What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is the treatment of individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function in their daily livelihood engagements. It is the art and craft of developing, maintaining and restoring physical movement and functional ability such as: walking, standing, balancing weight, and stretching etc. Physical therapists use physical activity such as exercise, massage, or the application of heat, with goals to restore and or maintain functional activities. Treatment ultimately helps improve an individual’s ability to move, reduce pain, and help restore posture and balance.

Typical Physical Therapy Services

    * Manual Therapy: Hands on therapy and includes myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and muscle stretching. For instance, massage.
    * Heat or Cold Modality. Used to warm up tissues or cool them down. Ice compression.
    * Strengthening / Conditioning: Injuries resulting to loss of strength in a body part. Physical therapists will determine the level of muscle loss and will begin a treatment program to correct the situation.
    * Range of Motion. Limited body part motion due to injury corrected through treatments which include stretching programs.

Our Physical Therapy Services

Our Network of Independent Physical Therapists examine patients' medical histories, then test and measure their strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function. They also determine the patient's ability to be independent and reintegrate into the community or workplace after injury or illness. Finally, they develop treatment plans describing a treatment strategy, its purpose, and the anticipated outcome.

Children’s Therapy Innovations Physical Therapy Program also includes:

    * Individualized Care: One-On-One Care
    * Private Rooms Available for Treatment
    * Pediatric Treatment Equipment and Toys: Therapy Balls, Balance Beams, Trampoline, and Sensory Motor Stimulation Material.
    * Consultation: Doctors, Guardians, Parents, Teachers and Other Therapists
    * Assessment of Adaptive Equipment Needs

Pediatric Physical Therapy Services

Physical Therapy is available to those children who display delays or difficulties with gait and mobility. Different ailments may interrupt a child’s normal development of motor skills e.g. crawling, walking, eating, and sitting. Children affected by disabilities or delays require therapy as early as possible to assist them attain their utmost potential. At Children’s Therapy Innovations we provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities for patients with children or disease.

Our network of therapists are able to address specific needs unique to the clients we serve. We evaluate orthotic and equipment needs in addition to gross motor delays associated with Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, neuromuscular diseases, genetic syndromes, torticollis, and others.

Children that might benefit from our Physical Therapy Services

Children that might benefit from our Physical Therapy services include and are not limited to children with, in need, or having challenges from:

    * Torticollis
    * Developmental Delay
    * Neuromuscular Disease
    * Brachial Plexus Injury (congenital and acquired)
    * Spinal Cord Injury
    * Cerebral Palsy
    * Lack of Coordination and Balance
    * Decreased endurance
    * Gait Impairment
    * Pain Syndrome
    * Spasticity and Contracture Management        
    * Ataxia
    * Decreased Range of Motion and Strength
    * Spina Bifida
    * Traumatic Brain Injury
    * Musculoskeletal Injury
    * Soft Tissue Injury
    * Down Syndrome
    * Cystic Fibrosis
    * Autism
    * Pediatric Arthritis

Adult Physical Therapy Services

Physical Therapy is available to those adults who display delays or difficulties with gait and mobility. We provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities for adults with injuries or disease.

Adults who might benefit from our Physical Therapy Services include and are not limited to adults with, in need, or having challenges from:

    * Treatment of Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Neck, Back, Pelvis, Knee, Thigh, Calves
    * Ankles and Feet
    * Joint Replacement
    * Neuromuscular Disease
    * Brachial Plexus Injury (congenital and acquired)
    * Spinal Cord Injury
    * Stroke
    * Cerebral Palsy
    * Lack of Coordination and Balance
    * Decreased endurance
    * Gait Impairment
    * Pain Syndrome
    * Spasticity and Contracture Management  
    * Ataxia
    * Joint Pains
    * Decreased Range of Motion and Strength
    * Spina Bifida
    * Orthopedic Surgeries
    * Traumatic Brain Injury
    * Musculoskeletal Injury
    * Soft Tissue Injury
    * Heart Attack Patients
    * Down – Syndrome
    * Cystic Fibrosis
    * Autism
    * Neurological Conditions


How to become Our Physical Therapy Patient

A parent, guardian, or caregiver can ask their doctor for referral if they think that their child of children might benefit from the services offered by our therapists. A day care provider or a school nurse might be able to recommend a parent to a doctor for referral based on your child’s academic, extracurricular or social performance. Most insurance companies will not pay for Physical Therapy treatment services without a doctor’s referral.

After referral of a patient to our clinic the following steps follow:

    * General Medical History Form: The Patients is asked to fill out medical history form which contains questions about the reason(s) for coming to physical therapy.
    * Extensive Evaluation: After the medical form is filled out, our therapists perform an extensive evaluation of the patient to determine the level of dysfunction and the possible causes. The therapist will then measure strength, range of motion of the affected body part, and may ask the patient to perform everyday tasks to determine how these are accomplished. General treatment process is at the discretion of professional therapist and defers from patient to patient.