Types of Treatment
Types of Treatment
Get back to the life you love with rehabilitation from TexPTS.
When you’re living with aches, pains or sprains from a musculoskeletal injury, it can be hard to fully participate in your daily life. You shouldn’t have to spend a lot of time and money on solutions like injections, surgeries, or MRI’s, without finding lasting relief. And you definitely shouldn’t have to “just live with it.”
That’s where we come in.
Let our team of specialized therapists use the latest methods to get to the cause of whatever is holding you back–and then help fix it.
Here’s how we help:
Orthopedic & Manual Physical Therapy
Orthopedics is the medical specialty dedicated to preserving and restoring function in the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
At TexPTS, many of our physical therapists are APTA board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists.
The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set that comes with a Board Certification allows physical therapists to better treat the patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions. Only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopedic Clinical Specialists.
Orthopedic physical therapy is used to treat both non-surgical and post-surgical patients with the following conditions:
- Muscle weakness and imbalance
- Spinal and other joint alignment dysfunction
- Post-operative or inflammatory swelling
- Fractures and broken bones
- Joint and muscle pain
- Tendonitis and bursitis
Manual physical therapy is a hands-on technique that is used to decrease pain and improve range-of-motion and flexibility to stiff joints and muscles. Mobilization and manipulation are key components of manual therapy; both techniques restore the power of movement to joints & associated muscles.
All TexPTS physical therapists receive additional training in manual physical therapy or are Fellows in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.
Patients with a variety of disabilities and orthopedic conditions may benefit from manual physical therapy. Current research confirms that manual physical therapy combined with therapeutic exercise can produce rapid pain relief and improved function in the following conditions and many others:
- Low-back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip and knee osteoarthritis
- Shoulder pain
Sports & Performance Physical Therapy
Sports Medicine involves a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals trained in a variety of backgrounds including physicians, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, biomechanists, nutritionists, and physical therapists.
Sports Physical Therapy at TexPTS emphasizes the prevention, identification, assessment, minimization, and correction of pain and disability associated with athletic injuries. The goal of treatment is to maximize participation and performance.
TexPTS is proud to be an official provider of ImPACT baseline and post concussion testing. Concussions can occur in ANY sport or physical activity and ImPACT is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. It provides TexPTS clinicians with neurocognitive assessment tools and services that have been medically accepted as state-of-the-art best practices, as part of determining safe return to play decisions.
A TexPTS physical therapist may use a variety of the following interventions to prevent and treat sports related injuries, including but not limited to:
- Pre-participation screening
- Cardiovascular, resistance, endurance and neuromuscular re-education exercise programs
- Taping and bracing
- Sports specific ergonomic and training regimens
- Manual physical therapy
- Orthopedic physical therapy
- Unloading equipment such as the Alter-G treadmill
In addition to prevention and recovery, the road to maximum performance includes a focus on improving speed, agility, explosiveness, balance and coordination. TexPTS is home to a number of APTA Sports Clinical Specialists ready to work with you today!
TexPTS’ Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation Programs offer our patients experienced therapists who work to optimize recovery following upper extremity injury or surgery.
We believe that each patient is unique, so we individualize hand therapy treatment plans to meet the functional goals of each patient. Regardless of injury or a chronic pain condition brought on by overuse, hand therapy can return a patient to an active and pain-free life.
Below is a list of common conditions that can be improved with hand therapy:
- Arthroplasties and arthrodesis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Dupuytren’s contractures
- Flexor & extensor tendon injury/repair/transfers
- Ganglion cysts
- Ligament injuries/repairs
- Nail bed injuries
- Nerve injury/Repair
- Pain syndromes
- Trauma/complex injuries
- Trigger finger
Treatment may include various therapy techniques, including:
- Manual Therapy
- Fabrication of custom orthoses and splinting
- Joint mobilization and manipulation
- Instruction in proper body mechanics and posture
- Functional activities, and exercise
Persistent Pain, or Chronic Pain, is pain that lasts for weeks, months or years. For some, Chronic Pain can be the result of an injury, or may be due to an ongoing problem like arthritis.
Physical therapy has been shown to not only reduce after effects of fatigue and weakness from cancer treatment, but also to improve strength and help patients get back to the things they were able to do prior to cancer treatment. Physical therapy is also helpful in decreasing the chance of developing lymphedema, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff issues, and posture weakness.
Physical therapy with TexPTS can reduce or eliminate pain, prevent surgery, and eliminate the need for medication in patients with pelvic pain, incontinence, and pregnancy or postpartum issues.
Did you know that our Physical Therapists can help you with recovery from weight loss surgery and lose weight?
You’re thinking that Physical Therapists only deal with things like tennis elbow and rehab from broken bones, right?
Well, we aren’t your average Physical Therapists. We specialize in not only helping you recover from surgery scars and pain, but also can help you work smarter, not harder, to reach your goal weight.
Chosen by sports medicine experts, top athletes and trainers as the best low-impact running or walking training tool, the AlterG® is a new way to improve your fitness, lose weight and train smarter. Whatever your wellness or fitness goals are, the AlterG® can help you achieve them!
A new, cutting-edge treatment called Blood Flow Restricted Training (BFRT) has been found to improve muscular strength even in the presence of pain and other limiting symptoms.
Our Physical Therapists are trained specifically to help care for patients with chronic pain through our partnership with Evidence in Motion.
TexPTS Lymphedema Treatment offers outpatient care provided by expert physical therapists. Treatments are designed to reduce pain, swelling, and other symptoms through a combination of special therapies and exercises. The earlier lymphedema is treated, the better the results.
TexPTS understands that you, your auto insurance company, your physician, and your attorney want to work with reputable healthcare providers who specialize in evidence-based treatment and are willing to work with you after your car accident.
TexPTS' therapists provide excellent medical care for a variety of foot and leg issues like bursitis, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon injuries, bunions, ankle sprains, and athletic injuries.
Vertigo is the sensation of spinning. Even when you’re staying still, you may feel as if you’re moving or the room is moving around you.
No matter your injury or pain, we’re well-equipped to treat it and lead you to a pain-free life.
Take the first step in your journey towards comfort and book your appointment today.