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Blood flow restriction therapy is a treatment technique that uses a specialized machine to increase muscle strength quicker than traditional exercise—offering high-intensity benefits with lower intensity training. During specific exercises, a state-of-the-art machine restricts venous return, while allowing arterial blood flow. Benefits include quicker healing, decreased pain, less soreness compared to traditional exercise, improved cardiovascular endurance and increased bone density. Learn more about blood flow restriction therapy.
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Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program is for all patients who will be having breast surgery due to a diagnosis of breast cancer. The program’s goal is to address individual needs and make sure that the patient will be able to maintain normal arm movement, size and strength after surgery. Our therapists will teach you specific exercise, how to watch for arm swelling and what to do, along with how to manage scar tissue. Breast cancer rehabilitation is offered at University Rehabilitation Center.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that affects the brain’s ability to function. Concussions are caused by a sudden blow to the head, or body, which causes the brain to bounce rapidly or twist in the skull. Our team of therapists help individuals continue their recovery after they have been diagnosed with a concussion. We provide post-concussion care through an individualized patient evaluation to determine the presence of post-concussion symptoms that last beyond the anticipated recovery time and create customized treatment plan tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Treatment often concludes with an individualized reintegration plan for daily activities such as school, sports, work, etc. Learn more about concussion rehabilitation. Concussion therapy services are provided at University Rehabilitation Center.
Dry Needling, also called trigger point dry needling, is a technique used by a certified physical therapist. A dry needle is inserted into a muscle or “trigger point” (knots within the muscle) to reduce pain and improve the ability to do normal things throughout your day. This technique is used with exercises and stretching to treat neck and back pain, cervicogenic headaches, shoulder pain, elbow and more. Dry needling services are provided at our Pavilion Physical Therapy Clinic.
Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) are a series of tasks performed by a patient under the guidance of a certified therapist. The purpose of the FCE is to determine a patient’s ability to perform these tasks as they relate to their job/work demands. This evaluation may take up to 3 to 4 hours to complete. FCE testing is provided at University Rehabilitation Center.
Lymphedema therapy, also known as Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a series of techniques performed by a specialized lymphedema therapist to help decreasing swelling commonly found in the legs, arms, head, and neck. A therapist will teach you exercises to help move the extra fluid out of the affected area. Manual lymphatic drainage, a massage-like technique, is used to move the trapped fluid in the swollen area to an area with working lymph vessels. Compression bandages are used to help to move the extra fluid out of the swollen areas. Once therapy in the clinic is complete, compression garments are purchased to help maintain decreased edema at home. These garments require a prescription to ensure that the proper amount of compression is used. You will need to be measured by a professional to ensure proper fit. Lymphedema therapy services are provided at University Rehabilitation Center.
Manual therapy is a specialized technique in which therapists use their hands, instead of a device or machine, to apply pressure to soft tissue and to mobilize joints. This technique helps to decrease pain caused by muscle spasms, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.
Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique used by therapists to ease pain and reduce tension. Your therapist will work to identify areas of muscle tightness and utilize myofascial release techniques to improve these problem areas. These techniques help improve “trigger points” and are used to treat a variety of disorders including: cervicogenic headaches, neck pain, back pain, and various muscle strains. Many of our therapists have received advanced training in manual therapy and myofascial release techniques.
Patients who have had a stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or other neurologic diseases often are impacted in the ability to do daily activities including dressing, or walking. Our occupational and physical therapists will evaluate and provide therapy to address individual patient needs. Occupational therapists aim to enable patients in management of daily tasks and activities, like, dressing, bathing, meal preparation, feeding, and grooming by addressing the way a task is performed. Physical therapists help patients improve movement, mobility, strength and balance. Together our focus is to help patients gain their highest level of function. Neurological rehabilitation services are provided at University Rehabilitation Center.
Pelvic floor therapy is a service provided by a therapist with specialized training. The focus is to help correct issues such as pain, urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence and more. Our therapist provides this care in a private and comfortable setting, while addressing your unique needs. Learn more about pelvic floor therapy. Pelvic health services are provided at University Rehabilitation Center.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy, or VRT, is a specialized exercise program for reducing symptoms associated with vestibular disease or dysfunction. Patients referred for vestibular rehabilitation are guided through an individualized program of balance exercises and oculomotor (eye movement) exercises to reduce symptoms of dizziness, unstable vision, and balance issues. Vestibular rehab services are provided at University Rehabilitation Center.