The assessment, preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes physical methods such as manual therapy (soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization and manipulation), therapeutic exercise and modalities rather than by drugs or surgery.
A procedure in which a filiform needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point.
A series of water based treatments or exercise of therapeutic intent, in particular for relaxation, fitness, and physical rehabilitation. Treatments and exercises are performed while floating or partially submerged, in water.
Certified Hand Therapist
A physical therapist or occupational therapist who has a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy, and has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinic skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. A CHT works with patients who may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or even amputation of the finger, hand, or arm.
The diagnosis and treatment of growing bones, joints and muscles in children. Physical therapy plays an important role in providing effective treatments that promote mobility, gross motor function, cardiovascular fitness and independence.