Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physicians like Hippocrates are believed to have been the first practitioners of physical therapy, advocating massagemanual therapy techniques and hydrotherapy to treat people around 460 BC.

Physical therapy involves the interaction between therapist, patients or clients, other health care professionals, families, caregivers in a process where movement potential is assessed and diagnosed and goals are agreed upon.

Conditions treated include:

Post surgical care – rehabilitation management after common surgeries including shoulder arthroscopies, tendon repairs, and tendon releases, ACL/MCL/meniscal repair, bunion correction, spine surgery
Vestibular dysfunction/vertigo
Neuro-rehabilitation including post stroke therapy and balance correction
TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction)
Neck pain
Nerve/dural entrapments and adhesions
Rotator cuff tendonitis and shoulder laxity
Shoulder girdle instability and biomechanical retraining
Tennis and golfer’s elbowBodiesInBalance_0452(retouch)
Colles’ wrist fractures  carpal tunnel syndrome
Hand therapy
Mid back and rib pain
Trigger point work and myofascial release
Low back and sacro-iliac pains
Core instability/insufficiency
Kneecap tracking issues/chondromalacia patella
Amputee/prosthesis check-out and gait training
Flat feet and plantar fasciitis
Sport specific retraining for agility, speed and explosive power (plyometrics)
Maintenance programs that promote holistic care without over-servicing

Interventions may include modalities

Whirlpool therapy for hands and feet
Ultrasound for healing augmentation
Electric stimulation for muscle retraining or pain relief
Wii for balance retraining
Rock/Kinesio taping
Grafton-style prolotherapy for soft tissue release

Adam is available to provide in-home visits. (Not covered by insurance)

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