Robinwood Orthopaedic Specialty Center has a fully-equipped physical therapy facility with licensed and certified physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. The physical therapy professionals at Robinwood Orthopaedic Specialty Center are devoted to giving you one on one care, helping to guide you through your injury or disability with sincere concern and a high level of knowledge.
What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a form of treatment utilizing physiologic (related to the healthy functioning of your body) principles to manage illness or injury.
Patients who can benefit from physical therapy include those recovering from an orthopaedic injury, neurological event, or chronic painful ailments such as arthritis or neck pain. Physical therapy is also an important part of the rehabilitation process after arthroscopic or joint reconstruction surgery.
A physical therapy rehabilitation program can help reduce pain, improve strength and mobility to the affected area and facilitate a patient’s return to normal activity, including work and athletics. Programs are tailored to each individual patient’s diagnosis, capability, and therapy goals, and often include:
- Guided exercise
- Hot packs
- Game Ready Vasonpneumatic Cryotherapy- Developed by scientists and doctors using proprietary NASA spacesuit technology, the Game Ready System simultaneously delivers both adjustable cold therapy and intermittent compression, making it easy to apply the two most difficult-to-manage aspects of the RICE regimen.
- Skilled manual techniques
- Spinal traction
- Iontophoresis- Iontophoresis is a non-invasive method of delivering drugs into the body. With a low-level electrical current, iontophoresis repels drug ions through the skin and into underlying tissue.
- Ultrasound- Ultrasound machines are a treatment modality that utilize high or low frequency sound waves. These sound waves are transmitted to the surrounding tissue and vasculature. They penetrate the muscles to cause deep tissue/muscle warming. This promotes tissue relaxation and therefore is useful in treating muscle tightness and spasms. The physical therapist can also adjust the frequency on the machine to use waves that will decrease inflammation.
- Electrical stimulation- Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. By placing electrodes on the skin in various locations the physical therapist can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle. The physical therapist can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction. Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.
You will be treatment will be guided by a licensed Physical Therapist (PT) or Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) the entire time, with the ultimate goal being to help you return to the highest level of function possible. We treat a variety of injuries and dysfunction, including but not limited to:
- Total joint replacements
- Sports injuries
- Low back pain
- Neck and spine injuries
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Post-surgical orthopaedic rehabilitation
- Non-surgical orthopaedic injuries
- Balance dysfunction
- Chronic and acute pain syndromes
- Work-related injuries
- Postural dysfunction
- Sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis