Listed are some of the more common conditions treated at Optimum Physical Therapy. Please feel free to inquire about your specific diagnosis. We treat a wide variety of other conditions / injuries, including sports injuries and stroke rehabilitation.
Arthritis – There are over 100 types of Arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. The word “arthritis” means “joint inflammation”. With arthritis, an area in or around a joint becomes inflamed, causing pain, stiffness and, sometimes difficulty moving.
Bursitis – Bursitis is a painful swelling of a small sac of fluid called a bursa. Bursae cushion and lubricate areas where tendons, ligaments, skin, muscles, or bones rub against each other.
Carpal Tunnel – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is pain, tingling, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.
Disc Herniation – The bones that form the spine in your back are cushioned by round flat discs, they act as shock absorbers for your spine. If they become damaged they may bulge or break open (rupture), in what is called a herniated or slipped disc.
Fibromyalgia – A chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points that occur in precise, localized areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips; also may cause sleep disturbance, morning stiffness, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and other symptoms.
Frozen Shoulder – Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is stiffness, pain and limited range of motion in your shoulder. The tissue around the joint stiffes and shoulder movements become painful.
Hip Replacements – Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint and replaces it with an artificial joint. Physical therapy usually begins the day after surgery and within days you can walk with a walker, crutches, or a cane. You will continue physical therapy from weeks to months after surgery.
Knee Injuries – The knee is the largest joint in the body. Injuries are the most common cause of knee problems. Acute injuries include: sprains and strains, ligament tears, breaks (fractures), kneecap dislocation, and tears in the meniscus (rubbery cushion within the joint). Overuse injuries can include: bursitis, tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons), patellofemoral pain syndrome (pain in the front of the knee from overuse), iliotibial band syndrome (irritation of the fibrous band running down the outside of the thigh).
Knee Replacements – A person may want to consider knee replacement surgery if they have a stiff painful knee that prevents them from performing even the simplest of activities. Knee replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful knee joint and replaces it with an artificial joint. Once muscle strength is restored with physical therapy, people who have had joint surgery can enjoy most activities.
Low Back Pain – Low back pain can affect the back anywhere below the ribs and above the legs. Herniated Discs are a disc(s) that bulges or breaks open can press on nerves, causing back pain. Some back pain is the result of Arthritis, Compression Fractures or Osteoporosis (bone loss), Or any spinal problems you may have been born with.
Neck Pain – Neck pain occurs anywhere from the bottom of your head to the top of your shoulders. Most neck pain is caused by activities that result in repeated or prolonged movements of the neck muscle (Ligaments, Tendons, Bones, or Joints). Whiplash, Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of spinal canal), Compression of the Spinal Nerve Root and Rheumatoid Arthritis are also common conditions of the neck.
Rotator Cuff Disorders – The rotator cuff is a group of strong ropelike fibers (tendons) and muscles in the shoulder. Rotator cuff disorders include: Tendonitis (Inflammation of the tendons), Bursitis, Impingement, and Partial or Complete tears of the rotator cuff tendons.
Tennis Elbow – Tennis Elbow is a type of tendonitis, swelling of the tendons that cause pain in the elbow and arm.
Toe, Foot & Ankle Injuries – These injuries most commonly occur during sports or recreational activities, work related tasks and work projects around the home. Acute (sudden) ankle injuries include: bruises, Ligament tears / Injuries, Injuries to tendons Achilles Tendon), Injuries to the Joint (Sprains), Pulled Muscles (Strains), Broken Bones (Fractures), Dislocations.
Plantar Fasciitis – May cause the heel to hurt, feel hot or swell, is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thin layer of tough tissue supporting the arch of the foot. Repeated microscopic tears of the plantar fascia cause pain. Typically the pain is worse when first getting out of bed, or is noticeable at the beginning of an activity and gets better as the body warms up.
We use new state-of-the-art equipment to help regain your strength and mobility. Our office features:
- Adjustable Hydraulic Treatment Tables
- Ankle Weights
- Balance Training Equipment
- Cable Columns
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Electric Stimulation Machines
- Free Weights
- Leg Press Machine
- Moist Heat and Cold Therapy
- Paraffin Wax Treatment
- Personal Storage Lockers
- Stability Ball
- Private Treatment Areas
- Rebounder / Trampoline
- Recumbent Bicycles
- Resistance Equipment
- Seated Steppers
- Stretching Equipment
- TENS Units
- Ultrasound Machines
- Upper Body Bicycles
- Quad / Hamstring Machine
- Kinesio Taping
We also provide additional medical equipment such as walkers, canes, braces (back ,knee, etc.), and therapeutic gels and creams.