Information on Specialty

The practice of physical therapy involves the utilization of physical modalities, such as exercise, heat, cold, electricity, sound, and light to treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions that may limit function and/or cause pain. These symptoms and conditions may be the result of trauma, surgery, neurological conditions such as stroke or parkinson's, the effects of aging, overuse, poor posture and body mechanics, and numerous orthopaedic conditions.

At Advance Physical Therapy our primary area of concern is orthopaedic conditions such as:

  • Knee and ankle injuries
  • Post-operative rehabilitation following knee surgery (ACL, menisectomy, patella realignment)
  • Post-operative rehabilitation following hip or ankle surgery
  • Post-operative rehabilitation following shoulder surgery (Rotator cuff repair,glenoid labrum, SLAP lesions, recurrent dislocations)
  • Post-operative rehabilitation following back and neck surgeries (Laminectomy, diskectomy, spinal fusion)
  • Back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Overuse injuries due to work, athletics, or activities of daily living
  • Tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, sprains, and strains
  • Post-operative rehabilitation of joint replacment surgeries (Total Knee, Total Hip, Total Shoulder)

    We also work with a number of symptoms and problems that are the result of neurological conditions and/or the effects of aging. These would be problems such as:

  • Balance and gait difficulties
  • Generalized weakness
  • Difficulty with stairs or rising from a seated position
  • Inflexibility; spasticity
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Difficulty with mobility or changing positions.

    Following your physical therapy evaluation, an individualized treatment program will be developed which addresses your specific needs and goals. If your physical therapist feels that further evaluation or treatment at another facility would be more appropriate, the proper referrals and consultations will be initiated.

    At Advance Physical Therapy, our goal is to return you to your desired level of activity and function, whatever your condition.

    Related Links:

    American Physical Therapy Association

    Nebraska Physical Therapy Association