Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?

 

Physical therapists assist the recovery process of people with health problems resulting from injury or disease.  We use exercises and hands on treatments including specific muscle/joint stretching and manual techniques to make patients stronger, relieve their pain, and to improve ability to perform activities of daily living such as lifting, sports and hobbies.  Physical modalities including heat, cold ultrasound, traction and many varieties of electric stimulation are also used to help with pain management.

By instruction in the importance of fitness and showing patients how to avoid hurting their bodies at work and play by designing and supervising individualized exercise programs, physical therapist promote optimal physical wellness.

We offers a unique blend of physical therapy. Our combination of advanced manual therapy techniques, customized exercise programs, instruction in body mechanics/ergonomics, relaxation techniques, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and acupuncture, helps us to promote healing within the shortest amount of time and minimal pain/ discomfort. Our caring and experienced doctor of physical therapy looks forward to treating you.

  • Headaches
  • Neck and/or Low back pain/sprain/strain
  • Shoulder injuries including rotator cuff tear and frozen shoulder
  • Knee problems including ligament and cartilage (meniscus) injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow
  • Foot/ankle pain
  • After most orthopedic surgeries for the spine/arms/legs for rehabilitation of stiffness, weakness and pain
  • Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis/osteoarthritis/other collagen diseases)
  • After fractures including ‘pinning’, and artificial joint replacement surgeries
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) and facial pain
  • Problems with chronic pain including fibromyalgia
  • Most athletic injuries
  • Orthopedic problems due to pregnancy including back pain
  • Myofascial pain and dysfunction
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Balance disorders
  • Other neurological disorders