Common ankle conditions include sprains, strains, arthritis, fracture (healed), and chronic lateral ankle pain. A sprain is an injury to the ligament. A ligament stabilizes two bones. A strain is an injury to a tendon. The tendon is the part of the muscle that is attached to the bone. A sprained ankle can result in a loss of mobility, decreased ankle strength and poor balance.Learn More
A loss of joint mobility and a loss of strength can increase the stress to the joints during daily activities. Treatment may involve gentle exercises to promote ROM, strength, mobility and improved tolerance to activities of daily living.
Most people will have some degree of low back pain at one time or another. Our body movements usually do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or an injury. Back problems and injuries often occur during sports or recreational activities, work injuries, or from home projects.Learn More
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is commonly caused by overuse of the wrist and hand. Treatment focuses on the reduction of swelling in the wrist area (using a wrist splint at night is helpful) and improving wrist and finger mobility. A neck condition can also refer pain to the wrist.Learn More
Pain in one arm is a common description of this disorder. As with other neck conditions, a comprehensive assessment of neck and upper back mobility, strength and endurance is performed. Based on the findings of the evaluation, the treatment plan is directed towards the identified dysfunctions.Learn More
Dry needling is a technique that can be used in the treatment of muscle or myofascial pain. The technique of dry needling first involves assessing the soft tissue or muscles to find a trigger point. A very small, sterile needle is used to pierce the trigger point.Learn More
The foot needs to have the right amount of stability and mobility when we are walking or running. When the foot initially touches the ground, it needs the mobility to absorb forces. Our foot needs stability late in the walking cycle when we push off or transfer our body weight to the other foot. Therefore the foot is a dynamic structure that goes from being flexible for shock absorption and then rigid for propulsion.Learn More
Head pain can stem from different sources. Some causes of headaches can be helped from PT intervention. Cervicogenic headaches is one type that responds to PT. Another cause of headaches that respond to physical therapy intervention is related to the TMJ (temporal mandibular joint disorder).Learn More
Hip pain can be located in the front, side or in the buttock. The location of the pain can offer some insight to the source of the symptoms. In addition, how the hip feels after resting it may indicate if the pain is coming from the joint or muscles.Learn More
The use of specific hands on stretching to the joint in a one direction is called joint mobilization/manipulation. The difference between joint mobilization and a stretching exercise is that joint mobilization is specific to the joint. The major difference between mobilization and manipulation is the speed of the technique where manipulation uses a higher speed.Learn More
During a comprehensive evaluation, the source of the knee pain will be determined. The knee pain could be coming from the back or hip, the knee joint, and/ or the leg muscles. Based on the findings of the evaluation, the proper treatment plan will be developed.Learn More
Leg pain may be coming from the hip or knee, may be from arthritis, a foot disorder, low back pain, muscle strain. A thorough evaluation is necessary to find the driving force of this pain.
A comprehensive evaluation is performed to find the cause of the pain and dysfunction. The evaluation will include assessing the mobility of the mid and lower back, hips and leg muscles. In addition, assessing the strength and endurance of the “core” is important. The “core” includes the abdominal , lower back and hip muscles.Learn More
Physical therapy can help a lot of people with neck pain. I wake up with a kink in my neck, when I drive I have trouble looking to the side, or I have headaches are all common descriptions of neck pain that can be helped from PT intervention. A simple test to determine if PT will help is to look over your shoulder each way, tip your ear towards your shoulder keeping your face forward, and looking down towards your chest and looking up towards the ceiling. Do any of these motions cause neck pain?Learn More
We work closely with your surgeon to bring you back to optimal function.
In certain situations surgery can be avoided through conservative rehabilitation. Rehabilitation involves achieving normal shoulder ROM and improving shoulder girdle strength. The shoulder girdle includes the muscle that attach to the shoulder blade, collar bone and arm bone or humerus.
Pain neuroscience education is addressing the inaccurate concept that all pain is bad. Pain is a warning mechanism in our body, however ongoing pain that tells us to stop moving can lead to more pain and dysfunction. The definitions we give to sensations can sometimes be inaccurate. In therapy, we work closely with each person to understand what our body is telling us and utilize graded (gradual and progressive) exercise and exposure to help meet the challenges of ongoing pain and dysfunction.
Treatment looks at decreasing the driving forces of the SI problem. Muscle strength and flexibility issues, soft tissue and joint tightness, lower extremity effects, and thoracic and lumbar components all need to be assessed and treated and evaluated.
Do you have pain, tingling or numbness in your buttock, leg or foot? In most cases, the pain or symptoms are in one leg. The pain can be described as a mild ache to a burning sensation or quite severe. Sciatica means the sciatic nerve has been compressed or irritated. Sciatica can be caused by a bulging or herniated disc, arthritis or stenosis.Learn More
The shoulder girdle is comprised of the glenohumeral joint (shoulder), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collar bone). The shoulder joint can be described as being a golf ball (humerus) on a golf tee (glenoid fossa part of the the scapula). The boney architecture allows tremendous mobility, however sacrifices joint stability. Shoulder girdle muscular stability is an important component that allows optimal functioning of the upper extremity.Learn More
Rehabilitation involved regaining the high level of strength, balance, coordination, ROM, and mobility required for a specific sport. Exercises are customized to simulate sporting activities.
(Lateral Epicondylitis): usually caused by overuse, or a repetitive activity that does not always include playing tennis. Treatment focuses on decreasing the soft tissue irritation, soft tissue mobilization, and exercises to regain the endurance and strength in the forearm. Modalities to decrease pain.
A majority of the rotation in our trunk comes from the thoracic spine. These regions can lose motion and become weak, which lead to problems. In addition, neck or low back pain can occur concurrently because of a mid back problem. Treatment is individualized to your back condition.
Whiplash is a common neck injury usually caused by a car accident. See the Neck Pain section for more information.
We treat a variety of workplace injuries. Treatment is customized to your condition which allows a speedy return of recovery from your injury.