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servicesAt your first visit, a physical therapist will perform an evaluation and talk with you about your condition. The therapist then creates a physical therapy program based on your physician’s recommendations and the results of the evaluation. The therapist takes into account your expectations and goals, your age and physical abilities.

If you are in pain at your first visit, you should expect the physical therapist’s goal is to provide a treatment that gives you immediate short-term pain relief. To achieve this, your therapist may provide electrical stimulation, ultrasound, manual therapy such as soft tissue mobilization, and cold packs. The therapist may also provide you with instructions in proper positioning to control your pain symptoms.

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Exercise is almost always an important part of your program. You will usually exercise in our gym and we will give you exercises to do at home.

Following your first visit, your therapist will send a report to your physician regarding your evaluation and program plan. Before you return to your doctor, your therapist will send an updated report describing your progress in therapy.

Each therapy session takes about one hour. If you are coming for knee, ankle, shoulder or spine rehabilitation, your session may take a little longer in order to carry out your exercise program.

Common Conditions Treated at OCPT

Physical therapy rehabilitation programs may include pre and/or post surgical rehabilitation for some of these conditions.

Spine


Strains and Sprains
Degenerative Disc Disease
Spondylolysis
Spondylolisthesis
Scoliosis
Compression Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Headaches

Hip


Strains and Sprains
Osteoarthritis
Groin Strain
Fractures
Hip Replacement

Shoulder


Adhesive Capsulitis
Rotator Cuff Tears
Sprains and Strains
Tendinitis
Tendinosis
Labral Tears
Impingement Syndrome
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Knee and Leg


Meniscal Tears
Ligament Injuries
Fractures
Anterior/Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Chondromalacia
Tenditinis
Plicae Syndrome
Patellofemoral Syndrome
Knee Replacement

Elbow, Wrist and Hand


Sprains and Strains
Fractures
Tendinitis
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Trigger Finger
Contusions

Ankle and Foot


Sprains and Strains
Achilles Tendinitis
Ankle Tendon Rupture
Fractures
Plantar Fascitis
Bunions
Contusions
Neuromas


Specific Components Of A Physical Therapy Session

Modalities
Modalities are used to reduce pain and inflammation. Common modalities used in physical therapy are:

Hot Packs, Whirlpool, Cold Packs, Ultrasound, Low Level Laser


Hot packs, whirlpool, cold packs, ultrasound and low level laser are heating
and cooling and non-heating (photo therapy) agents that are used to relieve
pain, reduce inflammation and speed healing. Modalities such as these are
used in physical therapy and are adjunct to rehabilitation programs.

Electrical Stimulation


Electrical stimulation is a method of treatment used to excite nerve and muscle tissue for the purposes of acute or chronic pain relief, neuromuscular reeducation and prevention of disuse muscle atrophy.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a passive treatment technique that uses the therapist’s
hands to move a mobile and/or immobile segment for the purposes of examination
and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders such as muscle spasm, myofascial
restriction and joint compression. Common techniques used in therapy are:

Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization


Massage
Joint Mobilization (Grades I, II, III)
Cervical Traction
Pelvic Traction
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Myofascial release

Exercise Training


In our physical therapy practice, exercise training is the cornerstone of success in rehabilitation. Almost all of our patients receive some form of exercise training. Exercise training is used to improve joint range of motion, strength, balance and endurance. Exercise helps relieve pain and improve function. Patients routinely receive home exercise instructions as part of their rehabilitation program.

Spine Stabilization Exercises
Open and Closed Chain Rehabilitation Exercises
Assistive Gym Exercises
Manual Assistive Active and Resistive Exercises
Proprioception Training
Balance Training
Endurance Training
Functional Training and Lifting

Spine


Strains and Sprains
Degenerative Disc Disease
Spondylolysis
Spondylolisthesis
Scoliosis
Compression Fractures
Osteoarthritis
Headaches


New Patient Packet:

Please print and complete the below form to bring on your first visit.


We offer evening hours, and can schedule a new patient within 48 hours.

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