Physical Therapists are the experts in treating neuromusculoskeletal conditions ranging from chronic pain to sports injuries in an effort to avoid surgery and/or medications.
Physical Therapy is a conservative treatment option that many patients and doctors decide is best in order to treat certain injuries and/or pain without medications, injections, or surgery in order to avoid the risks and potential harmful effects that can result. However, this is not to say that therapy can help everyone, nor that surgery or medications is not necessary at times. However, in cases where surgery or medications is necessary, PT is very beneficial to use in adjunct in order to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and guide patient's through the recovery process.
Physical therapy usually includes a combination of exercises, stretches, and manual interventions aimed to reduce pain and improve function. At Advanced Manual Therapies, we specialize in advanced manual treatment techniques, such as dry needling, cupping, and manipulations, in order to treat the symptoms quickly. When these advanced techniques are combined with education on stretches and exercises to prevent the return of symptoms, patients experience greater relief for longer durations. This means getting back to weekend golf, afternoon tennis, or simply the drive to work without pain, faster.
What types of things can we treat?
- Neck Pain - including whiplash, headaches, migraines, degenerative disc disease, and osteoarthritis
- Back Pain - including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and osteoarthritis
- Shoulder Pain - including labral tears, rotator cuff tears/disease, impingement, bursitis, tendonitis, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Elbow Pain - including medial epicondylitis (golfers elbow) and lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Hand/Wrist - including carpal tunnel and tenosynovitis
- Hip - including sciatica, piriformis syndrome, and trochanteric bursitis
- Knee - including osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, runner's knee (IT Band friction syndrome), and patella-femoral pain
- Ankle/Foot - including lateral ankle sprain, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, neuroma, and shin splints
- Chronic Pain - including fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, and osteoarthritis
- Sport Injuries/Traumatic Injuries
- Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Related Whiplash Injuries