Physical Therapy Services

Comprehensive physical therapy services tailored to your unique lifestyle

Your physical therapist will perform an initial examination and develop a plan of care using a variety of treatment techniques established to assist in movement, pain reduction, functional restoration and disability prevention methods and potentially prevent surgery and/or use of pain medication.

Physical Therapy Services:

  • Hand Care
  • Custom Splinting
  • Manual Therapy
  • Personal Training
  • Sports-Related Injuries
  • Orthopedic Treatment
  • Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Functional Movement Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Strengthening
  • Custom Orthotics Fabrication
  • Aquatic Therapy
    • Performing exercise in the water can be beneficial for a variety of individuals with neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders. Our pool is kept at a warm 94 degrees to allow for optimal muscle relaxation and function. Aquatic therapy has been known to decrease joint compression forces, may reduce inflammation and provide feedback for improving posture. The resistance of the water during exercise provides a safe environment for addressing balance, strength, and postural deficits.  Most patients find that aquatic therapy provides a safe way to regain their strength, balance, range of motion, and flexibility.
  • Yoga
    • Premier Therapy Services provides a yoga class every Thursday evening from 6-7 pm located in our Physical Therapy Department instructed by a trained yoga instructor. The cost is $5 per person and is open to the public.
  • Massage Therapy
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) & Pre-Employment Screenings
  • Wound Care
    • Who would benefit from Wound Care and what types of wounds do we see?
      • Necrotic Wounds
      • Pressure Ulcers
      • Diabetic Wounds
      • Chronic Wounds
      • Venous and/or Arterial Wounds
      • Non-Healing Surgical Wounds
      • Traumatic Wounds
    • What does Wound Care involve?
      • A comprehensive evaluation and development of an individualized care plan
      • Cleaning of the wound
      • Debridement (removal) of any non-viable tissue
      • Selection and application of wound dressing
      • Application of compression if necessary
      • Education of the patient, caregivers and/or family members regarding wound care and dressing changes.
  • Dry Needling

Premier Therapy Services offers Trigger Point Dry Needling by numerous certified practitioners.  Dry needling involves inserting a tiny mono-filament needle into a muscle or muscles in order to release shortened bands of muscles in order to decrease trigger point activity.  This can help resolve pain and muscle tension, and will promote healing.  This is not traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but instead a medical treatment that relies on a medical diagnosis to be effective.

  • What to expect during/after a treatment?

Some soreness immediately after treatment in the area of the body you were treated. The soreness may vary from person to person and based on the area of the body was treated, but typically it feels like you had an intense workout at the gym.  Soreness may last up to 24 hours.

Bruising from the treatment is possible, somewhat uncommon, but is not of concern. Use ice to help decrease the bruising.

There may be instances when treatment may exacerbate your symptoms–this is normal and may indicate further discussion is needed concerning your plan of care.

  • We highly recommend increasing your water intake for the next 24 hours after treatment as well as:
    • Stretch
    • Massage the area
    • Participate in normal physical activity
    • Apply heat or ice as preferred for post treatment soreness
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