Owners of the fastest growing healthcare franchise in the country bring their business to Oklahoma and make healing Sooner residents their priority.
With more than 76 million people living with chronic pain in the United States and with Oklahoma leading the nation in opioid use, it’s no wonder Sooner residents are turning to alternative healing methods, like physical therapy, like never before.
Among the many physical therapy businesses in Oklahoma City, physical therapist, Lauren Peterson said her business franchise, Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers, is the fastest growing healthcare franchise in the country.
A native Oklahoman, Peterson opened Fyzical Therapy, located in Oklahoma City at 7415 N May Avenue, last year, after earning a doctorate degree in physical therapy and starting a family with her husband and business partner, Sean Peterson. Together, the duo have begun healing Oklahomans with a franchise that is headquartered in Florida but spearheads healing in multiple states across the nation.
“It’s a dream come true to be helping Oklahomans,” Lauren Peterson said. “I’ve worked and lived in other states, and there really is no place like home.”
Once a classically trained ballerina, Peterson’s reality shifted after she was injured while practicing the sport.
“Healing the body through movement became a passion of mine,” she said.
Through education and practice Peterson began realizing that many ailments typically treated through medication can actually be healed and even prevented through proper use of physical therapy.
One example, Peterson said, is the treatment of vestibular balance issues.
Balancing properly becomes exceedingly more difficult as we age since proper balance is attributed to good eyesight, hearing and somatosensory pathways of the ankles and feet, all of which can lessen in quality with age, Peterson said.
Another example is the onset of vestibular balance issues.
As the organs in the ear degrade with age, maintaining proper balance
becomes a struggle.
“If I were to tell someone that a buildup of very small crystals in their ear was making them dizzy, they would think I was crazy, but the reality is that’s what happens with age,” Peterson said.
The medication the geriatric community is typically prescribed by traditional doctors to remedy the dizzying sensation that comes with hearing loss and the aging process only cures the symptoms, she said.
By utilizing proper physical therapy maneuvers, the need to take medicine for vestibular balance issues is often eliminated altogether and BPPV, or the buildup of calcium carbonate crystals in the ear canal, is healed through movement instead of medicine.
While Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers is known for helping
individuals with balance issues and with pelvic pain, a plethora of other services are provided, including exercises that heal and prevent cardiovascular issues, sports injuries, chronic back and neck pain, arthritis, joint replacements, knee injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome.
To learn more about Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers in Oklahoma City visit: fyzical.com/oklahoma-city