ProActive Physical Therapy offers hand and upper extremity rehabilitation services at 3 of our outpatient clinics. Our certified hand therapists (CHT’s) are experts in evaluating and treating highly complex hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions. For individuals experiencing pain and/or loss of function in their hand, elbow, or shoulder because of recent surgery, acute injury, or a chronic condition, our CHT’s will help guide them towards recovery.
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) therapy limits blood flow to working muscles in order to stimulate muscle growth and prevent muscle loss. This allows muscles to safely work under a low load and gain benefits in growth similar to high intensity training with heavy loads.
Cupping is a form of manual therapy, in which a therapist places cups to the skin via suction. This technique can help with pain and inflammation, while promoting self healing as it improves the lymphatic system. During treatment, you may feel an initial “tightness”, however, this quickly dissipates. Dark circular marks usually appear and can remain on the body from a few days to two weeks. These circles may look like bruising, but cupping does not create an injury. As you continue cupping treatments, these circles will become less dark and painful which indicates improved healing.
Sports Specific Therapy
No matter your sport, we provide you with hands-on therapy and treatment techniques to help you get back in the game. Our Athletic Trainers offer clinical skills and a collaborative approach with our physical therapists. ProActive is committed to focusing on the individual needs and goals to improve performance, while reducing the risk of injury.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is performed with ergonomic tools that detect and treat soft tissue conditions, whether chronic, acute, or post-surgical. The technique allows for faster rehabilitation and greater success when the goal is restoring range of motion, eliminating pain, and restoring normal function.
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Dry needling is a specialized technique that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and release underlying neural, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain. Dry needling is used to treat a variety of conditions, often chronic, but not limited to treat neck and back pain, headaches, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendinitis, tennis elbow, muscle spasms, hip pain, knee pain, repetitive stress injuries and more.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
TMJ disorders can have an emotional toll on our self-esteem and quality of life, because they affect basic tasks, such as talking and eating. Fortunately, physical therapy can help. Our clinicians specializing in TMJ, will educate you about correct jaw placement, provide hands-on mobilization of the muscles around your jaw, movement of your temporomandibular joint, posture correction, and strengthening.
The vestibular system is made up of the inner ear and parts of the brain, which help regulate balance and eye movement. Vestibular disorders are caused dysfunction of this system. Feeling dizzy or unbalanced? Vestibular therapy can help in cases of positional vertigo (BPPV), gait instability, motion sensitivity, cervical disorders, and other balance-related disorders.
Our proactive take on client education, and holistic approach, facilitates an effective and positive outcome for the treatment of injured workers. Our goal is to get you back to work safely. From the time of your injury through your full recovery, our services work in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Other related services offered:
- Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
- Work Conditioning/Hardening
The process of aging does not mean that seniors must tolerate increased pain or decreased mobility. Your physical therapist can help you gain an understanding of the physiological and anatomical changes that occur naturally with the aging process. Seniors can benefit from a physical therapy program designed to improve their function and ability to remain active.
Injuries are not only scary for children, but also for their parent. Our therapists are trained in pediatric orthopedic conditions so we can help your child achieve their maximum level of function and independence despite their injury. We work closely with parents to ensure success at home and strive to make physical therapy fun. With a sports medicine focused philosophy, we also partner with athletic trainers in schools to ensure safe return to any activity or sport.