At High Gear Physical Therapy we use a unique and highly skilled integrative approach to helping patient’s reclaim their access to motion, facilitate their Core First Strategies™ and facilitate optimal human movement patterns utilizing Functional Manual Therapy™ which is based on principles of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, more commonly know as PNF. This approach utilizes evidence based evaluation and treatment principles as well as skilled intuitive and artistic treatment strategies. High Gear PT offers a holistic, hands on approach to therapy in which highly individualized care is provided.
High Gear Physical Therapy facilitates the restoration of the body’s joints and systems to an efficient state, allowing patients to function optimally by addressing the source of pain/dysfunction not just the symptoms. We empower patients with tools to stay injury free and healthy by providing our patient’s strategies to help decrease the inflammatory process. We pride ourselves in being able to help patients that have failed in their attempts to be successfully treated within the mainstream medical model. We only treat one to two patients per hour to allow ample time to perform our high-level manual therapy coupled with patient education and therapeutic exercises. We are Charlottesville’s and Albemarle Counties only clinic with a Certified Functional Manual Therapist™ (CFMTTM). High Gear Physical Therapy, LLC serves its clients with the intent of providing an alternative to the traditional physical therapy experience by offering a whole body-centered approach.
As someone who’s spent my share of time in physical therapy I can honestly say Matt approaches the process from a very different & refreshing lens. I’ve recommended Matt to many & will continue to do so without a moment’s hesitation.
Mathew Holbrook provides a type of PT well beyond the normal nuts and bolts approach of most PT centers. I have done both and while there is nothing wrong with the standard approach to PT Mathew excels at the nuanced elements required to get your injured body 100% back to normal….
Matt answered all my questions in language I understood and related to. Matt’s professionalism and expertise in his field are second to none. Now, for the best part, after each session I began to experience major improvement in my pain levels, and as an added bonus, my range of motion and mobility increased. I do not need any further pain medication. I believe this outcome is solely a result of my treatment.
I highly recommend that you run, not walk, to see Matt.
I had been constantly experiencing moderate to extreme neck pain for the past ten years. My lengthy discomfort caused me to involuntarily jerk my neck continually. I often missed out on a good night’s sleep due to the pain. I had been to various doctors, physical therapists and acupuncturists. After only several weeks Matt was able to break me of my neck twitching and bring me relief which I thought I would never experience. I continue to do the exercises and stretches he prescribed. My 13 year old son continually requires physical therapy and he also is grateful that we switched from his former physical therapist.
I want to thank you for all the tender loving care I received at your hands as I recovered from my rotator cuff operation. You coaxed me along patiently, constantly helping me to expand my strength and range of motion, and restraining my inclination to rush the therapy process. As a result, I seem to have achieved a high level of recovery in considerably less time than others who have gone through the same experience. I felt your therapy program was useful, effective and well designed to rehabilitate as fast as the nature of my injury permitted.
Matthew Holbrook was just wonderful…. He never once rushed us through the visit like other doctors do. After my daughters first visit she improved 80%. The days before our visit my daughter was in horrible pain and could only cry day and night. When we left his office that same day she was able to remove her knee brace and not use her crutches to get around! I couldn’t believe my eyes!
Again, thank you for all of your time you spent with us and thank you for helping my daughter so much. I wish there were more doctors like you that put their heart into what they do. Thank you for your time as well as your staff’s time.
With the use of Functional Manual Therapy, he was able to quickly get my pelvis moving and freed up. Thanks so much for your care and compassion. I will definitely send friends.
Matt Holbrook has a passion to heal people! A few words come to mind when thinking of Matt: professional, compassionate, patient and kind. Matt’s years of experience and in-depth knowledge have helped me as I heal from hip surgery. He is a wonderful physical therapist. Thanks, Matt! You are the best!
In all my years of various injuries you are the most proficient at curing them. Your ability to diagnose and treat are unequaled. Thanks for being the best.