Adult Physical Therapy
Integrated therapeutic approach
A significant factor for patients suffering from chronic pain is the mind-body connection. We offer an integrated approach to prepare a personalized program for our clients who battle chronic pain, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia symptoms and with conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, neck pain, Postural dysfunction, low back pain, and a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. The behavioral component of pain management is provided through a multimodal neurofeedback, Biofeedback and Heart math variability as well as mindfulness techniques and counseling strategies. Our physical therapist then creates a individualized protocol which includes myofacial release techniques, stretching and strengthening exercises, posture education, McConell taping techniques and home instructions to optimize function.
We use a variety of therapeutic modalities to restore function.
1) Graston Technique®
2) Myofacial release techniques
3) McConell taping:
The technique was developed by Jenny McConnell, a physical therapist, in 1984. The technique is utilized to assist in keeping the knee in proper alignment and reducing pain symptoms while developing essential muscles in the upper leg.
4) Muscle energy techniques
6) Posture re-education
Posture is an ability to maintain upright symmetrical position of the spine (head, neck, pelvis and limbs) during static positions such as sitting and standing as well as during movement. There are specific muscles that assist to maintain a healthy posture which are referred to as postural muscles. The goal and role of the postural muscles is to support us during functions when we are unaware of our movements. Posture is an ability to maintain balanced activity of variety of muscular groups during antigravitational mode.
7) Balance retraining
The ability to maintain balance is a complex process that depends on three major components: (1) your sensory systems and spatial awareness for accurate information about your body’s position relative to your environment; (2) your brain’s ability to process this information; and (3) your muscles and joints for coordinating the movements required to maintain balance.
8) Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Your TMJ is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn. Problems with your jaw and the muscles in your face that control it are known as Temporomandibular dysfunction. This often causes severe pain and discomfort and contribute to headaches and neck pain. This can be treated with manual therapy, posture re-education, TMJ exercises and home exercise program.
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If you think that you or someone you know may benefit from Pediatric Physical Therapy
please call for a free consultation at 815-931-0047