We offer a number of services and treat a variety of diagnosis to provide you the best care possible. This section does not cover all the services we can provide, nor all the diagnoses we treat, if you have any questions or need more information, call (610)789-9887
Orthopedic physical therapy is a specialty in physical therapy indicating a focus on the treatment of injuries/problems located in the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and nerves. Most often there may be several mechanical components contributing to your symptoms. An orthopedic focused physical therapist has extended training in recognizing and treating these issues in a comprehensive manner. The American Board of Physical Therapy – Specialists Board issues the designation of O.C.S. (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) following rigorous assessment and examination of the therapist. We, at Pain Relief and Physical Therapy, all have a particular interest in orthopedic injuries and have several therapists with the O.C.S. designation. Our goals are to be able to work with you to abolish pain, restore motion, improve muscle strength/balance in the affected region, improve gait patterns, improve functional mobility while aiming to return you to your recreational activities and prevent reoccurrence.
This is the therapist's approach for the patients to get and stay in shape. This targeted program helps the inactive or under active prepare for increased physical exertion, including home exercise, by teaching the proper way to condition muscles. At the end of your program you will be able to safely continue your exercise routine at home, in the gym or outside.
General Conditioning -This is ideal for the average person. Someone who is looking to increase their energy level, feeling of well being and improve muscle tone would benefit from this program.
Sports Specific Training - Any athlete would benefit from our strength and conditioning program. It takes into consideration body energy systems, muscle fiber type and mechanics for your particular sport.
Recreational Sport Performance Enhancement - This program is designed to help prevent injuries and over use syndromes common to the“weekend warrior,” and to enhance your game.
Post Cardiac Rehabilitation - To decrease the risk of reoccurrence, after cardiac rehabilitation, we have a supervised exercise program emphasizing cardiovascular conditioning.
Post Outpatient Rehabilitation - After rehabilitating an injury, it’s nice to be able to get back in shape at a facility that understands your previous condition and can tailor a program around it.
Osteoporosis - Weight training helps to maintain bone mass. Our program is balanced to insure all areas of the body are stressed appropriately.
Weight Loss – We combine exercise with dietary guidelines to promotehealthy weight loss.
Our staff has experience successfully treating professional, amateur, college, high school and recreational athletes of all ages. Our goal is to rehabilitate and educate patients and communicate with the referring physician, parents, coaches and athletic trainers to ensure safety when returning to sports participation.
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Work tolerance testing-We determine a person’s suitability for a specific job, which includes screening for pre-existing conditions and predisposition for certain injuries. We are not limited to any job situation. Examples of two long-standing clients: accessing job tasks performed by EMT's at Keystone Quality Transport, and heavy lifting required by the truck drivers at Penske Logistics.
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Neurological rehabilitation involves injuries, disease, and problems related to the central nervous system. In therapy, we work to achieve maximal, independent level of function through strengthening, range of motion, coordination and balance training as well as functional activities. Our facility is fully accessible and we can adapt/accommodate our equipment to meet your needs.
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Pediatric rehabilitation refers to rehabilitation of the very young or children to age 18 with neurological and orthopedic problems. It requires special training to assess a wide variety of problems such as:
o muscle weakness,
o muscle tightness,
o balance and coordination issues,
o somatosensory integration,
o Motor planning and more.
These issues must be addressed in therapy in a form of play, which is age appropriate, to ensure the child’s cooperation and interest.
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Spinal rehabilitation refers to problems with your neck or back. It is a subspecialty of orthopedic and manual therapy. Because of the unique structure of the spine and special problems related to this area, specialized training is necessary to ensure appropriate treatment.
Because the majority of problems are mechanical, relating to specific activities, postures, and habits of the patient's life style, a mechanical solution is necessary. A thorough evaluation will be performed to identify movements, positions, and activities that aggravate the condition as well as those that will decrease symptoms.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) estimates that 80% of the population suffers from back pain at some stage of their lives. Disc or facet joint malfunction are often the cause of such pain and are often the underlying cause of muscle spasm which is often seen in the back. Our accurate assessment of signs and symptoms, with skilled manual therapy treatment, can provide both pain relief as well as accelerated healing for such back-related injuries.
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Dentists and physical therapists work together in the treatment of these disorders, with PTs also addressing cervical spine disorders which commonly are associated with temporomandibular joint disorders. A reduction in cervical restriction can assist in decreasing the stress and inflammation placed on the tempromandibular joint. It is also important to differentiate between the symptoms caused by each area and treat each component of the problem to optimally restore joint function and mechanics. Skilled manual therapy, in conjunction with physical modalities, can be particularly effective in treating these conditions.
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Headaches may present anywhere above the neck, including the face. Common sites are at the base of the skull, side of the head, forehead and around the eyes. Although headaches are often caused by a variety of factors, one of the more common is an injured or damaged joint(s) on the upper part of the cervical spine (neck). Relief can often be achieved by mobilizing the problem joints. According to at least two different studies (Parker, et al, 1978 and Jensen, et al, 1990), mobilization resulted in a 28% reduction in the frequency of migraines.
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Effective rehabilitation of physical injuries is essential to return to normal activities and prevent injuries from recurring. The use of specific manual techniques in conjunction with well controlled and targeted exercise promotes and accelerates recovery. Following injury or surgery, our goals include the restoration of normal functional movement in a controlled environment ultimately leading to a return to pain free activity on your own.