Lang Ngov started Optimal Physical Therapy and Wellness in California because she wanted to be able to provide one-on-one treatment and have the time to be able to get her patients back to their most efficient state. She continues her practice in Pennsylvania to bring Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) to the Philadelphia area. In addition to being a Functional Manual Therapist®, Lang's holistic approach incorporates visceral and neural mobilization and pilates.
What is Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT)?
Functional Manual Therapy® (FMT) is an integrated evaluation and treatment system that promotes optimum human performance by enhancing total body mobility and CoreFirst® postural and movement strategies. The Functional Manual Therapist is trained to identify specific mobility limitations within the joints, soft tissues, viscera and neurovascular tissues. Limited mobility in these structures can impair a patient's function and ability to automatically and efficiently control our activities of daily living. The ultimate goal of Functional Manual Therapy® is to provide the patient with the mechanical ability and the neuromuscular tools of strength and endurance and proprioceptive awareness to become self sufficient and more proficient in all areas of human performance.
What is Visceral Mobilization (VM)?
Visceral Manipulation (VM) was developed by world-renowned French Osteopath and Physical Therapist Jean-Pierre Barral. VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture.
What is Neural Manipulation (NM)?
Neural Manipulation is a form of manual therapy developed through the collaboration of Jean Pierre-Barral and Alain Croibier, DO. NM looks at the mechanical relationship between the cranium/spine to the neural tissue. It examines and releases local nerve restrictions and explores how these restrictions impacts the rest of the body.
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a program regimen developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s for the purpose of rehabilitation. Pilates has evolved through the years but the principles still remains today; Breath, Whole Body Health and Whole Body Commitment.
Functional manual therapy®
Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
Temporalmandibular joint treatment (TMJ)
Women’s health/Pelvic floor Therapist
Lang Ngov, MPT OCS, CFMT
Lang Ngov is a physical therapist (PT) originally from the Philadelphia area. After she graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2003, she moved to California to start her career as a PT. She had the opportunity to work with many amazing mentors while on the west coast. She completed a residency in the world-renowned Vallejo PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) program. She is one of five physical therapists in the state of Pennsylvania who is a certified functional manual therapist (CFMT). She is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. She is also a certified Pilates Instructor through Polestar Pilates (a comprehensive pilates certification created by a physical therapist and is geared towards rehabilitative Pilates).
Lang was given a grant at a community hospital to start the research project on the prevention of diastasis recti (DR) in pregnant women while in California. After the birth of her daughter, she decided to move back to PA in 2017. She is continuing her research project on the prevention of DR here in PA. Lang is also working towards her certification to be a Certified Visceral and Neural Manipulation Practitioner.
Lang has a holistic approach in treating the human body and believes everyone has potential. Her motto is to have her patients reach their optimal level of health
In her spare time, Lang is enjoying her free time running with her dog, spending time with the family, traveling, and enjoying great food.
Physical Therapy rates
$195 Initial Evaluation
$150 Follow up/Pilates session with Lang
$350 Physical therapy home visit (travel time not included)
Staff Pilates Rates
$125 Private Pilates with Staff
$85/person Duet Pilates session
$35/person Equipment Pilates Class (2 person minimum)