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ORTHOPEDIC

We treat all type of musculoskeletal injuries or conditions. We emphasize high level mechanical assessment and exceptional care.

SPORTS MEDICINE

Sports Medicine, is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Although most sports teams have employed team physicians, Athletic Trainer's and Physical Therapists for many years, it is only since the late 20th century that sports medicine has emerged as a distinct field of health care. Physical Therapists have the opportunity to Specialize within the Field of Sports Medicine which results in the Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) credential. Sports PT's have a focused practice on understanding the unique demands and rehabilitative needs of athletes from adolescence, through high school, college and professional sports. Sports PT's distinguish themselves through their understanding of what it takes for an athlete to return to play or activity after an injury or movement dysfunction related to athletic participation.

HAND THERAPY

Hand therapy is the art and science of evaluating and treating injuries and conditions of the upper extremity. Hand therapists are either occupational or physical therapists who generally work closely with a hand surgeon and provide non-operative interventions, preventative care and post-surgical rehabilitation for a wide variety of upper extremity disorders. A hand therapist may achieve advanced certification as a ?Certified Hand Therapist? or ?CHT? by practicing for at least 3 years and accumulating a minimum of 4000 hours of experience specific to hand and upper extremity specific disorders. To become a CHT, the therapist must also pass a rigorous certification exam to demonstrate their expertise in the practice of hand therapy.
Hand therapists work with individuals that have simple finger injuries to complex hand surgeries that require the advanced training of a CHT. Their expertise in the rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity helps patients with these conditions as well as chronic conditions, such as arthritis achieve their best possible outcomes. Hand therapists work with their patients to establish individual treatment plans and home programs, provide custom orthotic fabrication for preventative and post-surgical care, and help provide patient centered treatment goals. Common injuries seen by a hand therapist may include:

  • Wrist and thumb tendonitis/tendonosis
  • Finger fractures and dislocations
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon repairs
  • Wrist fractures
  • Joint replacement
  • Traumatic injuries and amputations
  • Carpal tunnel and other nerve compressions

VESTIBULAR

The vestibular system is part of your inner ear that helps sense motion and head position. Dysfunction of the vestibular system can result in symptoms of dizziness, imbalance, nausea/vomiting, vertigo and an overall decreased quality of life due to restrictions in activity. Physical therapists that specialize in vestibular rehabilitation can evaluate and treat patients that are dealing with dizziness and/or imbalance. They use techniques to retrain the brain to process sensory information more effectively.


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