Physical Therapy

A physical therapist is a highly skilled rehabilitation specialist and licensed health care provider who can evaluate and treat musculo-skeletal and neuromuscular conditions. Physical therapists have extensive education and training in various types of hands on evaluation and treatment techniques.
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Physical Therapy

Most, and very close to all, licensed Physical Therapists currently graduate from accredited physical therapy programs with a Doctorate level degree. Clinical education includes background in human anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and all types of exercise. All Physical Therapists must seek ongoing education to keep abreast of the latest information, research and treatment.

Our physical therapists will evaluate your injury and create a treatment program to get you back to the activities you love. Your program may include:

  • Supervised and self-guided exercises to reduce pain and improve your strength, fitness, coordination, and flexibility
  • Balance and body awareness training to help you understand your body and how you move
  • Exercises that simulate day-to-day activities to help you to learn safe movement patterns
  • Education to teach you self-care techniques and skills to improve your understanding of body mechanics
  • Strategies to increase your daily physical activity, which research shows helps reduce your risk of re-injury
  • Massage and muscle/joint manipulation

Conditions we treat

Foot and Ankle Injuries

  • Foot fracture
  • Foot pain
  • Ankle ligament tears
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Post-surgical conditions

Shoulder Conditions

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Shoulder fracture
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder (AC Joint) separation
  • Post-surgical conditions

Hip Conditions

  • Hip fracture
  • Hip problems
  • Hip labral tear
  • Post-surgical conditions

Spine Conditions

  • Cervical spine/neck conditions
  • Chronic back pain
  • Lumbar spine
  • Low back pain
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint
  • Post-surgical conditions

Knee Conditions

  • ACL injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Knee ligament injuries (ACL/PCL/MCL/LCL)
  • Knee meniscus tear
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Post-surgical conditions

Sports Injury

  • Bursitis
  • Overuse and Repetitive Motions Injuries
  • Running Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Post-surgical conditions

Treatments we offer

Neuromuscular and Movement Retraining

Our physical therapists are experts in movement analysis and help identify faulty movement patterns that lead to muscle weaknesses, imbalance, or pain. Through movement and neuromuscular retraining, we can correct these patterns to optimize precise motion to relieve pain. Many patients compensate for weakness or pain after an injury or surgery. As movement experts, we work to facilitate ideal movement by improving timing and activation of the correct muscles, while inhibiting overly compensating muscles.

Exercise Programs

Exercise is an important treatment to help patients maintain or regain balance, coordination, endurance, mobility, range of motion, and strength. Our physical therapists will work with you to develop a structured exercise program, which progress throughout your therapy sessions.

Manual Therapy

This hands-on technique is performed by your therapist to help relieve pain, increase range of motion, and reduce inflammation or pain in muscles, soft-tissue or joints. Manual therapy is often used as a complement to exercise and neuromuscular retraining.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) Treatment

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is triggered by certain changes in head position, such as tipping the head up or down. It's rarely serious unless it increases the risk of falling. People can experience dizziness, a spinning sensation (vertigo), lightheadedness, unsteadiness, loss of balance, and nausea. Your therapist can evaluate and treat the condition that would include a series of head movements that shift particles in the ears.

Prehabilitation

Prior to your surgery such as a hip replacement, you may be referred to a Physical Therapist. Depending on your condition, you may be given exercises to help you prepare for your surgery, which will enhance your recovery and reduce your time in the hospital.

Patient Education

We provide education to patients and caregivers to help with your return to function and manage symptoms through movement and pattern modification. Knowing the right exercises aids in your recovery and will give you the tools you need to continue your recovery after your discharge from physical therapy.

Tools

Your therapists may use a variety of “tools” along with other treatments listed above in order to help alleviate or reduce pain, strain on soft tissue structure, break up adhesions, or neuromuscularly reset muscle tissue. Some of these tools may include the following:

  • Kinesiotape/RockTape
  • Functional Dry Needling
  • Electrical Stimulation (TENs, IFC)
  • Neurmuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
  • Ultrasound
  • Cryotherapy
  • Heat Therapy
  • Suctioning
  • Specialized acrylic or metal tools 
  • Compression wrapping/wraps