Brian Schlattmann, PT, DPT, OCS, CSMT, CSCS Physical Therapist
I grew up in Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science in 2002. I continued my studies at Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions graduating with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005. I have been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2002. In 2008 I became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist through the International Spine and Pain Institute in 2010. My original interest was sport but physical therapy’s scope of practice reaches much further. I primarily see individuals with muscle or joint pain/injuries, spine and neck pain/injuries, chronic pain, and postsurgical habilitation.
Why Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists (PT) are experts in the way the body moves. They are an integral part of your care team at Think and work side by side with your doctor. Our Doctors of Physical Therapy use scientifically-based techniques to improve pain and function and prevent injury or disability, so that you can get moving at your personal best.
If you are looking for an alternative to surgery, pain medication, or if you notice changes in your strength, balance or walking ability, consider physical therapy. PTs help restore motion, strength and endurance to improve your overall function and quality of life.
Some of the Conditions We Treat
Your PT will develop a treatment program for your individual needs and goals. Treatment may emphasize pain reduction, strengthening, flexibility, postural alignment, balance, gait and endurance training to manage movement problems associated with:
- Orthopedic conditions (like acute or chronic pain from arthritis, injury, or surgery)
- Neurological conditions (such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis)
- Cardiac or pulmonary conditions (heart attack, bypass surgery or COPD)
What Can You Expect from a Physical Therapist?
After careful examination, your PT will combine science with inspiration to teach you how to prevent or manage a health condition and help motivate you during your treatment so you can function optimally. Your PT will help you understand your body so you will achieve long-term health benefits.