Physical Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on restoring functional movement and alleviating pain in people of all ages who have mobility limitations due to pain, injury, illness, disability or birth conditions. Physical therapy also helps prevent loss of mobility with individualized fitness programs that encourage a healthier lifestyle.

Your physical therapist will perform an evaluation to diagnose dysfunctional posture and movement patterns. The evaluation will
include an assessment of your current symptoms, strength, balance, posture, breathing patterns, movement patterns, sleep habits and lifestyle.

A personalized treatment plan is developed to improve mobility, reduce pain, restore independence and meet your individual needs and goals. You will also be instructed in a home program to help you achieve maximum independence in mobility and self-manage your symptoms. When appropriate, recommendations will be made for treatment by other healthcare providers in conjunction with physical therapy.

Your physical therapist can treat the following conditions/injuries:

Head, neck and back:

  • Headaches and migraine
  • Neck and back pain/strain, sciatica and disc problems
  • Lumbar spondylolisthesis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (stiff back)
  • TMJ (temporomandibuilar joint dysfunction)
  • Torticollis (wry neck)

Shoulder, arm and wrist:

  • Rotator cuff tear/strain, frozen shoulder, swimmer's shoulder
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Tendonitis,  bursitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lymphadema
  • Finger pain/stiffness
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)/chronic regional pain syndrome

Hip and pelvis:

  • Hip pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis, tendonitis
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Abdominal lymphadema

Leg, knee and foot:

  • Hamstring/quadriceps strain
  • Osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis
  • Knee pain, ACL/MCL injury, torn meniscus
  • Iliotibial band syndrome (ITB), runner's knee
  • Lymphadema
  • Shin splints
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Ankle pain/strain/sprain, heel pain, Achilles tendonitis
  • Foot and toe pain/stiffness, plantar fasciitis
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)/chronic regional pain syndrome

Pregnancy-related conditions:

  • Mid- and low-back pain, rib pain
  • Abdominal/SI joint support

Pediatric conditions:

  • Poor posture
  • Scoliosis

Physical therapy services

Through multiple techniques and services, your physical therapist works with you to restore normal movement and maximize comfort and function in your daily activities. These techniques and services include:

  • Manual therapy, posture training and muscle retraining
  • Specialized services - postural restoration, TMJ and lymphadema treatments
  • Exercise instruction and education on functional activity
  • Adjustments in sleep position or sitting postures
  • Pain management education
  • Use of assistive equipment, such as braces, canes, walkers and wheelchairs

 

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