Physical Therapy Services
Our physical therapists provide assessment and management of many physical ailments that impair mobility and function. These skilled therapists can help provide relief of pain stemming from cervical and lumbar disc disease as well as injuries involving the joints, especially shoulders, hips and knees. Mobility and strength can be improved .
Myofascial Release (MFR) is a special technique offered by Ulrike Naresth, one of our physical therapists.
MFR is a manual technique which addresses soft tissue restrictions and guarding and bracing patterns. These restrictions put an enormous amount of pressure on nerve sensitive tissue, which results in pain. Frequently, muscle imbalances (which is different from weakness) are also present. These imbalances may affect any joint, but are particularly detrimental when they occur in the low back or neck.
Physical Therapy Assessment
A physical therapy assessment is an examination where the following things listed below are tested and measured to provide the patient, therapist and physician information about the tissues and structures that are damaged or weak and contributing to the patient's pain and disability.
When these tests are completed, the therapist applies the findings to create a map of what tissues and structures are involved in the pain. This provides the therapist with the means to guide and instruct the patient in aspects of body mechanics that will give the patient insights and methods to reduce their pain. These methods may include alternative ways of performing certain activities as well as specific stretching and strengthening exercises tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient. The therapist discusses these results with the patient at the end of the assessment and a full report is sent to the patient's physician.
It is also an excellent opportunity for the patient to ask questions regarding the physical management of their pain.
The assessment session typically takes 60-90 minutes and allows the patient to get an updated look at the overall condition of their musculoskeletal system.
For those patients who prefer to work on their own and not pursue further sessions, guidelines for an independent therapeutic program will be provided.
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