ActivEdge partners with Upright Athlete to run the physical therapy department and can help you change your life by paying careful attention to your specific needs. Upright Athlete sees therapy patients throughout the week starting at 7am and scheduling as late as 6pm for various injuries and limitations. Upright Athlete is in-network and accepts most major insurance companies serving the Triangle area. They have working relationships with major orthopedic clinics in the area including Duke Sports Medicine, UNC Sports Medicine, and Triangle Orthopedics. Upright Athlete also works with local family physicians and chiropractors giving their clinics exposure to different options. After witnessing the trendy change in major physical therapy departments towards more clients in less time, Upright Athlete offers a rare one-on-one therapy experience between patient and therapist.
Brian Diaz heads the department, and works with all types of clients ranging in diagnoses and ages. Brian specializes in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation utilizing a blend of hands-on manual therapy and soft tissue mobilization techniques, functional movements and challenging cross-training and preventive programs. Including his education from a top-ranked physical therapy program at The University of Iowa, he has picked up several skills from conferences and clinics including active and passive myofascial release and use of “cold laser” infrared light technology to assist in patient recovery. High-level athletes are also instructed in advanced agility and sport-specific drill