Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists are licensed health care professionals who work with individuals who have sustained injury, surgery, and/or disabilities. Physical Therapists are trained to evaluate strength, range of motion, posture, balance, and functional performance. From examination an individualized treatment plan is formulated to help restore functional level, every day activities, sport performance, and work capacity. The treatment may consist of manual therapy/mobilization techniques, soft tissue techniques, modalities (heat, cold, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, traction), cardiovascular exercise, balance training, stretching, strengthening, core stabilization, post operative care, return to sport training, education, and a home exercise program. The goal of physical therapy is to return an individual to their prior functional level and to promote independent management.
Our Occupational and Hand Therapists are trained in the rehabilitation of the upper extremity and have specialized knowledge of arm and hand function. They are trained to assess a variety of diagnoses and to formulate treatment plans to address the individual’s needs. The treatment may include splinting, performing job site evaluations, use of modalities, stretching, strengthening, work simulation, scar management, fine motor skills, and post-operative care. Using specialized skills in assessment and treatment, hand therapists work with their clients to prevent injury or impairment, restore functional activity, and enhance participation in daily life.