In orthopedic physical therapy, we assess physical limitations and develop individualized exercise-therapy treatment plans to restore ability and function. Treatment plans often include targeted strengthening, targeted stretching, neuromuscular reeducation, manual therapy, modalities, and home exercise plans. We pursue a goal of empowering you to independently take charge of your own conditions and manage or overcome them for life. People are often surprised by the wide range of conditions that can be improved by physical therapy.
This involves specific strengthening and stretching in a pain-free range of motion. One-to-one attention helps ensure correct exercise and efficient progression of intensity, resistance, and range. Exercise therapy helps increase range of motion, restore joint balance, moderate pain, improve neurologic functions, and guide natural healing responses.
Manual therapy involves hands on treatments from a physical therapist to achieve targeted, passive motion in specific joints or tissues. It can include treatments such as manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.
Neuromuscular reeducation works to restore strength, balance, motor control, speed, movement awareness, proprioception, and more. Treatments may involve biofeedback, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, repetitive movement, posturing, and stimulation.
Modalities refers to any device that compliments your therapeutic exercise to improve outcomes. Devices may promote healing, removal of adhesions, pain modulation, and more. Examples include transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, cryotherapy, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, iontophoresis (transdermal electrodelivery of steroid drugs), whirlpool therapy, and more.
Back to Action invests in training, equipment, and facilities well beyond the norm in physical therapy. This includes aquatic therapy, biofeedback, hand therapy, vestibular rehab, pelvic floor rehab, myofascial release, Mulligan technique, Maitland technique, and much more. The availability of specialty approaches combined with therapist-driven, one-to-one treatments gives us greater opportunity for faster and better outcomes.