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Sports Injuries, Strength and Conditioning

k-sportsPatients requiring treatment for injuries associated with sports or recreational activities will receive a complete functional evaluation consisting of a full bio-mechanical evaluation, range of motion and strength testing, stability testing for the spine, shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle, postural evaluation and screening for commonly found faulty movement patterns.

Balance Deficits

We provide a comprehensive balance re-training program for patients experiencing balance deficits. Our balance program is designed to accommodate all levels of dysfunction from age-related deficits to sport specific balance deficits.

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain was originally defined as pain that has lasted 6 months or longer. More recently it has been defined as pain that persists longer than the temporal course of natural healing, associated with a particular type of injury or disease process.

Why pain can become worse: There is a “wind-up phenomenon” that causes untreated pain to get worse. Nerve fibers transmitting the painful impulses to the brain become “trained” to deliver pain signals better. Just like muscles get better at sports with training, the nerves become more effective at sending pain signals to the brain. The intensity of the signals increases over and above what is needed to get your attention. To make matters even worse, the brain becomes more sensitive to the pain. So your pain feels much worse even though your injury or illness is not getting any worse. At this point, pain may be termed chronic pain.

Treatment for chronic pain usually requires a detailed and well-planned treatment protocol. Care must be taken to make the necessary changes in the associated structures without irritation of the already irritated nervous system. Patient’s treatment plans are completely individualized and re-evaluated and progressed routinely to accommodate the special needs of each patient.

Post Surgical Related Pain

k-surgicalPatients that have a post-surgical diagnosis will receive a comprehensive evaluation consisting of a full bio-mechanical evaluation, range of motion and strength testing, stability testing for the spine, shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle, postural evaluation and screening for commonly found faulty movement patterns. We consult with your referring physician to ensure that proper protocols are in place.

Auto Injuries

k-autoPatients requiring therapy following an auto accident will receive a full bio-mechanical evaluation, range of motion and strength testing, stability testing for the spine, shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle, postural evaluation and screening for commonly found faulty movement patterns.

Work Injuries

All patients requiring physical therapy for a work-related injury will receive a full bio-mechanical evaluation, range of motion and strength testing, stability testing for the spine, shoulder girdle and pelvic girdle, postural evaluation and screening for commonly found faulty movement patterns.