Who We Help
We strive to help you realize a higher quality of life through physical therapy that is specifically applied to certain points on the body affected by surgery, disease or other ailments.
Our comprehensive training, expertise and experience means that we are well equipped to handle a wide variety of issues that you may experience during your lifetime. The treatments we offer serve to expedite your healing from issues such as:
- Neck pain
Neck pain is a nonspecific symptom of discomfort that has a number of possible causes. Depending on the cause, neck pain may be experienced as limited to the neck itself (localized), or as radiating to the shoulders and upper arm. The patient may experience the pain as a dull ache, a sharp stabbing or burning sensation, or a feeling resembling a muscle cramp. Neck pain is often accompanied by stiffness or difficulty in moving the neck.
- Back pain
A pain in the lumbar, lumbosacral, or cervical regions of the back, varying in sharpness and intensity. Causes may include muscle strain or pressure on the root of a nerve.
Inflammation of a tendon, which is a tough band of tissue that connects muscle to bone.
- Muscle strains
An injury in which a muscle is damaged by being excessively stretched or overworked. It may result from a direct impact that pushes the muscle against an underlying bone. However, many muscle strains in sport are distraction strains, which occur when a muscle accidentally contracts as it is being stretched.
Bursitis is the painful inflammation of the bursa, a padlike sac found in areas subject to friction. Bursae cushion the movement between the bones, tendons and muscles near the joints. Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive movement.
- Ligament sprains
When excessive force is applied to a joint, the ligaments that hold the bones together may be torn or damaged. This results in a sprain, and its seriousness depends on how badly the ligaments are torn. Any joint can be sprained, but the most frequently injured joints are the ankle, knee, finger and shoulder.
- Plantar Fasciitis
Inflammation of the plantar fascia (the thick band of tissue along the sole of the foot) at its attachment point to the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by a gnawing pain or discomfort in the heel that radiates along the sole of the foot. It may be caused by mechanical stress and is common in exercisers who jump or run excessively.
- Sport injuries
Result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Sports injuries can affect bones or soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, tendons).
- Joint instabilities
Lack of stability in a joint, often through lax ligaments associated with hyper flexibility. Joint instability predisposes an athlete to injuries such as recurrent dislocations.
- Arthritic conditions
Inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, and resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances, or other causes. It occurs in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Biomechanical dysfunctions
An imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in improper adaptive movement patterns.
The pelvic floor muscles act as a sling to keep the pelvic organs lifted. If these muscles weaken, the pelvic organs may drop down, causing incontinence. Pelvic floor exercises, called Kegels, can strengthen these muscles and reduce leakage.
Pre– and post-rehab for surgeries, including:
- Joint replacement
Joint replacement is the surgical replacement of a hip or knee joint with an artificial prosthesis.
- Ligament reconstructions
A reconstruction using ligaments or tendons from another part of the body, or cadaver, to replace the torn ligament.
A fracture is a complete or incomplete break in a bone resulting from the application of excessive force, managed by immobilization, casting, bracing or fixation and surgery.
Arthroscopy is the examination of a joint, specifically, the inside structures. The procedure is performed by inserting a specifically designed illuminated device into the joint through a small incision. This instrument is called an arthroscope. The procedure of arthroscopy is primarily associated with the process of diagnosis. However, when actual repair is performed, the procedure is called arthroscopic surgery.
Surgical division or sectioning of bone.
Surgical removal of the posterior arch of a vertebra in order to relieve pressure off the nerve.
A discectomy is a surgical procedure in which an extravasated segment of the inter-vertebral disc, which is causing pain by stressing the spinal cord or radiating nerves, is dissected. A laminectomy is often involved to permit access to the intervertebral disc.
- Spinal fusion
Spinal fusion is a procedure that promotes the fusing, or growing together, of two or more vertebrae in the spine.