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Physical Therapy Treatments

There are many different medical conditions, so we provide a wide range of treatment options, Talk to us and we'll guide you through which option is right for you.

Graston Technique

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. Graston Technique® is successful in effectively treating all soft tissue conditions, whether they are post-surgical, chronic or acute.

Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables Dr. Brechler and Craig Brechler, PT to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

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Functional Restoration Program

The Functional Restoration can be described as a rehabilitation program for people who suffer from chronic spine pain. A Functional Restoration Program seeks to increase physical functionality for a productive lifestyle, improve pain-coping skills, and significantly reduce the need for spine treatments in the future. Essentially, Functional Restoration Programs were established as an alternative to pain medications, injections, and orthopedic surgery that fail to provide sustained relief from chronic pain or frequent injuries to a particular area.

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Gait Training

Gait training is a mode of physical therapy that focuses on the ability to stand and walk with the purpose of preventing falls. Gait training is usually recommended following a severe illness or an injury that has affected one’s independence in walking, even if an adaptive device is needed. The main objective of gait training is to get the patient prepare for walking and standing, but it also strengthens muscles and joints, improves balance and posture, and develops muscle memory and endurance. Gait training has also been known to reduce illness symptoms such as heart disease and osteoporosis through physical activity and movement.

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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation is a method used to treat patients with dizziness, balance issues, and severe vertigo. The imbalance a person feels stems from problems in the inner ear, which is the “balance center” for the brain. Patients with vestibular disorders may also experience other symptoms including nausea, haring changes, anxiety, fatigue, and trouble concentrating. Essentially, vestibular rehabilitation seeks to correct inconsistencies in a person’s balance, how they walk, neck motion, and visual stability, which usually induces vertigo in most patients.

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Lumbar Stabilization

The lumbar is the part of the lower back where the spine curves inward toward the abdomen, and its function provides support for lifting, twisting, and bending. Lumbar stabilization is a form of exercise that is intended to help prevent lower back pain by strengthening the muscles that support the spine. The exercises involved in lumbar stabilization help the patient focus on where the joints are positioned, so the process (done on a consistent basis) can manipulate the muscle memory of the lower back.

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Patient Education

Patient education is done by health professionals to present relevant information to patients that will enhance their health behaviors and improve their health. Patient education focuses on providing specific information to patients that can help them overcome pain, injuries, and any other type of health issue that is impeding on their daily activities. In physical therapy, educating patients is the foundation to our business. Providing the proper education to our patients is the basis of physical therapy. Providing the proper education to our patients is the basis of physical therapy.

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Strengthening Exercises

Strengthening exercises have one primary function: to strengthen the part of the body that was recently injured, so that it can function smoothly once again. The idea of these exercises is to prepare the patient for everyday usage and motions. Strengthening exercises are generally designed to remove the stress of overworked muscles and joints by strengthening muscles that tend to be weak and stiff. The everyday activities of life, such as: reaching overhead, working at your desk, squatting, or climbing stairs can be some of the more simple and challenging activities to perform with an injury.

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Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic exercises have one primary function: to strengthen the part of the body that was recently injured, so that it can function smoothly once again. The idea of these exercises is to prepare the patient for everyday usage and motions. Therapeutic exercises are generally designed to remove the stress of overworked muscles and joints by strengthening muscles that tend to be weak and stiff. The everyday activities of life, such as: reaching overhead, working at your desk, squatting, or climbing stairs can be some of the simpler and challenging activities to perform with an injury.

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Joint Mobilization

Joint mobilization is a technique used by physical therapists to increase joint functionality and range of motion of the joints. It is considered a manual therapy intervention that is a type of light movement, which is applied to joints for the purpose of eventual pain-free motion. Joint mobilization targets pain and stiffness in the joints that are used more often such as the elbow, wrist, hands, knees and spine. It is important to understand that joint mobilization is different than joint manipulation based on the speed and intensity of which the treatment is administered.

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Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a certain type of physical therapy that focuses on the use of the hands as opposed to the use of specialty devices or machines. It rests at the core of most physical therapy practices. Physical therapists use their hands to apply pressure to muscles and other soft tissues to decrease pain caused by muscle tension, muscle spasms, and joint dysfunction. Manual therapy is the physical manipulation and movement of joints and soft tissues to treat musculoskeletal pain and instability. Manual therapy is a specialized approach to diagnosing and treating soft tissue and joint structures for the purpose of reducing pain.

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Orthopedic rehabilitation is a method of therapy that treats several conditions that have an impact on the musculoskeletal system and the problems that are associated with muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons after a surgical procedure. Orthopedic rehabilitation allows patients to return to their favorite activities, regain strength, and reestablish motion right after a major injury or surgery.

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Posture Education

Posture education is the process in which Glendale physical therapists educate patients about proper posture while standing and sitting. The term posture more precisely describes the relationships among various parts of the body, their anatomical arrangement, and how well they do or do not fit together. Good posture will make sitting, standing, and moving easier in normal situations. Educating patients about improving posture is our ultimate goal in this portion of physical therapy.

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Stretching Exercises

Stretching exercises are an essential part of physical therapy. Stretching helps relieve tightness and soreness in your muscles and improve flexibility. Better flexibility is a key factor in improving your performance in physical activities, and your increased flexibility will contribute to decreasing your risk of injury by providing the space for your joints need to move freely without any complication. In other words, stretching will help you focus on flexibility.

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Therapeutic Massage

Also known as deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage is a certain type of physical therapy that focuses on massaging as opposed to the use of specialty devices or machines. It rests at the core of most physical therapy practices. Physical therapists use their hands to apply pressure to muscles and other soft tissues to decrease pain caused by muscle tension, muscle spasms, and joint dysfunction. Therapeutic massage is the physical manipulation and massaging of soft tissues to treat musculoskeletal pain and instability.

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Additional Treatments Utilized by Elite Physical Therapy and Wellness

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Manual resisted exercise
  • Proprioceptive Neuro-muscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Myofascial release
  • Neuromobilization
  • Ultrasound and phonophoresis
  • Electrical muscular stimulation
  • Bio-feedback
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cervical and lumbar traction