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Begin your experience with Hammer Rehab & Fitness Physical Therapy feeling welcome and ready to establish a relationship that will get you up on your feet and/or back to doing the things you need and want to do on a daily basis.
First the paperwork… Yes we know it is another pain that you would like to avoid. However, this gives us a picture of who you are at the moment, what you have been able to do in the past and where you want to be down the road. It’s not just about your injury, your pain or your dysfunction. It’s about you and how we can help you attain a fuller, more active lifestyle, to better understand your body and how it should work for you.
Meet your new therapist: then receive a head to toe visual analysis motion and functional assessment:
To achieve that we need to know what works if your musculoskeletal structures are in alignment so that you can move about freely from one activity to the next. If you have any specific weak points, muscle spasms, acute or chronic pain symptoms. We will also check out your other body systems as they relate to moving about. If all systems are in order you may only need to work on a strengthening program. But most likely you have tried exercise before and it didn’t make the pain go away, maybe made it worse or you just gave up and said I will just have to put up with the pain, take pain meds or resort to surgery.
Pain– Stems from the lack of good circulation to areas where you have pain. When things are twisted, misaligned or strained or torn it is difficult for your body to move in smooth coordinated fashion that promotes good circulatory, neurological and lymphatic circulation.
Goal: Find the Source and ELIMINATE the Pain!
Modalities: May Include the Use of Ultrasound, Hi volt Electrical Stimulation, Laser, Interferrential Current and Dry Needling. Vibration or other modalities contribute to improved circulation, pain reduction and increased total body function.
Range of motion/ Mobility – A gradual increase from restricted motion to full mobility is needed to reach goals.Total Motion Release (TMR) – A unique way to increase mobility, use muscles and limbs to develop advanced skills.
Manual Hands-on techniques by our skilled therapists help align the body get aligned to “normal” positioning.
Techniques they may use are myofascial release, strain-counterstrain, cranial sacral techniques, soft tissue mobilization, edema massage, joint and spinal mobilization, muscle energy, manipulation, manual stretching, sustained stretches. Manual guidance of body parts will assist in achieving movements that were restricted.
Neuro Re-education – The development of smaller movements and balance activities that lead to the full active exercise and use of arm, leg, trunk or full body,
Therapeutic Exercise – Exercises that may begin with the therapist performing them for you; then assisted movements. With increased strength and range of motion, they can be done independently and a home program will be provided to be done on a daily basis.
Therapeutic Activities – The beginning stages of activities for self-cares, work, care of the home, yard, fitness and chosen recreational, sports activities. This includes use of our Woodway Body Weight Support over Treadmill System.
It is our goal to get you to the Therapeutic Activity Stage as soon as possible so that you can be out and about in the world of your family, home, work and a move come over recreation.
Your friends and family will welcome the “New You”.
Finish your experience with our therapists, ready to tackle the world, to let others know of your care at Hammer Rehab & Fitness Center and return to a fuller life.