Physical therapists are health care professionals who provide services to patients of all ages. With extensive education in anatomy and body mechanics, physical therapists examine, evaluate, and treat people with health conditions resulting from injury or disease. They can also help prevent injury in the first place.
At Specialized Therapy Services, we treat a variety of muskuloskeletal conditions. These may include:
- Orthopedic Conditions Such as Back and Neck Pain, Headaches, Osteoporosis, Fractures
- Joint and Soft Tissue Injuries Such as Sprains, Strains, Muscle Spasms, Pre- and Post-surgical Conditions, Arthritic Conditons
- Neurological Conditions Including Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Nerve Injuries, Balance Disorders, Problems with Walking
- Workplace Injuries
- Sports Injuries
We utilize a variety of interventions to achieve maximal patient outcomes. Following a thorough evaluation, some treatment options include:
- Therapeutic exercise to increase muscle strength, stabilization, endurance, aerobic conditioning, range of motion and flexibility.
- Functional training to improve balance, coordination, overall mobility, walking ability, posture, self-care, home management, work and recreational activities.
- Manual therapy techniques including soft tissue and joint manipulation/mobilization.
- Electrotherapeutic modalities and physical agents to manage pain and inflammation.
Specialized Therapy Services is also a unique provider of Women's Health services and pelvic floor physical therapy. Common problems addressed include:
- Urine Leakage
- Urinary Urgency
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Muscle Weakness of the Pelvic Floor and Abdomen
- Bowel Control
- Pelvic Pain
- Painful Intercourse
- Painful Scar Tissue
- Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
- Pregnancy and Post-partum Problems
- Low Back Pain
- Sacroiliac Dysfunction
- Safe Exercise Following Childbirth or Abdominal Surgery
Following a thorough evaluation, these types of physical therapy treatments are often scheduled one hour, once per week and typically may include:
- education about the pelvic region such as basic anatomy, normal organ function, dietary issues, and bowel management
- therapeutic exercises to improve strength, muscle coordination and localization, and flexibility
- postural training
- body mechanics
- manual techniques/massage to reduce pain and soft tissue and/or scar restrictions
- joint mobilization/manipulation
- electrotherapuetic modalities to manage pain or assist strengthening