Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is the specialized evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardio-pulmonary disorders. The focus of Physical therapy is to help individuals live and perform better in their daily activities. Physical Therapy utilizes mechanical force and movement to reduce pain, restore mobility and improve patient quality of life.

Physical Therapy is used to treat a wide range of diagnosis. Common Conditions include:

  • Sprains, strains, and overuse injuries
  • Pre and Post-Operative conditions
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Vestibular and Balance Disorders
  • Neurological disorders
    • Parkinson’s, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy
    • Certification in LSVT Big and Loud program for patients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • General deconditioning from Chronic Cardiac and Pulmonary Conditions
    • Post COVID-Pneumonia, Chronic Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Work Conditioning, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Ergonomics, and Pre-employment testing
  • Prosthetic, Orthotic, and adaptive equipment training
  • Pediatric Conditions
    • Congenital and developmental Delays, Torticollis, Brachial Plexus injury

Specialty Fields in our Physical Therapy Team Include

  • Sports Medicine
    • Return to Sport Testing
    • Concussion Recovery
    • Recovery from surgical intervention
  • Oncological Rehab and Lymphedema
    • Preventative, Restorative, Supportive, Palliative
    • Improve Quality of life, fatigue management, quality of life, and equipment needs
    • Complete Decongestive therapy – massage, exercise, wrapping
    • Measuring and fitting for compression garments and prosthetics
    • Common diagnosis
      • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
      • Breast Cancer
      • Mechanical Insufficiency
      • Post-operative conditions
  • Women’s Health and Obstetrics
    • Pregnant women have a 75% likelihood of experiencing low back pain, 65% pelvic girdle pain, and 50% chance of experiencing lower extremity pain
    • Physical Therapy can assist in the following ways:
      • Body mechanics for lifting and carrying to prevent injuries
      • Body positioning to reduce low back and pelvic pain before, during, and after childbirth
      • Breast feeding positions to reduce neck pain, shoulder, and low back pain
      • Exercises to maintain muscle tone and strength for daily activity, improve birthing conditions, and improve recovery times after child birth
      • Techniques for Caesarean, Episiotomy, and Perineal tear management
      • Techniques to relieve clogged milk ducts to prevent mastitis