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physical therapy

WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY AND WHAT CAN IT DO FOR ME?

  • Decreased Pain
  • Relieve Muscular Tightness/Banding
  • Improve muscular Flexibility
  • Diminish Muscular Spasm
  • Improved Range of Motion (ROM)
  • Diminished or Eliminate Headaches
  • Improve Sports Performance
  • Improve Quality of Daily Living
  • Prevent INJURIES!
  • Rehab from Injuries
  • Promotes healing!

WHAT ARE THE BENIFITS OF PT?

  • Prevention | If you are active in recreational sports or just active with life, you can greatly reduce your risk of injury by consulting a PT and implementing their recommendations into your fitness/recreational program. PT’s specialize in movement screening and identifying any ‘at risk’ movement patterns that may lead to injury!
  • Progression | APTF understands that issues in one region of the body can be linked to another region, so your plan of care will include all relevant body areas to maximize your outcomes! Some issues can only resolve and allow progression when all links of the bio-mechanical chain are addressed. APTF is also specially trained to help direct you in your current exercise program and provide guidelines to not only prevent injury but to progress based on your unique bio-mechanics!
  • Reaction | Western Medicine is often ‘reactionary’ and waits until something does cause pain or does get injured or requires surgery. PT’s are better versed in physical rehab than any other medical profession and also specialize in post injury care.
  • In other words,
  • APTF can help you avoid injury with a bio-mechanical screening
  • APTF can help you with post injury or post-surgical rehab to get you back to normal as soon as possible, typically in less time than other PT clinics based on specialty training and orthopedic certification!

WHAT COMMON ISSUES AND DIAGNOSES CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP OR TREAT?

  • Sport Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome/Shoulder Impingement
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Sciatic/Low Back Pain
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • ACL injury/Rehab
  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pre or Post-Surgical Therapy
  • Total Joint Replacements
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Just to name a few! List above is in no way exhaustive!

WHAT KIND OF TREATMETS ARE AVAILABLE IN PT?

TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING (TDN) AKA INTRAMUSCULAR MANUAL STIMULATION (IMS)

See TDN Page for more details!

CUPPING
See Cupping Page for more details!

Cupping Page

TDN DROP DOWN

MANUAL THERAPY (AKA ‘HANDS-ON TREATMENT’)

Mobilizations and Manipulations

  • Get your joints to move more optimally

Muscle Energy Techniques

  • Get joints and muscle to move better together

Myo-Fascial Release, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Massage

  • Get your muscle and fascia to move more freely and effectively
  • Improve muscle function, promote blood flow, decrease pain

Basic BENEFITS of manual THERAPY

  • Improved ROM
  • Lessened Pain
  • Improved muscular flexibility
  • Improved Joint Motion
  • Speeds up healing process
Hands on drop down

Stretching

  • Improve muscle flexibility: Restore optimal length-tension ratio’s to maximize muscle force output!

MODALITIES (EQUIPMENT USED TO FACILITATE HEALING)

Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness
  • Electrical Stimulation, TENS
  • Ultra Sound
  • Heat/Ice

Basic Benefits of Modalities

  • Lessened Pain
  • Improves Blood flow to region being treated
  • Speeds up healing process
  • Improved Muscular function

EXERCISE – SEE PERSONAL TRAINING PAGE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT EXERCISE!

Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness

Postural Re-Training

  • Strength muscles that support the head, neck, trunk, and low back.

Home Exercise programs

  • Always person and diagnosis specific

Injury Prevention

  • Be proactive!!
  • Why not reduce your chances of injury in the first place!

General Rehab

  • Post-surgical
  • Post Injury
  • ECT…

Basic Benefits of Exercise

  • Improves Joint function
  • Lessens Pain
  • Prevents further injury
  • Lessens stress over joint surfaces
  • Strengthens the muscle
  • Improves ROM
  • Restores function