Physical Therapy treats movement problems and pain by using your own body’s ability to heal itself, and uses skilled hands on techniques to ease pain and improve movement. Physical Therapists are your partners in decreasing pain, increasing movement, and empowering you to optimize what you live for!
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Here is what you can expect at Health In Motion Physical Therapy clinics! All Health In Motion clinics are outpatient clinics with direct access. No referral needed!
Some of the ways to decrease pain with TMJ is to balance the forces in the joint by proper rest position of the tongue on the upper palate with teeth apart, breathing through the nose. One exercise that can be helpful is with tongue on roof of mouth, gentle open and close the mouth. This causes fluid movement in the joints, just like opening and closing your hands if your joints are stiff.
Benign Paroxysmal positional vertigo is one of the most common causes of dizziness. We can test for this by moving the head in certain directions and looking for nystagmus (rapid involuntary movement of the eye). When we see nystagmus it allows us to determine which ear and which canal is involved. From there we can treat the problem by moving the head in certain directions to get the otoconia (ear crystals or debris) to fall back where they belong.
The 6 way lunge matrix is commonly utilized to improve a patient’s balance. It challenges a person’s balance by changing their base of support with the different foot positions, and it will change their center of gravity with the different planes of motion. This therapy is used in a wide range of ages and conditions from elderly working on balance as well as with extreme athletes.
A trigger point can be defined as a super tight or sore spot in a skeletal muscle. This basically means that a trigger point is a tiny knot within a tight muscle that can be very painful to touch. We have a variety of treatment techniques that are focused specifically on eliminating trigger point related impairments to help people return to an optimal level of function.
Therapeutic exercise refers to a wide range of physical activities that focuses on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexibility, stability and balance at what would be considered NORMAL for that individual. The goal is to return an injured patient to a fully functioning, pain-free state, and usually requires a "skilled" person to make it therapeutic.
This treatment will consist of repetitive movements, posturing, and stimulation designed to reinforce nerve signals for functional movements. It is theorized that when the nerve signals are “retrained” and appropriate muscle movements are repeated, movement patterns become automatic again. Neuromuscular re-education is usually done along with other types of treatment to promote functional muscle movement.
Dry Needling treatments are making a huge impact on treating acute and chronic pain, headaches, neck and back pain, tendinitis, plantar Fasciitis, muscle strain and so much more. Many of our patients have experienced tremendous relief after just a couple treatments when incorporated with a complete plan of care!
If you are dizzy, losing balance, experiencing weakness, or even experience difficulty getting up and down from a chair or stairs: We find out where specifically your problem is and get you an individually-designed plan of care for to work on strength, coordination and flexibility.
AFS is a form of assessment and treatment that is tailored to each individual. It is based on multiple types of sciences: physics, biology, and behavioral sciences. In other words, we take into account the environment you live in, the structure and abilities of your body, and your goals and desires. With a thorough assessment, including discussing your goals, we are able to develop an individualized treatment plan.
If you want to improve your sitting and standing posture in the thoracic and cervical spine, here are two very small but key exercises to strengthen thoracic and cervical spine postural muscles.
Whether using adaptation or working to strengthen and increase range of motion in body parts, a physical therapist is key to getting your child to achieve greater mobility and independence in their lives.
Myofascial is pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues and is very common. Poor posture (working against gravity continually) is one of the leading causes and the upper neck/back muscles are often effected. It may involve either a single muscle or a muscle group. In some cases, the area where a person experiences the pain may not be where the pain is located.
We video tape and analyze your current body movement when you swing a club. We work together to release your limitations which automatically improves your swing. Better Swing – Better Game!
A common misconception is that spinal manipulation by a physical therapist is the same as with a chiropractic adjustment. While technique application between the professions can be very similar, the two professions operate under different treatment models. See how they are different!
Our staff is well trained in the use of a variety of manual therapy techniques including: myofascial release, massage, trigger point treatment, stretching, mobilizations, and manipulations to just name a few.
If you’re experiencing continuous leg, ankle, or foot pain often times a orthotic can make all the difference. You can get them from the store, a semi-custom, and completely custom orthotic. Your physical therapists education can be extremely helpful in helping you pick which is best for you.