Physical therapy (PT) aims to restore impaired function of the legs, back, neck, shoulders, and torso. PT treatments also help with rehabilitation after accidents or surgery, and wound care. Depending on your specific issues, our physical therapists will use different techniques to improve motion, restore function, control or eliminate pain, and prevent disability. As part of our approach to care, we also provide clients with a plan to prevent relapse and promote a healthier lifestyle.
Most chronic dysfunctions are the result of repetitive movements or sustained postures that lead to muscle imbalances and faulty movement patterns. Painful injuries or surgery can also disrupt movement patterns when the painful area is immobilized or when the body compensates to lessen the pain. These faulty movement patterns and muscle imbalances need to be corrected since they often don’t go away with rest, medications/injections, or even surgery. Thus, it is very important for us to perform a detailed evaluation to identify any muscle imbalances or faulty movement patterns.
Our clinicians have advanced training in manual therapy and neuromuscular reeducation for the treatment of acute and chronic problems. Manual therapy is the hands-on assessment and treatment of all types of tissue dysfunctions, including joints, muscles, nerves, and soft tissues. The latest research indicates that combined with specific strengthening exercises, manual therapy techniques are more effective for treating musculoskeletal injuries than technologies like ultrasound or electrical stimulation.