(continued from previous page)
Therapeutic exercises – Achieves movement and function with a minimum of pain and stiffness. Our therapists use treatment options and techniques best suited to the individual patient, while also recommending exercises which will be helpful at home.
Strength & conditioning – Strong muscles help prevent injuries, protect joints and maintain good posture, thereby limiting abnormal strain on parts of the body. Therapists teach which exercises are helpful and which may be harmful. They will monitor your exercise plan, your progress and recommend changes as needed.
Balance and proprioception – Awareness of posture, balance or position due to the reception of stimuli, produced within the body, which stimulate proprioceptors within muscles, tendons, joints and the inner ear.
TMR® – A non-invasive medical device cleared by the FDA for the relief of chronic intractable pain and as a supplementary treatment in the management of post-surgical and post-traumatic acute pain. TMR® can only be prescribed by a doctor.
Therapeutic ultrasound – Uses sound waves to help repair affected tissues resulting from injuries such as strains and sprains, and bruising. It also helps reduce pain and muscle spasms, and it works to break up scar tissue.
Electrical stimulation – Used effectively with exercises to help strengthen muscles through contractions following an injury or preparing for surgery. Also may be used to re-train muscles how to function following a nerve or brain injury.
Laser light – Helps repair injured tissues, increase healing and decrease pain following strains and sprains, muscle spasms, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other injuries and conditions.
Cryotherapy – Treatment of an injured area of the body using cold temperature. Applying ice or cold packs is an age-old treatment to decrease pain and/or swelling, but it remains very effective.
Moist hot packs – Effective in decreasing pain and assisting muscles to relax. Heat also helps attract blood and nutrients to the affected area, therefore increasing healing.
Postural re-education/ergonomics – Addresses behavioral modifications postural exercise to correct musculoaskeletal problems at home and the work place.
Orthotics – Custom evaluation and casting.