RECREATIONAL & ATHLETIC INJURIES
While most recreational athletes recover quickly following injury, some require physical therapy to assist recovery. Our goal is to safely return each individual to the previous level of function, as well as providing them with the tools necessary to prevent a condition from becoming a chronic problem. Our staff is specially trained to perform sport and musculoskeletal analysis to determine which interventions would suit an athlete’s needs. Patients are often involved in the treatment of the following conditions: ACL and/or PCL injury and surgical reconstruction, meniscus tears, rotator cuff tears, labral tears, chronic ankle sprain, low back strain, hamstring tightness or strain, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and other general muscular strains.
After an incident of trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, traumatic fractures, shoulder separations, etc., many individuals need some type of rehabilitative care to maximize function and prevent future complications. Goals for therapy following trauma include decreasing swelling and inflammation of joints, decreasing muscle spasm and promoting healing of soft tissue lesions, while preventing scar tissue restrictions and restoring functional mobility, strength and endurance.
GENERAL ORTHOPEDIC DISORDERS
Some of the patients we treat suffer from a variety of musculoskeletal disorders that compromise their ability to perform daily activities. Often a flexibility and strengthening program utilizing modalities will allow these individuals to function at a higher level. Conditions often treated with physical therapy include: arthritic conditions, patello-femoral dysfunction and post-operative rehabilitation.
Total Sports Therapy uses a manual therapy approach to the treatment of spinal dysfunction and pain. These gentle techniques work towards realigning the spine into its normal resting position which restore full range of motion and function while reducing pain. Once pain levels decrease, the client is moved towards an exercise program which is tailored towards that individual’s needs.
TOTAL JOINT REHABILITATION
Patients who undergo total joint replacement have unique needs regarding physical therapy. Education is as important as exercise in dealing with rehabilitation following total joint replacement. The physical therapists at Total Sports Therapy work closely with the patient to ensure clear understanding of the goals and expectations throughout the rehabilitation process. Attention to detail during the rehabilitation process helps to ensure the success of a total joint replacement.
Some children suffer from a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, which compromise their ability to perform daily activities. Often a flexibility and strengthening program utilizing modalities will allow children to function at a higher level. Conditions often treated with physical therapy include: JRA, Osgood-Schlatters, patellar tendonitis, patello-femoral tracking problems, and Sever’s Disease.
Fitness evaluations and programs for those desiring to improve their fitness level are also available. The goal of the fitness program is to assist each participant to achieve and/or maintain a healthy level of fitness in order to maximize functional abilities and aid in the prevention of injuries. Total Sports Therapy offers rehabilitation services to area industries for worker’s compensation rehabilitation. The worker’s are treated as industrial athletes with the goal of being able to return the employee to his/her job pain free without any restrictions. These services are used to successfully close out worker’s compensation claims with the interest of both the company and the worker fulfilled.