At Physical Therapy Associates of Wilkes, all treatment begins with a consultation in which we listen to your challenges and goals. We then perform a thorough assessment to discover the exact source(s) of your pain and dysfunction. In collaboration with you, we develop a treatment plan designed to restore your pain-free function and ability as efficiently as possible. These plans usually involve a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, targeted stretching, and home exercise plans. Advanced techniques such as the ones highlighted below will enhance our ability to provide you with the most effective physical therapy available. Training, education, and empowerment underscore your treatment plan, as we work to enable you to manage your condition as independently as possible in the future.
Skilled, hands-on treatment to achieve specific, passive motion in targeted joints or tissues. Includes: manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.
Specific practices of targeted strengthening and stretching in a pain-free range of motion. While gaining strength and flexibility, exercise therapy also works to increase range of motion, restore joint balance, improve neurological functions, moderate pain, guide healing, and much more.
Neuromuscular reeducation is a series of techniques such as repetitive movement, posturing, and stimulation - working to overcome neurological dysfunction resulting from both injury and disease. It can restore strength, balance, motor control, speed, movement awareness, and more.
Don't let a sports injury haunt you for life. Rehab so you can return to sport faster, stronger, and better prepared. Prevent lifelong problems from your recent sports injury. Know the right time to return and how to progress your intensity. Reduce the risk of re-injury.
Concussion rehab involves a comprehensive evaluation to assess the individual's symptoms and functional limitations. We use targeted exercises, balance training, and vestibular rehabilitation to address physical impairments. Cognitive therapies such as memory and attention exercises are also integrated. Gradual return-to-play or work protocols are followed, while monitoring progress and symptoms closely to guide the recovery process.
The application of thin, filiform needles to deactivate trigger points and for other physiological rationales. This technique gives us an advantage in the treatment of back pain, myofascial pain, and the treatment of necks, shoulders, tendons, ligaments, and more.
Specialized treatment for the restoration of hand function. Treatment may include therapeutic techniques, functional retraining, static and/or dynamic splinting.
We treat conditions such as dizziness, vertigo, and balance impairments. Through mechanisms in the brain and inner ear, our vestibular system controls balance. This can be rehabilitated through exercises and/or repositioning maneuvers. We can correct the most common form of vertigo, BPPV, in two visits, more than 90% of the time.
This includes rehabilitation for retirees to prevent fall injuries as well as optimizing gait as part of stroke recovery, Parkinson's management, etc. A complete, whole-person assessment and plan can include strength (upper and lower body), reflexes, foot sensation, range of motion, shoes, fitted equipment, and more.
Therapeutic application of near-infrared light designed to improve local circulation while stimulating the release and concentration of healing agents from the blood. In physical therapy, Anodyne therapy can be used to improve peripheral neuropathy, facilitate soft-tissue healing, and help with pain in conditions such as back pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, etc.
Various treatments working with temperature or electric devices to enhance physical therapy programs: therapeutic ultrasound, therapeutic cold/heat, iontophoresis (transdermal electrodelivery of steroid drugs), and more.
The temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw bone to your skull. More than 30 recognized conditions in this joint are connected to various problems such as pain, difficulty chewing, headaches, disc disorders, popping and clicking, referred pain, and more.
An outcome oriented, individualized treatment program for injured workers. The focus is return to work. Goals should include improvement of cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal functions, patient education, and symptom relief. Treatment consists of 2 to 8 hours’ intervention 3-5days/wk for 4 weeks.
Brain injuries such as bruising, bleeding, or tearing require the immediate care of a medical doctor, such as a neurosurgeon. Physical Therapy Associates of Wilkes can help with rehab including instruction in rest and recovery, restoring strength and endurance, stopping dizziness, improving balance, reducing headaches, and safe return to normal activity and sport.
As a component of some treatment plans, this medical, kinesiology taping protects injured areas, but - unlike other protection modalities - actually improves local circulation (by 21% to 61% in some research). This is designed to enhance healing. Research connects this type of taping with improved physical therapy results in shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff pain, neck injury, back pain, and focal dystonia.
We are highly experienced in rehab following surgeries, especially orthopedic surgeries such as knee replacements, hip replacements, rotator cuff repairs, etc. Maximize your functional outcomes with effective physical therapy.