Our staff is trained to rehabilitate a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, the following:
- Neck and Back Pain
- Shoulder Injuries, Including Rotator Cuff Tears and Frozen Shoulders
- Knee Problems, Including Ligament and Cartilage Injuries
- Foot and Ankle Conditions, Including Plantar Fasciitis
- Post-surgical and stroke rehabilitation
- Sports/Athletic Injuries
- Work-related Injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Balance Disorders
- Orthopedic Injuries
- Muscle Imbalance
- Post-Surgical Joint Replacement Rehab
- Gait Analysis
- Fall Prevention
- Neurological Disorders
- Spinal Care
- Geriatric Care
- Postural Analysis
Our patient evaluation process emphasizes investigation of the cause of the pain and/or injury. Over the years, our staff has developed superior evaluation skills to uncover the cause of the pain, and to better educate the client on the cause of the pain.
The skilled evaluation of pain is extremely beneficial for patients who suffer from chronic pain. This process helps the client to become an active partner in the healing process by providing education about how to eliminate the cause of the pain whenever possible.
Exercise training is often an integral part of recovery and enables the patient to maintain a pain-free functional mobility and the capacity to manage independently.
After many years of experience providing successful treatment, the EWPT staff is able to provide Therapy tailored specifically to each patient's needs by adopting exercises or manual techniques according to the patient's ability and comfort level. This allows for treatment of a broad spectrum of ailments and enables us to assist clients of all ages.
For example, a client with severe back pain or arthritic discomfort will benefit greatly from tailored therapy since our staff is able to modify the exercise routine so that the required exercises may be performed with the least amount of pain, enabling us to find the most advantageous treatment strategy.
Another benefit of tailored therapy is that it allows for treatment to take place that helps achieve the desired results with the least amount of inflammation, as in the case of a patient who has had a knee replacement.
Patient education and exercise training instructions are cornerstones to our physical therapy practice. Teaching patients about their conditions and what to do to minimize their symptoms and maximize their function is an important part of each patient's rehabilitation program. We take our motto of 'restoring flexibility, strength, and function one exercise at a time" very seriously.
Exercise training is one of the foundations of our physical therapy programs. Patients of all ages require exercise not only to be successful with their rehabilitation programs, but to maintain and improve their general health. As part of our rehabilitation programs, we teach patients how to do the right exercises to ensure good health and prevent additional injuries. Patients are taught specific exercises geared to help alleviate their pain and targeted to remedy their specific condition, and receive instructions to assist them in completing the exercises in the most effective manner. We also teach patients exercise strategies to make it easier for them to continue with health-enhancing physical activity, even when they have limited time and demanding schedules.
We, along with the American College of Sports Medicine and The American Heart Association, believe a life-long balanced exercise program provides optimal conditioning for good health.
Along with exercise training, treatments may include:
- Posture training
- Manual therapy
- Modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot/cold packs, and massage