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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy
Friday, June 9th, 2017
Physical Therapy is a form of rehabilitation used to help patients regain skills and reduce symptoms stemming from injury to the musculoskeletal and vestibular systems.

Our vestibular-certified physical therapists help patients regain the skills needed to meet the demands of daily life following an injury. For patients recovering from a concussion, our physical therapists identify and treat the source of symptoms by performing a thorough evaluation.

Cervicogenic mechanisms of the neck and spine, as well as systems of the brain and body that coordinate balance, vision, and our sense of location in space, are often susceptible to injury due to a blow to the head, chest, or body. Many common symptoms of concussion, such as headache, dizziness, nausea, vertigo, and light sensitivity, can occur as a result of impairment to these areas. When left untreated, symptoms can linger and even intensify.

Our physical therapists are trained to identify the source of your symptoms and tailor treatment to your specific injury so that you can get back to your normal work, home, and school routine more quickly and free of symptoms. If you are an athlete recovering from a concussion, our physical therapists will work closely with your physicians, athletic trainers, and coaches to move you through the appropriate return-to-play protocol, ensuring that you are ready to participate in all athletic activities safely.

 

What does my Physical Therapist focus on during treatment? 

Vestibular Impairments Musculoskeletal Impairments Oculomotor Impairments
Dizziness and Vertigo Neck Pain Saccades
Imbalance and Coordination Headache Smooth Pursuits
Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Joint and Muscle Injuries Convergence Insufficiency

 

In addition to vestibular therapy, our physical therapists specialize in treating the following:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Dizziness with Positional Changes
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Imbalance
  • Mobility Problems
  • Motor Coordination
  • Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic Conditions:
    • Low Back Pain
    • Neck/Mid Back Pain
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Hip Pain
    • Knee Pain
    • Foot/Ankle Pain

For Your Brain The Best Minds

For Your Brain The Best Minds