Alpine Physical Therapy provides orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine therapy utilizing many of the services listed below. We strive to use evidence-based practices in the development of our patient care plans and to create a positive, collaborative working environment between our clinical staff. We spend a significant amount of time reviewing the latest clinical medicine research, and then apply this knowledge in the development of our patient specific plans of care.
A physical treatment used to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability which most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation. Physical Therapists utilize skilled, specific hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion; reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.
A manual-therapy approach for musculoskeletal pain relief including bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body. Proven effective in over 80% of patients, PRRT works fast compared to other therapies over time. PRRT is based on the premise that over-stimulation of the body’s primal reflexes creates pain and keeps painful patterns occurring long after the triggering event has passed.Click here to learn more
Through a series of postures, poses, and movements, Foundation Training activates your posterior muscle chain and teaches your body to take the burden of supporting the body out of your joints and put it where it belongs, in your muscles. Foundation training helps eliminate acute/chronic back pain, improve your posture, enhance athletic performance and move, powerfully.
Spinal Manipulation, also known as ‘High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust’ or ‘Spinal Manipulative Therapy’, is a passive technique where the therapist applies a specifically directed manual impulse, or thrust, to a joint, at or near the end of the passive (or physiological) range of motion. This is often accompanied by an audible ‘crack’. Spinal manipulation is used by physical therapists to: facilitate movement; relieve pain; increase circulation; relax muscles; and improve muscle function.
The PneuWeight Unweighting System allows patients to perform therapeutic activities in an upright, functional position without altering gait patterns in a safe and secure environment for both client and practitioner. The system can be used over most exercise equipment, including but not limited to: treadmills, vibration platforms and balance equipment.
The PL-Touch low level laser from Erchonia is proven to be effective in reducing and eliminating acute and chronic pain in the neck & shoulders .Many patients find that this solution is a much more effective and immediate alternative to traditional pain medications. Combined with therapy, the Erchonia laser can help patients lead a normal, active, and healthy life without debilitating pain.
Our goal during your post-operative rehabilitation is to return you to your prior level of physical function. This includes successful return to your work, recreational activities, and competitive sports. Our therapists provide one-on-one treatment sessions to closely monitor your progress and will advance you according to your response as well as your physician’s recommendations.
Evidence has shown that vestibular rehabilitation can be effective in improving symptoms related to many vestibular (inner ear/balance) disorders. People with vestibular disorders often experience problems with vertigo, dizziness, visual disturbance, and/or imbalance. These are the problems that rehabilitation aims to address.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years. Treatment for frozen shoulder involves range-of-motion exercises and, sometimes, corticosteroids and numbing medications injected into the joint capsule. In a small percentage of cases, arthroscopic surgery may be indicated to loosen the joint capsule so that it can move more freely.
Elastic therapeutic tape is a specialized type of tape that is applied as one component to a therapy plan of care. Skilled tape application aids and prolongs the results of the treatment given. The uniqueness of Elastic Therapeutic Tape over other types of tape is that it provides a recoil/elastic force to the skin which can affect the facilitation of muscles and joint motions. The tape can also provide a lifting force over skin which increases the space below it, and ultimately improves circulation and can assist in regulating the body's pain receptors.
A physical therapist can develop a program for you that includes learning and practicing techniques for regaining normal jaw movement. The focus of physical therapy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders is relaxation, stretching, and releasing tight muscles and scar tissue. Physical therapy is an especially important part of recovery from TM joint surgery, as it helps minimize scar tissue formation and muscle tightness.