Access Sports Medicine provides physical rehabilitation services for patients in the Seacoast of New Hampshire, including the following programs:
Custom Splint Fabrication
Custom splints are fabricated in our Occupational Therapy Department for hand, wrist and elbow patients. Splints provide protection, restrict motion and/or may provide stretching as prescribed by the physician.
Baltimore Therapeutic Equipment (BTE)
BTE is a specialized piece of exercise equipment that can test and rehabilitate upper extremities in simulated, job-specific tasks. It provides dynamic exercise using interchangeable tools that mimic job demands.
Ergonomic Job Site Evaluation
Our Occupational Therapists are specially trained to evaluate a patient performing their job in their workplace. After analysis, the therapist will provide recommendations to make the job site safer, more efficient and to prevent injury.
Over 80% of the population will experience debilitating back pain at some time during their lifetime. This one-hour group session provides education in spinal anatomy, dysfunctions and body mechanics. This program provides the tools and education for managing and preventing future injury. This program is ideal for anyone who is eager to learn and take an active role in caring for their spines
Work conditioning is a two-hour group therapy program that is offered three times a week. It is beneficial for individuals who no longer require the one-on-one skills of a physical therapy, but are unable to return to their previous level of work performance. This program offers cardiovascular training, strength training, endurance training and simulated job-specific tasks to promote a safe return to maximum work capacity.
Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
An FCE is an intensive, short-term (usually four hours) evaluation that focuses on major physical tolerance abilities related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed and flexibility. It is a systemized approach using evaluation instruments whose reliability and validity have been determined through peer reviewed research and are available in the public domain. The purpose of an FCE is to help determine return to work capacity, provide effective documentation for case resolution, and to establish safe physical demand levels for future vocational opportunities.
Postural Restoration Therapy (PRT)
Postural Restoration Therapy (PRT) evaluates and treats postural
imbalances and improper movement patterns that can lead to pain. This
innovative treatment addresses the primary contributions of postural
kinematic movement dysfunction.
A full body assessment identifies patterns of human stance, extremity
use, respiratory function, vestibular imbalance, mandibular
orientation and foot dynamics. Specially trained therapists prescribe
exercises to balance these patterns through correct respiration.
Strengthening and stabilization exercises are then prescribed to
restore muscle balance.
Conditions that may Benefit from PRT:
-Joint, neck and back pain
Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics offers Postural Restoration
Therapy to patients suffering from chronic conditions who may not have
responded to traditional treatment approaches.