CONDITIONS WE TREAT
1. Post-operative orthopedic surgery
2. Neck Pain
3. Back Pain
4. Shoulder Pain
5. Elbow Pain
6. Overuse sports injuries
7. Hip pain
8. Knee pain
9. Ankle pain
10. Foot/ankle pain( plantar fasciitis)
11. Work related injuries
13. Wellness Program
14. Balance and gait difficulties
OTHER SERVICES AND TEST WE PERFORM
1. Functional Capacity Evaluations
2. Physical Abilities test
3. Work conditioning
4. Return to work rehab
5. Pre placement test
The goal of physical therapy for most patients focus on decreasing pain and swelling, increasing joint and soft tissue mobility, increasing flexibility and increasing muscle performance. By addressing these impairments patients have an easier time returning to work or to their prior level of function.
While machines and modalities can assist can be used to achieve this goal, a more skilled clinician will use their hands as an adjunct to treatment. This is referred to as manual therapy, or an “ Hands-on Approach” which offers the therapist more insight into the patients condition.
Soft tissue Mobilization
Soft tissue mobilization comprises of treatments that include myofascial release, trigger point release, or massage. These treatments may be used to decrease pain, decrease swelling reduce or abolish muscle spasms, release myofascial trigger points, improve circulation, or release scar tissue that forms as a result of injury.
Flexibility is the degree of elongation a muscle can be passively moved prior to encountering resistance. Joint range of motion is affected by the amount of flexibility of the muscles that cross the joint. When you improve flexibility , the amount of stress on the joint is reduced which is why stretching is an important manual therapy procedure used a McColumn Physical Therapy.
JOINT MOBILIZATION AND MANIPULATION
Joint mobilization and manipulation are used to decreased pain and improve joint mobility. These techniques vary from gentle oscillations to a low amplitude , thrust manipulation. This technique is most helpful with acute neck and back pain
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