Orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries may involve bones, muscles with their related tendons, joint capsules and structures, ligaments, menisci and surrounding soft tissue. Injuries to one or more of these structures may cause impairments such as pain, inflammation, restricted movement, joint instability, or muscle weakness. Your therapist is trained to treat dysfunctions of any muscle, joint or soft tissue from head to toe. The following list includes the most common dysfunctions and pathologies, but is not all-inclusive. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please call to speak with one of our clinicians.
Defined by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists as any “hands-on” treatment provided by the physical therapist involving the skilled, passive movement of joints and soft tissues
Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of problems (incontinence, constipation, pain) that occur when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, low back, coccyx and/or hip joint.
Our motto is "back pain during pregnancy is common, but not normal." 80% of expectant women experience low back pain at some time during their pregnancy. It is a misconception that low back pain is a "normal" part of pregnancy and that you have to wait until after delivery for relief.
We treat every post-operative diagnosis, with an emphasis on manual therapy to decrease inflammation and scar tissue, increase range of motion, and then progression to an appropriate therapeutic exercise program.
Scar mobilization therapy typically begins three to six weeks after surgery to allow the incision site to heal. When the therapy begins, it's important that techniques are performed consistently to reduce the chance of developing long-term issues.
Patients who’ve had a recent illness or hospitalization, multiple falls, been diagnosed with a neurological disorder, or experienced a stroke are all excellent candidates for a general strengthening/conditioning and balance program.
A therapy consisting of gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage normal mobility, tone and inherent tissue motion of the viscera, their connective tissue and other areas of the body where physiologic motion has been impaired.
From the “weekend warrior” injuries to chronic arthritis, we are trained to serve your needs. Treatment includes use of manual therapy to regain mobility and a carefully designed exercise protocol to regain your strength and function.