Active Rehabilitation Programs
A specialized treatment plan that helps patients return to activities, (i.e. sports, work, Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)) by reducing the impact of medical, physical, functional, and psychosocial barriers to recovery. After an injury or surgery, a detailed rehabilitation plan designed by a physical therapist will help patient return to their prior level of function and will also aid in obtaining physical therapy goals. Treatment plans will include manual therapy, modalities for pain, strengthening and flexibility exercises, education for injury prevention and continued independent maintenance.
Progressive Resistance Exercises
PRE is a form of exercise in which the goal is to increase the strength of weak or injured muscle or muscle group by gradually increasing the resistance. Decreased strength can lead to poor functional movement execution and eventually lead to injury. Resistance bands, free weights, weight machines, and body weight are various ways used to provide resistance.
Many lower extremity injuries affect a patient’s ability to walk normally. A physical therapist can retrain you how to walk normally again following surgery or injury. Gait training involves analysis of a patient’s dysfunctional gait pattern to determine the cause(s). A physical therapist will help the patient correct the gait impairments using specific exercises and activities that have been developed to correct gait dysfunction.
Treatment designed to increase your postural awareness, strength, and endurance in relation to alignment/positioning. Your physical therapist will design a specific exercise program to treat muscle imbalances due to weakness and decreased muscle length along with educate you on proper positioning during activity to decrease pain and prevent further injury.
Spine Rehabilitation: Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar
A traumatic event, overuse, or degenerative changes can cause injury to your spine and its surrounding structures. A detailed assessment will be performed by your physical therapist to formulate a treatment plan addressing muscle length, strength, core and postural stability, and educate you on pain relief and injury prevention.
Work Injury Rehabilitation
Repetitive movements, long durations of static positions, and/or a traumatic event can cause injury while working. Your physical therapist will assess strength, stability, positioning and movement patterns to determine deficits that will be addressed in a treatment plan designed specifically to prevent further injury while performing job related tasks.