Cutting Edge Physical Therapy Richmond



Cutting Edge Physical Therapy, located in Richmond, IN, is an outpatient physical therapy clinic that specializes in orthopedics, manual therapy, sports medicine, and worker’s compensation. Our number one priority is the patient. Every day our licensed physical therapists strive to provide individualized treatment with hands-on, compassionate care. We do not rush our patients or our clinicians. Rather, we perform comprehensive evaluations and encourage patient input for treatment planning and goal setting.

Cutting Edge Physical Therapy in Richmond,was founded on the premise of quality, hands-on personalized service. It it our belief that injuries and illnesses are more easily treated if our patients are comfortable in their surroundings and confident in our professional abilities. Through detailed examination of the musculoskeletal system, problem areas are identified and corrected in order to get our patients back to their highest possible level of functioning in the quickest, safest manner possible.

Whether our patients have back or neck pain, a work or leisure related injury, or a sports performance problem, we take significant pride in providing a holistic approach to our patients physical therapy needs. We augment traditional physical therapy services with manual therapy techniques and functional training to maximize outcomes. We are grateful to be a part of the Richmond community, and enjoy bringing our community back to full function.

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Cutting Edge Physical Therapy accept most insurance including Medica


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.
  • Strains/Sprains
  • Neck & Head Aches
  • Low Back/Spine Conditions
  • Arthritis/DJD
  • Tendonitis
  • Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Manual Therapy
  • Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
  • Athletic Training Outreach
  • Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
  • Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
  • Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Work Conditioning
  • Industrial Consultation
  • Ergonomic Analysis
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • McKenzie/ MDT Approach

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger point dry needling uses small, thin needles to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of many orthopedic conditions, both acute and chronic. By inserting a needle into the dysfunctional tissue, it often leads to a contraction of the muscle which then stimulates a release. This leads to a reduction of pain, improvements in flexibility and a restoration of normalized movement when combined with corrective exercises.

What is a Myofascial Trigger Point?

A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable spot within a taut band of skeletal muscle that produces local or referred pain. The trigger point can lead to increased pain, decreased flexibility and decreased muscle function if not treated. Trigger point dry needling is a safe, effective and efficient treatment technique to release these painful spots.

What Type of Problems Can Be Treated?

Muscle dysfunction can be the primary or secondary contributing factor to many neuromusculoskeletal conditions, which can include:

  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Tendonitis or tendinopathy
  • Muscle strains
  • IT band syndrome
  • Patellofemoral dysfunction
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neck pain or headaches
  • Rotator cuff impingement
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica

This treatment is not acupuncture. Modern dry needling is based on Western neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the muscles and nervous system. This modality can only be done by trained clinicians.


Personalized care & education

Our highly trained physical therapists treat every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care, and in Richmond, there is no better place than Cutting Edge Physical Therapy.

jason-rusznak-webJason Rusznak, MPT, ATC, Cert. MDT, Owner, Clinic Director

Jason Rusznak is the owner and clinic director of Cutting Edge Physical Therapy in Richmond, IN. Jason graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine and Statistics with ATC certification in 1995 and completed his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in 1997. He has been a partner with Cutting Edge Physical Therapy for over nine years. Prior to joining the Richmond community with Cutting Edge Physical Therapy, Jason had been a partner of a six clinic practice for over ten years and has experience in outpatient orthopedics, sports medicine, and spine care. In addition, Jason has been the Director of Therapy Services for a community hospital system and was responsible for five divisions of therapy and a staff of fifty-five. He continues also a clinical instructor for multiple physical therapist and physical therapist assistant programs.

Jason’s sports medicine experience ranges from treatment of thousands of adolescents, high school students, and college-level athletes. He has been able to combine his firsthand knowledge of baseball as a former collegiate player and former NCAA Umpire, with his experience in injury assessment and rehab, to develop an expertise in the treatment of throwing athletes. Jason also specializes in biomechanical lower extremity evaluation.

Jason is dedicated to all levels of spine care including non-surgical and post-surgical treatment of spinal related disorders. He earned his Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) from the McKenzie Institute in 2013 and manages cervical and lumbar spine patients, and has trained in manual therapy; including mobilization and manipulation.

Jason currently resides in Centerville with his wife Jodie, and four children, Jolie, Jace, Jarett, and Jennings. In his spare time, Jason is a current volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America in Troop 16 and was a past Cubmaster for three years for Pack 94 in Centerville. In addition, he has been a past board member at Centerville Youth League and with 4H as a rifle instructor. He has a special place in his heart for the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form PacketDownload

Revised Telehealth Consent FormDownload

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL FORM.

Notice of Privacy PracticesDownload

TeleHealth Patients Instructions | Download

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

The Therapy Connection | Download

The Point in Richmond Indiana Podcast | Listen


Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain | Download

Low Back Pain | Download

Lower Extremity Pain | Download

Neck Disability | Download

Physician Use

Physician Use

Prescription Form | Download

This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.


For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.


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