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At Eclipse PTSP, we have the ability to treat all musculoskeletal injuries and all body parts. Below are some specific services offered however it is not limited to these solely.
NEW! ViPerform Running Analysis and Assessments: Full ViPerform running analysis through state-of-the-art dorsaVi technology. This assessment includes testing and measuring your jog, run, sprint, accelerations/deceleration, and distance run. A video analysis of running form is also included. Flexibility and strength assessment of key muscle groups for efficient running. The following measurements are assessed:
- Symmetry of left and right leg ground reaction force (GRF)
- Average ground reaction force (L&R leg), average initial peak
- Acceleration (L&R leg), average ground contact time (L&R leg), average steps per minute, total distance, average speed, time, outdoor assessment for up to 24 hours
One follow up session is also included to review your results and to discuss strategies to improve performance and prevent injury. Call today to set up your assessment!
Direct Access Evaluations: Ability to evaluate and treat an injury for 30 days before having to see a physician or obtain script for physical therapy.
Muscle Strains: A muscular strain is when fibers of a muscle have been elongated past normal length and thus have been disrupted. Muscle strains can be of varying degree however regardless of grade because the muscle fibers have been disrupted physical therapy is warranted. Physical therapy can promote healing and decrease swelling/inflammation in the acute phase. Physical therapy can also help break up scar tissue and re-align fibers of injured tissue. Lastly physical therapy can help restore normal strength surrounding the injury in order regain full function and prevent future injury.
Ligament Sprains: A ligament sprain is when a ligament is elongated past normal length and the fibers of the ligament has been disrupted. Similar to muscular strains ligament sprains can have varying grades and physical therapy is warranted. Physical therapy can promote healing and decrease swelling/inflammation in the acute phase. Physical therapy can also help break up scar tissue and re-align fibers of injured tissue during the remodeling phase of healing. Lastly physical therapy can help restore normal strength surrounding the injury in order regain full function and prevent future injury. Strength return is very important in a ligament injury because you obtain stability in your joints through your ligaments and muscles. So if we compromise one of those as in an injury it is that much more important to make sure that other if functioning at an exceptional level.
Low Back Pain: Movement based evaluation and symptom response will determine appropriate treatment. Low back treatment can consist of an directional preference exercise along with hands on manual therapy. Treatment will be based upon if it has been determined that pain is originating from disc pathology, degenerative condition, musculature/soft tissue injury, or joint dysfunction.
Cervical Pain: Movement based evaluation and patients symptom response will determine appropriate treatment. Cervical treatment can consist of an directional preference exercise along with hands on manual therapy. Treatment will be based upon if it has been determined that pain is originating from disc pathology, degenerative condition, musculature/soft tissue injury, or joint dysfunction.
Pre-operative and Post-operative Rehabilitation: Completing physical therapy before surgery is a very important piece in recovering fully after surgery. A patient is going to have much more successful outcome if they are able to obtain close to full ROM and strength along with minimal swelling prior to surgery. Typically post operative rehabilitation would consist of 4 phases. The first phase would entail more modalities (hot pack/cold pack, electrical stimulation) to decrease pain and swelling along with passive range of motion. The second phase would typically consist of some active ROM exercises and light strengthening. The third phase would consist of progressive strengthening and light agility exercises. The fourth phase is typically includes progressive agility and plyometric exercises along with any sport specific or work specific activities. The length of each phase would vary based upon the type of surgery that was performed. At Eclipse PTSP we treat all types of surgeries from arthroscopic procedures to total joint replacements.
Arthritis: Physical therapy along with physical activity has been shown to help arthritis. Some loading of the joints help secrete synovial fluids within the joint which helps nourish cartilage and lubricate the joint. This in turn will help decrease joint stiffness and help prevent further cartilage breakdown. However, too much loading to the joint can also set off an inflammatory response. Therefore, physical therapy is great way to become educated on ways that you are able to decrease joint stiffness at the same time not be doing more harm to your joints. Physical therapy can also provide strength and normal ROM to an arthritic joint which may have become weak and tight over time through modifying activities.
Custom Orthotics: I am able to cast and make a mold of your foot and customize an orthotic specifically for you. This could be based upon your activity level, your type of footwear, your foot structure, or if you are overcoming an injury. Some insurance plans do cover orthotics, however some do not so please check with your insurance coverage if orthotics are a covered service. You are also able to pay out of pocket for orthotics if they are not covered by insurance.
TMJ Dysfunction: Systematic evaluation to determine origin of pain with treatment approach designed through results of evaluation. Treatment may include modalities, manual therapy techniques, and patient education.
Concussion Rehabilitation: At Eclipse PTSP, treatment for a concussion is molded by the patient’s symptoms. Typically, physical therapy for concussions can consist of a vestibular component ( if patients are having more balance or dizziness issues), occular motor exercises ( patients with more tracking or visual complaints), cognitive training ( memory deficits), and an exertional component. Depending upon what type of symptoms a patent is having and how long they have had their concussion will dictate patient’s customized treatment approach.
Video Running Analysis: Video Analysis of running mechanics from lumbar spine down to foot. A corrective exercise program will also be included based upon assessment of how the hip, knee, and foot/ankle are moving.