Physical Therapy Treatments & Services
Offering a variety of physical therapy services by our experienced staff.
Just some of the common acute and chronic conditions in which we specialize:
¨ Neck pain and/or Whiplash
¨ Low back pain
¨ Shoulder issues; tension, frozen shoulder, etc.
¨ Surgical Prevention and Rehabilitation
¨ Knee pain
¨ Foot and Ankle pain; Plantar faciatis
¨ Tennis Elbow
What Can Physical Therapy Do For You?
Physical therapy can get you out of pain, keep you that way and help train you to avoid the common mistakes
that lead to pain, injures and possibly surgeries. We will provide you with
pain relief, and ultimately give you the tools to maintain a
pain free state on your own and decrease the chances of requiring treatment for an excessive time frame.
Some common misconceptions of physical therapy is that it is only for people that have had surgery, their doctor sends them and all the service entails is doing exercises. The truth is, physical therapist offer much, much more than just an exercise plan. Surgical rehabilitation is a small piece of the population that comes to physical therapy. In fact, physical therapy can actually help a person avoid surgery all together or assist them in a quick recovery by preparing the body with strength and stability.
Physical therapists are musculo-skeletal specialists, meaning they are the experts when it comes tot he mechanics of the body and how the muscles, joints and skeletal structure work with one another. At KinetaCare it is the therapists' goal is to find the cause of the symptom and correct it, not just treat the symptom. Although, symptom relief is often how the therapy plan will begin so that the patient may then begin to comfortable work on correcting the cause and remaining in a healthier state.
Please contact us to find out more about what we can do for your specific condition.
Manual Physical Therapy at Sport and Spine
Manual Therapy is a term often used to describe skilled Physical Therapy. Manual therapy encompasses a "hands-on" approach provide a comprehensive approach for every patient. Our physical therapists specialize in manual therapy techniques to evaluate and treat the muscles, fascia, nerves and joints. They incorporate these manual techniques to facilitate a quicker return to function while progressing the patient through rehabilitative exercise programs so the improvement lasts. Each patient is treated as an individual and the treatment that patient receives is customized to their individual needs.
The most common conditions we treat include lower back pain, sports/running injuries, headaches, whiplash, knee, shoulder and ankle injuries. We treat acute (recently happened) and chronic (long term) injuries. Each patient will receive a thorough evaluation based on a comprehensive multi-system approach involving joint mobility, soft tissue assessment and a neurological examination. Additionally, each patient is assessed using a muscle imbalance approach based on the most current research and prescribed a specific exercise program which can be incorporated into their regular workout program. Once the assessment is complete, a plan of treatment is discussed with the patient to decrease pain, restore normal function, and what can be done by the patient to maintain after therapy has successfully been completed.
Our therapists have an excellent reputation in the Rocky Mountain region and are dedicated to the newest and latest techniques of Manual Therapy. They participate in continuing education courses, teaching and lecturing nationally and internationally and conducting their own research.
Edo Zylstra is the co-founder of Kinetacore and is currently focused on educated the PT population in the technique Intramuscular Manual Therapy aka Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN). To read more about this treatment click here. To read more about kinetacore and it's training programs please click here.
Manual Physical Therapy Definition
"Orthopaedic Manual Therapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy / physical therapy for the management of neuro-musculo-skeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises. Orthopaedic Manual Therapy also encompasses, and is driven by, the available scientific and clinical evidence and the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient."
Voted in at General Meeting of IFOMT
Cape Town, March 2004