Physical therapy is the identification, remediation and rehabilitation of acute or prolonged physical dysfunction and limitations to normal movement. This specialty addresses the needs of individuals recovering from musculoskeletal injuries, neurological insult, wounds or pain and weakness as a result of illness or injury.
Our PTs is available for patients of all ages to address:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Balance flexibility and strength training
Occupational therapy employs goal-directed activities to treat those whose ability to function has been Impaired by illness, injury, emotional disorder, congenital or developmental disability or injury. At Dana Physical Therapy, our goal is to bring each patient to his or her optimal level of function.
Occupational Therapy: Our OT’s can help in work related injuries including:
Lower back problems
Limitations following a stroke or heart attack
Spinal cord injuries
Amputations and more
Our speech language pathologists design treatment plans to address communication problems, memory loss and swallowing dysfunction. These treatment plans can focus on comprehension skills for written and verbal communication as well as cognitive status, which may include memory, orientation and reasoning skills. For patients with swallowing disorders, speech language pathologists also work to address oral muscle strength and function for speaking and for safe eating and drinking.
Fight Against Pain
There are several potential sources and causes of back pain and neck pain. However, the diagnosis of specific tissues of the spine as the cause of pain presents problems. This is because symptoms arising from different spinal tissues can feel very similar and is difficult to differentiate without the use of invasive diagnostic intervention procedures, such as local anesthetic blocks. One potential source of back and neck pain is skeletal muscle. Potential causes of pain in muscle tissue include muscle strains (pulled muscles), muscle spasm, and muscle imbalances. However, imaging studies do not support the notion of muscle tissue damage in many back pain cases, and the neurophysiology of muscle spasm and muscle imbalances is not well understood.