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Physical therapy can optimize your recovery from orthopedic injuries and surgery. Physical therapy is beneficial for both conservative treatment of pain or injury, as well as pre- and post-operative care. Physical therapy consists of therapeutic exercise, stretching, and hands-on techniques individualized to each patient in order to improve muscular imbalances and improve overall function. Areas of the body that are treated by PT can include but are not limited to the following: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot, Back, Neck, TMJ, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - Urinary Stress Incontinence
Choosing physical therapy can improve both your recovery time and quality to get you back to full function as soon as possible.
Physical therapy is a crucial component in the treatment of and recovery from neurological conditions. Physical therapy can help individuals regain independence, improve balance, and learn how to walk again following a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord injury, as well as following the diagnosis of various conditions such as Guillian-Barre Syndrome or muscular dystrophy, among other diagnoses.
LSVT BIG for Parkinson's
LSVT BIG is an innovative physical and occupational therapy approach that has helped Parkinson’s patients get back to what moves them. The program focuses specifically on the amplitude (size) of movements – a focus that helps counteract the small and slow movements that Parkinson’s patients experience. Here at Genesis, we have seen great improvement with our patients using the LSVT BIG program.
Dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists to treat pain and movement impairments involving dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system. The term "dry" needling indicates that nothing is actually injected into the tissue but the needle itself is what causes the effect when it is inserted into the muscle to release and inactivate trigger points in the tissue. The use of dry needling can result in decreased pain and improved range of motion, and it can be a great addition to your plan of care. Dry needling can be used as part of your physical therapy treatment plan or can be performed as a separate service for a fee (see spa services).
Myofascial cupping gained popularity after Michael Phelps used this treatment during the 2016 Olympics. The technique uses negative pressure to create a suction, which results in increased blood flow to the area to potentially assist with healing of the tissue and can have an inhibitory effect on the nervous system which can decrease pain perception. Although research of this technique is not substantial at this time, available research indicates that cupping may be beneficial in treatment of low back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and knee osteoarthritis. Myofascial cupping can be used as part of your physical therapy treatment plan or can be performed as a separate service for a fee (see spa services).
IASTM - "Scraping"
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a technique using stainless steel tools to effectively treat soft tissue dysfunction, such as a sprain, strain, or overuse injury. When the body heals from these injuries, it often heals in a disorganized manner consisting of scar tissue and adhesions that may limit range of motion and function. The purpose of IASTM is essentially to "restart" this healing process in a controlled manner to facilitate remodeling of the affected area. IASTM can help to stimulate the tissue to heal in a more organized pattern that will improve ROM and function, as well as decreasing pain. IASTM can be used as part of your physical therapy treatment plan or can be performed as a separate service for a fee (see spa services).
Kinesiotape is made up of cotton and elastic fibers. The tape works in various ways that includes lifting the fascia and soft tissue above the area of pain which decreases the pain input from the sensory nerves in the area, providing sensory information to stimulate or limit motion, and providing positional stimulus for postural muscles through the skin, among others. Kinesiotaping can be effective in treating the following conditions: Muscle imbalances, Postural insufficiency, Circulatory and lymphatic conditions, Ligament, tendon, Joint injuries, Fascial adhesions, Scars, Pathological movement patterns, and Neurological conditions. Kinesiotaping can be used as part of your physical therapy treatment plan or can be performed as a separate service for a fee (see spa services).