Skilled Services and Advanced Clinician Training Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Our physical therapists are skilled in all areas of orthopaedic rehabilitation whether it be for trauma from a motor vehicle accident, sports mishap, slip and fall with subsequent fracture or plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow or rotator cuff injury. We are skilled in treating pain from the back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee or ankle.
We offer comprehensive stroke rehabilitation. Our clinicians have specialty training in post-stroke rehabilitation called Neuro-Developmental Treatment which emphasizes movement retraining, facilitation of muscles that are not functioning correctly, and use of functional activities to help the body relearn how to move correctly. We work with both chronic and acute stroke patients.
Additionally, we have state of the art equipment available to assist with rehabilitation for our patients who have had a stroke. An example of state of the art equipment is the Bioness L300 and H200. Our clinicians are trained in the use of the Bioness L300, which is a neuorprosthesis that uses functional electrical stimulation to help relieve foot drop with walking. This can be useful for people who have foot drop due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, peripheral nerve damage, nerve injury in the low back, and other conditions. It has been shown to be more beneficial than a traditional Ankle Foot Orthotic because in addition to providing the orthotic effect of lifting the toes, it also provides increased balance control while walking, and can have a therapeutic effect leading to improved walking without the device. The Bioness H200 is a neuroprosthesis for the upper extremity to assist with improved functional use of the affected arm after a stroke. Both of these devices may be viewed at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We offer specialized services in other neurological conditions, including but not limited to Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Balance Difficulties, Peripheral Neuropathy, Ataxia and Cerebral Palsy.
This is a specialty area of physical therapy which focuses on disorders related to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. We can make splints for the hand and wrist as needed. We specialize in treatment of Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, contractures, fracture, Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow, neuropathy, De Quervain’s Tendonits, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome and post surgical rehabilitation.
Aquatic therapy is rehabilitation that happens in a pool. All of our clinicians are trained in the use of the Healing Waters therapy pool, which is a specialized warm water pool for rehabilitation. There are many benefits of therapeutic exercise in the pool which include: working in the buoyancy of the water (in shoulder height water a person is only bearing about 10-20% of their body weight), hydrostatic pressure of the water, improved circulation, water resistance for exercise, and a safe environment to improve balance and stability.
Functional Capacity Evaluations (also called FCE)
FCE is a standardized test used to assess injured workers to determine their strengths, weaknesses, current abilities, and areas that may require more training. It will help to determine if the worker is ready to return to work in their full job capacity or in a limited capacity. Testing is lengthy and can take 3-6 hours.
Sports and Dance Rehab
All of our clinicians have experience working with athletes of various sports to rehabilitate them quickly to a high level of sport performance.
This is a very gentle type of therapeutic massage which is used to drain excess fluids from the body. It is generally used with people who have lymphedema, a condition in which the lymph nodes are blocked, causing a back up of fluids and swelling in the affected arms or legs. Manual Lymphatic Drainage may also be coupled with the use of compression garments to assist in fluid removal. Anne Slack, PT, is a Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Physical Therapist
We offer a variety of wound care services including diabetic wounds, venous stasis ulcers, arterial ulcers, and post surgical wounds. We sterilize/clean, debride, and redress wounds. Additionally, we have Anodyne monochromatic infrared light energy system available for use, which has been shown to speed wound healing. We also have the Apollo laser therapy available to treatment to speed recovery.
Athletic Taping/ Kinesio Tex Tape
Athletic tape is an elastic tape used to assist in the rehab process. It can be used in several different ways: to support joints and muscles and to decrease pain and inflammation. Kinesio Tex Tape is a woven tape that also supports joints and muscles, but can also allow muscles to relax, provide tactile input to increase proprioception or awareness of the muscle or joint. It does not contain latex.