Areas of Practice
orthopedic physical therapy
Orthopedic rehabilitation covers a 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. We also work to prevent these problems from returning.
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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Athletic injuries occur while playing sports or participating in similar athletic activities. An appropriate physical therapy plan 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 use computerized Cybex strength testing to precisely evaluate and monitor the athlete’s strength deficits.
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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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 come with injuries, muscle overuse, and regular wear-and-tear. 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 many 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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KPT offers wellness services to help patients continue their recovery outside of treatment. We offer a transitional gym membership that allows discharged patients to perform their exercises in our gym at their convenience. We also offer personal training and massage therapy. Our newest wellness addition are Yoga sessions on Thursday mornings with a certified instructor. Check out our wellness brochure for more detailed information.