Welcome to Barbie Thomas
Physical Therapy Inc.!
Our bodies are amazing machines, but like all things with moving and working parts, there is a certain amount of care and maintenance needed to preserve function. And, unfortunately, we all encounter injuries, trauma or just plain old wear and tear that requires special attention before we can return to our normal activities. Problem solving through and helping people recover from these circumstances is what physical therapists are trained to do.
Physical Therapy is for Everyone!
Physical therapists are often associated with athletes in the sporting world. I believe we are all athletes in the event called Life. For some, therapy is needed as they train to climb a mountain. Others require therapy in preparation for climbing a single flight of stairs. Some need help just to climb out of bed. Regardless of whom you are, or what you need help with, you deserve to have care and attention that is specific for your needs.
I also believe that the body needs to be balanced top to bottom, front to back and side to side, and that we are all whole people. Our body is a complex system of integrated parts, inside and out. In order to get optimal function, we need to be looking at how the whole body is functioning, not just the ailing part. Many times it is true that “pain is not where the problem is”. We do a disservice to our body by having tunnel vision and looking only where it hurts.
An Experienced Physical Therapist
My physical therapy work experience includes 17 years in large and small hospitals, nursing homes, busy rehab hospitals, and bustling sports and orthopaedic clinics in several different states. For the past 6 years it has been my pleasure to work in a quiet and small outpatient clinic, in Wildomar, seeing only one patient at a time. Although I utilize exercise, electrical stimulation and ultrasound, I consider my hands to me my most valuable piece of equipment. I specialize in using a manual and functional approach to correcting painful musculoskeletal dysfunction. This physical therapy clinic’s peaceful environment allows the time necessary to problem solve complex cases, chronic pain, atypical conditions or previously failed attempts at physical therapy. I also offer wellness visits to optimize posture, help prepare for a new sport, or prevent or slow progression of existing problems. It is my goal that all patients receive the personalized one on one care they need …the way we all deserve to be treated.
If you are on this website, it is likely that you are in need of physical therapy. It would be my pleasure to assist you as you progress to be the healthy person you aspire to be. Experience the Difference!