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Our Practice

Full Potential Physical Therapy had its beginning in 1995 as Hanneken Physical Therapy.  Vincent hanneken, physical therapist and founder of Full Potential, was motivated to establish a practice where each patient  could receive expert orthopedic care applied on an individual basis.   As the practice grew the name was changed to Full Potential Physical Therapy in 2006 to better represent the vision of helping patients maximize their physical ability. At this time, a new facility was designed and built to provide a professional  environment that provided a more therapeutic atmosphere for our patients and a pleasant working space for our staff. 

Over the course of Full Potential’s history there have been many changes in our healthcare community yet we have remained an independently owned PT business that has survived and grown because we have established a reputation of getting the results our patients and referral sources expect. 

Our success is predominantly based on the quality of our organization and the staff who comprise Full Potential. We are extremely proud of not only the physical therapists and physical therapist’s assistants who  provide care for our patients, but as well as our support staff. The Full Potential staff forms a team that understands how to work together to provide a  positive therapeutic  experience for our patients. 

Our mission is helping YOU!

It is a truism that one’s purpose or reason in doing something motivates and inspires.  Our purpose is defined by our Mission Statement. We do not consider it to be just an idle description but a statement which invigorates our staff to help you recover the physical ability  you have lost or a goal you want to achieve. It was deliberately crafted to inspire us and define for you how we want to make a difference in your life. 

Our Mission:

To
assist
the people in our
community to overcome
their pain and physical limitations
by empowering them to a higher level of ability
and understanding through effective individualized care,
educational training, and personalized home exercise programs

A triangle is a symbol of stability in form, not so unlike our goal for you to have your feet square on the ground and feel stable in moving forward to live your life. And, the word “empower” says it all, it is about not only giving you the help you need, but giving you the knowledge to help yourself. It can be a life changing process as many of our  testimonials would attest.

Our Philosophy

Full Potential Physical Therapy’s treatment philosophy is to provide care that acknowledges each patient as an individual with their own circumstances and needs. Starting with a patient’s initial visit we conduct a thorough interview and evaluation. Through this process our intent is to develop a level of understanding that allows us to properly approach a patient’s problem. We appraise each patient, not purely as a diagnosis, but as a person whose ability to function in their world and enjoy life has become limited and painful. Your body has a story to tell just as you do and understanding both communications is how to solve your problem.

In conjunction with a patient’s treatment, physical therapists provide educational information to help the patient understand how to help themselves. The old axiom knowledge is power could not be more true than for someone in persistent pain. Painful situations that have not healed in a predicable amount of time often require a lifestyle assessment to help the patient understand what daily habits could be contributing to their ongoing painful condition. Through this process, patients come to understand that getting better requires their interest and participation to reach their goals. When a patient is discharged from our care, it is our hope that they feel their physical therapy experience was an investment for a healthier future and well worth their time and effort.

It is no small truth that a person’s future is highly dependent on a body healthy enough to take them forward toward their goals. A bucket list can start early in a life but it’s not so easy to check the items off as well as enjoy the process without the cooperation of their body. Because Full Potential acknowledges a patient’s unique needs all along the way, whether younger or older, we are able to help them reach for what is important in their life at whatever point in life they are.

Our former patients are really our best resource for validating the effectiveness of our care. Take a look at our testimonial section of our patient information page to get an understanding of our success in helping people.

Sincerely,

Vincent Hanneken, PT and Owner