Running Gait Analysis
Active Recovery Physical Therapy strives to be a leader in running related injury prevention, treatment, and education. Using high quality video assessment, we are able to breakdown your running patterns in order to elevate your efficiency and establish a plan to improve mobility and strength to get your running your best race. Whether healthy and looking to improve running gait patterns and efficiency and better your time, or having a bout of injury ridden races, Active Recovery is there to help you get moving and back to enjoying your runs.
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As experts in movement and orthopaedics, we are able to provide a quick and effective assessment using in-depth evaluation and functional movement screenings to get the best POC and return you to sport better than you were before. Active recovery has unique training and equipment designed to get you back to optimal playing levels.
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Having the only fellowship trained physical therapist with a specific emphasis in spinal mobilization/manipulation and exercise progression, Active Recovery Physical therapy is the leader in both acute and chronic spinal pain issues.
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Trigger Point Dry Needling
Dry Needling is a unique technique using a thin monofilament needle to release trigger points(knots) in your muscles to improve pain, mobility, and overall function. It can be used on many different injuries and diagnoses to improve a person’s ability to stay active and healthy. Dry Needling is a safe and effective way to treat your pain with the goal of keeping you Active while Recovering.
Dry needling is NOT acupuncture, an eastern medicine based technique that involves altering the “flow of energy” for the treatment of disease and ailments. Rather, dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. As a research based treatment it has shown to be an effective adjunct treatment for such conditions as:
- Neck and Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder Impingement
- Tennis Elbow
- Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy(neck/back pain related to nerves)
- Muscle Strains
- Sports Related injuries
Dry needling will often be used alongside other treatments, such as manual therapy and exercise, to help restore and maintain mobility, reduce pain and put a client back on track toward a life of improved function.
Injury Prevention and Screening
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – this is an axiom that we at Active Recovery live by when treating clients regardless of the injury or ailment. Whether you’re a hobbyist or an athlete, a construction worker or a desk jockey, or simply enjoy the daily freedom that optimal movement provides in your life, our Injury Prevention programs can ensure you the long-term lifestyle you seek.
Based on your lifestyle and goals, our physical therapy team will perform a thorough evaluation to determine your body’s baseline strengths and weaknesses, while also analyzing the way you move and the stresses that place on your musculoskeletal system during your activity. Then, we’ll provide an individualized program to:
- Improve your balance & body mechanics
- Increases your strength & flexibility
- Establishes awareness in movement
- Enhances performance
- Provide prevention education
Injury prevention programs are ideal for athletes of all ages and levels, companies with a focus on employee safety and bottom-line retention, and individuals who simply wish to work better, move better and feel better.
Pre & Post Surgery
Be stronger, heal faster and get back to living life.
Hip and knee replacement surgeries are some of the most common operations performed in the U.S., with about 1 million completed each year. And each one of these patients share one thing in common: their desire to get back to the level of work, play and function they enjoyed before first experiencing joint pain. The physical therapy team here at Active Recovery has the right tools to help get you there.
Working with a physical therapist before these surgeries can vastly improve your strength, education and confidence going into such a major procedure. In turn, these “prehabilitation” efforts can improve the speed, success and cost of your rehabilitation experience post-surgery, getting you back to doing the things you love.
- Total and partial joint replacements
- Knee surgeries
- Back or neck procedures
- Shoulder/rotator cuff surgeries
- Hip surgeries
- Ligament or tendon reconstructions
If you face the possibility of surgery and wish to learn more about what physical therapy can do (pre- and post-surgery) to make you stronger, heal faster and get you back to life quickly, call us to schedule an evaluation. We’ll work with your physician to chart a path that’s right for you.
A physical treatment aimed at restoring mobility to the muscles and joints, manual therapy is a great way to get you feeling and moving better. As the basis to a “hands on” approach it can be a key ingredient to improving your pain while also improving your function.
As specialists in this area, Active Recovery provides expert manual therapy care through the only Fellowship trained orthopedic manual physical therapist in the area. Using techniques such as joint mobilization/manipulation, soft tissue massage and manipulation, myofascial release, and muscle energy the therapist can give you the guiding hand that improves pain and restores mobility with daily activity thus improving your quality and outlook on life.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) and Craniofacial Pain
It is estimated in research that 40% of the $80+ billion dollars spent annually on treatment of chronic pain is due to craniofacial pain. Often a misunderstood and over-looked diagnosis, TMD is a painful and limiting impairment that affects the jaw and cervical spine. This painful condition can really affect your quality of life ranging from constant headaches and neck pain to painful chewing with eating. The catch with TMD is signs are far more common than symptoms, pain is not always the tell tale sign.
Typical Signs of TMD
- Popping in the jaw with opening/closing or chewing
- Noticing your jaw slides to one side or another when opening(asymmetrical opening)
- Increasing difficulty of fitting bites into your mouth, having to take smaller bites
- Often times grinding or clenching teeth leads to dysfunction
Typical Symptoms of TMD
- Painful popping of clicking
- Facial pain or ache that increases with chewing; especially tough or chewy foods
- Locking of the jaw
Here at Active Recovery we thoroughly evaluate your jaw’s ability to open, close and generally move. The function of the TMJ(jaw) is very closely related to our posture and cervical spine(neck). Through a personalized plan of care we are able to help improve postural awareness, joint and soft tissue mobility, function, and overall quality of life.
If jaw pain or headaches are limiting your enjoyment to eat or carry out your favorite activities call Active Recovery today to set up an in depth assessment and get you on the road to recovery.
A very common complaint throughout our lives, headaches can have many differnet causes. Physical Therapy can play a crucial role in helping you with your headaches especially those that are driven by poor posture, tight muscles, stiff joints, or stress.
Even in situations where you have suffered with chronic headaches or migraines, PT can play a role in improving your quality of life. While migraines are generally derived from vascular issues they are often associated with stress, tension, and muscle guarding patterns that can facilitate “tension-type” headaches also known as cervicogenic headaches. These headaches typically respond very well to postural exercise, manual therapy, dry needling, and postural education.
Physical Therapy can play a key role with improving your quality of life and getting you back into action without the daily, constant headaches. Schedule an evaluation to see how Active Recovery can help get your headaches under control.
Sometimes life deals a tough hand leaving you or a family member struggling to get back to a more normal way of life. Active Recovery can help you to achieve optimal function. Whether you are having a tough time following a stroke or were surprised with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease we are able to create an individualized program to help educate and guide you back to a more functional and fulfilling life.
We are also proud to offer the LSVT BIG program with one of the only certified therapists in the area. A specialized program for Parkinson’s patients, it focuses on restoring normal mobility and movement through repetitive BIG movements. Research has continually shown the effectiveness of this treatment at improving a persons ability to walk safely and better take care of themselves during daily tasks.
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Cancer recovery can be a tough task that pushes your body to the brink. From medication to cancer related treatment your body IS pushed to that brink and the best medicine proven in research to combat the side effects of cancer treatment and therapies….EXERCISE.
Active Recovery is here for you to help guide your way back to a healthy and active life-style as a cancer-survivor. Through a patient specific plan of care focused on your day to day symptoms and fatigue we are able to navigate the side effects to keep you active and moving during your recovery. While easier said than done, research tells us to remain active and keep moving as maintaining overall health and mobility is essential to Recovery. That’s what Active Recovery plans on helping you do, stay active during your recovery. Call us today to talk more about how we can help get you back to where you want to be and living the rest of your life as a cancer survivor.
Pain Science Education
CRPS, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Post Whiplash Syndrome, chronic low back pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome……Living with pain can drain you physically and mentally. As a result we may be unable to enjoy the activities we once loved, whether it be exercise, tennis, golf, fitness, playing with your kids and grandkids, or just shopping. At Active Recovery we understand the daily struggle so many people deal with and are here to tell you there is hope. Knowledge is power and through a better understanding of your pain we can help get you back to the active life style you once loved so much.
Using a unique approach, we focus on explaining your pain in a way that makes sense and decreases your fear of the unknown. Therapeutic Neuroscience Education is a dynamic and evidence based approach that uses the newest information from research and combines it with expert hands on care and exercise progression to give you the tools to better manage your pain while getting back to your life.
If you have been struggling with pain and want to better your quality of life through activity and interaction with others, call us here at Active Recovery to educate yourself and learn how you can become more active without worrying about pain.