List of Services
Physical Therapy Evaluation – Your physical therapist will conduct an evaluation consisting of a review of your medical history, your posture, gait, strength, flexibility, joint range of motion, balance, and mobility, your reflexes and sensation may also be evaluated.
Treatment Plan – based on your physician's diagnosis and the findings of the physical therapy evaluation, your therapist will develop a plan of treatment designed to improve your function and accomplish the goals that you and your therapist have developed.
Communication with Referring Physician – Your physical therapist will communicate on a regular basis with your referring physician regarding your Initial Treatment Plan, patient progress, changes in patient status, discharge from active file.
Filing Patient Insurance Claims – The staff of Advance Physical Therapy will file your insurance claim and assist you with any questions/problems regarding insurance coverage and filing.
Provide Physical Therapy Treatment – Physical Therapy treatment will be provided to improve function and mobility; decrease pain; increase strength, flexibility, joint range of motion; improve balance; improve gait. A number of treatment techniques and modalities are available to assist you in achieving your goals.
Therapeutic Exercise – activities such as passive range of motion, in which your therapist will move your affected body part through an arc of motion, or active/assistive range of motion, in which you assist your therapist in moving your affected body part through an arc of motion, or active range of motion, in which you independently move your affected body part through an arc of motion, are used to improve range of motion and strength. Strengthening is also accomplished through isometric exercise and isotonic exercise, in which muscles produce force while shortening (concentric) or lengthening (eccentric). Endurance is improved through activities such as gait training, in which patients are assisted in walking greater distances around the clinic or on the treadmill. The elliptical trainer is also a valuable tool in improving lower extremity strength and endurance. Exercise bicycles are utilized for endurance and range of motion activities.
Manual Therapy – Your physical therapist has been trained in a number of techniques such as therapeutic massage, joint mobilizations, and muscle energy techniques to assist in the reduction of muscle spasm, reduction of pain, and improvement in joint range of motion.
Thermal Modalities – moist heat packs and ice packs are utilized to provide superficial heat and cold, in order to reduce pain, muscle spasm, and inflammation. Therapeutic ultrasound is utilized to provide deeper heating and improved flexibility in connective tissues.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation – is used to assist in gaining control of muscle contractions and improving strength in injured limbs. Electrical muscle stimulation can also be used to reduce muscle spasm and reduce pain. These small units are available for sale or rental.
Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TNS) – is utilized to reduce pain and improve tolerance for activity and rehabilitation exercises. These small units are available for sale and rental.
Cervical and Lumbar Traction – traction treatments can be very effective in reducing the discomfort associated with disc problems in the cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) spines. Traction units for the cervical (neck) spine are available for sale or rental.
Patient Education – One of the most important aspects of treatment at Advance Physical Therapy is the time we spend talking with and educating our patients. We want you to understand your condition and all the aspects of your treatment plan. We want you to be comfortable in your understanding of the reasons underlying all aspects of your treatment. This helps improve patient compliance with home treatment programs.
Development of Home Treatment Programs – Obviously, the majority of a patient's time is not spent in a physical therapy clinic. Your time in the clinic allows your therapist to administer techniques and instruct exercises that will be helpful in reducing your pain and limitations, and improving your function. Your time away from the clinic provides valuable opportunities for you to practice and perform exercises and techniques in which you have received instruction. Compliance with your home treatment program is one of the very most important aspects of your care, and crucial to your improvement.