At Active Physical Therapy and Wellness, we offer evidence-based services throughout the continuum of care. The use of evidence-based practice improves health care quality, reduces medical errors, helps balance known benefits and risks, challenges views based on beliefs rather than evidence, and helps to integrate patient preferences into the decision-making process.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Physical therapists (PTs) are licensed health care professionals 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. Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. – American Physical Therapy Association.
Balance & Fall Prevention
Falls are one of the most serious health risks for older adults. Physical Therapy can help identify and reduce these risk factors, as well as educate a person on general fall prevention. Balance cannot be broken down into one system as it involves a relationship between sensory and motor control. If you have concerns, a Physical Therapy balance assessment is a good place to start.
The term “manual therapy” refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy treats musculoskeletal pain and disability. Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. Specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.
Joint Replacement Therapy
Physical Therapy is key to achieving your best possible outcomes when you are considering having a joint replacement, but don’t overlook the importance of Physical Therapy prior to surgery. You can work on improving your strength in your affected limb, as well as the rest of your body, to prepare for what the physical demands will be following surgery. (Refer to Post Surgical Physical Therapy)
Back & Neck Therapy
A large percentage of Physical Therapy visits involve problems related to the back or neck. Other than the common cold, back pain is the number one reason for seeing a doctor. Extended periods of time sitting, looking down at a cell phone and a general lack of exercise weakens the spine. Physical Therapists treat joint dysfunctions of the spine along with nerve and muscle related issues. Assessing how the back and neck effect leg or arm problems is also an essential part of a physical therapy evaluation.
Post Surgical Therapy
Following a surgical procedure, a person still experiences pain and anxiety. Placing your confidence in a stranger’s ability can be challenging. If possible, we recommend coming in for a presurgical Physical Therapy consult to go over what you can expect following your procedure. We take a team approach with your doctor to help reduce pain and swelling, increase your mobility and ultimately restore your function.
There is no other healthcare professional that appreciates the importance of good posture like a Physical Therapist. Physical therapists are musculoskeletal experts who specialize in structure and function. Maintenance of good posture improves breathing, reduces pain, improves balance, decreases risk of injury, and makes you look taller and slimmer. Need we say more?
Medically Oriented Gym
A medically oriented gym is specifically designed to empower its members and improve lives through fitness, wellness, guidance, and care. At Active Physical Therapy, you can continue your fitness routine with the support and knowledge of our experienced therapists.