Physical Therapy at Alliance Orthopedics
Our team of highly trained physical therapists at Alliance Orthopedics uses the latest techniques and evidence-based care to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. From post-operative rehabilitation to injury prevention, our physical therapists strive to provide personalized treatments that help our patients surpass their individual goals. Our therapists also provide educational resources to help our patients better understand their condition and treatment plan.
What Can Physical Therapy Treat?
At Alliance Orthopedics, our physical therapy team is composed of highly skilled and experienced physical therapists, many of whom hold a doctorate in physical therapy. This allows them to expertly craft personalized treatment plans that address the unique needs of our patients.
With their advanced knowledge in orthopedics and kinesiology, our therapists are able to effectively treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Spine and neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Joint pain
- General muscle pain
The core of our treatment approach includes personalized exercise programs that gradually increase in difficulty as the patient progresses in their recovery. Our physical therapy sessions are aimed at helping patients rebuild their muscles and core strength while also working towards regaining flexibility.
When Should I Consider Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy can be beneficial for almost everybody. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, managing chronic pain, or looking to prevent future injuries, physical therapy at Alliance Orthopedics can help. Physical therapy may be especially beneficial for those experiencing:
- Cardiopulmonary conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, and post-myocardial infarction
- Hand and wrist conditions: carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger
- Musculoskeletal dysfunction: back pain, rotator cuff tears, joint injuries, arthritis
- Pediatric conditions: developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy
- Neurological conditions: stroke, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, vestibular dysfunction, and traumatic brain injuries
- Sports-related injuries: back, neck, joint injuries, concussion
Physical Therapy for Auto Accidents
In addition to the above conditions, Alliance Orthopedics is proud to offer physical therapy services for those involved in an auto accident. Injuries sustained from car accidents may range from minor to severe, and physical therapy is an effective way to manage any residual pain or mobility issues.
Even if the accident has not recently occurred, it is still crucial to consult a medical professional. The delayed onset of symptoms is common, particularly with auto injuries such as whiplash. If you do not receive treatment for such an injury, it may worsen over time and become increasingly difficult to treat. Therefore, it is essential to visit a physical therapist as soon as possible after an auto accident to ensure the best recovery.
The Alliance Orthopedics Multidisciplinary Approach
At Alliance Orthopedics, we are dedicated to finding the best treatment plan for each patient. Our physical therapists and Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) work together to help you regain maximum mobility and strength. With a well-rounded combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy, and physical therapy, our patients can often find relief from their symptoms much more quickly.
To provide you with the best possible care and successful treatment outcomes, our physical therapists may include a variety of additional therapies in your tailored exercise plan, such as:
SoftWave Therapy is a treatment involving SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Technology that applies short, frequent, and high intensity bursts of mechanical energy (in the form of a shock wave) into soft-tissue that is injured, scarred, contains adhesions, is painful, or inflamed. SoftWave is currently the only company that offers unfocused true shock wave technology in their devices.
Softwave has a wider and deeper therapeutic energy zone than other devices on the market. This results in greater healing as the energy is spread over a vastly larger and deeper area.
The Graston Technique®
This manual therapy uses specialized tools to mobilize and rehab damaged tissues while keeping scar tissue from forming. It is an effective method for diagnosing and treating delicate soft-tissue ailments.
Kinesiology tape is often used as an adjunct therapy in conjunction with physical therapy, chiropractic care, or other types of rehabilitation. By mimicking your skin’s elasticity, kinesiology tape may improve blood flow, create space in your joints, and reduce pain. As a result, it is a great tool to help enhance performance, prevent injuries and accelerate your recovery.
McConnell taping is a specific taping technique that utilizes a special tape to support joint tracking and alleviate pain in the shoulder and knee. This method is best known for its ability to realign the patella (kneecap) and help restore normal movement and function in the joint.
Active Release Technique®
Active Release Technique® (ART) is a movement-based soft tissue system that treats problems with tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Our physical therapists at Alliance Orthopedics use ART in combination with other techniques such as Game Ready® technology, NormaTec, AlterG Treadmill, and decompression therapy to provide effective, long-lasting relief from pain and discomfort.
Active Release Technique® can be used for:
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Enhancing your balance and preventing falls
- Improving your range of motion and overall mobility
- An alternative treatment to surgery
- Boosting recovery from a stroke or paralysis
- Recovering from an injury or trauma
- Managing age-related medical problems