A chronic swelling of a limb usually caused by damage to the lymph vessels from radiation, trauma, or a genetic defect. Compression therapy, manual lymph drainage massage, exercise, and skin care techniques are used to reduce the swelling and prevent its return.
TMD is comprised of any disorder or misalignment of the tendons, teeth, ligaments, or posture that places undue stress onto the joint. Your physical therapist will visit with you to assess your symptoms and discuss problem areas. Then an evaluation will be done, looking at jaw movement as well as surrounding joints and muscles of the neck, shoulders, and possibly the rib cage, back and other areas that can all have attachments that affect positioning of the Temporal Mandibular Joint.
A common syndrome characterized by long term body-wide pain and tenderness in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue. Therapists will work with each patient individually as this condition affects each person differently. They work to find positions of comfort to release tension, improve muscle function, and improve posture. Pool therapy often aides in the treatment and provides a continuum to keep symptoms at bay throughout your life. Therapy can teach you how to decrease pain and then manage symptoms on your own.
A stroke is the loss of brain function due to a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. We work as a comprehensive team with physical, occupational, and speech therapies to retrain your nerve interaction within your muscles to improve your function through a variety of treatments. Pool therapy can offer an easier medium to begin many movements.
Neurological conditions, including cerebral vascular accidents (stroke), Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries and many other diagnoses can be treated through our therapists by providing neuromuscular training to regain or retrain the nerve and muscles communication Therapy services provided are individualized to each patient. Therapy may include flexibility, muscle activation and strengthening, cognitive training, daily activities.
Vertigo is a term used to describe a "spinning" sensation that affects 20-30% of the general population. Commonly it is caused by a dysfunction of balance organs in the inner ear. Physical therapy can be helpful to correctly identify the problem and improve the dysfunction through a variety of techniques.
Falling can be a very serious risk especially for the aging population. In many instances it will determine if someone is able to live independently or if they need assistance. There are many entities that are assessed to determine someone's risk of falling. By understanding each person's situation, we are able to develop an individualized plan to decrease this risk`.
Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control resulting in involuntary loss of urine or stool. Pelvic floor weakness resulting in a loss of muscular support for the bladder, uterus or rectum is often the cause. Incontinence for urine may be termed stress, urgency, or frequency. A physical therapist will use various customized approaches to strengthen your pelvic floor and decrease your episodes of incontinence.