Spine and Sport’s licensed therapists are experts in treating a wide variety of patients, including those with musculoskeletal injuries, neurological disorders, sprains and strains, balance problems and other conditions. Their goal is to restore patients to the highest possible level of function, as quickly as possible with active care treatments and evidence-based medicine approaches.
Our therapists treat:
– Work-related injuries
– Sports injuries
– Repetitive motion injuries
– Neck and back problems
– Injuries due to accidents
– Post-surgical patients
– Balance disorders
– Post-surgical patients
– Health and wellness concerns
Additional work related services:
– Work readiness evaluation
– Return to work program and evaluation
– Ergonomics and injury prevention education
– Conditioning programs
At each of our convenient, community locations you can expect:
– A thorough patient evaluation and plan for treatment tailored to the individual
– An explanation of your physical condition and education on which treatments best apply
– Timely progress reports for physicians and insurance companies
– Education and knowledge to help you take an active role in your recovery
– A positive and supportive patient environment
Our close communication with our patients, their physicians and insurers promotes a coordinated approach to patient care that can speed the patient’s return to daily activities, productive employment, and an active lifestyle.
Additional information of the services we offer:
McKenzie Evaluation and Treatment:
Robin McKenzie, R.P.T., has developed a system for mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. McKenzie protocols explore passive, dynamic and static loading of spinal joints during both motion and at end range. Clinical studies demonstrate many low back pain patients have a “directional preference” for loading the spine. A dynamic internal disc model has been proposed by McKenzie: an offset load applied to symptomatic intervertebral disc in the “preferred” direction of spinal bending creates a mechanical shift of nuclear content away from the load, thereby alleviating stress on the pain generating annulus and “centralizing” and/or “abolishing” the pain. The movement plane direction of extension has a tendency to cause nuclear material to migrate foreword. McKenzie therapy has been successful with a large majority of patients who have disc derangement and whose pain centralizes and abolishes with directional mechanical treatment strategies.
Aquatic therapy can be utilized in acute, post-surgical patients as a “stand alone” therapeutic intervention or as a compliment to land based treatment. The state of the art SwimEx therapeutic temperature controlled pool can provide variable resistant current. This variable resistance enables the rehabilitation of a wide variety of clinical populations from highly debilitated individuals to competitive athletes. Once the patient demonstrates stability they are progressed to appropriate functional restoration and/or home exercise programs.
Hand Therapy Services:
The goal of hand therapy rehabilitation is to maximize the patient’s functional use of the affected extremity through increasing and restoring range of motion, strength and function, and reduction of pain. The patient and therapist work together as a team to insure timely recovery and prevent re-injury. Diagnoses treated include, but are not limited to: cumulative trauma disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis and de Quervain’s disease; peripheral nerve and tendon injuries and repair, fractures and degenerative conditions. A variety of active treatment methods are utilized to insure the most comprehensive program. The active hand therapy program is provided by an Occupational Therapist who is assisted by Certified Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists.
BackStrong is a variable angle roman chair device which can safely and progressively load the spine in order to increase strength and range of motion in low back pain patients. The BackStrong machine is a very practical and therapeutic device with broad application in the treatment of persistent back problems. The gradual progressive resistance allows a therapeutic exercise program for even the most tentative exercise candidate. The use of the BackStrong machines are innovative because they may be utilized complementary to existing low back pain intervention programs such as McKenzie therapy, spinal/pelvic stabilization exercises, spinal manipulation or computerized high/tech lumbar rehabilitation (MedX).
MedX Rehabilitation (Disability Reduction Protocols):
These computerized and highly advanced spinal rehabilitation protocols have the ability to specifically isolate the cervical and lumbar musculature. These measures objectively document the presence or absence of functional disability caused by soft tissue injury. This allows doctors to establish or rule out medical necessity for spinal rehabilitation and treatment. For the past 10 years, MedX equipment has been researched and utilized worldwide, with hundreds of thousands of patients. The results of this research have established MedX as the leader in spinal rehabilitation by reducing ratable factors of disability in approximately 81% of chronic spinal pathology patients.
EPIC Lift Capacity Post Injury Evaluation (ELC):
The ELC is a standardized functional lifting evaluation that can determine at what level a subject can safely perform the functions of a job. Data obtained with the ELC can also demonstrate if a worker has any functional strength deficits that need to be addressed before returning to work. ELC testing information can be used for placement reference or reassignment of employees by matching there abilities of the Physical Demand Characteristics of Work. ELC testing will be performed by a certified technician (2.5 hours depending on job description).
The Multidimensional Task Ability Profile (MTAP) is a computeradministered patient reported outcome questionnaire. The MTAP identifies specific functional limitations and the general effect of functional limitations on a persons ability to work, provide self-care in activities of daily living (ADLs), and participate in other home and community activities. Patient reported outcome measures are recommended by the American Medical Association, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine guidelines, and mandated by Medicare. The MTAP assesses a wide range of activities of daily living, from self care to cooking, and light housekeeping to heavy home maintenance, lawn and garden tasks.
Work Readiness/Return to Work Preparedness:
Upon conclusion of rehabilitation for selected employees who had significant Temporary Total Disability, on site therapists evaluation will be available upon request. A qualified therapist will evaluate the employee work description and assist the safe return of the employee to full or modified duty. Ergonomic safety and conditioning will be addressed over a period of 1-2 on site visits prior to releasing the employee from care.
A manual procedure that involves a direct thrust which moves a joint beyond its active and passive range of motion (ROM) without exceeding its anatomical limits. High velocity, low amplitude thrusts are commonly applied. Controlled position, leverage, direction, amplitude, and velocity are all components of the procedure.
Objective Measurement Testing and Rehabilitation:
Objective measurement testing and rehabilitation may be initiated 3-6 weeks post-injury in cooperation with an existing Industrial Medical Provider.
INJURY PREVENTION SERVICES
CORE Maintenance Program:
Interested in Continuing Your Rehab with Spine & Sport? Try CORE!
This program allows individuals to continue strengthening and maintaining range of motion and function independently post physical therapy.
How It Works
Patients may sign up for CORE once they are finished with their physical therapy prescription. Patients will have full access to clinic machines and therapists. A bonus to continuing rehab independently is the use of the MedX equipment, which you will not find in a local or popular gym. The patient has unlimited access to the clinic on a monthly basis.
Ergonomic and Educational Presentations for Clerical Staff:
Ergonomic consulting services include evaluations of workstation logistics and employee biomechanics. Specific recommendations for reducing high-risk activities in the work place are then outlined to help employers prevent injuries before they occur. Various injury prevention educational presentations can be requested on an as needed basis. Presentations available include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), lower back injury prevention and exercise conditioning programs for lower back and extremities.