Services

Aquatic Therapy | Doctors of Physical Therapy

STANDARD SERVICES

 

Comprehensive Evaluations
Our Doctors of Physical Therapy spend at least one hour with you during the initial visit to make an accurate assessment and diagnose your problem. Your Physical Therapist will determine what is necessary to get you back to normal motion, address your goals and initiate the appropriate treatments.

 

Manual Therapy
Specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain, increasing range of motion (ROM), reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation, inducing relaxation, improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability, facilitating movement, and improving function.

 

Aquatic Therapy
We have a state of the art Endless Pool and utilize the therapeutic properties of water to assist in strengthening, stretching, stabilization, balance, endurance and inflammation control.

 

Vestibular Therapy
Vestibular rehabilitation is an effective treatment for vertigo/dizziness, motion sensitivity, and balance disorders. Studies have shown vestibular rehabilitation to be 90% effective in many patients. It is a conservative, non-invasive, drug free option for patients with these disorders.

 

HawkGrips Tools
HawkGrips are precision-engineered therapy instruments designed to detect and treat soft-tissue injuries. Treatment results in an increase in mobility/range of motion and a decrease in pain. Their surgical-grade stainless steel instruments glide over the skin, allowing both the therapist and patient to feel soft-tissue irregularities (scar tissue/adhesions).

 

Therapeutic Exercise
Various exercises can be prescribed to attain better range of motion, strengthen weakened muscles, increased joint flexibility, or improve cardiovascular and respiratory function.

 

Therapeutic Activities
Various dynamic movement activities can be used to work groups of muscles together for functional training.

 

Electrical Stimulation
Using electrical impulses as a modality for pain management, relaxation or muscle strengthening/re-educating.

 

Ultrasound
Using sound waves for deep heating or inflammation control.

 

Moist Heat and Cryotherapy
Modalities for pain management, relaxation, circulation or inflammation control.

 

Iontophoresis
Modality using an electrical charge to deliver a medication or other chemical through the skin for inflammation control.

 

Neuromuscular Re-education
Balance training and muscle activation techniques used by the Physical Therapist to restore nerve-muscle communication.

 

Education
We educate our patients throughout the treatment process about their condition, diagnosis, prognosis, treatments and general health/wellness.

 

 

 

SPECIALIZED SERVICES

 

Golf Therapy
Dr. Christopher Wickel is Titleist Performance Institute certified and provides specialized therapeutic programs to get your body fit for the golf course. Several techniques can be utilized ranging from myofascial release to hands on treatment to specialized exercise routines. Depending on coverage and pre-existing physical conditions, some treatments may be covered by health insurance. Cash payments can also be set up based on your specialized program.

 

Personal Training
Our patients can participate in PT-guided workouts for the purpose of fitness. From a Physical Therapist’s perspective, a person who is physically fit has a properly aligned and balanced body, flexible yet strong muscles, an efficient heart and healthy lungs, and a good ratio of body fat to lean mass.

 

Workplace Ergonomic Consultations

Our PT’s are trained in onsite ergonomic assessments at your place of work. Corrections will minimize strain on your body addressing aggravating factors for your current condition or preventing future injuries. So many of us have jobs that require us to sit at a computer, lift heavy objects, etc. for prolonged periods of time. Add up the time—forty hours per week, 52 weeks per year, year after year after year. This amounts to a majority of our time in the sitting position.