Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

We evaluate and treat a wide variety of injuries or conditions that involve the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.  These conditions can occur in any type of individual regardless of fitness level.

Treatment of orthopaedic injuries includes:  

  • Manual therapy techniques: Soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, functional mobilization, therapeutic massage, manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, visceral manipulation, nerve mobilization

  • Therapeutic exercise: Individualized strength and flexibility training, spinal stabilization, plyometrics

  • Neuromuscular re-education: Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, re-training of efficient movement patterns

  • Therapeutic activities: Postural education and training, task specific analysis and training, dance technique re-training

  • Modalities: Electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, phonophoresis, moist heat, ice, mechanical traction

  • Supplemental Corrective Interventions: Taping techniques (Kinesiotape, McConnell, Mulligan and athletic), foot padding, shoe modification, orthotics.

Posture and Ergonomics Training

Inefficient posture impairs function, which can lead to a multitude of injuries and chronic conditions.  We educate and train patients in self-awareness and the maintenance of an efficient, pain-free alignment during functional activities. Our focus is on kinesthetic learning, so that your body learns these new movement patterns automatically, without relying on thought or preparation prior to movement.  We accomplish this through detailed instruction, demonstration, repetition and individualized stretching and stabilization exercises.

Performance Analysis

Whether you are a performer, an athlete or a weekend warrior, it is possible to perform your favorite activities without pain.  PhysioArts can help you achieve your peak performance by evaluating your activity-specific movement patterns, and then developing a program to address any inefficiencies to assist you in reaching your optimal level.  We have provided physical therapy for marathon runners, triathletes, figure skaters, soccer players, power weight lifters, martial artists and prima ballerinas, just to name a few.
 
We are also available to do site visits for any performing companies, businesses or sports teams.  These site visits include meetings with management to review injury patterns, customized injury prevention workshops, ergonomics and biomechanics training, individualized screenings and on-site physical therapy care.