Interview with Chad Burnham of ProForm Physical Therapy, Part 1
This week I’m sharing an interview with Chad Burnham of ProForm Physical Therapy in Salisbury, MA. On Friday, I’ll post a video to Facebook of myself and Chad demonstrating the Blood Flow Restriction Training method.
Tell us about your background in athletics and sports medicine. What degrees and certifications do you have?
Athletics for me first began when I was young. I always had a strong passion for golf and hockey all of which I played throughout high school and still enjoy today. I am graduate of the University of Rhode Island where I received a DPT degree in physical therapy in 2009. While I was going through my graduate studies I became a certified strength and condition specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA where I began training high school and college athletes at a local gym and PT clinic in RI. In addition to my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification I also hold additional certifications in Functional Dry Needling®/TDN, Graston® Technique, and am level 1 Precision Nutrition Certified (Pn1).
I am highly trained in golf-specific fitness and rehabilitation through the Gray Institute as an NG360° Nike Golf Performance Specialist and certified in applied functional science with an emphasis on dynamic, three-dimensional chain reaction biomechanics. I have also been accepted into a fellowship program beginning in January 2019 and plan to further my knowledge and expertise in applied functional science through a 40 week mentorship.
What is the name of your clinic, where is it located and how long have you been in business?
The name of my clinic is ProForm Physical Therapy that is located in Salisbury, MA. We first opened our doors in April of 2016 and have plans to further expand and grow the clinic in early 2019.
Describe your approach to treating clients and the modalities you use.
When we first opened our doors in 2016, my main mission was to create an environment that provides the latest, most advanced, evidence-based physical therapy techniques that allow patients the opportunity to capitalize on their functional abilities and attain maximum health and wellness.
Our mission here at ProForm Physical Therapy is to create ongoing commitment to continuing education and training that ensures the application of the most current and effective techniques. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where patients receive one-on-one personalized care where there is no time limit and continuity of care is maintained with every PT session. Our main goal at ProForm is simple and that is “Get Patients Better”.
In the field of physical therapy, as a provider you have to have a lot of tools in the tool box. At ProForm Physical Therapy we provide a multitude of modalities and specialized techniques that can be individualized to the patient. These techniques can include hands-on manual therapy, Golf Performance, Functional Biomechanics/training, TRX training, Dry Needling, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston Technique), Cupping Therapy, Kinesiotapting, and Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training.
Come back on Wednesday for the rest of our interview with Chad!