Amherst Physical Therapy works with patients of all ages to treat a variety of rehab, chronic pain, and soft tissue issues.
Physical Therapy for Post-Operative Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Our physical therapy treatment after your surgery includes a comprehensive, tailored program aimed at managing your post operative symptoms as well as focusing on a long-term recovery plan. Initially, we will introduce exercises to help restore your range of motion. Set an appointment for post-operative orthopedic rehabilitation.
Physical Therapy for Sports-Related Injuries
Sports-related injuries affect athletes of all ages and Amherst Physical Therapy commonly treats a range of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries. Your sports-related injury therapy may be aimed at recovery after surgery or non-surgical treatment. We commonly treat various joint injuries, ligament sprains, bursitis, and tendonitis.
Physical Therapy for Youth Athletic Injuries
More than 5 million youths in high school or younger receive medical treatment each year. We commonly treat youth injuries ranging from arm soreness in baseball players to ankle sprains or more serious ligament damage such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Youth sports injuries should be taken seriously and addressed quickly before they progress into more serious conditions or create long-term damage. Contact us about physical therapy for youth athletic injuries.
Physical Therapy for Arthritis
Arthritis is a common ailment where inflamed joints cause pain, swelling and limited movement. Physical therapy is one avenue to treating and managing the pain and discomfort caused by arthritis. We provide personalized programs including exercise, posture, and proper mechanics to help you manage arthritis. Schedule an appointment to discuss your arthritis.
Physical Therapy for Neck & Back Pain
When treating neck and back pain, we try to determine the cause of your discomfort, and then we look at two areas of action: stretching and exercise; and adjusting your daily posture to improve bad habits that can lead to chronic neck and back pain. Learn more about how physical therapy can help alleviate your neck and back pain.
Physical Therapy for Tendonitis
Tendonitis (or tendinitis) can be caused by a specific injury or by repetitive muscle force. It normally refers to inflammation of an acute area but can be used to diagnose a multitude of injuries or discomfort of tendons. Common terms for tendonitis include tennis elbow, pitcher’s shoulder, golfer’s elbow, swimmer’s shoulder or jumper’s knee. Contact us to learn more about our physical therapy for tendonitis.
Physical Therapy for Soft Tissue Injuries
We commonly encounter soft tissue injuries in the leg muscles but we treat all areas for soft tissue injuries. Our treatment for soft tissue injuries includes joint mobilization therapy, range of motion exercises, and strength training. Schedule an appointment for physical therapy for a soft tissue injury.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Headaches
Anyone who has suffered from chronic headaches knows that pinpointing the cause of the headaches is the first step in alleviating this condition. Physical therapy is a good option for headaches that are caused by muscle tension, poor posture, neck motion limitations, and more. Learn more about our physical therapy options for headaches.
Advanced Manual Techniques in Physical Therapy
Our advanced manual physical therapy techniques include stretching, massage, strengthening exercises, and newer techniques such as trigger point dry needling and the Graston Technique™. Contact us to schedule an appointment for advanced manual techniques.
Trigger Point Dry Needling
Dry needling is a physical therapy technique where therapists use a small filament needle to stimulate soft tissue to help to decrease pain/dysfunction. Dry needling has been a very successful technique in helping to reduce patient’s pain levels and allow other physical therapy treatments to be more beneficial. These treatments can be performed by just needling soft tissue or by adding electric stimulation to the needles based on what you and your physical therapist determines to be appropriate. If this treatment is an option for you after your evaluation, then your physical therapist will discuss this option in more depth at one of your follow up appointments.
The Graston Technique™
Incorporates a patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables physical therapists to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function. This treatment is shown to be beneficial in treating chronic conditions such as plantar fascititis, Achilles tendonosis and tennis elbow. Learn more about The Graston Technique™.