RPG Kinesiotherapy, LLC

​​​Conservative Pain Management

Parkinson's Disease-Dementia

Paul Gustafson, PHD, RKT

Dr Gustafson has worked in the field of exercise science for over thirty years.  His experience includes public schools in Texas, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia.  Dr. Gustafson is a registered kinesiotherapist (RKT) with the American Kinesiotherapy Association (www.akta.org).  Kinesiotherapy is defined as "the application of scientifically based exercise principles adapted to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with functional limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning. A registered kinesiotherapist can administer treatment only upon receipt of a prescription from qualified physicians, nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants who have been privileged to make such referrals.”  Exercise and education are the only modes of treatment used by a kinesiotherapist.​​  


Dr. Gustafson is a member of the American Kinesiotherapy Association and the Medical Fitness Association


Dr.Gustafson resides in Edgefield, SC and is accepting clients.

Parkinson's Disease

A program using non-contact boxing training to assist clients in coping with the effects of Parkinson's Disease is now offered in small classes of 2-3 clients.  Dr. Gustafson has been trained at the premier facility  in the world which pioneered the use boxing training for Parkinson's.  Classes are geared toward each client's ability level as he/she enters the program.  Clients are allowed to progress at their own pace.   While what we offer does not cure Parkinson's, the program has been shown to slow the progression of the condition and allow clients to improve the execution of activities of daily living.

Dementia

Beginning 11/1/18 we will extend our boxing classes to clients with early stage dementia.  Client with early stage dementia seem to benefit from exercise programs emphasizing improvement in strength, flexibility and cardiorespiratory fitness.


Click the Karkinson's Disease-Dementia tab above for more information.

About

Postural asymmetry (misalignment) is sometimes associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain.  Using gentle stretching and strengthening techniques we attempt to restore the proper musculoskeletal postural relationships intended for your body.  Over a period of weeks muscle lengths are reset and your skeleton is repositioned for a gradual return to the postural design originally intended for your body.  If you’ve been told that surgery is the only thing that will relieve your pain, consider one more option.  While we can’t help everyone, these techniques have provided relief to many people with low-back, hip, shoulder, neck and wrist pain, etc. - without the use of medication or manipulation.  Click the orange "Conservative Pain Management" link at the top of the page for details.  Click the  blue "From the Clinic" link below to read a success story from the clinic.