Orthopedics & Sport Rehab
Orthopedic problems include injuries of the spine and extremities that can arise from various musculoskeletal injuries, including sports injuries or degenerative changes. Balance Solutions is unique in our ability to incorporate manual therapy techniques with therapeutic exercise and neuro-muscular re-education. This combination of services allows us to achieve maximum functional gains for all orthopedic conditions.
Our therapists help individuals return to work, sports or a full active lifestyle. Each therapists has extensive training, and on average our therapists have over 10-15+ years of experience. Several of our therapists travel the country teaching our techniques.
Balance Solutions treats all injuries of the spine and extremities, including post-surgical care and rehabilitation for total joint replacements. Several medical specialists have come to rely on us for our expertise and outstanding level of service.
What is Orthopaedic & Sports Rehabilitation?
Orthopaedic physical therapy focuses on the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries that occur to the musculoskeletal system. These injuries may include muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and/or ligaments. Orthopaedic therapy may consist of education, postural correction, strengthening, stretching, manual therapy (hands on intervention), neuromuscular re-education, proprioceptive training and more. Orthopaedic therapy has many benefits such as; decrease pain, restore function, increase strength & flexibility, prevent re-injury, and optimize performance.
Musculoskeletal injuries can occur at any time; lifting a heavy object, twisting the wrong way, repetitive motions, playing sports, or even when performing routine tasks at home. Recovery can be a slow and painful process; however, physical therapy intervention can speed up the rehabilitation process and alleviate your pain. Our physical therapists utilize a variety of evaluation and treatment techniques for both acute and chronic injuries, assisting with proper diagnosis and timely care. Through various treatment methods physical therapy can reduce pain, strengthen your body, and prevent further injury. Our therapists can help you return to the activities and lifestyle that you enjoy.
Our Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy program can provide significant benefits for the following conditions:
- Back and pelvic pain
- Neck pain and headaches
- Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries
- Hip, knee and ankle injuries
- Muscle, joint and myofascial pain
- Sprains & Strains
- Pre- and Post- operative conditions
- Spinal dysfunction & scoliosis
- Chronic pain & fibromyalgia
- Muscle weakness
- Sport injuries
- Achilles tendon rupture or tendonitis
- Biceps rupture
- Cartilage tears or injury
- Femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI)
- Hip labral tear
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s or baseball elbow)
- Meniscus tear
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Shoulder instability
- Shoulder labral tears
- ACL Tear
- Work related injuries
At Balance Solutions you will be evaluated by a skilled licensed physical therapist to determine factors contributing to your condition such as; range of motion, muscle strength, joint mobility, soft tissue mobility, postural alignment, gait mechanics, abnormalities in movement patterns, body mechanics and your quality of movement with normal daily activities. Following a thorough evaluation, a personalized plan of care with goals will be constructed specifically to meet your individual needs.
What types of intervention are provided?
Therapeutic exercise is the systematic and planned performance of body movements or exercises which aims to improve and restore a specific physical function. Our therapists utilize a combination of therapeutic exercise progression to achieve the best possible outcome.
A few forms of exercise include:
- Muscle performance exercises
- Pilates, Cable columns, TRX, weights
- Aerobic & endurance conditioning
- Range of motion & stretching exercises
- Agility training
- Postural exercise
- Body mechanics
Neuromuscular re-education exercises are designed to re-develop normal and controlled movement patterns. This type of exercise helps achieve a variety of goals, improving:
- Balance & Coordination
- Ankle, hip and stepping strategies
- Proprioception (how you sense the position of different body parts)
- Joint stabilization & biomechanics
- Energy efficient movement patterns
Sport related injuries, repetitive stress injuries, neurological conditions, and poor posture can result in unhealthy and faulty biomechanics, making movement patters become inefficient and painful. Our therapists incorporate many neuromuscular re-education exercises to retrain and improve movement patterns, thus alleviating pain and preventing re-injury as well as improving gait mechanics and balance.
Manual therapy is described as a “broad group of passive interventions in which physical therapist use their hands to administer skilled movements designed to modulate pain; increase joint range of motion; reduce or eliminate soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restrictions; induce relaxation, improve contractile and not contractile tissue extensibility; and improve pulmonary function”. 1
Balance Solutions therapists have been trained in many types of manual therapy techniques to effectively treat patients with various types of conditions. Manual therapy is used in conjunction with therapeutic and neuromuscular re-education exercises to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Manual therapy techniques can be simply used to increase flexibility or joint mobility in the ankle or hip, allowing for improved balance and gait mechanics, or may be used to decrease pain and muscle spasm after an acute injury. Effective manual therapy intervention is used to speed up the heeling process and promote proper mechanics throughout the body.
A few techniques include:
- Myofascial Release
- Muscle Energy Techniques
- McKenzie Progression
- Mulligan Mobilization with Movement
- Joint Mobilization
- Soft & Deep tissue mobilizations
- Trigger point release
Manual therapy can be used in conjunction with therapeutic exercise and neuromuscular re-education to achieve the best possible outcomes for all of our patient populations, thus improving:
- Joint mobility
- Range of motion
- Soft tissue mobility
- Relief from pain or muscle spasm
- Postural alignment
- Proper ankle / hip mechanics for standing & walking balance
Call today for more information or to schedule a comprehensive evaluation (440) 449-3400