reconstructive Therapy.


Fun environment during sessions!

“I was very pleased with the professional and caring service I got from the physical therapists at HealthNow. I had rotator cuff surgery and had very little range of motion of my left arm, when I started physical therapy here. I liked the friendly camaraderie which the personnel have; it provided a fun environment, during the sessions. I can’t think of a better place to get physical therapy.”


All my physical problems are reversed!

“When I first came to HealthNOW I was, frankly, a mess. I was extremely depressed and moody, was having horrible headaches, and was literally getting the flu every few weeks. I had extreme fatigue and trouble concentrating. The tests they had me do to find the right supplements and diet were amazing and have changed my life to a higher quality. The diet has worked very well for me and, once learned and refined, contributed to the final change in life and health for me. For me miracles have occurred and I’m very grateful to the doctors for their help.


I am naturally cured!

“My problems were arm pain and numbness, migraines, high cholesterol, sleeplessness, back and neck pain.

After going to HealthNOW for only 3 months, most of my symptoms and problems have been resolved! I am a person who likes things that are natural. I hated the thought of starting a medication that I would have to take for the rest of my life. I think it is a miracle that all my problems with my health were handled in a natural way.
I have not felt this good for as long as I can remember. I am truly grateful and thankful to HealthNOW Medical Center.


Eliminated 5 of my 7 medications and lost 23 pounds!

“I attended one of Dr Petersen’s lectures and started treatment the next week. After going on the modified elimination diet and finding out that I am gluten intolerant everything has fallen into place. My allergy symptoms are almost gone and I have eliminated 5 of my 7 medications. I have lost 23 lbs in 3 months! My energy level continues to improve daily.
Thank you to each and every one of the staff at HealthNOW for the wonderful care.


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