Active Physical Therapy Solutions offers many services to get and keep you ACTIVE! Please give us a call or request an appointment online.
During the initial evaluation, a licensed physical therapist will meet with the patient one-on-one. The evaluation includes a thorough history of your injury as well as your past medical history. Your full assessment may include posture, soft tissue, range of motion, strength, orthopedic, neurological and gait assessments. You will then be informed of your functional physical therapy diagnosis, how your medical diagnosis may affect your functional diagnosis and the plan of care (POC) to efficiently care for your problem.
During your rehabilitation, our physical therapists will assess your improvement by conducting a functional activity assessment. This will provide your physician with valuable information to help him/her release you back to full activity. It may also be used to determine return to athletic activity and/or establish an injury prevention program.
Active Release Technique (ART®) is a soft tissue assessment/treatment system, which allows the physical therapist to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves in a concise efficient manner.
We offer a very active sports medicine approach to injury management. We use modalities to aid in your care. Some of these modalities include cryotherapy (cold), ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
We apply our active sports medicine wellness approach to injury management through therapeutic exercise. We provide a solid program for muscle development, flexibility, postural improvement balance training and muscle imbalance correction.
We provide an appropriate program for core activation and development with all of our physical therapy programs.
For all lower extremity patients, we provide an in-depth analysis of your walking pattern and compare it to standard gait patterns. This provides us with valuable information to help correct your walking pattern and treat your specific problem. We will also provide assistance with the proper fitting and use of ambulatory devices such as crutches, canes and walkers.
For a nominal fee, one of our highly trained staff members can assess your injury and give you a recommendation on how to take care of your injury yourself or how to proceed to obtain the appropriate medical attention.
We provide fittings for ALINE orthotics. The orthotics fit comfortably in your shoes and help to put your body in its optimal biomechanical position.
Range of motion, flexibility, recovery time, and performance can be improved using Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Instruments effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue allowing full functional restoration to occur.
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which the therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. The therapist uses a pump as a vacuum to draw skin into the cup. This causes your skin to rise and redden as the blood vessels expand. Patients get it for many purposes including to help with pain, inflammation, and blood flow, as well as relaxation and well-being. It draws the skin away from the muscle tissue, increasing the flow of fluid in the space between the two, thus improving the healing process, promoting healthy tissue, and decreasing pain levels. Those that have had the infamous “tools” here at APTS will be glad to know that it is not as uncomfortable as the tools!
Otherwise known as Acoustic Compression Therapy (AST), Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a new technology that uses an acoustic wave to treat chronic painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system, particularly those involving tendons.
ESWT, through the use of the Well-Wave unit, provides an acoustic wave or “shock wave”, an intense but very short energy wave that travels faster than the speed of sound. The technique of ESWT has been used for nearly a quarter of a decade to break up kidney stones. After treating thousands of patients for this condition, it was found that many people undergoing this procedure had other unrelated aches and pains resolve. The type of lower energy shock wave we use is specialized to specifically help treat musculoskeletal conditions such as: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis/Tendinosis, Calcific Tendonitis/Tendinosis, Frozen Shoulder, Connective tissue pain and degeneration, Muscle Pain and Injuries, Joint Injuries, Morton’s Neuromas, Epicondylitis/Tendinosis (Tennis Elbow).
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tex Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions.
SpiderTech™ is a type of kinesiology taping which provides a full line of predesigned and ready to apply taping applications. The most important quality of SpiderTech™ is the natural elasticity, which can be used for a variety of therapeutic applications including circulatory, structural and neurosensory. The 16 ready to apply taping applications are designed to alleviate pain and provide support to weakened and injured areas of the body and can be applied in various ways depending on the clinical goals of the practitioner. This can include pain reduction, improved circulation, and structural support of a joint or muscle. The patient is able to achieve early engagement of pain free ranges of motion and strengthening exercises in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions.
Personalized blood flow restricted rehabilitation is the brief and intermittent occlusion of venous (veins) blood flow using a tourniquet while exercising. Using this technique, you can exercise with significantly lower weights while still creating a hypertrophy (growth) and strength response. Traditionally, to get a hypertrophy and strength response in your muscles, you would need to lift a heavy load.