Everyday issues and Specialties
Physical pain isn’t the only way you may be hurting. When you can’t bend down to put on your hiking boots, sit on your bike, pick up your dog or cat, stand to cook a meal or get down on the ground with your grandchildren anymore because the pain is too severe, this can bring down your spirits. As the pain continues or progresses, it can also wear on your self-esteem.
Our mission is to help you get back to all that you enjoy and feeling great about it, NO MATTER YOUR AGE!
YOUR PERSONAL TREATMENT
Just as each injury and pain is different, so are the treatment options we offer. We evaluate your individual needs in order to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you gain mobility, strength, coordination and confidence so we can restore normal range of motion and bio-mechanical function.
Each person will receive his or her own treatment plan which may include a combination of, but not limited to, the following therapeutic activities listed below.
INDIVIDUALIZED EXERCISE PROGRAM
Special time and attention is taken to customize a personalized therapy program just for you. Whether your goal is walking down a set of stairs, gardening, sitting to play cards or playing sports at your full capacity, we will take care of you.
MODALITIES AND TAPING
Ultrasound and electrical stimulation are included, as needed, to assist you in your ability to complete your program. We also use Kineseo-Tex Taping and ACE taping techniques to provide stabilization to a joint, inhibit an overactive muscle, increase firing of an under-active muscle and to reduce edema.
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE AND JOINT MOBILIZATION
Hands-on soft tissue therapy relieves abnormal tension of muscles and fascia of the body, improving fascia mobility. Joint mobilization improves the mobility of the joint to move more fluidly within its own space to increase range of motion while reducing pain. This release aids in the restoration of movement to a joint and its surrounding tissue by stimulating the movement receptors of the body which will reduce the pain receptors from firing.
POSTURE EVALUATION AND ALIGNMENT
Posture is everything. It is an outward expression of your nervous system. Our therapists evaluate your posture each time you come in to check how your program and your habits outside of the clinic are contributing to your progression.
Specific and progressive exercises are meant to improve the mobility, then stability, of the muscles and joints. Just as you progress in your function, so should your program. Upon discharge, you are given a progressive home program with which you can continue to make further gains and/or maintain what you’ve achieved.
WE PROUDLY ANNOUNCE THAT TIM KOMAZEC, PT, IS CERTIFIED IN COMPLETING BIG THERAPY WITH PATIENTS WHO HAVE PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND PARKINSON’S-LIKE SYMPTOMS.
- Targets patient problems with hyperkinesia (inability to stop a motion) or bradykinesia (slow movements).
- Patients are treated in hour-long sessions for four consecutive days a week over four weeks.
- The BIG protocol is designed to improve the gait pattern, balance, transfer abilities, flexibility and neuro-physiological problems such as slow thinking, slow learning, attention, shifting cognitive sets, internal cuing and procedural memory.
- We use principles of neuro-plasticity in re-training normal use, intensive practice, repetition, complex/challenging activities and feedback/motivation. Homework must be completed 30 consecutive days.
- Upon completion, the program should be continued daily by patients (with the assistance of family members as needed) to improve safety, quality of life and independence in all daily activities.
- The program works best in those people who are in the early stages of Parkinson Disease, though it can also be quite beneficial to those in the latter stages.
(The changes in a person’s physicality is amazing. It’s with great joy we see patients leave with huge smiles on their face with a new lease on life!)
This program is a series of repeated stretching activities to specific muscles along one , or a group, of nerve pathways to clear any impingement in the peripheral nervous system. The therapist treating you will determine the cause of your muscle and postural imbalances, find the nerve pathway(s) most involved in your postural dysfunction and assist you in completing the program to abolish the abnormal muscle memory patterns. This will improve your joint positioning, range of motion and muscle length-tension properties for strength, balance and endurance.
Posture is an outward expression of your nervous system. As a result, this treatment can assist with your migraines, headaches, neck and back pains, SI pain, rotator cuff and bicep tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfers elbow, plantar fasciitis, arthritic pains and fibromyalgia to name a few.
SFMA – SELECTIVE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT
The SFMA is a comprehensive assessment used to classify movement patterns and direct manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions. It helps the treating therapist determine YOUR specific movement patterns during the examination. Each person has their own movement patterns, pain and mechanical profiles so each evaluation will present different values with each client. This is what makes this assessment tool so valuable. The client directly feels and sees what their limitations are, understanding why their therapist is giving the specific exercises assigned. It is a global assessment, so no stone is left unturned. If you have knee pain, we evaluate your movement patterns from your feet to your thoracic spine. IT IS ALL CONNECTED! There are numerous studies that have linked dysfunction at one area of the body with pain and dysfunction in another area of the body.
Your Personal Best Physical Therapy 2018