Patients who gather information are in a much better position to find the physical therapy approach that’s right for them. Most treatment approaches can, and should, be used in some combination.
Physical therapists provide several kinds of treatment:
- Most people are surprised to learn that research shows that exercise plays a key role in treating and preventing recurring pain. Proper treatment promotes strength, flexibility, and endurance—the three keys to sustained well-being.
Manual Physical Therapy (Including Graston Therapy)
- Manual physical therapy is a comprehensive therapeutic approach that includes moving and mobilizing joints or muscles to promote healing of the tissues. This can be performed with and without specialized instruments, such as with Graston Therapy.
Work, Sport Specific, or Functional Activities
- Getting back to the job, or your favorite sports require movement analysis, and dedicated specific training. This is a vital part of care. Being able to reach over your head, lift a box and put it on a shelf with good form, or kick a soccer goal after knee surgery are all specific areas that where physical therapy helps.
- Aquatic therapy allows you to move at a percentage of your body weight, and increase strength, endurance, the range of motion, and confidence.
Balance, Walking Training, and Falls Risk Reduction
- People at risk of falls, or with poor balance can retrain their balance with a structured physical therapy program. You don’t have to live with poor balance confidence!
- Often times, dizziness and vertigo can be treated directly by a trained physical therapist. If you experience dizziness, spinning sensations, or headaches, physical therapy approaches can help!
Our Aquatic Physical Therapy Program is designed for patients who would benefit from a variety of therapeutic activities performed in a warm, safe, buoyant environment. Water reduces the stress on injured body parts, allowing patients to make healing progress while in the water before transitioning to land-based therapies.
How We Treat Sports Injuries
At Oasis Physical Therapy our diverse rehabilitation team of specialists is experienced at addressing a wide range of sports medicine and sports rehabilitation issues. For each patient, we create individualized plans of care that promote health, healing, and wellbeing.
The Importance of Fall Prevention
Fall prevention is an important topic. As people age, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, more than one-third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. 75% of Americans older than 70 years of age are diagnosed as having abnormal balance. At Oasis Physical Therapy our therapists can help in risk reduction and fall prevention. If you are at risk for a fall our therapists can develop individualized physical activity plans to help improve your strength, stability, and mobility in order to alleviate your balance problems and promote fall prevention.
Patients who suffered from dizziness or vertigo no longer need to wait to get help; new treatments are available that don’t require debilitating drugs or risky surgery.
Graston Soft Tissue Tech
What Is The Graston Soft Tissue Technique?
Graston technique is a non-invasive treatment for soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries whether chronic, acute or post-surgical can often be frustrating and take a long time to heal, even with appropriate treatment. These types of injuries are often caused by participation in sports and exercise activities, but they can also occur from simple day-to-day repetitive use. Examples of such injuries include, but are not limited to:
Massage Therapy and Treatments
Regardless of your injury or the type of pain you may be experiencing, everyone can benefit from massage therapy. At Oasis Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, our therapists and specialists all work together to promote your overall health
What Exactly Is Joint Pain?
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Breaking Down Foot Pain
Our feet are constantly under stress. It’s no wonder that 80 percent of us will have some sort of problem with our feet at some time or another. Many things affect the condition of our feet: activity level, occupation, other health conditions, and perhaps most importantly, shoes.