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Physical Therapy Services 2017-11-30T22:32:59+00:00
Intro

Integrative Physiotherapy “integrates” a variety of treatment modes (also referred to as “modalities”) into physical therapy. Strategies for treatment are tailored to each patient’s needs.

Modalities

Vestibular Rehabilitation:

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized therapy to alleviate vestibular disorders such as dizziness, gaze instability and/or imbalance and falls. Vestibular disorders can diminish overall quality of life and contribute to problems like anxiety, depression, and a sedentary lifestyle. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy corrects symptoms through tailored exercise programs that integrate habituation, gaze stabilization and balance training.

Functional Restoration:

Functional Restoration is a scientifically-based approach to chronic pain and disability. Patients who receive functional restoration treatment are given physical and psychological education which allows them to return to a more functional lifestyle. Each program is individually tailored to address the needs of each patient. This integrative approach results in reconditioning of neuromuscular, sensory, and cognitive responses to pain.

Functional Dry Needling:

Dry Needling is a highly effective treatment for myofascial pain. The strategy of dry needling is to activate and reset specific neuro-muscular trigger points with the goal of improving functionality. Dry needling differs from traditional acupuncture because it does not follow energy meridians. Instead, dry needling alleviates discomfort by focusing on natural trigger points associated with the site of injury and source of pain. The positive effect of traditional dry needling can be dramatic, and nearly instantaneous in some cases. At Integrative Physiotherapy we often use dry needling as a complement to other standard therapies.

Learn more about dry needling here.

Spinal Manipulation & Traction:

Spinal Manipulation has been used for centuries as a therapeutic technique to ease pain and restore proper function to the body. It may involve squeezing, twisting, or otherwise manipulating the torso, neck, and/or limbs. Gentle over-pressure and manipulation is essential to correct postural and structural alignment. There is a strong body of evidence promoting the benefit of manipulations during physical therapy sessions, depending on underlying pathology.

Massage Therapy:

Massage therapy offers a range of physical, mental, and even emotional benefits. Massage therapy helps sooth sore muscles and is thought to assist the body’s natural ability to purge toxins. It can help increase muscular flexibility, aid relaxation and improve sleep patterns. Massage therapy can ease stress and tension — studies have shown that massage can even help improve mood and self-esteem. Dr. Kummrow incorporates different forms of massage, including myofascial release and joint mobilization as an integral part of your recovery process.

Performance Therapy:

Personal training helps to strengthen muscles, improve balance & neuromuscular awareness. It also teaches an individual to set realistic fitness goals and be accountable for progress. At IPT, our patients learn how to safely and effectively perform exercises to aid their recovery, through one-on-one instruction using on-site gym equipment. As a part of Integrative Physiotherapy’s holistic approach to wellness, the personal training component of a patient’s recovery plan may involve more than just physical exercises. Therapists may recommend dietary analysis, meditation and relaxation techniques or may suggest another qualified health in-network health care practitioner to assist with herbs, supplements and medications.

The benefits of physical therapy are not limited to severe injuries. Many people experiencing minor to moderate physical discomforts are surprised at how much their quality of life improves over a very short period of time.

WE CAN HELP YOU!

Athletes

We help the highly active and competitive recreational sports community stay at peak performance. Soccer and football players, runners, road cyclists and mountain bikers alike have benefited from the training and education acquired at IPT. Incorporating strength and balance in training not only aids athletes in healing, but also provides a knowledge-base that improves athletic performance and neuro-muscular awareness.

Non-Athletes

We help those who have injuries due to repetitive movements, heavy lifting, desk work, every day activities! Repetitive movements or sitting at a desk all day can affect the neuro-muscular health of an individual in many ways including decreased range of motion and flexibility, arthritis and other symptoms. Come see us to find relief!

Motor Vehicle Accidents

We treat motor vehicle accident victims! If you are suffering from pain after being involved in an MVA come see us. We can help you figure out your next steps with your claim while getting you started with a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.

Pre/Post-Operative

We strive to keep you out of surgery, but if surgery becomes your only option, we can help you recover at a faster rate! Pre-operative physical therapy is just as important as post-operative physical therapy in decreasing recovery time and getting you back to your daily activities! After surgery, you are forced to compensate by doing things differently, for example, over-using your opposite arm or leg. Compensation can lead to further strains and injury. Come see us to prep your body and mind pre-surgery so that you know what to expect and are ready for post-surgery rehab.

If you’re experiencing a physical discomfort in your everyday life then we encourage you to make an appointment and get started with your recovery.