Our Services
How we help you feel better.

We offer the following:

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance. The buoyancy provided by the water assists in supporting the weight of the patient, decreasing the amount of stress placed on the joints, and thus making it easier and less painful to perform exercises. The viscosity of water provides resistance, and when coupled with the water’s buoyancy this allows a person to strengthen muscle groups with decreased joint stress.  Aquatic therapy also utilizes hydrostatic pressure to decrease swelling and improve joint position awareness. Lastly, the warmth of the water (92-96 degrees F) experienced during aquatic therapy assists in relaxing muscles and vasodilates vessels, increasing blood flow to injured areas. Patients with muscle spasms, muscle strains, and fibromyalgia find this aspect of aquatic therapy especially therapeutic.

 

Spine & Extremity Mobilization

Joint mobilization is the treatment technique that involves the clinician applying a force to mimic the gliding that occurs between bones. It is a passive movement, the goal of which is to produce a slide or glide in attempts to improve or restore normal motion. Mobilizations are often completed at slow speed, sometimes with oscillations, and even with a "hold" or stretch. Joint manipulation is a type of mobilization  using a small amplitude - high velocity (thrust) characteristically associated with the production of an audible 'clicking' or 'popping' sound.

 

Pre & Post-Op Rehabilitaion

During the pre-op visit we will explain the procedure, discuss post-operative care and give you the chance to practice using any post-surgery walking aids such as a cane, crutches, or walker.  Exercises may be given to enhance your range of motion and strength prior to your procedure.  Post operative rehabilitation is the period of recovery after a surgical operation that focuses on reducing pain and restoring function.  The duration and nature of the rehabilitation process will depend on the severity of the injury and the nature of the surgical procedure.  We work closely with your surgeon regarding progress, and each plan of care is personalized and done in conjunction with your surgeon’s rehab protocol.

 

Sports Medicine

Sports rehabilitation begins with the treatment of the acute injury. The initial goal is pain management, which may include the use of therapeutic modalities such as heat or ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. It then follows the athlete through every step of recovery, from pain relief to optimizing muscle length to returning to pre-injury performance.  Exercise routines encompass things like strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance to improve performance. The final progression of the exercise routine is the utilization of sport specific exercises to help return the athlete to his or her former performance level and reduce the likelihood for re-injury.

 

Electrical Stimulation & Ultrasound

Electrical stimulation and ultrasound are typically used for pain control and the facilitation of tissue healing.  Ultrasound may be used to increase the metabolic rate of tissue, increase extensibility of collagen, increase blood flow and tissue healing, and decrease pain and muscle spasms.  Electrical stimulation uses electrical currents to increase strength and prevent disuse atrophy, stimulate sensory nerves to reduce pain, and stimulate or alter the healing process of injured tissue preventing scar tissue.

 

Cervical & Lumbar Traction

Therapeutic spinal traction uses manually or mechanically created forces to stretch and mobilize the spine. Traction may be applied as a continuous force or intermittently. Traction may alleviate pain by stretching tight spinal muscles that result from spasm and widen intervertebral foramen to relieve nerve root impingement. Techniques applied in spinal traction are dependent in part on the patient's physical condition, disorder, individual tolerance, and the spinal level(s) to be treated.

 

Low Level Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy is an FDA approved therapeutic physical modality which involves the application of infrared light to a specific area of injury.  Light energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by cells increasing mitochondrial function, ATP, RNA, and protein synthesis which enhances normal cellular activities and functions.  Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy include but are not limited to – increases circulation and formation of capillaries, reduces or eliminates acute and chronic pain, reduces inflammation and swelling, stimulates and improves nerve function, strengthens and repairs bone and soft tissue, increases mobility and muscle function.

 

 

 

 

 




aquatic therapy


spine adjustment

 

post op rehab

 

sports medicine

 

electrical stimulation

 

cervical traction

 

low level laser therapy