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Therapy at Home is offering Best Physical therapy for low back pain, aquatic therapy, vestibular therapy nearby you, outpatient & Sports physical therapy, physical therapy for parkinson’s disease, physical therapy for ms. Our physical therapy services include a number of techniques, all of which work together to improve overall well being.
The rate of falls increases as people age, which also increases the possibility of serious injuries. Prevention is a large part in decreasing fall risk. A person may fall for a variety of reasons. High- risk activities, as well as changes in medication, capabilities, behaviors, and illnesses all play a part in fall risk.
Therapy helps patients realize their limits related to certain activities, and to prioritize and target areas likely to cause falls. It is important to know when you are at a higher risk for falls so you can start preventing them.Manual Therapy
Manual therapy produces results through a series of skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and tissue. This improves tissue extensibility, increases range of motion and promotes relaxation. Manual therapy mobilizes and manipulates tissues and joints so that pain, swelling, inflammation, and/or restrictions are decreased. Physical therapists put together a plan of individualized plans and exercises for manual therapy. This can enhance or maintain functional mobility, remediate body functions and structures. With manual therapy, you will see an increase in participation in activities and improved function in general.
Types of Manual Therapy
Trigger Point Release
This form of manual therapy helps relieve pain. Trigger points are tight areas within muscles that cause pain in other parts of the body. This pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger point release therapy is designed to alleviate pain through cycles of pressure and release. The recipient actively participates with deep breathing and by identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The therapist then use press and release techniques that specifically target the pressure points associated with the patient’s pain. This helps release constricted areas, alleviating pain.
Muscle Energy Technique
This form of manual therapy uses a muscle’s own energy to relax the muscle. We tap into this energy through gentle isometric contractions that relax muscles via autogenic or reciprocal inhibition. This active technique engages the patient as an active participant in his or her recovery. Autogenic inhibition is the contraction of a muscle followed by the stretching of the same muscle. Reciprocal Inhibition means a contraction of a muscle followed by the stretching of the opposite muscle. These techniques help improve ligaments that have become weakened, strengthen muscles and increase range of motion.
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