Orthopedic Rehab & Manual Therapy

Physical therapy attempts to address the illnesses, or injuries that limit a person’s abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Orthopedic Physical Therapy focuses on rehabilitation of injuries, and/or degenerative changes, to the musculoskeletal system and associated structures, which include muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments.

Conditions that we have successfully rehabilitated:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fractures
  • Headache
  • Ligament/Tendon Sprains/Strains
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Pre/Post-Operative Conditions
  • Repetitive Sprains/Strains
  • Sciatica
  • Strength Deficits
  • Tendinopathies

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM) and facilitating joint movement; reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.

Cup Therapy is a movement based form of myofascial (muscle connective tissue) decompression to improve tissue mobility.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM, Graston, EDGE Mobility System) utilizes specific tools to safely promote the healing of soft tissues. Better outcomes in less time may be achieved by producing microtrauma to soft tissues, releasing soft tissue restrictions and stimulating healing. The perceived threat to the area is decreased by neuromodulation of pain and tone.

Joint Mobilization is skilled passive movement of the articular surfaces with the intent to normalize joint mechanics, restore optimal motion, function, and/or to reduce pain.

Modalities are adjunct forms of physical therapy treatment used to relieve pain, improve circulation, and decrease swelling. Modalities include electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, light, heat, ice, kinesio/athletic taping and traction.