Services at Active PT
Treatment of Low Back, Mid-back and Neck Pain
Active PT's treatment is specific and focused on your individual condition. We specialize in soft tissue mobilization techniques to relieve pain, joint stress and spasms. A wide variety of therapeutic modalities are used to treat these injuries including hot or cold modalities, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation (TENS, High Volt galvanic, Russian, Interferential, EMG), and traction (manual). Our primary focus is to relieve pain and improve functional mobility.
Treatment of Orthopedic Injuries
If you have suffered an injury to your joints or muscles you may require physical therapy. Active PT has successfully treated ligament sprains, muscle strains and joint injuries due to falls or accidents. A wide variety of therapeutic modalities are used to treat these injuries including hot or cold modalities, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation (TENS, High Volt galvanic, Russian, Interferential, EMG), and traction (manual). Treatments include soft tissue mobilization, joint manipulation, tissue stretching, and many strengthening techniques. Each treatment is individual and specific to your condition.
Treatment of Sports Injuries
Athletes of any age, of any ability, come to Active PT to rehabilitate injuries and return to your sport with confidence. As an athlete himself in high school, college and now as an adult, Dr. Rick understands the demands of athletic competition and the desire to compete at the highest level possible - and Dr. Rick can help you get there. Active PT offers treatment plans designed specifically for your injury and your sport. Teamwork between Active PT and the athlete is key to the success of the injury rehab process.
Treatment of Total Joint Replacement
A successful outcome after total joint replacement depends upon the ability of the patient to restore normal function of the joint after the surgery. After hip, knee or shoulder replacement the joint is stiff, swollen and weak. Appropriate physical therapy utilizing modalities (cold pack , electrical stimulation) to control pain and swelling and focused range of motion and functional strengthening exercises will ensure that your joint replacement allows you to continue with an active lifestyle without the pain of arthritis limiting your activity.
Treatment of the Amputee
With our many years of experience, we consider this a unique specialty at Active PT. We work closely with the prosthetist and the patient to ensure the best outcome for the fitting and rehabilitation of the individual following an upper or lower extremity amputation. Treatments include strengthening, stretching, core strengthening, balance techniques, gait training, proprioceptive re-training. Gait training (walking) for the lower extremity amputee is critical to the rehabilitation process and we use an individualized exercise prescription to ensure an optimum outcome for the amputee.