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Manual Orthopaedic Therapy

We take a personal and direct approach to meeting each patient's health needs, whether the goal is getting over a back pain episode or skiing the bumps. For people with health problems resulting from an injury or disease, the physical therapist assists in the recovery process making them stronger and more mobile, relieving their pain, and helping them to regain use of the injured area or to return to work and recreation. Physical Therapists are experts at teaching patients what to do to shorten their rehabilitation time. Home exercises and self-care are a part of every patient's treatment. You can expect a complete evaluation, education on your condition, modern treatment techniques, state of the art equipment and an outstanding physical therapist who will make your rehabilitation a positive experience.

We offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program for post-surgical procedures. We make it a priority to educate our patients about their procedure and healing process to give them the tools to help themselves. Post-operative care is performed at the highest therapeutic level with protection of the patient and preservation of function as the primary goals. Our therapists want to achieve the fastest possible recovery without endangering the surgical repair or the patient's safety. Regular communication with the surgeon is of the utmost importance and allows the patient excellent outcomes. We only see patients in one-to-one treatment sessions and are committed to quality customer service and promoting our physician and patient relationships. Protocols are followed for individual surgeons.

Our therapists employ manual physical therapy techniques, to some degree, with all of our orthopedic patients. Manual physical therapy is the hands-on treatment of impairments found during the assessment. The goal is to restore the injured tissues to normal function. All of the physical therapists employed at Made to Move Physical Therapy, Inc. have advanced training in manual physical therapy.

Manual therapy is combined with exercise to promote:

  • Healthy and efficient joint motion
  • Maximal muscle strength and endurance
  • Coordination of movement with daily activities and recreational sports

Within this approach, techniques employed are:

  • Joint mobilizations in the extremities and spine
  • Myofascial release/soft tissue mobilization
  • Manually resisted exercise techniques and multi-planar functional movement exercises
  • Cross-friction massage
  • Muscle energy technique

To maximize the effects of the manual physical therapy, a home exercise program will be taught. The goal of the home program is to reinforce the hands-on work done by your therapist

Examples of orthopedic conditions or areas treated are:

  • Spinal Conditions: Back or neck pain with or without radiculopathy, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatic pain, whiplash syndrome, sacro-iliac dysfunctions, torticollis, post surgical repair or fusion, thoracic outlet syndrome, compression fractures, postural strains.
  • Shoulder: Rotator cuff strains and tears, tendonitis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, impingement syndromes, instability, dislocation, fracture, subluxation, post surgical repair or joint replacement.
  • Elbow: Tennis and golfer's elbow, tendonitis, bursitis, nerve entrapment, ligamentous instability and strains, dislocation, subluxation, fracture.
  • Wrist & Hand: Carpal tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, pronator teres syndrome, tendonitis, game keepers (skier's) thumb, repetitive strain or overuse injuries; acute and cumulative trauma, trigger-fingers, fracture, post surgical repair / transfers of tendons and ligaments, RSD (complex regional pain syndrome).
  • Hip and Knee:Piriformis syndrome, bursitis, acute and chronic muscle pulls or strains, post surgical repair or joint replacement, Patello-femoral pain, chondromalecia, iliotibial syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, meniscus or ligamentous injuries or repair.
  • Arthritic and debilitating conditions: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, multiple sclerosis.
  • Ankle & Foot: Plantar faciitis, tendonitis, sprains and strains, shin splints, ankle instability, tarsal tunnel syndrome, post surgical repair, tarsal tunnel syndrome, bunions, fracture.
  • Chronic pain syndromes: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial pain syndrome, chronic headache or migraines

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