Expert orthopedic care encompassing various treatment techniques that have been validated through research. Orthopedics includes injuries to joints, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries may be traumatic or come on over time for no apparent reason.
Dry needling (also known as intramuscular manual therapy) is a drug-free way to help stop muscle pain by deactivating a myofascial trigger point. Trigger points are tiny knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. These spots are painful at their site, and can also cause "referred pain" in other areas. Dry needling can relieve aches and pains caused by trigger points.
Your experts provide evaluation and treatment to assist in recovery from an injury or surgery; provide return-to-activity guidelines; and perform biomechanical analysis of throwing, running, cycling, and golf swing mechanics. Services are provided by our highly trained, licensed physical therapy experts who have advanced credentials as board-certified sports clinical specialists and/or certification in athletic training.
As we get older our balance tends to regress, which increases our risk for falls. Physical Therapy has been shown to improve balance, gait speed, and decrease the risk of falls. This can be done with simple exercises under the intruction of a skilled physical therapist.
Pilates Based Rehabilitation
Pilates based rehabilitation is one of the fastest growing treatment techniques in physical therapy. It involves the use of special Pilates equipment and training to help the therapist manipulate gravity, and to supply assistance to a movement that might otherwise be too difficult or painful to perform. The ability of the therapist to use springs, levers and gravity provides a continuum of assistance and resistance to help the patient or individual reach their ultimate performance goal. This positive movement experience leads to enhanced performance for both everyday activities and sports.
Over 80% of patients will have an episode of low back pain at some point in their life. Without physical therapy the odds of a reccurence of low back pain within one year is 80% vs. 35% to those who have undergone skilled physical therapy.
Having proper ergonomics is so critical to your health that employers are obligated to provide reasonable accomodations. You may have completed your company's ergonomic checklist and yet your desk and chair still don't seem to relieve your issues.
Pre and Post-op
Physical therapy before an operation helps educate the patient about the surgery, what to expect, learn and practice some exercises that will help restore range of movement, muscle strength and function.
After the surgery, physical therapy helps restore function by encouraging exercises that improve range of motion, muscle strength, balance, gait and transferring ability and function. A series of graduated and supervised home exercises enable a smooth recovery.
Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR)
BFR refers to a form of treatment that is being utilized by many PTs around the country and the world. The basic premise is that you use a pressure cuff to partially occlude or block blood flow into an extremity. You will then perform a low load exercise under this condition. After completing several sets of a movement, you will remove the cuff device.
Research is beginning to show that this therapy can achieve strength gains and healing without having to perform high load activity through several physiological pathways. This can be beneficial, as lifting heavy objects for strength gains may not always be an option, and may do more harm than good. This technique has been shown to be helpful in conditions ranging from chronic tendon issues to healing/ recovery following a surgery.