Areas of Practice
Hand therapy is a subspecialty of orthopedics. The unique structural anatomy and functional requirements of the hand necessitate special training for proper rehabilitation. We work closely with your physician to coordinate appropriate treatment for your hand condition. In addition to hand therapy, we offer customized splinting performed by Certified Hand Therapist, Gary Kassimir.
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Aquatic therapy involves therapeutic activities performed in a warm water pool designed to parallel your land-based goals. Our therapeutic methods utilize the buoyancy and resistance of water for positive gains.
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orthopedic physical therapy
Orthopedic rehabilitation encompasses a wide range of injuries and problems involving the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and peripheral nerves. In physical therapy we strive to resolve issues with pain, limited motion, gait problems, weakness and loss of function and to prevent their recurrence.
Athletic injuries occur while engaging in sports or similar athletic activities. An appropriate physical therapy regimen can help the athlete return to their activities as quickly as possible while preventing re-injury. Our program involves educating the athlete in proper warm up and training procedures and incorporating functional exercises for the back, core, and extremities. We also utilize computerized Cybex strength testing to precisely evaluate and monitor the athlete’s strength deficits.
Spinal rehabilitation involves treating problems of the neck, upper back, and lower back. It is a subspecialty of orthopedics and requires specialized treatment to ensure safe and effective treatment. Most spinal problems are mechanical, meaning they come about as a result of specific activities, postural problems, and faulty daily habits. During an evaluation, the therapist will identify and address these mechanical issues to promote sustainable recovery.
trigger point dry needling
Therapeutic dry needling, also referred to as TDN or FDN, is a targeted method of relieving muscle tightness that can accompany injuries, degenerative processes, and muscle overuse. When muscles become overly tight, they can compress and irritate the nerves surrounding them, triggering a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This can contribute to various orthopedic conditions including carpal tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility, and chronic pain. Dry needling involves inserting a small needle directly into the dysfunctional area of the muscle, forcing the muscle to contract and then release, thereby relieving muscle tightness at the source.
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