Modalities

Electrical Stimulation

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy involves specialized hands-on techniques that target areas of your body that are limited in motion and works to improve your movement and reduce your pain. Manual therapy is especially beneficial if you are experiencing spine problems, joint injuries, or other health conditions

Our expert physical therapists have years of specialized training to provide gentle, specific, hands-on therapies to address muscle and joint injuries. Manual therapy is especially beneficial if you are experiencing spinal problems, joint injuries, muscle tension or trigger points, or nerve entrapments.

 

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

IASTM is a therapeutic tool which helps to perform soft tissue mobilization techniques. It  is performed to detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas that shows soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration.

IASTM works by breaking down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions and allows the clinician to treat the affected area with the appropriate amount of pressure in symptoms free environment.

 

Gait and Movement Analysis

Another method for detecting weakness, joint limitations or asymmetries is to fully assess your gait, or walking pattern, to detect any limp or inequality in step, stride or swing of the legs.  Standing and sitting balance can be assessed and reaction time for dynamic movements are recorded.  Our experts in movement can assist you in correcting gait patterns, running issues and balance deficiencies with appropriate exercise and training.

Functional Movement Systems:  Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) are designed to help your physical therapist capture specific patterns of posture and function, and rank the quality of movement and their provocation of symptoms. Our staff is trained to score the FMS and SFMA to detect faulty patterns which can cause you pain and repeated injuries. Corrective exercises and hands on training can assist in restoring pain free, healthy movement.

Specific testing, gait and mobility training for amputees are done in coordination with a local prosthetist who specializes in the most recent technological advances.  Our experts have returned walking skills to amputees who had previously been unable to walk without help.

Assistive devices such as walkers, canes, walking sticks and crutches are helpful for regaining independence if your balance is poor.  Safety in your environment at home and in the community are considered when your physical therapist makes recommendations for devices.

 

Therapeutic Exercise

Part of the recovery process requires strengthening the weakened muscles of your injured or painful areas. This provides better support to the joints and prevents pain from recurring. Our experts have years of medically based education and training in the use of appropriate therapeutic exercises.

We show you how to do easy exercises in the correct way to improve your posture, strength, flexibility, coordination, and stamina. In addition, we also teach you how to perform these exercises at home, so you can maintain your results.

 

Modalities

Ultrasound

Decreases pain, increase tissue elasticity, degrades scar, increases cellular activity and increases circulation.

Electrical Stimulation

Decreases pain, increases circulation and decreases edema.

TENS Unit

Home electrical stimulation unit designed to provide pain relief only.

Iontophoresis

System of medication delivery to focal regions using electrical current.

Phonophoresis

The use of the mechanical properties of ultrasonic waves to deliver medication to focal regions.

Traction

Applied to the cervical or lumbar spine to decompress spinal segments or discs.

Moist Heat Packs

Decreases pain, promotes muscular relaxation and pre exercise warm up.

Ice Packs/Ice Massage

Decreases pain and decreases inflammation.