Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy /physical therapy for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises.
Manual Therapy is a general term used to describe extremely skilled techniques that are used to improve the movement of joints and soft tissue; like muscles and fascia. Manual Therapy techniques are carefully applied to tissues for achievement of one or more of the following goals:
- For pain relief
- For relaxation
- To reduce swelling & inflammation
- To increase the mobility of a joint(s)
- To improve muscle flexibility
- To improve motion
- For scar or restriction release
- To improved mobility of nerves
- To facilitate better movement of the spine, upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist hand/fingers), or lower extremity (hips, knees, ankles, feet)
Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan by utilizing treatment techniques to enhance movement, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. PTs instruct patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits.
What is treated?
- Sprains and strains from head to toes
- Pain: headaches, neck, back, entire upper and lower extremities
- Concussion Syndrome
- Post-Surgical Orthopedic procedures (Head to toes)
- Myofascial impairments
- Trigger Points
- Balance deficits
- Gait Abnormalities
- Sports Injuries
Redcord Suspension Training
Redcord is the common thread between healthcare, fitness and sports performance on the wellness continuum. Redcord utilizes the Neurac method that restores muscle coordination and focuses on treating the actual causes of a patient’s problem, not just the symptons.
Redcord is composed of ropes and slings that are utilized to restore functional and pain free movement patterns through high levels of neuromuscular stimulation. Sling suspension utilizes your own body weight to provide faster results for everyone who wants to perform better, prevent injury, avoid pain or maintain an active lifestyle.
Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling (DN) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.
For more information about dry needling view the following documents:
- Physical Therapists & The Performance of Dry Needling
- Description of Dry Needling In Clinical Practice
Wellness is defined by the American Physical Therapy Association as “a multidimensional state of being describing the existence of positive health in an individual as exemplified by quality of life and a sense of wellbeing”.
Who can benefit from a Wellness Program?
- People whose insurance benefits have run out for physical therapy, but are interested in continuing their post-rehabilitation.
- People who have completed their physical therapy program and are looking to maintain their current level of health and wellness.
- Someone who would like to continue to improve their fitness level under the supervision of qualified professional.
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