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Physical therapy is the evaluation and treatment of various musculo-skeletal and neuromuscular conditions to relieve pain, tissue dysfunction and improve range of motion, strength, endurance and coordination in order to restore total body function. Physical therapists utilize hands on techniques as well as modalities of heat, cold, electrical stimulation, water-based treatment, ultrasound in order to facilitate tissue healing.
Specific exercise for mobility, stretching, strengthening and postural training are essential in therapy programs. A physical therapy program may include several sessions or many months for desired outcomes. Physical therapy consist of preventive measures as well as addressing post surgical conditions such as joint surgery or replacements, spinal surgery, aftercare to address weakness and loss of mobility or walking due to hospitalizations or long term illnesses.
Physical therapists work with children, adolescences, athletes, workers, as well as degenerative conditions experienced by the aging population.
Conditions that respond well to physical therapy:
Physical therapists are part of the healthcare team that promotes, restores and maintains overall health and fitness.
Physical therapists interact with many other professionals, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, speech therapists and dentists.
Physical therapists review a patient's medical history and records including test results and imaging studies as part of the evaluation process. A physical assessment includes testing and measuring the patient's strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, cardiovascular fitness, and motor function. A plan of care is established along with the patient's input to identify specific goals and functional outcomes and strives to meet those goals in an efficient, productive and cost effective manner.
Orthopaedic Manual therapy (OMT) Kaltenborn-Evjenth Concept is a specialized system of evaluation and treatment of joint, spinal and soft tissue conditions that utilize a hands-on approach to achieve desired outcomes. OMT was derived from Orthopaedic Medicine, Osteopathy, Sports Medicine, traditional Physical Therapy, and innovations from the many therapists who practice the concept. It provides comprehensive management of Neuro-Musculo-Articular dysfunction of the spine and extremities to restore optimal functional ability.
It is a safe and specific comprehensive treatment approach, based on an advanced understanding of basic science, clinical kinesiological facts, and clinical skill. The evaluation works in collaboration with all valid tests known in Orthopedic Medicine, Sports Medicine, Manual Medicine and Physical Therapy.
When to treat, why to treat, how to treat and how much to treat are the questions answered by a therapist practicing OMT in order to facilitate optimal healing and achieve maximal rehabilitative outcomes.
Treatment includes manual spinal traction, spinal facet mobilization, various massage and soft tissue techniques, peripheral joint mobilization, spinal and core active exercise, postural training, stretching and functional conditioning training, kinesio taping and individualized home exercise programs.
OMT is most often applied to orthopedics and sports medicine, but is equally beneficial to individuals of all ages. The physical therapists at Tim Bondy Physical Therapy have many years of experience practicing OMT with exceptional outcomes.
Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating. Discover how an instrument can help you enjoy life again.
Graston Technique® (GT) enables physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and hand therapists to address scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation. The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
GT allows a clinician to get as deep into the tissue as necessary to invoke change, yet be sensitive to patient pain and tolerance. As the instruments are moved over the affected area and come in contact with the adhesions, they break up scar tissue. In time, this process will reduce or eliminate the adhered fibers, restoring motion and eliminating the pain associated with it. It will rebuild your soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue.
While bruising is not the intent, soreness can occur during treatment. GT clinicians are trained to recognize these symptoms and adjust treatment intensity to minimize their occurrence, while realizing the benefits of the technique. GT does not need to be considered “painful” to be effective. Please inform your clinician when you are experiencing discomfort anytime during treatment.
Patients usually receive two treatments per week during a four-to-five week period. Most patients have a positive response by the third to fourth treatment.
Graston Technique® is accepted nationwide by elite athletes and everyday patients, as the most effective treatment for rehabilitation. Contact your health care provider today to find out if you can benefit from GT.
Graston Technique® is Clinically Proven to Achieve Faster and Better Patient Outcomes in Treating: