Is joint swelling, pain, and stiffness causing you to limit your level of activity? Aging, “wear and tear,” and orthopedic conditions can cause the protective covering at the ends of bones to deteriorate, resulting in painful bone-on-bone rubbing and movement limitations. Our physical therapists provide treatments to help ease discomfort, improve mobility, and prevent further injury. Our therapists work closely with referring doctors and provide the full spectrum of individualized hands-on therapy treatments to help you gain independent function and resume your favorite activities. We will work on your goals to produce meaningful results.
Joint Conditions Treated include:
- Total Joint Replacement
- Joint Dislocation
Physical Therapy Treatments include:
Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation
In some cases, physical therapy is recommended before joint surgery or replacement to prepare the muscles for recovery. Following surgery, our therapists provide passive joint motion to help stimulate circulation, keep muscles and tissues healthy, and reduce swelling, stiffness, and pain. As you heal, therapeutic exercise, modalities, and other components of physical therapy are used to increase joint motion, strength, endurance, balance, and coordination for functional independence.
Gait training focuses on the joints in the lower extremities. Physical therapy exercises are used to help improve endurance, motion, balance, flexibility, and coordination for safe walking and the prevention of falls.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
The upper and lower extremity joints are especially vulnerable to injury during sports that require repetitive motions, resistance to forces, and impact. In many cases, physical therapy can help an injured joint heal. In other cases, rehabilitation following surgery can help sports enthusiasts optimize recovery and return to play safely. Our physical therapists will teach you how to protect yourself from joint injuries during sports in the future.
Exercise therapy helps the body function at a higher level of efficiency and can help reduce pain. Exercise therapy can help improve flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, balance, and posture. For the injured athlete, therapeutic exercise can facilitate recovery. Therapeutic exercise can also help athletes attain peak performance and reduce the chance of injuries.
Infrared, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and hot or cold treatments are modalities that can help relax muscles, stimulate muscles, increase range of motion, and reduce the risk of future joint injuries.
Massage therapy is used to help stimulate and improve circulation, relieve pain and stiffness, and improve flexibility and range of motion for joint-related problems from sports injury.
Braces & Splints
Braces and splints are used to position a joint while it heals or support a joint during motion. Advances in the field have resulted in the largest variety of dynamic and static braces and splints than ever before. Ask your physical therapist about which braces and splints are the most appropriate for all of your favorite activities.