Clinical Services Offered:
Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy:
Clients who seek our services have had injuries or pain for a variety of reasons that may be explained below. We see patient who are pre and post-surgery, they may have a sports medicine injury, or have had trauma such as an MVA or fall, or just have chronic pain and loss of activity level.
Our physical therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who provide cost-effective physical therapy that improves your mobility and alleviates pain, reduces the need for surgery and prescription drugs, and allows clients to participate in a treatment plan designed for their specific goals.
Injuries to the ankle are very common and occur when the ankle/foot is forced into an abnormal position. The injury can occur during sports, walking stairs, or taking a walk in the park.
Treatment of the ankle includes reducing swelling, improving motion and strength to avoid future injuries to the unstable joint.
Arthritis is defined as inflammation in a joint that causes pain, stiffness, general weakness, and can lead to joint deformity.
An individual program developed with effective modalities and exercise will provide the client with increased physical activity levels, reduced pain, reduced joint stiffness, and increased confidence in ability to exercise and return to community activity.
The most common diagnosis we see in the clinic is neck and back pain. The pain can be from a variety of factors including posture, repetitive work and home activity, motor vehicle accidents, poor body mechanics, stressful living conditions, and general loss of physical condition.
The therapist will provide a full evaluation of posture, strength, flexibility, and neurological findings to develop a treatment to reduce your pain and the ability for you to return to your desired activity level at work or home.
Chronic headaches can occur for a variety of reasons, in the clinic we see patients with headaches due to posture concerns, poor ergonomic set up at their computer stations, or limited flexibility in your shoulders and neck musculature.
Treatment is provided to correct mechanical problems of the spine and improve neck motion and relax muscles. Education is provided for proper posturing and desk/work set up.
Pain along the outside of the hip, thigh, and knee can be caused by a muscle that runs the length of the outside of your thigh. We see clients with this problem most often due to running or significantly changing their workout routine.
Following a full evaluation by your physical therapist a treatment will be designed to reduce inflammation to alleviate pain, and improve flexibility and strength to avoid continued injury and loss of activity.
Clients with knee pain vary in age, size, activity level, and cause of pain. Physical therapy can provide pain relief to knee pain and can often limit the need for surgery.
If you do have knee surgery (ACL Reconstruction, Meniscectomy, Patella Femoral Syndrome, Joint Replacement, etc.) we provide care to improve your motion, strength, and return to you to your desired outcome.
Severe pain in the heel due to inflammation or irritation to the plantar fascia is a common disorder that can occur with people changing their running routine or surface. Severe pain usually occurs in the morning and after sitting for extended period of time.
Treatment to the foot consists of modalities to alleviate pain and exercise to improve flexibility and stability of the foot.
Our clinicians work very closely with your orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, or podiatrist to achieve the highest level of care. We have protocols for joint replacements, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, spine surgery, ankle/foot reconstruction, and more. Patients seen in physical therapy prior to their scheduled surgery has shown to need less therapy after surgery due to less pain, better motion, and strength to the injured area.
Tendonitis/Bursitis can occur throughout the body, such as, bicep tendonitis in the shoulder, tennis or golfers elbow, patella tendonitis/bursitis in the knee, etc. The injuries occur most often due to repetitive movement of the joint and tendons associated with the joint structure.
A treatment that is set up by your physical therapist following full evaluation will include modalities to alleviate swelling and pain, improve strength and stability of the injured site, and education on proper body mechanics to avoid future stress and pain.
The shoulder joint is one of the most complex joints in our body. Injuries to the shoulder can include tendonitis, bursitis, rotator cuff tear, strain or sprain of the shoulder, or dislocations. Causes can include trauma like falling, repetitive motion, or change in exercise or daily activities.
A full evaluation by your physical therapist will look at your shoulder, scapula, neck and mid back to assess any deficiencies in strength, flexibility, or posture that my lead to shoulder pain.
Total Joint Replacement Therapy
We work closely with your orthopedic surgeon following a joint replacement to your shoulder, hip, or knee. Physical therapy usually begins immediately following surgery and consists of range of motion exercises, gait training, modalities to reduce inflammation and pain, and eventually strengthening to return you to your desired activity level.
We work with many high school and collegiate athletes to help them recover and return to their sport following an injury or surgery. Treatments that are emphasized for the athlete is to provide strength, flexibility, balance/coordination, endurance, and proper body mechanics to alleviate future injuries.
Clients who suffer dizziness, frequent loss of balance and other symptoms that can occur do to inner ear deficits will benefit from our vestibular program. The goal of the program is to alleviate all dizziness and reduce falls and injuries. The program consists of education on positional movements, coordination and balance exercises, and gait training.