Lynne King, PT
Physical Therapist

 

TRAINING, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelors of Science with Certification in Physical Therapy - Simmons College 1989

ATRI (Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute) Certified since 2004

Instructor/Developer of Hydroconditioning for dance students- Walnut Hill School for Performing Arts

APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2002, 1998

Presenter; Integrated Water and Land Treatment for Cumulative Trauma Disorders - Feb. 1998 APTA Combined Sections Meeting

Burdenko Method Instructor Trainer - 1993 - 1996

Advanced Evaluation and Manipulation of Craniofacial, Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spines -Institute of Physical Therapy - 1995

Introduction to Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation, Institute of P.T. - May 1995

Gynecological Physical Therapy, Holis Herman, Tricia Jenkyns, Beth Shelly - November 1993

Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Dysfunction,Russel Woodman - Nov. 1992

Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, MGH Institute of Health Professions,Daniel Dyrek and Bette Ann Harris - Fall 1991

The Cervical Spine and Shoulder: The Australian Manipulative Approach, David Groom - June 1991

Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment of the Pelvic Girdle, N. Motnick and E. Whyte - April 1991

Manual Therapy for Sports Medicine: The Lower Quadrant, Sharon Weiselfish and Jay Kain - September 1990

Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance Syndromes, Shirley Sahrmann - May 1990

 

PHILOSOPHY

Lynne King, P.T., has been a physical therapist for over 20 years. A Simmons College graduate, Lynne has had the privilege of practicing at Longfellow Health Center since 1996. The private, individual treatment rooms, the indoor and outdoor treatment space within a fitness club environment, the swimming pool and holistic health care setting have made Longfellow Health Center ideal for her private practice.

Since graduation from Simmons, Lynne has kept up-to-date and diverse in manual clinical skills through continuing education. This coursework has included advanced spinal, sacroiliac, craniofacial and extremity manipulation techniques, myofascial release, muscle energy, Strain/Counterstrain, gynecological evaluation and treatment and other diagnosis-based treatment methods.

Lynne has been active in the exciting field of aquatic physical therapy as a practitioner, advocate, lecturer (national and local) and consultant since 1993. Her aquatic background includes ATRI certification, training in the Burdenko Method (former instructor and author), Bad Ragaz, Ai-Chi and Watsu. She remains a member in several national aquatic organizations.

Over the years, Lynne has treated people of all ages and diagnoses. However, diagnosing the roots of recurrent and/or chronic pain through the identification of different muscle imbalance syndromes is a skill for which her name is passed on. Lynne has been involved in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries in performing artists (Lynne has served on the faculty of Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts since 2001). She is passionate about her work with athletes of all kinds, children, prenatal and postpartum women and geriatirics.

According to Lynne, a successful outcome to rehabilitation requires a partnership between she and the patient. A comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation, individually designed treatment methods and thorough patient education each play a role in achieving functional goals swiftly and safely.