The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a medically supervised, individually tailored program consisting of exercise and education to help patients feel better, increase endurance and improve their overall quality of life with focus on breathing exercises, paced activities, energy conservation techniques.
The program begins with an initial rehabilitation consult provided to patients who have been either diagnosed with a heart condition, or to patients in the hospital recovering from a cardiac event or surgery.
Home management is part of the cardiac rehab and physical activity is measured in metabolic equivalents (METs). We work on increasing your METs to carry out Normal working and living activities effortlessly.
Rehabilitation helps someone who has had a stroke relearn skills that are suddenly lost when part of the brain is damaged. Equally important in rehabilitation is to protect the individual from developing new medical problems, including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, injury due to fall, or a clot formation in large veins.
Rehabilitation also teaches new ways to compensate for any remaining disabilities. For example, one might need to learn how to bathe and dress using only one hand.
Stroke Rehab include adaptive equipment recommendations and training to compensate for the lost functional abilities.
A recent stroke rehabilitation trial found that intensive balance and strength rehabilitation in the home was equivalent to treadmill training at a rehabilitation facility in improving walking.
Physical therapy for the musculoskeletal system includes evaluation, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. These conditions include but are not limited to injuries involving bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.
Pre-operative rehabilitation. These programs are designed to meet the individual needs of the patient prior to surgery to promote optimal outcomes post-surgery.
Post-operative rehabilitation. Physical Therapy is usually indicated post-operatively following an orthopedic operation to speed recovery and return to normal functional activities. A post-operative rehabilitation plan is established to promote healing, reduce pain and swelling, and restore joint mobility, flexibility and strength; all while ensuring the integrity of the surgery.
The pain you are experiencing may be a result from an injury to a bone, muscle, tendon or ligament such as a fracture, sprain, strain, or a tear that needs immediate attention; the wear and tear associated with arthritis; or other medical conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. At Flex PT, we offer a comprehensive approach to evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation while also emphasizing steps you can take to prevent future injuries.
As movement experts, we prescribe exercise and use hands-on treatment to help our patients return to their desired function. With the appropriate treatment plan, surgery can often be avoided. In cases where surgery is necessary, post-operative physical therapy is key to a successful recovery. Physical Therapy is also effective in managing painful conditions and in most cases is a better treatment option than the use of opioids.
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common diagnoses that we treat in physical therapy. Some common conditions that are effectively treated in physical therapy are neck pain, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, complex regional pain syndrome.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you're spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning. BPPV causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is triggered by certain changes in head position, such as tipping the head up or down and it increases the risk of falling.
People can experience dizziness, a spinning sensation (vertigo), lightheadedness, unsteadiness, loss of balance, and nausea.
Vertigo usually comes from a problem with the part of the inner ear responsible for balance (vestibular labyrinth). BPPV occurs when tiny particles called otoconia in one part of your inner ear break loose and fall into the canals of your inner ear. Treatment includes a series of head movements that shift particles in the ears. Canalith repositioning can cure this specific type of vertigo (BPPV) in just one treatment. At Flex Physical Therapy we are proud to offer this treatment and have had numerous life changing success stories.
More than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. We focus on evidence-based physical therapy approaches, including exercise, and improvements of safety at home and during periods of mobility. Additionally, the benefits of multifaceted interventions, which include risk factor assessment, dietary supplements, elements of physical therapy and exercise, are addressed to minimize falls and fall related injuries.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.