According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapy combines “the science of healing and the art of caring.” Our therapists provide a variety of treatment techniques and up-to-date technology to improve motion, reduce pain and restore function. Our therapists teach patients of all age groups and physical abilities how to prevent or manage health conditions while motivating them to return to their optimal level of function.
Along with basic treatment plans, we also provide a variety of specialized treatment options.
We can treat a variety of orthopedic conditions including neck and low back pain and dysfunction; shoulder and knee pain and dysfunction; plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and other muscle, joint, and ligament injuries or pain problems. We also help people return to their normal lifestyle after joint replacement, spine surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and many other types of orthopedic surgeries.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
We can help you get back in the game after sports injuries such as ligament sprains, cartilage tears or repairs, muscle strains, tendonitis, fractures, and arthroscopic surgery. Whether your game is skiing, football, wakeboarding, softball, gardening, fishing, hunting, or any other activity that keeps you active, we can help get you back quickly and safely.
We can help you manage many other obstacles that life may put in your path. We can help improve balance, strength, flexibility, range of motion, and life management skills of people who decline due to aging, after a stroke, after hospitalization, or who have a decline in their health for any other reason.
Below are just a few of the treatment techniques we use in the clinic.
Manual techniques include both soft tissue and joint mobilization. Soft tissue primarily refers to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. These structures often lose mobility with pain, injury, inflammation, degeneration, disease or immobilization due to casting or bracing. Soft tissue mobilization is performed with hands-on techniques to address tight or dysfunctional areas within these structures. A joint is the point where two or more bones connect and often loses mobility for the same reasons as the soft tissue. The joints that come to mind may include shoulder, elbow, knee or hip…but did you know there are over 25 joints in the human foot? And that doesn’t even include the ankle! Again, we use hands-on techniques to address problems within the joints.
Neuromuscular re-education is re-training muscles in their patterns of action so that they perform more efficiently. It involves strengthening-type activities performed in specific functional directions and with specifically-applied resistance by the therapist to improve the muscular control of a region of the body.
Back Education & Ergonomics
“Sit up straight”… “lift with your legs” – these are phrases we’ve heard all our lives – but what do they really mean? We spend time teaching you proper ways to sit, stand and walk, lift, move, drive and exercise so that you are stable and safe. Poor posture can contribute to musculoskeletal problems. Learning appropriate posture and body mechanics may reduce your risk of injury and decrease your current pain.
We offer Workplace Ergonomics Training sessions on-site at your facility, as well as other Safety Training Programs.
Balance problems can affect many people’s lives and for some can be a life-threatening problem. Balance training specific to your problem, encompassing the brain’s control of the muscular system as well as the visual system’s contribution, is something which helps many people improve their function and gain independence in their daily lives.
Strengthening and Stretching
Have you ever hurt yourself while exercising? Understanding the concepts and importance of strengthening and stretching can help us all to exercise more efficiently and effectively. Poor posture, improper stretching, and poor neuromuscular control during workouts may contribute to exercise injuries that can be easily avoided by using the proper technique.
We use modalities, such as electrical stimulation, ice, heat, and ultrasound as an adjunct to our hands-on treatment. These modalities are used primarily to control pain and decrease inflammation, helping to improve your overall function.