Our friendly physical therapists cater to the patient, not just their symptoms. As we develop your therapy, we ensure results through the careful evaluation of your condition by utilizing your medical history, providing physical exams, imaging, and nerve conduction studies.
Whether it is pain from a sports injury, fall, car accident, surgical procedure, work-related injury or debilitating ailment, our experts will design only the best recovery procedures and therapy regimens to deliver the most suitable and comprehensive care.
Ultrasounds become highly useful in physical therapy treatment. High-frequency sound waves are transferred to an affected area of the body via a device applied directly to the skin. A gel substance is applied to the skin to allow the device to glide frictionless across the skin and emit the sound waves to a concentrated tissue area of the body. Heat is produced to increase blood flow to the treated area. The heat creates a higher concentration of blood flow to the area which then delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the injury and facilitates the removal of cell waste. An anti-inflammatory can even be mixed with the topical gel used in applying the ultrasound and massaged into the injured area to help reduce swelling of tissue and allow healing.
Spinal traction is used for many levels of neck, back and spinal pain. This type of therapy promotes mechanical movements that stretch and mobilize the spine. This can alleviate back pain by stretching muscles that spasm or are strained. It can relieve areas of the spine that have become unaligned, put under unnatural pressure, or that are pinching nerves and generating pain.
Manual therapy is "hands on" treatment applied by a physical therapist. No devices or machines are used. This type of treatment allows the therapist to apply pressure to an affected area to locate pain or discomfort. It allows them to not only manipulate an area of the body to promote movement and pain reduction but it allows them to assess mobility ranges and develop treatments or exercises that will aid in healing an injured area more efficiently.
Therapeutic exercise consists of a variety of activities prescribed by your physical therapist. These activities are necessary in restoring function to an injured area. Activities are set in place to not only restore strength and motion but prevent future injury or secondary impairments. Such activities are also crucial in assessing progress or limitations and instilling goals for a patient to achieve as they recover.
Home Exercise Programs
Perhaps one of the most crucial elements of rehabilitation, a home exercise program created by a physical therapist is specifically designed around your abilities and serves as a regimen a patient must do several times a day on their own to continue the progression of recovery. Programs are often simple routines that can be done easily in your home with little or no equipment.
What to Expect
Initial visit lasts 30-60 minutes with one-on-one treatment where your individual care plan will be created. Each following session takes approximately one hour, but can vary depending on the care needed.
Typically, the length of treatment is 2-3 times per week for 4-6 weeks, and nearly every insurance plan covers physical therapy. Upon completion of treatment, most patients benefit from increased neurological and musculoskeletal function.