Physical Therapy

Department Information

You can choose where you do physical therapy! If you are injured or have had surgery, you have a choice as to where you complete your prescribed therapy. At Family & Specialty Medical Center, we have two Licensed Physical Therapists and two Physical Therapist Assistants. We provide one-on-one personalized rehabilitation programs, including stretching and strengthening exercises, home exercise programs, and additional modalities for muscle relaxation and recovery. We specialize in low back and neck rehabilitation using advanced technology and equipment for testing and strengthening. We also treat balance disorders, TMJ disorder, women's health issues, and any and all pre and post surgical rehabilitation.

Additional conditions treated with Physical Therapy:

Foot/Ankle

Knee

  • sprain/strain
  • ACL
  • meniscus and cartilage damage
  • patella femoral syndrome
  • total knee replacement
  • pre- and post surgical cases

Hip

  • arthritis
  • total hip replacement
  • IT band syndrome

Shoulder

Elbow

  • arthritis
  • dislocation
  • sprain/strain
  • lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

Hand/Wrist

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • arthritis
  • sprain/strain
  • fractures
  • pre- and post surgical cases
Vestibular Training
  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Balance
TMJ Disorder
Why is Physical Therapy important?

1. Determination of Medical Necessity

Through physical capacity testing, we can compare an individual to normative strength values to determine if they are weak or imbalanced. Bilateral extremity comparisons also provide computerized graphic analysis of the involved limb vs. the uninvolved limb. Strength, range of motion, endurance, speed, and overall work are some of the categories scrutinized. The quantitative objective data provides clear-cut determination for the type of physical medicine and strengthening that is or is not required.

2. Feeling Good

Patients take an active role in recovery. This new attitude energizes their somatic environment. By gradually strengthening the involved body region, we develop better stabilization of the torso or joint complex. Patients begin to enjoy life to the fullest by removing disabilities and improving their overall functional capacity.

3. Prevention of Relapses

You have certainly known someone who has complained of the same recurrent condition on several occasions. One reason these individuals suffer from easy flare-ups is because the injured or weakened body region had never been appropriately strengthened. Although their pain may have subsided on prior episodes, chances are they were never strengthened to completely stabilize the weak links or injured areas. Thus, a re-injury often occurs. We provide maximum strengthening and optimum health.

4. Avoid Future Problems

Hip problems can often lead to knee problems and vice versa. By properly healing, strengthening, stabilizing, and returning joint function to normal values, prevention of other potential problems can be obtained. A weak back often leads to over compensation of the upper torso, or a shoulder deficiency can lead to asymmetrical muscle imbalances and neck problems. Appropriate strengthening in a controlled and isolated fashion is essential.

5. Save Money

Besides keeping people at their best, rehabilitation at our facility can save you money. Just as brushing and flossing your teeth can prevent expensive dental work, physical capacity testing and rehabilitation care can help avoid the expense of having to seek continued care for chronic conditions.

Physical Therapy Department hours:

Monday
7am - 7pm
Tuesday
7am - 7pm
Wednesday
7am - 7pm
Thursday
7am -7pm

Friday
7am - 5pm
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED