A process by which a licensed physical therapist uses physiological principles, knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, exercise, and physical modalities to help you recover from orthopedic injury, neurological insult, or after surgery. Treatments may include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, gait training, postural re-training, dry needling, or modalities to help you restore function.
A physical modality by which a physical therapist certified in dry needling uses a small needle to release trigger points in musculoskeletal imbalances. The insertion and pistoning of the needle into a trigger point elicits muscle twitches and finally, fatigue. The muscle fibers then reflexively relax and lengthen the affected muscle.
Wound care is an important subspecialty of rehabilitation. Trained therapists use knowledge of tissue healing times, debridement, cleaning, and various modalities to assess and manage patient wounds during rehabilitation. Therapists in our clinic are also trained in lymphedema wrapping.
A rehabilitative process by which a licensed occupational therapist increases function, and quality of life by applying the knowledge of healing, and the musculoskeletal system with the use of activities of daily living, exercise, and modalities to enhance function and participation in daily activities.
FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATIONS (FCE)
FCE is a series of tests and observations used by an objective evaluator to determine a person's level of function in various situations, usually at work. These evaluations are frequently used to help doctors determine return to work status.
Ergonomics is the environmental design, and rearrangement of work tools to promote a safe, and efficient workstation. Workstation settings can induce overuse injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and create poor posture if non-ergonomic.
CERTIFIED HAND THERAPY
A combining of physical therapy and occupational therapy principles with the knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle to restore function of the upper extremity after surgery, orthopedic injury, or neurologic insult.
WORK REINTEGRATION PROGRAMS
Work reintegration programs are developed by licensed therapists to enable a patient’s return to a work setting. Exercise programs are based on the individual's work environment, and tasks. A licensed therapist monitors patient progress to ensure a healthy and safe return to a work setting.
Licensed therapists are trained to help individuals return to quality of life and activities of daily living (ADL’s) after surgery. Therapists use their knowledge of tissue healing times, and exercise to provide a safe environment for the patient to practice ADL’s and work tasks.