When you choose Choice Physical Therapy for physical therapy, you’ll benefit from one of the area’s largest selections of specialized services and unique programs which include:
One-on-One Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Patients and Physical Therapists partner in the treatment process, which is based on a sports medicine model and driven by early intervention, effective treatment strategies and functional outcomes.
Injuries receive special attention and specific treatments from Choice Physical Therapy’s skilled physical therapists; Orthopaedic rehabilitation programs help post-surgical and patients with chronic conditions get back to their daily routines.
Active Release Techniques® (ART)
Choice Physical Therapists are trained in Active Release Technique®, or ART. ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Graston Technique ®
Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. Originally developed by athletes, the technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. For the patient, utlizing this technique:
- Decreases overall time of treatment
- Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
- Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
Overview: Physical therapists use a variety of modalities to help treat their patients. There are a variety of treatment modalities that can help strengthen, relax, and heal muscles. Below are a few of the treatment modalities physical therapists used daily in their practice.
Choice Physical Therapy offers patients individualized pool sessions, providing guidance and instruction throughout your session. Proper posture and form are emphasized to maximize the benefits of the aquatic environment. The buoyancy of the water reduces loading across joints to allow exercise that would otherwise be too difficult on land. The warmth and pressure of the water may further assist with pain relief, decrease swelling and increase ease of movement. Aquatic Therapy is performed at Brannon’s Pools on North Main Street in St. Albans. Please contact our office for an appointment.
Choice Physical Therapy’s therapists are exceptionally well-trained in orthopaedics, exercise science and musculoskeletal trauma, allowing them to provide the most up-to-date, technologically advanced treatment approaches. In addition to designing home exercise programs, they can guide patients in functional activities and agility training, lumbar and cervical stabilization, muscular exercise, and aquatic therapy which utilizes warm water as an exercise and pain relief medium.
Occupational Health Services and Rehabilitation
Employers and employees take advantage of Choice Physical Therapy’s workplace health and safety programs, including work-site assessments, work conditioning, work injury management, industrial rehabilitation, ergonomic evaluations, and preventative education programs. Clinicians are skilled manual therapists and have a “hands-on” approach to care.
Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization
Choice therapists increase range of movement and lessen discomfort with targeted massage and other manual therapy techniques. We are trained in Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) and Mulligan Techniques to improve alignment and joint mobility with movement.
Available services include gait analysis and foot/ankle assessments.
Safe Sports Programs
Designed to give competitive and recreational athletes the knowledge they need to prevent, recognize and manage sports- related injuries. Choice Physical Therapy’s Safe Sports programs feature annual sports performance clinics, free injury clinics and education programs.
Those patients needing orthotics benefit from expert fitting and state-of-the-art products by industry leaders.
Choice Physical Therapy also facilitates a number of other educational and screening programs for individuals, businesses, community groups and athletic organizations.
Treatment is available by physician referral. Most private health insurance accepted.