Did you know:Â Early access to physical therapy care significantly improves the outcomes and reduces the recovery time from pain or injury.
Education: Knowledge is power!Â The more you know about your condition, the better prepared you are to make an educated decision on the type of are that is most appropriate for you.Â You are also better equipped to manage your condition yourself.Â We all have busy lives; spending time going to seek care from others can be overwhelming to an already busy schedule.Â You want to make sure you are receiving care that is effective and efficient. You will progress more quickly if you know the right things to do between treatment sessions to facilitate your rehabilitation.Â You will also be better prepared to prevent further injuries if you learn what to do to optimize your bodyâ€™s performance in the activities that matter most to you!
Manual Therapy:Â Manual (or hands-on) therapy may involve your physicalÂ Â Â Â therapist utilizing techniques including spinal manipulation, joint mobilization, muscle energy, or soft tissue massage to address your musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.Â These techniques are used to restore normal joint mobility, improve muscle extensibility and most importantly, to reduce pain and restore function.Â Recent pain science research demonstrates that the mechanism of some manual therapy techniques involves a complex neurophysiological response that modulates pain and improves function.Â Our physical therapists are trained to identify candidates for manual therapy interventions that have been proven to be the most effective for your particular condition. A large and continually growing body of scientific research supports the efficacy of manual therapy in the treatment of lower back pain, arthritis, stenosis, neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, ankle sprains, and tennis elbow. We at Waldronâ€™s Peak Physical Therapy,Â believe that manual therapy techniques are most effective when combined with individualized therapeutic exercise programs and education to enhance the benefits of the hands-on treatment you receive.Â Our patients consistently report that this multifaceted approach to treatment ultimately results in the independent management of their conditions.
Exercise: Our bodies are not designed to last forever.Â However, there are ways to maintain our bodies so that they function as efficiently as possible for as many years possible.Â An appropriately designed exercise program to address your specific musculoskeletal imbalances (stretch what is tight and strengthen what is loose) to improve structural alignment and performance, can significantly improve your quality of life and allow you to achieve your athletic and/or life goals.Â Our therapists have extensive training in evaluating and identifying impairments in the musculoskeletal system and can design and excerise program
Trigger Point Dry Needling: TDN is a valuable treatment for musculoskeletal pain. TDN involves placing a small needle into the muscle at the trigger point in order to cause the muscle to contract and then release, improving the flexibility of the muscle and therefore decreasing the symptoms. Trigger points can develop after injury or chronic pain. The needle creates a small cramp in the muscle which causes a release of the tight muscle bands. The needle desensitizes the area, so the muscle and nerves are no longer irritated and thus, pain can be reduced.
If you have an acute injury where you have muscle pain/guarding this could be a viable intervention to treat and eliminate your symptoms in an expeditious manner, thus enabling you to return to your activity of choice or sport, as quickly as possible.
If you have a chronic condition that you have not sought care or has not responded to other forms of treatment, this could be a viable treatment option.
COLORADO IS A DIRECT ACCESS STATE:Â There is no requirement for a referral from a physician in the Colorado PT Practice Act. A Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) statement reads: â€œColorado is a direct access state, which means that a referral by a doctor is not necessary for care by a physical therapist.â€Â So, if you or someone you know, is experiencing pain in muscles, joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knees, ankle, feet, spine (neck, mid back, lower back) ; you can come directly to a Physical Therapist for treatment and RELIEF.Â Numerous studies have shown that early access to care significantly improves the outcomes and reduces the recovery time from pain or injury.Â Do not waste time waiting for an appointment.Â We can see you within 24 hours!
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT:
- YOU will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion
- OUR therapists will listen to YOUR concerns
- TOGETHER a plan will be developed so that your physical health care needs canÂ be achieved and you can return to functioning in your life at the level you desire!
Please bring shorts or a halter top with you so you can be dressed comfortably and your body can be appropriately examined.Â No worries if you forget, we have shorts and gowns that we can provide.