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.
A therapeutic program that uses exercise to help regain the sense of balance.
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.
Functional Capacity Evaluation
A set of tests, practices, and observations that are combined to determine the ability of the evaluated to function a variety of circumstances, most often employment, in an objective manner.
Assessment of work or home areas to help decrease the risk of repetitive strain injuries caused by improper workplace set up and/or ill fitted workstation equipment. This allows individuals to have increased comfort and productivity in their workspace.
A system of ADA compliant employment tests designed to prevent injuries, control injury related costs and combat fraudulent claims.
Pre & Post Screening
This test is administered to determine whether or not a job candidate can safely perform the essential functions of the position he or she has been offered. This test is administered before or after an official offer of employment has been made, but before the candidate officially begins work in the capacity of his or her new position.