Sprains/Strains

We have all been there – “pulled” a muscle in our lower back or ‘tweaked’ and ankle. Strains and sprains can happen virtually anywhere in the body. These occur when a muscle or tendon (strain) or ligament (sprain) is overstretched or injured.

Your therapist will work with you to better understand what led to your injury and implement a treatment program that puts you on a speedy path to recovery. Additionally, he or she will educate you on strategies to avoid re-injury.

Treatments may include: Strengthening and flexibility exercises, manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education and control. These treatments will be combined with functional activity training to ensure carryover into real life activities.

Fractures

For those who have had the unfortunate experience of having broken a bone – the good news is that PT can help! Your therapist will aide you in regaining movement of the joint that has been lost due to prolonged immobility (or use of a cast/splint). Additionally, your therapist will help you regain strength – muscle atrophy (wasting away of muscle) is a common occurrence after a fracture. If you are still using a cane or crutches, your physical therapist will instruct you on how to use these devices properly and how to discontinue their use (when appropriate) in a safe manner.