About Physical Therapy

Assessing pain and strength deficiencies, analyzing movement patterns, applying techniques to immediately alleviate pain while improving the function of a human being and optimizing day to day performance with what is important to the client is what physical therapy should be. Whether it be an athlete, 77 year old skier, or the average individual looking to lose weight and avoid pain.

Commonly what is seen and experienced in PT is why so many people choose not to do it…3-4 people per therapist at the same time, generic programming, lack of creativity based on a client’s individual needs…this is why many people say that PT just “didn’t work for me”.

What separates Executive PT from the rest is our process for progressing people into strength training. We have found this is THE critical piece for crafting a long term solution for clients and their physical issues.

We don’t spend our time and focus on using light neoprene dumbbells, bodyweight only exercise, or theraband activities. The magic is in the progression of loading the body with strength training.

We use barbells, cable systems, plate weights, and a host of other conventional strength training equipment in conjunction with our other techniques such as dry needling, blood flow restriction, scraping and kinesiotaping to firmly anchor changes within the body.

It can be intimidating to some people (and most physical therapy practices avoid it like the plague), but it is our core belief that this is where physical therapy has traditionally failed clients. Many simply do not scale up resistance training enough over time, therefore, limiting the client without even realizing it.

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As simple as it sounds, this is the most complicated and valuable part! It is dose dependent on the client, structures involved, length of time the client has dealt with the problem, and a host of other variables.

This is why physical therapy MUST be custom to the client and MUST scale the client up appropriately.

We offer our physical therapy services in Franklin, Tennessee on Cool Springs Boulevard at 100 Cool Springs Boulevard.

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    I came in because I’d let a shoulder injury sit for months. I was embarrassed that I’d waited so long and a little afraid that I’d done permanent damage. From the first appointment, Dustin made me feel comfortable through the evaluation and explanation of next steps. He gave me realistic hope and to work we went. Not only did we do in-office sessions, he gave me work to do at home and checked up on me in between appointments. He made me feel at ease and got me back in fighting shape. If there is a next time I won’t wait to call 😏

    C. G. CooperGoogle Review

    After a recent shoulder injury working out, I needed help. ExecutivePT was available and after what was a very thorough evaluation we started therapy the same day. Not only was their diagnosis spot on, they educated me thru my journey so I was in tune with the impact of therapy while in session as well as my “at home” therapy. My recovery has been fantastic and I am back on my workout regimen.
    I’ve been to several PT options in Middle Tenn. Executive PT is at a level all on their own!
    Thanks Dr Howard!!

    Jarrod DeschaineGoogle Review

    I’ve been training with Dr. Dustin Howard at Executive PT for a year. I have a history of autoimmune disease; so when searching for a health and fitness professional I always look for someone who has an extensive knowledge of human anatomy. And Dr. Dustin is exactly that person and so much more!! From the start of our first session together, he has been thorough and intentional about everything. He listens to his clients and creates individualized workout and/or rehab programs. I have worked with a lot of other fitness professionals who helped me achieve my goals, but I never created any lasting change. I would always fall back into old habits. But it’s different working with Dr. Dustin! He has taught me so much about my body. I am stronger and move better than I ever have. And I know the changes I have seen in my body and the healthier lifestyle I’ve created is sustainable. Forever grateful for Dr. Dustin! He is the best!

    Jessica MizellGoogle Review

    I initially came to see Dustin about a lower back problem which he quickly resolved. His knowledge of the human anatomy and how it relates to muscle and connective tissue is second to none. That along with is white glove high touch approach has kept me working with him for the last year. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for physical therapy rehab along with personal training!!

    Tim LittleGoogle Review