Specialties

Excellence in Rehabilitation since 1980

At Albany Physical Therapy, PC, our physical therapists treat the whole person, considering the emotional and mental components of physical recovery. At the initial examination, the physical therapist begins with a comprehensive history and then evaluates each client's biomechanics, joint mobility, range of motion, muscle strength, balance and agility. Importantly, the physical therapists set goals with our clients of what they want to achieve before discharge.

During treatment sessions, our physical therapists often utilize hands-on manual therapy which includes joint and soft tissue mobilization. The hallmark of physical therapy is that each person is provided with an individualized therapeutic exercise program that is progressed during care. In addition, when appropriate for the client's care, we offer the latest modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, kinesio/athletic taping, and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization such as Astym® Soft Tissue Therapy. 

Orthopedic Physical 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
  • Strength Deficits
  • Tendinopathies

Pre/post-Operative Conditions

Pre/Post-Operative Rehabilitation focuses on enhancing the outcomes both before “pre-hab” and after surgery – utilizing highly specialized rehabilitation programs designed for your specific injury/surgery.

Conditions that we have successfully rehabilitated:

  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Cervical/Lumbar Laminectomy/Discectomy
  • Hip/Knee/Ankle/Shoulder/Elbow Arthroscopies
  • Hip Labral Repair
  • Quadricep Tendon Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Labral Repair
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

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); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.

Sport Specific Rehab

Sports Specific Rehabilitation is designed to get you back to your individual sport as quickly and safely as possible. Each specialized treatment plan will be designed to rehabilitate your specific athletic injury, as well as working on the prevention of future injuries in that sport. Biomechanical analysis of potentially injurious movement patterns and client education is a key component of SSR.

Spinal Rehab

We have clinical proficiency in the examination and treatment of many spine-related conditions.

Conditions that we have successfully rehabilitated:

  • Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Weakness
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-surgical Rehab
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Radiculopathies
  • Sciatica
  • SI Dysfunction
  • Spine Arthritis; Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Stenosis
  • Stiffness
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Neurological Rehab

Our physical therapists can provide expert treatment for a variety of neurological impairments that limit your physical mobility and function.

Conditions that we have successfully rehabilitated:

  • Balance deficits
  • Canalith Repositioning to treat BPPV
  • Functional Mobility loss due to Parkinson’s Dx
  • Functional Mobility loss due to Multiple Sclerosis
  • Gait (walking) deficits
  • Post-stroke gait (walking) & mobility deficits
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

Fitness & Wellness

Personal trainers and physical therapists work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. We provide fitness and wellness services to individuals 8 to 100 years of age looking to develop, maintain and restore pain free movement patterns and functional ability. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.

At APT, after a complete biomechanical evaluation, our certified exercise specialist designs an exercise program specific to each client’s needs and goals. The program may incorporate elements of Pilates, the latest in core stabilization training, specific postural exercises, and strength and conditioning.