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Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Our focus on orthopedics is at the core of what we do and movement is at the core of your physical health.

At Pain & Movement Solutions, we are focused on your ability to be your best! Our Doctors of Physical Therapy will utilize a whole body approach to address not only your pain, but the source of your movement dysfunction.

Our clinicians have advanced training and specializations, which gives them expertise to treat all parts of the body. You will receive hands-on treatment customized to your specific needs aimed at reducing pain, reinforcing healthy function and movement and preventing further injury.

Whether you’re trying to get back to everyday lift, your job or your sport — We can help you reach your goals!

Your experience and care will focus on

  • Restoring functional joint movement and appropriate health of the muscle and tendon tissues through various manual techniques, including high-thrust mobilization techniques
  • Education on performing home exercises and guidance on incorporating healthy movement into your daily life.
  • Fitting each program to each individual’s needs

We are confident that together we can help you be your best!

Orthopedic rehabilitation encompasses every part of the body:

Headaches

Do you suffer from headaches? If so, you are not alone.

Roughly 45 million Americans suffer from headaches.  Headaches are so common that many people think they are normal.

In fact, headaches are your body’s warning sign that something is not functioning properly.

Physical therapy has proven to be successful in decreasing and/or resolving the intensity and frequency of symptoms, improving an individual’s function and mobility, and improving a patient’s quality of life.

Our Doctors of Physical Therapy will perform a thorough evaluation to determine the source of your headache: tension, migraine, cervicogenic, vestibular, and/or muscle contraction headaches to name a few.

General Arthritis

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Hip osteoarthritis

Injuries

  • ACL sprains and tears
  • Patella femoral pain syndrome
  • Meniscus tears
  • Hip & shoulder labral tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle sprains & strains
  • Golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow (epicondylitis/epicondyalgia)
  • Wrist Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Muscle Strains

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Joint Sprains

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Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

  • Orthopedic surgeries
  • Abdominal surgeries

Knee

We have you covered: Patellofemoral pain, IT band syndrome, bursitis and osteoarthritis to name a few and rehab for every surgical intervention.

Hip

We help individuals all the time with Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome, Trochanteric bursitis, Impingement, Osteoarthritis and much more.

Foot & Ankle

We take our feet for granted until they start to hurt.

Let our experts help address your foot pain, from plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon issues and arthritis pain to post-op care. Our experts are able to design custom orthotics and treatment programs to find SOLUTIONS to get you back on your feet.

Shoulder

Common ailments treated by our therapists include:

  • Rotator Cuff Strain
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Multi-directional instability
  • Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

Wrist & Hand

The hand is the tool of tools”. ~Aristotle

As therapists we personally know how important it is to take care of your hands and how debilitating hand pain can be. We use evidence-based approach to find solutions to your pain or movement dysfunction.

Common ailments treated by our therapists include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Arthritis
  • Wrist and Hand Fractures
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Elbow Fracture
  • And more

Elbow

Common ailments treated by our therapists include:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Post-op repairs

Ribs

You have 12 pairs of ribs that originate off the thoracic spine and wrap around to the front of the body to protect your vital organs. Ribs normally elevate and depress with normal breathing. However, poor mobility in your ribs can lead to painful breathing, soreness in your sternum (breast bone) and limited movement.

Physical therapy is effective for treating:

  • Costochondritis
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Fracture ribs
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (numbness and tingling into the arms)

Low Back Pain

Affecting 80% of us at some point in our lives, it is no wonder back pain is the second most common reason Americans visit a doctor (next to upper respiratory infections).

A healthy low back that is cared for, can withstand immense forces and offer great support. For example, power lifters and elite Cross Fit athletes are able to hoist hundreds of pounds in various movements safely. In contrast, if your low back lacks mobility or stability it can be vulnerable to injury. Low back pain can occur after a traumatic accident or after even simple repetitive movements or sneezing/coughing when a previous weakness existed.

At Pain & Movement Solutions, we can help

  • Relieve pain/control symptoms
  • Determine source of pain
  • Restore the total body’s healthy range of motion
  • Strengthen & stabilize the body’s core muscle
  • Optimize stability to prevent reoccurrence of symptoms or injury

Our doctors of physical therapy utilize interventions with proven effectiveness, including spinal high- thrust mobilizations, dry needling, and a variety of advanced soft tissue techniques, including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). In addition, we employ the latest in specialized exercise programs to not only eliminate your pain but, as just importantly, to prevent it from returning.

Why you should call Pain & Movement Solutions FIRST for Low Back Pain

When you have back pain and consult with one of our doctors of physical therapy within the first 2 weeks after the pain starts, research shows you are:

  • 53% less likely to need Spinal Surgery
  • 52% less likely to need Epidural Injections
  • 46% less likely to need MRI & Imaging
  • 35% less likely to need additional physician office visits
  • 11% less likely to need Pain Medications

Accessing physical therapy within 2 weeks after the onset of back pain typically reduces the total cost of care by $1,200 – $2,200!

Our patients frequently comment that “they have never had a more thorough and effective management of their spine complaints.”

Spine rehabilitation treatment can help those patients with:

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging disc
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal surgery/fusions
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sacroiliac pain

Neck

Neck pain affects 1/3 of the adult population.

Whether you have been suffering from neck pain from poor posture, spinal misalignments, arthritis, disc herniations or recent injury, our Doctors of Physical Therapy are your movement experts to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Commonly Treated Disorders

Hyper-mobility

  • Whiplash
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Spondylosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Scoliosis

Hypo-mobility

  • Stenosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Compression fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease

Post-operative

  • Anterior cervical fusion
  • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Laminectomy
  • Discectomy

Pregnancy Physical Therapy

During pregnancy, your body experiences many hormonal and physical changes that alter how your muscles and joints function.

  • Forces on the muscles, tendons and ligaments are changed.
  • Center of gravity is moved.
  • Motor control is impaired.

All of these factors cause your joints to handle load differently, which can lead to discomfort and pain in many areas of the body.

Why Choose PT During Pregnancy?

  • Exercise at a moderated rate is safe and encouraged during low-risk pregnancy for the health of the mother and baby. Our Doctors of Physical Therapy can assist you in a safe exercise routine.
  • Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles before delivery can help by improving the delivery process and reducing risk of pelvic dysfunction after delivery.
  • Our PTs are trained to look for and educate you on postural changes, breathing techniques, body mechanics and more that can reduce pain and improve quality of life during pregnancy.

Our Program

 Our PTs can help ease pregnancy symptoms through:

  • appropriate stretching and strengthening programs,
  • Effective manual therapy techniques, and
  • Nutrition and lifestyle education

while monitoring the safety of you and your baby.

Post-Partum Physical Therapy

1 in 3 women have urinary leakage postpartum… but only 19% of these women seek medical help.

Your pelvic floor is made up of many muscles that create a sling. These muscles can be damaged or weakened, just like any other muscle in your body, causing pain and dysfunction. Other muscles in your body help strengthen your pelvic floor too, such as your diaphragm, core muscles and back muscles.

After labor and delivery you may experience things such as:

  • Urinary leakage or retention
  • Pelvic pain which can even change how you walk or impact how long you can sit or stand
  • Painful intercourse
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica or other nerve pains
  • Extreme core weakness
  • Stress, fear and altered sleep habits that increase pain
  • C-section scar pain or immobility

Why choose PT after delivery?

  • Those with postpartum pain and dysfunction improved more quickly and holistically when guided by a PT.
  • Exercise improves emotional well-being, decreases postpartum depression and anxiety and improves physical conditioning
  • It is SAFE to begin exercise a few days after giving birth vaginally, but it is best to be guided by an expert. Sit-ups and planks should be avoided for at least 4 Your women’s health PT will advise you when you are ready to perform these higher intensity activities.
  • A PT can help decrease C-section scar thickness and increase scar mobility. This can improve pain in the area, and may even help low back pain.