Services

We now offer running gait analysis and bike fitting services.

AQUATIC THERAPY

What is Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy. Our therapists have realized positive results when applying this water modality to a variety of patient populations. Water has been, and still remains, the best environment to achieve full function regardless of the injury. Water improves motion and flexibility. The warmth of the water (94°F) and its massaging effects allow muscles to relax while helping to reduce pain. The natural buoyancy reduces gravitational pull and lessens compressive forces, hence making exercises much easier to perform than on land. Best of all, aquatic therapy can be used even if a patient does not know how to swim. Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

  • Warm water facilitates muscle relaxation and increases peripheral circulation.
  • Viscosity of water provides resistance for strength training.
  • Warm water stimulates body awareness, balance, and trunk stability.
  • The reduction of gravitational forces in the pool allows the patient to stand and begin gait training and strengthening exercises without causing further damage to healing structures.
  • Warm water and buoyancy results in decreased pain sensitivity.
  • Improvement of patient morale and confidence can be established by providing a positive medium in which to function.
Those who have sustained an injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves of the body will benefit from an assessment by an Orthopedic Physical Therapist. As Orthopedic Physical Therapists, our staff diagnoses, manages, and treats disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system as well as rehabilitates patients post orthopedic surgery. We specialize in acute sports injuries, low back pain, cervicalgia, shoulder dysfunction and foot and ankle pathology. Our staff utilizes Manual Therapy Techniques including mobilization and manipulation in conjunction with functional graded therapeutic exercises to get patients and clients back on track.

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Areas of Study

  • Manual Therapy
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Joint mobilization/manipulation
  • McKenzie Method
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Closed Kinetic Chain (CKC)
  • Functional rehabilitation programs
  • Proprioceptive and Kinesthetic Neuromuscular Reactive Training

Common Diagnosis

Temporal Mandibular Joint
  • Temoral Mandibular Joint Dysfunction

Cervical Spine

  • Headaches/migraines
  • Herniated discs
  • Whiplash
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Cervicalgia
  • Hyper/hypomobility

Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Rib dysfunction
  • Hyper/hypomobility

Elbow Pain

  • Epicondylalgia/Epicondylitis (golfers or tennis elbow)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Elbow Instability
  • Valgus Stress: Medial Collateral Ligament Insufficiency
    • Posteromedial impingement
    • Radiocapitellar overload syndrome
    • Flexor pronator strain
    • Medial Epicondylar Apophysitis (little league elbow)
  • Varus Stress: Posterolateral Rotary Instability
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Panner Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Nerve Disorders of the elbow:
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Pronator Syndrome
    • Anterior interosseous nerve syndrome
    • Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Hip

  • Bursitis (trochanteric, ischial, illiopectineal)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Total Hip Replacements
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Labral Tears
  • Ostochondritis dissecans

Knee

  • Suprapatellar bursitis
  • Patellar Tendonopathy (jumpers knee)
  • Osgood Schlatters disease
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Ligament sprains
  • Patellofemoral dysfunction (runners knee)
  • Total knee arthroplasty
  • Ligament reconstructions

Shoulder

  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Instabilities
  • AC separation
    • Grades 1-3 without surgery
    • Grades 4-6 after surgery
  • Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Lesions
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wrist and Hand

  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Lumbar Spine

  • Chronic or acute Low Back Pain (LBP)
  • Bulged or Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Intermittent neurogenic claudication
  • Radiculitis
  • Sciatica
  • Hyper/hypomobility

Pelvis and Sacroiliac Joint

  • Pelvic obliquities
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Leg length discrepancies (structural and functional)
  • Pubic Symphysis Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Piriformis syndrome

Foot and Ankle

  • Achilles tendonopathy
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Exertional compartment syndrome
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Syndesmotic ankle sprain
  • Sever disease
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibularis tendonopathy
  • Kohler disease
  • Lisfranc injury
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux valgus
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Mortons neuroma
  • Sesamoiditis