Physical Therapy is a profession that seeks to return patients to the highest possible degree of personal independence. The physical therapist (PT) works with patients with disabilities of the muscular, skeletal, neurological, circulatory, and respiratory systems. Physical therapists are also involved in prevention programs to assist people of all ages in maintaining health and physical fitness. The physical therapist plans and administers individualized treatment programs that are designed to restore functional movement, relieve pain, promote healing and recovery and, when necessary, help patients adapt to permanent disability. The PT plans the treatment program and evaluating the patient and his or her medical record and consulting with other members of the patient’s health care team.
Tests, observation and interviews provide vital information about a patient’s strength, reflexes, sensory perception, posture, gait, cardiopulmonary endurance, and daily living activities. After evaluation, the PT treats the patient through various forms of exercise, physical modalities (including heat, cold, ultrasound, electricity, and massage), functional activities, and assistive/adaptive devices. The physical therapist exercises judgment in interpreting test results to plan and adjust treatment. Successful physical therapy may take weeks, months or years, depending on the extent of the injury or disability and the patient’s motivation.
Total Joint Therapy:
Our Total Joint provides comprehensive post-operative rehabilitation services for patients undergoing total hip replacement and total knee replacement. Specialized treatment protocols have been developed to meet each individual patient’s needs in all phases of recovery. Our professional and caring staff will provide the guidance and direction necessary for a return to a happy, healthy, and productive lifestyle. ls with minimal strain.
Pre-Hab at our Total Joint Center
Pre-Hab is our Free Consult for anyone going to have a knee or hip replacement in the near future. We will educate you on what your expectations should be from surgery through discharge from physical therapy. We will show you exercises to get started with before surgery that will help shorten the recovery phase after the replacement. We will answer any questions and alleviate any fears you might have about the entire process.
Occupational Therapy looks at the whole person: mind, body, and soul. By practice, Occupational Therapy incorporates functional activities into therapy to promote living life to the fullest for all ages. Occupational Therapists (OT) or Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants (COTA) use a variety of treatment techniques to aide in promoting increased independence with everyday activities.
Our Occupational Therapy can help you in the following orthopedic areas:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis
- Post-Surgical: hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders
- Trigger Finger/Thumb
- Humerus Fractures
- Finger Fractures
- Wrist Fractures
- Boutonnieres Deformity
- Adhesive Capsulitis
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- and other injuries or illnesses resulting in deficits of occupational performance
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts. Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including:
- low back pain
- high blood pressure
- immunity suppression
- smoking cessation
- and more…
The Benefits Of Massage
- Reduces heart rate and lowers blood pressure
- Increases circulation and lymph flow
- Relaxes sore muscles and stimulates weak muscles
- Improves range of motion and joint flexibility
- Increases endorphins and helps to relieve stress
- Enhances the nourishment of the skin
- Improves posture
- Treats musculoskeletal problems
- Aids in rehabilitation of post injury/surgery
- Promotes a healthy immune system
Performing a daily therapy by Mr. Duncan Chang, OCS, MPT.