Tsambikos (Sam) Dimitrakis, P.T., M.T.C., earned his bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from Maryville University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He completed advanced studies in Manual Therapy at the Graduate Institute in Physical Therapy in Saint Augustine, Florida. Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function. Only a small number of physical therapists have this certification.
Sam is certified in Nerve Conduction Studies. Nerve conduction studies are used mainly for evaluation of numbness, tingling, burning or weakness of the arms and legs. The knowledge of nerve conduction studies makes the clinician more efficient in diagnosing certain musculoskeletal or neurological conditions. Only a small number of physical therapists have this certification.
Sam has particular expertise in the treatment of the upper cervical spine. Abnormal function in the upper cervical spine interferes with the biomechanical integrity of the whole spine and affects its ability to work in harmony as a unit. Dysfunction in the upper cervical spine may cause symptoms such as headaches, lightheadedness, dizziness, ringing in the ears, blurred vision and impaired balance.
Mr. Dimitrakis has more than thirty-two years of clinical experience in the United States and Europe. He specializes in spinal conditions (bulging and herniated discs), post-surgical rehabilitation, as well as treating general musculoskeletal conditions. He has treated Olympic and professional athletes. He has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1983.
Atlas Physical Therapy is dedicated to offering the highest standard of rehabilitative services for the community. As a physical therapy specialist, we pride ourselves in providing excellent care and collaborative treatment. Through our commitment to individualized service, a comprehensive treatment plan is created for each of our patients.
Our expertise as a physical therapy specialist gives patients the confidence, comfort, and assurance that they are in the best of hands. We provide exceptional rehabilitative care by staying abreast of recent developments within the field through continued education.
It is our belief that the best way to optimal health is to be proactive and attentive to your well being. We are accepting new patients and welcome you to come and visit our physical therapy practice. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and take an important step to become a healthier you!
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Important criteria for finding a physical therapist is the level of education in that specific field of physical therapy and the love and passion that the therapist has for his work. Usually, all these criteria go together.