Improving Function Through Physical Therapy
Physical therapists work with people of all ages with musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and neurological disorders to improve function and decrease discomfort.
Physical therapy may be appropriate if you are undergoing surgery for a total joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, low back surgery, ACL, or meniscal repair. If you are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease, physical therapy can help you improve your strength and level of functioning.
Our physical therapy (PT) department offers aquatic physical therapy, which can help improve function for patients with conditions including:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Recovery from total joint replacements
- Myofacial pain syndromes
LSVT BIG is a program that uses physical therapy to improve motor functioning in people with Parkinson's disease. Studies show improvements including:
- Faster walking with bigger steps
- Improved balance
- Increased trunk rotation
- improvements in activities of daily living
The program is customized to your unique goals including your gross and fine motor skills. Treatment consists of 16 sessions: 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks, individual 1 hour sessions, daily homework practice and daily carryover exercises.
Sturdy Spine Program
This program for patients with neck and/or back pain, run by our physical therapy department, combines targeted stretching and exercise with individual assessment and goal setting to decrease pain and improve function.
Anyone suffering from neck or back pain, including those with degenerative disc disease, disc protrusions, chronic muscle strains, weight loss goals, and post-partum needs can benefit.