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Physical Therapy

Progress In Motion recognizes the uniqueness of each individual’s condition and plans an individualized, personal treatment program that incorporates the patient’s goals and needs. Because of that client-centered approach, the patient is always first, and he or she is never a number. Personalized, client-centered therapy in motion, every day, is our mission. At Progress In Motion, that mission is the cornerstone to the patient’s successful recovery.

If your doctor has ordered physical therapy, or if you are concerned about a current orthopedic problem you are experiencing, come by and experience the difference Progress In Motion can make in your recovery process.

Therapeutic Exercise - Therapeutic exercise is a therapeutic procedure that is performed with a patient either actively, actively assisted or passively. Additionally, therapeutic exercises are performed to return the patient to their highest optimal functional status. The highest possible functional status includes running, walking, cutting in sports events, throwing and jumping. Therapeutic exercises can also benefit patients in mundane tasks such as taking out the trash, vacuuming or cleaning the house. Therapeutic exercise is the hallmark of physical therapy and when used correctly, therapeutic exercise can improve your endurance, joint motion and strength. These improvements can lead to your return to normal daily life.

Neuromuscular Re-education - This therapeutic procedure is performed to improve balance, coordination, kinesthetic awareness (sense of positioning) and posture. Neuromuscular re-education is a cornerstone for recovery to improve strength. If neuromuscular control is not attained, even the strongest person will not be able to return to their normal daily life which includes sporting events. The neurological system and muscular system have to act in concert in order for patients to recover fully and effectively from an impairment.

Manual Therapy - This procedure includes techniques to promote mobility and extensibility in soft tissue structures as well as joint structures. The physical therapist utilizes “hands on techniques” to check changes in the soft tissue including swelling, muscle spasm and trigger points. Manual therapy can also be utilized to improve joint mobility such as in patients with movement restrictions. Following surgery or injury, joints may not move in regular patterns. Physical therapists are specially trained to access those movement deficits and create manual techniques to promote joint extensibility and improve motion to decrease pain.

Initial Evaluation - The initial evaluation is the cornerstone for any physical therapy plan. Your physical therapist will perform an evaluation which will include your medical history, movement abilities, inter-segmental joint mobility, soft tissue mobility and functional strength assessments. Most importantly, your physical therapist will incorporate your goals during the therapeutic process in order to facilitate a return to your normal lifestyle. Due to the detail of the evaluation, one full hour of one on one time with your physical therapist is necessary to complete an evaluation. This one on one time is a hallmark of P.I.M. Physical Therapy services and gets your physical therapy off to the right start.

Modalities - Various modalities are used by a physical therapist in order to decrease pain and swelling. It is also used to increase joint mobility. Those modalities include but are not limited to electrical stimulation, ultrasound, ice, moist heat and iontophoresis. A physical therapist utilizes these procedures as an additional treatment procedure to your manual therapy program and your therapeutic exercise program. These procedures will not cure your condition but will help produce quicker pain relief and hopefully a shorter length of stay with your therapy program.


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