Dr. Omar Flores

Carpinteria-based physical therapist Dr. Omar Flores is a specialist in Myofascial Release.

After over three years at Via Real Physical Therapy, Dr. Omar Flores is now a co-owner of the practice. Dr. Flores received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of the Pacific and has been practicing for eight years. He is also a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Clinical Weightlifting Coach (CCWC), allowing him to work specifically with athletes who want to get stronger or improve their performance.

Dr. Flores specializes in Myofascial Release, which is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to immediately eliminate pain and restore motion.

Taking a functional-based approach to physical therapy, Dr. Flores looks for whole- body imbalances that cause pain, not just the injured area.

I would like for people to look at physical therapy more like the dental profession,” said Flores. “People nowadays see their dentist two times per year for a checkup and cleaning. If people did this with PT, we would be able to address postural and movement impairments that can lead to more serious musculoskeletal injuries down the road that may require surgery if they go unaddressed. With a proper evaluation, hands-on treatment and exercise prescription, we can take care of an impairment before it becomes a major injury.”

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