Treatments & Conditions

oldercoupleOur clinic is composed of five private treatment rooms and a large gym full of state-of-the-art equipment to aid in your rehabilitation process. See more about each of our special areas of focus:

Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Healing Motion Physical Therapy offers a rehabilitation program for patients who are anticipating surgery by offering pre surgery consultation and post surgical physical therapy treatment. Before surgery, a patient can expect to be educated by a therapist about the physical aspects of the upcoming surgery, exercises that can be performed prior to surgery and setting realistic goals for post surgical physical therapy care. Our therapists maintain close communication with the referring physician to assist with preparation of an individual treatment plan for the patient.

Benefits of physical therapy pre-operative consultation care are:

  • Reduce preoperative anxiety
  • Provide education regarding the post operative physical therapy program
  • Therapy can help with post operative pain management
  • Can reduce swelling after surgery
  • Increase your mobility
  • Reduce your recovery time after surgery
  • Therapy can improve comfort levels

We maintain communication before and after surgery with the referring physician and make any modifications to the treatment plan based on the individual patient’s unique circumstances.

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Neck Strain/Pain

Many headaches can be caused from strain in the structures of your neck. These structures include several muscles that refer pain not only to the back of the neck and base of the skull, but to the forehead and temples. Headaches can also be caused from the stiffness of the joints in your neck, and without formal treatment, may remain tight or become tighter while causing your symptoms to become more severe. Though there are many causes of headaches, physical therapy can often be a successful treatment option for this problem.

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Low Back Pain

Up to 85% of people will have low back pain that will cause them to seek some kind of medical attention sometime in their life. Research has shown that mobilization techniques of the spine and an appropriate core strengthening exercise and stretching program are key elements for successful management from this all too common condition.

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Work Related/On the Job Injuries

Many of today’s jobs require repetitive movement, stressing the same structures in your body over and over and day after day. These types of activities will eventually cause your muscles to become over stressed and injured. As this stress continues on certain areas of the body, they reach an elevated level of irritation and inflammation. This inflammation becomes chronic because the irritating activity continues without modification, and nothing is done to stop the inflammation from continuing. As the condition progresses, it becomes more stubborn to fix, so getting in for early treatment is important. Work place injuries and rehabilitation can be a very complex process. At Healing Motion Physical Therapy, we make sure the communication between the physician and physical therapist, is always clear and quick. Working with workers compensation patients to get them feeling better, and back to work as soon as possible is our primary goal.

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Auto Accident injuries

Some of the most difficult injuries to recover from are ones resulting from auto accidents. The pain felt following an auto accident can seem life consuming and unrelenting. The importance of education and reassurance is important, but the importance of knowing how to treat the body with a hands on approach will separate those patients who have a full recovery, from those who continue to have pain in the long term. At Healing Motion Physical Therapy, we treat you at the pace your body can handle and develop an individual treatment plan to get you back to a normal life.

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Total Joint Replacement Care

Undergoing surgery to replace a joint can be scary, but rest assured that you are in good hands at Healing Motion Physical Therapy. We are extensively trained in treating patients with total joint replacements, and are very proud of our outcomes with these patients. Almost as proud as the patients themselves!

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Sport Specific Rehabilitation

Whether you are trying to get back to participating in youth leagues, high school, college, or just recreational weekend sports, Healing Motion Physical Therapy has you covered. We are in tune with what it takes to get you back to your optimum sport performance at your pre-injury level of play.

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General Strengthening Programs

Following illness, injury, or just a gradual weakening of the body during the aging process, physical therapy can help restore your body’s normal function and strength so you can live life again without feeling worn-out, weak, and unstable.

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Postural Assessment

Posture during work positions is an integral part of keeping your body healthy and pain free. Whether you are working in an active job where you are on your feet all day, or if you are sitting behind a desk for 8 or more hours, the position you are in will influence how much stress each part of your body will feel. Too much stress in specific areas for too long will lead to pain and dysfunction. We apply our understanding of proper positioning and body mechanics to your work place task to allow you to work in a better position and work environment to decrease strain and injury.

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Body Mechanics Training

Sometimes the best treatment for injury is prevention. Using good body mechanics can save you from injuring your low back, or any other part of your body. With proper body mechanics, we can teach you how to disperse the weight you are carrying, lifting, or moving safely to avoid injury and wear and tear on your body.

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Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation for men and women

The term “pelvic floor” refers to the muscles that lie at the base of the trunk, in the pelvis. These muscles have several important functions including support of the internal organs and stability of the lumbar spine. They also play a viral role in urinary control and incontence.
Like any other muscle group in the body, there are a myriad of things that can affect the normal functions of the pelvic floor. We are here to assist you in addressing issues that can seriously affect the quality of your life such as:

  • Involuntary leakage of urine, gas and/or feces
  • Pelvic pain that interferes with normal activities and functionality
  • Pelvic pain related to intimacy or myofacial tension and trigger points
  • Pelvic pain related to pregnancy and post-pregnancy
  • Pelvic pain following prostate surgery
  • Pelvic pain associated with other musculoskeletal conditions

Physical Therapy provides an excellent conservative treatment plan.

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Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy can be beneficial for patients to accelerate return to prior function and aide in quicker recovery time. Aquatic therapy is a great option for anyone who requires limited weight- bearing, joint protection, or emphasis on cardiovascular and general strength conditioning and/or are not tolerating Land-based exercises well.

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TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the modified hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull, which is immediately in front of the ear on each side of your head. The joints are flexible, allowing the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side enabling you to talk, chew, and yawn. However, this joint can at times become painful and problematic. This is referred to as Temporomandibualr Joint Dysfunction. Symptoms of TMJ include the following:

  • Painful/non-painful clicking and popping of the jaw
  • Locking of the jaw in an open or closed position
  • Pain or tenderness in the face, jaw, neck, and shoulders, and/or around the ear when you chew, speak or open your mouth wide
  • Fatigue of the jaw
  • Swelling in the side of the face
  • Headaches

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Vertigo/Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

There are many causes for dizziness and it is commonly related to the inner ear’s vestibular system, which is a vital part of maintaining balance. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common cause of vestibular dysfunction or what is referred to as vertigo. BPPV is benign, meaning it is not life-threatening nor progressive. BPPV produces a sensation of spinning (vertigo) that is paroxysmal, meaning it occurs suddenly. It is also positional, meaning it occurs with a change in head position.
In most cases it can be treated by a physical therapist by having the person perform specific, guided movements to reposition sensory receptor components of the inner ear. Activities that bring on symptoms can vary in each person, but they are always related to changing the head’s position with respect to gravity. Symptoms include the following:

  • Dizziness or sensation of the room spinning
  • Imbalance
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea