Specialized Therapy Services
To Maintain And To Improve Your Health As One Gets Older.
Our goal is to provide care that is exceptional. We achieve this by assessing the unique aspects of a patient's condition and then developing a recovery plan tailored to their specific needs. Together we can work to help patients live longer, healthier lives.
Aquatic Rehabilitation To Optimize Your Strength, Motion And Function
A warm, safe environment is provided by using buoyancy and the properties of water in order to improve flexibility, strength, stabilization, and gait training. Aquatic therapy in combination with a land-based program is used to treat a variety of neurologic and musculoskeletal dysfunctions to gain patient independence.
If you suffer from severe pain due to back, neck, shoulder, knee or ankle problems or are recovering from surgery, aquatic therapy can help you start realizing the benefits of movement more quickly and with far less pain than on land.
With help of our professional Aquatic Therapy team we will work with your physician to build an aquatic rehabilitation program that will optimize your strength, motion and function in an aquatic environment.
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ASTYM- Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization
Our Goal Is To Help Patients Regain Full Hand And Upper Extremity Function
The ASTYM - Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization-system is a non-invasive treatment which effectively treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders. The ASTYM system allows the clinician to stimulate the body’s own capacity for healing in patients with soft tissue degeneration, scarring/fibrosis or chronic conditions.
The clinician certified in ASTYM system uses patented instruments to evaluate the tissue, locating dysfunctional soft tissue through the resonance of the instruments and creating stimulation from the instruments that initiates a healing response.
Patients with the following diagnoses have demonstrated excellent results when treated with the ASTYM system. Any patient that may have fibrosis, scaring or soft tissue degeneration as a component of their dysfunction may benefit as well.
Patients With The Following Diagnoses Have Demonstrated Excellent Results With ASTYM:
- Lateral epicondylitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
- Trigger finger
- Joint contractures
- IT band syndrome
- Patellar tendinitis
- Anterior knee pain
- Shin splints
- Chronic ankle sprains
- Plantar fasciitis/heel pain
- Achilles tendinitis
- Other forms of tendinitis & tendinopathies
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IRG Specializes In Developing Innovative, Practical Solutions To Some Of The Most Challenging Ergonomics Problems
Ergonomics is a tool used by employers to enhance employee interface with the work area, job tasks, and work systems. IRG has developed specialized risk control consulting services to provide your company with the assistance needed to minimize post injury losses, while maximizing efficiency and comfort in the workplace.
IRG specializes in developing innovative, practical solutions to some of the most challenging ergonomics problems in manufacturing and service industries.
Applied Effectively, Ergonomics Is A Tool That Can Be Used In Manufacturing And Service Industries To:
- Lower workers’ compensation costs
- Reduce injury rates
- Reduce absenteeism
- Increase productivity
- Improve quality of work
- Lower turnover rates
- Benefit employee morale
- Maintain regulatory compliance
- Adapt to an aging workforce - 2008: 62 million people will be 45 and older (group will comprise 40% of US labor force)* - 2008: 25 million workers will be over the age of 55 (48% increase)*
* Marvin V. Greene, Not the Same Old Story, Safety+Health, October 2004
Fall And Balance Prevention
Among Older Americans, Fall-Related Injuries Are The Leading Cause Of Death
Fear of falling, to some degree, has been reported to occur in 12% to 65% of older adults who live independently in the community and do not have a history of falling. Among Americans aged 65 and older, fall-related injuries are the leading cause of death due to unintentional injuries, highlighting the importance of fall prevention as part of a safety program.
It has shown that individualized multi-dimensional exercise programs yield significant improvements in balance measure, mobility measures, and decreased fall risk.
We Have Trained Therapists And Programs In Place To Assist In Case You Have:
- Decreased ability to balance?
- Difficulty getting up from a seated position?
- Decreased activity level due to fear of falling?
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Massage Is A Popular Therapy Used To Relieve Muscle Tension, Spasms, Inflammation, Fluid Retention, Aches, Stiffness, And Pain.
Other benefits include improved circulation (blood and lymph), general flexibility, range of motion, and increased tissue elasticity (e.g. scar tissue).
During treatment, the MASSAGE therapist may include localized massage (e.g. low back or neck) as a prelude to exercise. Massage increases circulation and warms muscles and other soft tissues (e.g. tendons, ligaments). Other types of massage include full-body massage, which often leaves the patient feeling relaxed and free of anxiety.
To enjoy the benefits of massage which have been discussed, it is best to receive a therapeutic massage from a practitioner who has blended a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and massage technique with a sensitive, powerful touch and the healing sense.
How Does Massage Work To Relax Muscles?
As the therapist uses their hands or specialized tools to rhythmically knead, rub, and stroke (effluerage) muscles, circulation is stimulated. Blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients, and is key to helping muscles eliminate waste products such as lactic acid that may collect in muscles from spasms causing pain. Following trauma, muscles may act as mini-splints to protect and limit motion, similar to a cast on a broken arm. A typical example is a person who uses a computer for a prolonged time period without taking a break to stretch the neck. The result: stiff neck, aching, even pain. Taking periodic breaks to rub (mini-massage) and stretch the neck will promote circulation to the muscles.
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IRG Clinics Have Qualified Staff To Assist You With State-Of-The-Art, High-Quality, Cost-Effective Care.
Who Should Be Considered As A Candidate For Orthotics?
Custom orthotics are shoe inserts created from plaster molds of the feet. The goals of custom orthotics are to limit abnormal foot motions, provide pressure relief, and accommodate structural deformities of the feet. Often, by impacting foot function, knee, hip, and/or low back dysfunctions are positively affected.
Who would benefit from Orthotics?
A variety of conditions can be helped. Often persons with lower extremity injuries of no known origin have foot problems that can contribute. In addition to most foot problems, orthotics are often used in the treatment of anterior knee pain (patello-femoral joint syndrome), illio-tibial band syndrome, hip tendonitis/bursitis, low-back pain.
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Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise approach to treating symptoms of dizziness associated with peripheral vestibular pathology.
Recent studies have shown that patients often benefit from rehabilitation exercises that enhance the central nervous system's adaptation process to inner ear dysfunction, increase the patient’s postural stability, or relieve the specific symptoms. Our therapists have specialized training in vestibular rehabilitation programs and understand the needs of this population. We place great importance on patient education throughout the recovery process and make it our goal to educate and assist patients in self-management of their symptoms.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Services Incude:
- Consultation to determine rehabilitation potential for complaints of dizziness and unsteadiness with a probable vestibular etiology
- Comprehensive examinations to establish baseline function and document change over time
- Development of a customized rehabilitation program designed to improve symptoms and restore function
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Women's Health Therapy
Women's health therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that encompasses exercises and education to treat the unique problems of women.
Who Should Be Considered As A Candidate For Women's health therapy?
Women’s health therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that encompasses exercises and education to treat the unique problems of women. An estimated 15 million women in the U.S. experience problems relating to incontinence, as well as pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, osteoporosis, pelvic dysfunction, and pre and post pregnancy concerns. Our Women’s Health Program consists of a comprehensive treatment plan for these conditions.
Comprehensive Treatment Plan Includes:
- Examination of the muscles, pelvic joints, and nerves surrounding the pelvis
- Internal or external biofeedback for pain or incontinence
- Exercise programs appropriate to the medical needs of
- Pain management and relief
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Pediatric Physical Therapy
A pediatric physical therapist specializes in helping children attain their gross motor and developmental milestones.
Who Should Be Considered As A Candidate For pediatric physical therapy?
A pediatric physical therapist specializes in helping children attain their gross motor and developmental milestones. We work with children to help them achieve their maximum potential and independence by facilitating motor development, improving function and overall coordination, increasing strength and balance, and promoting family involvement. We treat children from birth through adolescence, and collaborate with the families and other medical specialists in order to develop the best plan of care for each child.
The following are signs that a child may require physical therapy intervention:
- Difficulty attaining developmental milestones such as rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, jumping, etc.
- Decreased coordination and/or balance
- Decreased mobility
- Decreased range of motion
- Status post surgery
- Stiffness or laxity in joints and/or muscles
- Consultation regarding equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, orthotics, etc.
Make An Appointment With Lisa Burns, MPT Pediatric Physical Therapist