Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy treatment deals with the restoration of movement in the body and attempts to normalize the body’s ability to control movement efficiently in order to accomplish functional patterns. When range of motion and neuromuscular control are maximal, the body is better capable of completing tasks by successfully integrating stability and mobility. This results in greater energy efficiency during functional tasks and reduced stress on the body tissues.

Physical Therapy is a movement based treatment model. Generally, when tissues of the body undergo stress, the body responds by producing an elevated level of inflammation in order to repair any damage. This response may influence the normal motion quality and/or quantity within the involved area. In the presence of pain/swelling, the body may adopt alternative movement strategies or reduce the volume of movement during the healing stages. In advanced cases, the result is generally loss of motion and tissue stiffness. Patients who benefit from Physical Therapy treatment frequently present with the following signs and symptoms:

  • Localized Pain or Pain in a Radiating Pattern
  • Loss of Range of Motion
  • Pain Reproduction with Specific Motions
  • Guarded Motion Patterns
  • Gait Deviations
  • Altered Vertical Position of the Spine (Listing)
  • Altered Curvature of the Spine (Scoliosis)
  • Poor Motion Control
  • Poor Ability to Change Positions
  • Excessive Weakness in the Trunk or Extremities
  • Post-operative

Treatment is commonly necessary following an injury or a surgery when the body needs assistance in healing. Treatment may include anti-pain and/or anti-inflammatory measures, passive motion or mobilization, active movement re-education or resisted exercise training. The type of treatment depends on the stage and severity of your condition and Physical Therapists are well educated in determining its appropriateness.

Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation, which includes a review of your medical history, history of your injury or pain and a structural examination. Based on the clinical findings from your exam, the therapist will develop a treatment plan to assist you in your recovery and get you back on tract to function. Commonly your therapist will communicate with your physician to ensure a concerted effort of medical information and Physical Therapy treatment.

Therapy provides treatment for many commonly diagnosed problems. The therapists at Spectrum Orthopedic Sport Therapy specialize in the evaluation and administration of treatment in their field of expertise. Currently, we offer specialized care in the field of Orthopedics (problems dealing with bone, joint, muscle, tendon, ligament or peripheral nerve tissues). Some of the commonly diagnosed conditions in this arena are:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle & Joint Sprains & Strains
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Hip Pain
  • Patellar Pain or Chondromalacia
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Whatever your diagnoses, therapy can assist you in pain reduction, movement enhancement and functional recovery. If you are suffering from one of these or other musculoskeletal conditions contact us today at (650) 654-1223 to see if we can help you as we have so many other individuals.

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