Exercise is the focus and specialty of Physical Therapy. During your visit to Physical Therapy, your therapist will prescribe to your specific exercises that will help you recover from your pain and injury. Therapeutic exercises focus on improving the function of the neuromusculoskeletal system of your body (this includes the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves). The following are general types of therapeutic exercises.
Manual therapy techniques are a key component of successful Physical Therapy sessions. Any techniques where the therapist uses his or her hands to manipulate the bodies muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joints are classified as “Manual Therapy”.
Dry Needling (DN) is a skilled intervention used by physical therapists (where allowed by state law) that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, neural, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.
Modalities are treatments that utilize the properties of heat, cold, sound, light or electrical to influence the bodies healing processes. As a general rule, modalities are used to stimulate the healing processes and to prepare the tissues your therapist wishes to address with manual therapy and therapeutic exercises.
With AlterG®, patients, seniors, and athletes can defy the forces of gravity and push their boundaries to recover sooner, improve physical function, and enhance performance like never before. Using NASA Differential Air Pressure technology, our anti-gravity treadmill empowers people to move in new ways and without pain – to recover mobility, improve wellness, and enhance physical performance.
Need a precise, objective measure of your patients/clients functional physical ability? Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) is an extensive physical agility test, and when performed by a medically trained, highly skilled, Physical Therapist you can be assured that each assessment is accurate and will hold credibility in a court of law.
LAYTON / CLEARFIELD CLINIC
772 East 700 South, Clearfield, Utah 84015