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Acute & Chronic Pain

It has been estimated that 80% of people will experience at least one episode of back pain in their life. For many of our patients, this is a daily struggle, as pain limits their ability to perform their previous levels of activity. This type of pain presents unique challenges as the chronic pain can weigh heavily on an individual. We have experience treating sudden onset of pain in the neck after sleeping wrong to the most debilitating back pain that refers pain to the legs.

ASTYM

Astym treatment is regenerative soft tissue therapy performed by certified physical and occupational therapists. It is often non-invasive, has a short treatment course, and is reliable and safe. The treatment of Astym safely and effectively stimulates scar tissue to be resorbed by the body and regenerates damaged soft tissues. It is very effective on sprains, strains, and speeds recovery in acute and sub-acute soft tissue injuries.

Custom Foot Orthotics

There are times when changes to the skeletal system, and its alignment, need to be supplemented with more than physical therapy intervention alone. In cases where the pain is being caused by poor alignment of the feet (flat feet, fallen arches of the feet, poor lower extremity alignment) we offer custom fit orthotics to help correct the mal-alignment issue. This is again used in combination with traditional therapy treatments, in most cases to correct imbalances and restore better function. We work with your insurance company to determine potential coverage of these products.

Fitness Programming

In addition to fitness programs recommended by our physical therapists, Premier Physical Therapy recommends the services provided by Katy Kingsley, CSCS.
She is the owner of Fit To Go, LLC. She can be reached at (620) 474-6652.
http://fit-togo.com

Some of her programs may include services that can help with the management of Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis, and can also help with Fall Prevention.

Joint Mobilization

Joint mobilization is a hands on technique used by physical therapists to help decrease pain and restore mobility that has been lost in joints throughout the body. We commonly use this type of treatment in conjunction with an exercise program in the clinic as well as at home to help maintain, and even progress, range of motion. Manual therapy is commonly used for patients suffering from rotator cuff issues, frozen shoulder, back and neck pain, and decreased ROM resulting from osteoarthritis.

Manual Therapy Techniques

This treatment technique has widespread applications in physical therapy. It is a technique used to reinforce firing of nerves to muscles in order to restore balance and muscle function. This may include retraining balance reactions after an ankle injury, learning to use abdominal stabilizing muscles for a patient with low back pain, or using muscles to rebalance joints that may be adversely affecting a person’s posture.

Muscle Energy Techniques (MET)

This technique involves using muscles throughout the body to affect the position of painful or dysfunctional joints. The human body most often operates with a balanced system. This means, where possible, one side of the body matches the other; flexibility and strength are balanced from one side to the other as well as opposing muscles groups. If an imbalance exists there is often a cause for pain associated with that imbalance. Using muscle energy techniques we can often influence the position of joints as well as decrease muscle spasms or imbalances.

Neuro Re-education Techniques

This treatment technique has widespread applications in physical therapy. It is a technique used to reinforce firing of nerves to muscles in order to restore balance and muscle function. This may include retraining balance reactions after an ankle injury, learning to use abdominal stabilizing muscles for a patient with low back pain, or using muscles to rebalance joints that may be adversely affecting a person’s posture.

Pre & Post Surgical

Often “Pre-hab” or rehabilitation prior to a pending surgery is used to help restore range of motion (ROM ) as well as control symptoms (swelling, pain, or muscle function deficits) to make the recovery after surgery more manageable. This is usually short term, prior to a surgical repair, that is followed after surgery with the rehabilitation progression. This includes management of swelling and pain as well as restoring ROM, muscle function, and gradual return to desired activity.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of a sports injury provides many unique challenges that go beyond the injury itself. Some of these challenges often include surgery, long time frames for return to play, and the psychological challenges of returning to a sport after a significant injury. A large number of our patients have suffered an unfortunate sports injury but have been able to return to even the highest levels of competition.