Other Conditions

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Lymphedema

A chronic swelling of the arm, leg, trunk and/or head and neck usually caused by damage to the lymph vessels from radiation, trauma, or a genetic defect. Compression therapy, manual lymph drainage massage, exercise, and skincare techniques are used to reduce the swelling and prevent its return.

TMJ Dysfunction

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction consists of any disorder or misalignment of the tendons, teeth, ligaments, or positioning that places undue stress on the joint and can cause pain, clicking and locking of the jaw. 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.

Fibromyalgia

A common syndrome characterized by long-term widespread pain and tenderness in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue. Fibromyalgia is a complex condition, but the cause is thought to be due to abnormalities of the central nervous system, leading to increased sensitivity and amplified pain signals. 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, promote desensitization of nerves/nervous system, and help individuals practice management techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation and mindfulness. Pool therapy often aides in the treatment and provides a continuum to keep symptoms at bay throughout your life. These techniques may help balance various stress chemicals, such as cortisol and adrenaline, which also impact sleep, appetite, body weight and temperature. Therapy can teach you how to decrease pain and manage symptoms on your own.

Neurological Conditions

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 muscular 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.

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Stroke/Post Stroke

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 get back to everyday activities. Pool therapy is one treatment technique utilized to help minimize gravity when regaining strength.

Vestibular Disorders

The vestibular system includes parts of your inner ear and brain that help control balance & eye movements. Dysfunction of the vestibular system often results in dizziness, sensations of spinning, nausea, vomiting, and balance problems. Vestibular rehabilitation focuses on using positioning and exercise-based programs to retrain your brain. These techniques help the brain recognize & process signals from the inner ear to assist with your vision, balance, & body awareness.

Fall Prevention Program

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.

Urinary Incontinence Training

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. Please see the Women’s Health Page for more information.

Please call us with any questions at (218) 641 7725.