Sharon Cole

Sharon Cole, PT 

7253 S 76th St

“As a physical therapist, I am able to work with people who get better. I see changes in their bodies as people learn to move more efficiently along with decreasing pain and dysfunction. Making such life-improving changes is a huge accomplishment for everyone involved.”

Bio:
The longer I’ve been a physical therapist, the more I realize just how amazing the body truly is. Even more awe-inspiring is that we don’t break down more often than we do. My passion lies in bio-mechanics which is essentially the study of how the body functions (and moves) the way it does.

When a body is not functioning at its peak performance, the more common indicator is pain. A body doesn’t have pain because it wants to, but because some movement pattern is causing stress to a certain area. This is caused by an injury, trauma or simply bad habits in regards to movement that become habit during our lifetime. When a body experiences pain, a tightness and/or weakness develops, contributing to the body not working optimally.

The main focus of my therapy sessions is to find the underlying issue(s) causing the pain. Strangely enough, the cause may not be anywhere near where the body is actually experiencing the pain. For example, a “hitch” in your neck may be causing pain in your back. This “hitch” is ultimately affecting the entire movement of the body – causing stress and as a result, pain. Is treatment the same for everyone? Absolutely not. The bottom line is that every patient is different and requires personalized treatment to allow their body to heal and return to its optimal function.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy (Magna Cum Laude): Marquette University

Advanced Education:

  • Sports medicine
  • Spinal mobilization and stabilization
  • Work injuries
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • TMJ
  • Movement Pattern Re-education
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Total Motion Release (TMR)
  • Certification in Applied Functional Science
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Cupping
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Release (IASTR)
  • Joint Mobilization

Member:

  • American Physical Therapy Association