Physical Therapy Services
Our physical therapists specialize in treating a diverse population with a vast range of diagnoses. We provide expert rehabilitation services to people who have had all kinds of injuries, illnesses, and accidents. Just a few examples are: motor-vehicle accidents, sports injuries, falls, stroke (also called CVA or cerebral-vascular accident). The PTs at TPI are experts in the use of physical agent modalities, such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation. The treatments we give are evidence-based, which means that the value of them is well-documented in the healthcare literature.
In addition to providing therapy after surgery, illnesses, or injuries, PTs are well-established professionals in a practice called pre-habilitation. In this specialized type of therapy, PTs design exercise programs prior to certain surgery, such as knee replacement, hip replacement, or shoulder surgery. This helps clients to be as strong and flexible as possible, ensuring the best post-surgical outcomes. PT is also the ideal therapy if you want to establish an individualized exercise program or improve athletic performance. The team of physical therapists at TPI are here for you to help restore motion, flexibility, improve gait (walking), decrease pain, correct deformities, and increase muscle strength.
Our Physical Therapists can help with the following:
How Can I Benefit From Physical Therapy?
At TPI, your physical therapy program will begin with a thorough evaluation of you, the client. This initial evaluation consists of a discussion about your goals for the therapy program. We want to know first-hand about what is important to you and any concerns regarding your ability to proceed through your day with strength, stability, and safety. Physical therapy is client centered, always placing the goals of the client first. Your physical therapist will then design a plan to help you meet those goals. You will learn how to manage your specific challenges so that you can function safely and effectively in your home, community, and work environment. At TPI, all therapists embrace an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, evaluation includes collaboration and consultation with everyone on your healthcare team, including other therapists, physicians and surgeons.
During therapy you will learn how to improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Your PTs will help you problem-solve ways to steadily and safely improve your endurance so that you can achieve your goals. For example, many post-surgical patients have extreme difficulty going up and down stairs. Your PT will prescribe an exercise program that targets the muscle groups required for using stairs safely and effectively. If it’s appropriate in your home setting, we even help you use those stairs if you need crutches or a walker! We know full well how much you want to get back to the ‘best version’ of yourself.
To make sure that your physical therapy plan is as effective as possible, your therapist will perform regular strength, range of motion, and endurance testing. This will allow your PT to make accurate and comprehensive assessments on your progress. After assessments, PTs often adjust exercise programs so you can progressively improve your abilities in a safe manner that doesn’t jeopardize your recovery from illness or injury. This is the best way to achieve your goals of independence and functioning at your maximum potential.
How Do I Know if I Need Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is often prescribed after many types of surgical procedures. Just a few of these include: total hip or knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, spinal fusion, spinal disk replacement, or discectomy.
Physical therapy can be critical to addressing deformities. For example, people who are suffering from scoliosis (curvature of the spine) often receive physical therapy to keep the curvature from getting worse and causing increased disability. PTs specialize in joint mobilizations and other manual therapies to help patients manage arthritic changes in the body. For those who have survived a stroke, PT is important in managing and minimizing the potential for contractures, which is when the limbs get “stuck” in certain positions and interfere with movement.
Essentially, if you or a loved one is having challenges with walking, strength, joint mobility, or endurance, physical therapy is extremely beneficial in achieving independence and an excellent quality of life.