STRENGTH provides Physical Therapy services for many orthopedic issues and disorders. We truly focus on each individual, whether it be a post surgical patient, a weekend warrior, an athlete with an overuse injury, or a simple every day ache or pain.
No matter the ailment, a physical therapist will treat you until you have reached your personal goal and are pain free and moving the way you need to be moving!
RETURN TO SPORTS REHAB
STRENGTH's staff is comprised of athletes. We know how important it is to get back in the game after an injury. We are dedicated to getting you healthy as quickly as possible and hopefully in even better shape and at a higher performance level than before. Our rehab protocols are designed to safely and appropriately accelerate the process, the same protocols used by some of the world’s most elite athletes.
STRENGTH has world-class athletes who know how to take an athlete to the next level in their specific sport and reach their full potential. We offer individual training programs and sports specific or goal specific group programs. Our professionals will work hand in hand with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to develop a program to not only strengthen your body's capabilities but also to prevent injuries based on the demands your sport puts on your body.
STRENGTH understands every sport is vastly different and puts different demands on the body. We have researched and taken the most common injuries within a specific sport and developed a preseason screen to identify risk factors that could make you vulnerable to these injuries. Research has shown common muscle imbalances and flexibility issues increase an athlete’s chance of suffering an injury. STRENGTH has developed screens meant to detect these issues so the athlete can be issued an individualized program to correct the concerns before it is too late.
You do not need to be an athlete to experience the benefits of STRENGTH’s team of trainers and specialists. Whether you want to get back in shape or just attain that healthy lifestyle that we all covet, our staff can help you achieve your goals, while you have fun doing it! After discussing your goals with a trainer, we will develop a program that is just right for YOU. Individual and group programs are available.
A brief look into Akron soccer player, Ty Sanda's, Rehab following an ACL Repair at Strength!
What to Expect
Your first Physical Therapy appointment will be your initial evaluation. To help us best assess you and your ailment it is advised you wear loose fitting clothing and comfortable shoes. When you arrive you will be greeted by our Office Manager and will then fill out the necessary paper work required for treatment. This is why we ask you to come 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment.
Once taken back, the therapist will talk with you to obtain all your past history and detailed information of your current injury to help us better understand your issues.
After taking your subjective history, you will then begin your objective examination including ROM measurements, manual muscle testing and a series of diagnostic tests specific to your condition.In most cases you will then initiate some nature of treatment.
To conclude the appointment, your therapist will discuss with you home management techniques and your individual plan of care designed to get you feeling and moving better.
Remember to ask any questions you feel are necessary during your visit!
Insurance & Billing
At STRENGTH we accept a variety of different insurance plans (listed below.) While taking your insurance information over the phone, we will then call your insurance company and verify your individual benefits and eligibility for physical therapy treatment. This will be discussed with you when you arrive for your initial evaluation. Feel to free to call us anytime to confirm coverage for your specific plan!
Direct Access in Ohio allows patients to schedule their appointment and be seen by a therapist without a doctors script. However, even though most insurances recognize this practice there are still a few that require a doctor’s script for treatment. Again, feel free to call us and we will inform you of your specific plans requirements. We also offer out of pocket services. These will be billed at individual rates depending on the treatment required for your specific condition.
If you do not see your insurance on this list, please give us a call.
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Dr. Luke Kuchta truly makes an effort to make every patient feel comfortable and want to come to physical therapy, not because they 'have' to. This is a thank you card we received from a former PT patient giving thanks to Luke for helping him get his stride back!
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TOM GOEBEL, JR.
Sports Enhancement Specialist
Tom was born and raised here in Parma, OH. Tom's passion throughout life was always hockey. After winning multiple awards at the junior hockey level, Tom went on to start his collegiate hockey career at Michigan State University where he performed at a high level until transferring to The Ohio State University where he finished his college career off as the captain of the Buckeyes hockey team. Tom went on to play in the AHL for a few years before traveling overseas to play seasons in Germany, Italy and Sweden, excelling in each league.
Tom will be the first to tell you that he would not have had the success he did without extreme hard work and endless hours of training. This hard work led to a new passion for exercise and conditioning. Because of Tom's travels and time with multiple organizations, he has gained a vast knowledge in a variety of different sport conditioning and training programs. Currently, Tom is a certified personal trainer. When you combine his knowledge and passion for maximum training, you get some of the most advanced and productive training programs available today. No matter your age, skill level or desired outcome, Tom will work with you to develop the program that will maximize your body’s potential!
LUKE KUCHTA, PT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Luke is also a Parma native. Growing up he played hockey locally for the Cleveland Barons Hockey Organization and later attended and graduated Padua Franciscan High School. Having a good idea that he wanted to become a physical therapist once graduating high school he enrolled at Ohio University, due to its reputation of having a strong physical therapy program. After receiving his bachelors in Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy he went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Ohio University’s School of Physical Therapy.
Since graduating and passing the Ohio state board exams, he has worked in the greater Cleveland area in a variety of different settings. His strong passion for athletics, therapy and injury prevention has lead him here today where his dream center has become a reality. He can now work relentlessly to get the people of our area moving and feeling better.