Physical Therapy

  • Physical therapists (PTs) are licensed health care professional who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. - American Physical Therapy Association.

    Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational therapy (OT) means the therapeutic use of occupations, including everyday life activities with individuals, groups, populations, or organizations to support participation, performance, and function in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings. Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments to support engagement in occupations that affect physical and mental health, well-being, and quality of life. - American Occupational Therapy Association.

    Speech-Language Pathologists

  • Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. A person may benefit from Speech and language pathology services if they have difficulty producing speech sounds, have trouble understanding others (receptive language skills), sharing they own thoughts(expressive language), understanding social cues with verbal and nonverbal communication, remembering what they just heard and trying to organize those thoughts, or if having difficulty with feeding and swallowing. - American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

    Balance and Fall Prevention

  • Falls are one of the most serious health risks for older adults. Physical Therapy can help identify and reduce these risk factors, as well as educate a person on general fall prevention. Balance cannot be broken down into one system as it involves a relationship between sensory and motor control. If you have concerns, a Physical Therapy balance assessment is a good place to start.

    Manual Therapy

  • The term "manual therapy" refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy treats musculoskeletal pain and disability. Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. Specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.

    Joint Replacement Therapy

  • Physical Therapy is key to achieving your best possible outcomes when you are considering having a joint replacement but don’t overlook the importance of Physical Therapy prior to surgery. You can work on improving your strength in your affected limb as well as the rest of your body to prepare for what the physical demands will be following surgery. (Refer to Post Surgical Physical Therapy)

    Back and Neck Therapy

  • A large percentage of Physical Therapy visits involve problems related to the back or neck. Other than the common cold, back pain is the number one reason for seeing a doctor. Extended periods of time sitting, looking down at a cell phone and a general lack of exercise weakens the spine. Physical Therapists treat joint dysfunctions of the spine along with nerve and muscle related issues. Assessing how the back and neck effect leg or arm problems is also an essential part of a physical therapy evaluation.

    Post-Surgical Therapy

  • Following a surgical procedure, a person still experiences pain and anxiety. Placing your confidence in a stranger’s ability can be challenging. If possible, we recommend coming in for a presurgical Physical Therapy consult to go over what you can expect following your procedure. We take a team approach with your doctor to help reduce pain and swelling, increase your mobility and ultimately restore your function.

    Postural Analysis

  • There is no other healthcare professional that appreciates the importance of good posture like a Physical Therapist. Physical therapist are musculoskeletal experts who specialize in structure and function. Maintenance of good posture improves breathing, reduces pain, improves balance, decreases risk of injury, and makes you look taller and slimmer. Need we say more.

    Fitness Classes

  • Medically Oriented Gym
    A medically oriented gym is specifically designed to empower its members and improve lives through fitness, wellness, guidance and care. At Active Physical Therapy, you can continue your fitness routine with the support and knowledge of our experienced therapist.