The Physical Therapy Team includes licensed physical therapists and licensed physical therapist assistants (PTA) who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. The team is qualified to handle a wide range of illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions for people of all ages, including:
Physical therapists generally focus on improving physical function by addressing muscle strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and coordination. Your individualized treatment plan will be based on your specific needs and goals, but could include education and training in the following areas:
Physical therapists also use physical modalities as well as treatments of heat, cold and water to assist with pain relief and muscle movement.
Dry needling is a specialized skilled therapy intervention that utilizes thin needles with no medication to treat pain by addressing myofascial trigger points (the hyperirritable points causing pain in the skeletal muscle) for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
Dry needling treats both acute and chronic conditions, and the needle insertion is very gentle. This treatment method is based on the premise that therapists can reach myofascial trigger points more effectively via the needle than they can by hand.
Dry needling is incorporated into the patient's therapy plan on a very individualized and customized basis, only following a thorough evaluation. It complements the traditional modalities and procedures used in physical and occupational therapy, in collaboration with the patient's physician.