Our physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Our therapists examine each person and develop a unique treatment plan to improve the ability to move, reduce or manage pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Our physical therapists work closely with each patient to create goals and help each person reach those goals. (America Physical Therapy Association)
We provide evaluation and treatment for the following:
Orthopedic physical therapy is a treatment that focuses on improving the function of your orthopedic system – which is made of bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Physical therapists can assist you if you have been injured and/or are getting surgery.
Common surgeries or orthopedic injuries include:
- Total Knee Replacement
- Total Hip Replacement
- Rotator Cuff Repairs
- ACL tears
- Any joint instability
- Any joint pain
- Meniscus pain
- Degenerative Disc disease
Many surgeries, such as a Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, or Rotator Cuff Repair will require rehabilitation following the surgery to maximize outcomes. We work with your surgeon to help address pain drivers, improve range of motion, improve strength, provide adaptations or compensations for any activities you are not allowed to do, and return to work and/or hobbies. With orthopedic injuries, we examine and address the problems that may be contributing to your pain. By identifying the contributing factors, your therapist will provide an individualized exercise program and education to help you recover from your injury.
Falls can have serious consequences as we age. In fact, more than one third of adults 65 and older have a fall each year and 3 million are treated in emergency departments, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Physical therapy can make a difference in both rehabilitation from falls and preventing falls.
Fall risks often include
- Strength deficits
- Balance deficits or walking problems
- Vision impairment
- Vestibular involvement
- Home and community hazards such as rugs, pets, curbs, or weather changes
- Medication polypharmacy
- Poor reaction responses and poor posture
How can physical therapy help?
Physical Therapists provide various strategies to assist with preventing falls. Our therapists assist in prescribing exercises to improve strength, increase awareness of your body, practicing fall prevention techniques, improve confidence with functional activities, and educate on posture. We develop unique programs for each person depending on problems or impairments.
Neurological disorders result from diseases such as stroke, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, spinal cord injuries, and concussion. They can be caused from injuries, infections, degenerative diseases, structural defects, tumors, or disorders of the circulatory system Neurological diseases often affect every aspect of life, including independent function. Physical therapy works with a team of skilled professionals to address your individual needs depending on your specific problem or disease.
How can physical therapy help?
Physical therapy can help address your mobility, including walking, navigating the home or community, and any aspect of your physical function. Therapists begin with a comprehensive clinical assessment involving multiple systems. From there, a customized exercise plan is made from the objective findings to address your impairments. Your therapist will educate you on your condition and how to deal with your impairments. The goal of neurological rehab is to achieve the highest level of function and independence possible while improving overall quality of life.
Vestibular rehabilitation is a form of therapy intended to address problems caused by vestibular disorders, primarily vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls. The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that control balance and eye movements. If this system is damaged by disease, aging, or injury, a vestibular disorder can result.
Symptoms of a vestibular disorder can be terrifying, especially when many can mimic those of a stroke. Common symptoms include spinning or whirling or an illusion that the world is moving. Often times, issues with balance, nausea, visual disturbances, headaches, hearing loss, tinnitus, or pain can accompany symptoms of dizziness. These symptoms often require more physical and mental effort to continue usual activities which result in significant fatigue, thinking, memory, and concentration. Oftentimes, anxiety and depression add to the stress of coping with a vestibular disorder.
Common diagnoses include
- Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV)
- Vestibular hypofunction
- Vestibular labyrinthritis
- Vestibular neuritis
- Cervicogenic Dizziness
How can physical therapy help?
Vestibular disorders are difficult to diagnose, as they often do not appear on imaging and can be confused with other disorders. Therapists who have knowledge in this field are educated on specific testing and exams to rule in or out certain disorders. Therapists begin with a comprehensive clinical assessment involving multiple systems. From there, a customized exercise plan is made from the objective findings to address your impairments. Your therapist will educate you on your condition and how to deal with your impairments.
Pelvic Floor Therapy focuses on dysfunction of the pelvic floor. This specific rehab works to address muscle imbalances, restore normal function, and address underlying causes. This therapy is directed towards people who may have issues with urinary or having bowel movements, pain with sexual intercourse, pregnancy, and post-pregnancy related problems.
Common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction include:
- Pelvic pain
- Urinary symptoms (incontinence/urgency/etc)
- Orthopedic pain
- GI and Bowel Symptoms
- Sexual Dysfunction
Problems in the pelvic floor can be very traumatizing, as it is often involving symptoms that are unfamiliar and uncomfortable to discuss. These symptoms are more common than not and fortunately, can be addressed through examinations and intervention of muscles of the pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor therapist will work closely with you to create an individualized program to help you achieve your goals.
Temporomandibular disorder is a common condition that stems from the jaw. It can be pain or dysfunction associated with jaw opening or chewing. Your jaw may hurt, the muscles of your face may spasm or you may have clicking or catching in your jaw. Sometimes these symptoms can make eating and talking painful or very limited.
Frequent causes of TMD include:
- Poor posture
- Chronic jaw clenching
- Poor teeth alignment
Physical therapists help you with your pain, regain normal jaw movement, and lessen stressors on the jaw. Therapists begin with a comprehensive clinical assessment involving multiple systems. From there, a customized exercise plan is made from the objective findings to address your impairments. Your therapist will educate you on your condition and how to deal with your impairments.