Professional Physical Therapy
Our professional physical therapy programs are designed to help you reduce pain and improve mobility, reducing the need for invasive surgery and long-term medications. Physical Therapists can teach you how to manage your condition by evaluating your needs and developing an individual physical therapy plan including lifestyle changes, fitness, and injury-specific exercises. Professional physical therapy can have a long-lasting effect on pain reduction, increased mobility, and overall quality of life.
Sports Physical Therapy
Sports physical therapy can not only treat sports-related injuries, but can provide drastic, safe, and long-lasting performance improvements. At our advanced physical therapy practice, we offer multiple solutions to focus on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancements. Our physical therapists also place a heavy emphasis on patient education – we want to make sure athletes, coaches, and trainers know how to prevent and manage injuries.
- We recommend all athletes participate in a preliminary screening, which includes an exam and equipment recommendations in order to reduce risk of injury.
- If you are experiencing chronic injuries, we will provide an evaluation to identify the cause and provide solutions to ensure a safe return to your training regimen.
- Our physical therapist will also utilize advanced sports physical therapy techniques to design a program to manage injuries which interfere with athletic performance.
- Even if you do not suffer from an injury, you can benefit from sports physical therapy – our physical therapists will assess your flexibility, strength, endurance, and aerobic and anaerobic systems to determine your areas of strength and weakness to help you develop your optimal training program.
Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain and Lumbar Stabilization
Low back pain is extremely common – studies have suggested that about 80% of the population in western countries has experienced low back pain at some point. Often, low back pain resolves itself in a few weeks – but 60 – 80% of the time, patients will have low back pain again within one year. Low back pain usually occurs because the muscle groups which stabilize the spine (lumbar paraspinalis, lumbar multifidi, and transverse abdominus) aren’t functioning properly – sometimes, this is a result of trauma or injury. Physical Therapy for low back pain can include exercises, mobilization, traction, electric stimulation, ultrasound, heat or cold therapy, massage, and education on body mechanics. Stabilizing and strengthening the lumbar spine is key to maintaining a healthy spine.
Our physical therapists can provide pain management plans for conditions which cause the following symptoms: