Treatment, Recovery & Prevention
At Alternatives in Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves on providing the most comprehensive physical therapy services to help you recover from injury and manage chronic pain. Our experienced and knowledgeable team offers a variety of techniques to help you with injury treatment, chronic pain relief, preventative care, and more.
Aquatic therapy utilizes the buoyancy and viscosity (resistance) properties of water. Our warm water pool is especially useful for patients with arthritis, healing fractures, or who cannot exercise on land. Water decreases the degree of stress on a joint making it easier and less painful to move. Using resistance coupled with the water’s buoyancy allows a person to exercise with greater ease and comfort.
Balance & Vestibular
A physical therapist will teach you exercises for both static balance (sitting or standing still) and dynamic balance (keeping your balance while moving and doing daily activities). They also may work with you on exercises to improve your ability to react to a balance disturbance to prevent a fall.
This manual technique is a highly effective and gentle form of therapy designed to affect and enhance the functioning of the CranioSacral
System. CranioSacral Therapy utilizes a light touch, which can affect profound changes without pain or discomfort by gently manipulating
and freeing the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.
Cupping can be used for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Dry needling can treat pain and movement impairments. The physical therapist inserts a "dry" needle, one without medication, into areas of the muscle. It can release or inactivate trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion.
A thorough exam performed by your physical therapist in order to address potential contributors to a patients problem.
Special tape is used to help facilitate muscle function, stabilize joints, or inhibit muscles from contracting improperly. It can also be used to help decrease pain, swelling, and muscle spasm.
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) is a form of magnetic energy therapy that helps cells of the body function more appropriately, enhancing their efforts to repair and improve function in organ tissues and body systems.
Also known as hands-on physical therapy, manual therapy uses no devices or machines. Instead, therapists use only their hands while performing skilled, specific techniques. Manual therapy includes soft tissue work and mobilizations.
Visceral therapy is a gentle manual therapy that assesses the structural relationships between the viscera (organs), and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the various systems in the body. It assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, eliminatory, neuroendocrine and lymphatic dysfunction.