A course of treatment with Dr. Roberts starts with a thorough initial intake, evaluation and establish of a treatment plan based on patient goals and evidence based practices.  Heather utilizes a wide range of treatment techniques including:

  • Osteopathic Muscle Energy Technique
  • Strain and Counterstrain, Positional Release
  • Joint Mobilization and Manipulation
  • Myofascial Release
  • Friction Massage
  • Evidenced Based Therapeutic Exercises
  • Modalities including: Therapeutic Ultrasound and Electric Stimulation
  • Taping and Bracing
  • Running and Cycling Assessment
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

Treatment duration and frequency are based on patient goals and condition and vary between 30 and 60 minutes.

Specialty areas for Dr. Roberts include:

Scoliosis Treatment Treatment of Scoliosis using the Schroth method
Heather is a certified Schroth therapist using safe, effective and proven exercises to help improve scoliosis.
Vertigo Treatment Vestibular Rehabilitation for Vertigo and Balance Disorders
Dr Roberts is certified by the American Institute of Balance to evaluate and treat patients with vertigo using Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy.
Running and Cycling Injuries Sports Physical Therapy with Emphasis on Running and Cycling Injury Management and Injury Prevention
In addition to her proficiency in managing the many overuse injuries that can occur with running sports and cycling, Heather takes an interest in finding the source of problematic sports injuries. She utilizes video motion capture to evaluate form and fit. Sport specific exercises are incorporated into the appropriate rehabilitation phase to get athletes back to full function and performance.

Some common conditions treated by Dr. Roberts include:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • TMJ Pain
  • Disc Pathology
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Repetitive Strain and Postural Dysfunction,
  • Headaches
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Tears
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Injury
  • Muscle Tears and Strains
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Knee Pain
  • Hand and Wrist Injuries

Pre and post operative joint conditions:

  • Rotator Cuff and Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Micro discectomy and Spinal Fusions
  • Fracture Reduction
  • Joint Replacement