Types of Treatment
Types of Treatment
Get back to the life you love with rehabilitation from Confluent PT.
When you’re living with aches, pains or sprains from a musculoskeletal injury, it can be hard to fully participate in your daily life. You shouldn’t have to spend a lot of time and money on solutions like pain medicines, surgeries, or MRI’s, without finding lasting relief. And you definitely shouldn’t have to “just live with it.”
That’s where we come in.
Let our team of specialized therapists use the latest methods to get to the cause of whatever is holding you back–and then help fix it.
Here’s how we help:
Orthopedic & Manual Physical Therapy
Orthopaedics is the medical specialty dedicated to preserving and restoring function in the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
At Confluent PT, many of our physical therapists are APTA board certified Orthopaedic Certified Specialists.
The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set that comes with a Board Certification allows physical therapists to better treat the patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopaedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions. Only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopaedic Clinical Specialists.
Only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopedic Clinical Specialists.
Orthopaedic physical therapy is used to treat both non-surgical and post-surgical patients with the following conditions:
- Muscle weakness and imbalance
- Spinal and other joint alignment dysfunction
- Tendonitis and bursitis
- Fractures and broken bones
- Joint and muscle pain
- Post-operative or inflammatory swelling
Manual physical therapy is a hands-on technique that is used to decrease pain and improve range-of-motion and flexibility to stiff joints and muscles. Mobilization and manipulation are key components of manual therapy; both techniques restore the power of movement to joints & associated muscles.
All Confluent PT physical therapists receive additional training in manual physical therapy or are Fellows in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.
Patients with a variety of disabilities and orthopedic conditions may benefit from manual physical therapy. Current research confirms that manual physical therapy combined with therapeutic exercise can produce rapid pain relief and improved function in the following conditions and many others:
- Low-back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip and knee osteoarthritis
- Shoulder pain
Metabolic Conditions / Weight Loss
Did you know that our Physical Therapists can help you with recovery from weight loss surgery and lose weight?
You’re thinking that Physical Therapists only deal with things like tennis elbow and rehab from broken bones, right?
Well, we aren’t your average Physical Therapists. We specialize in not only helping you recover from surgery scars and pain, but also can help you work smarter, not harder, to reach your goal weight. We can help with:
- Weight Loss Surgery Scar Pain: After surgery your scar can be tender from the healing process or can adhere to tissue underneath the scar in the abdominal cavity. This leads to pain that restricts movement. Our therapists can work with you to prevent this from happening or reduce this pain.
- Overcoming Barriers to Exercise: It should not hurt to exercise, and often getting past a painful knee or aching feet is the first step to being successful in an exercise program designed to help you lose weight.
- Pelvic Pain: Prolonged pressure on the pelvic floor can cause significant pelvic pain at rest, with movement, and during intercourse. We can work with you to strengthen the pelvic floor and surrounding muscles, reducing or eliminating pain.
- Incontinence: Have you ever experienced urine leakage when getting in and out of your car? Or when standing up from a seated position? This can be caused by a surgery scar adhering to the pelvic floor or bladder, pelvic floor weakness from prolonged belly pressure, or poor muscle control in the pelvis. We can work with you to strengthen your muscles, eliminating that annoying leakage.
- Painful Muscles and Joints: Inactivity, weakness, or prolonged pressure on knees, hips, and back can make any movement very painful and limit your mobility. Our therapists are experts at navigating your aches and pains so that you can fully live your life.
Personal Injury & Motor Vehicle Accidents
Confluent PT takes patients with motor vehicle accident insurance as their primary payer. We also take patients that have medical liens or Letters of Protection.
Benefits of Confluent PT’s Personal Injury Program include:
- Easy access for patients using their own auto insurance or the at-fault party’s insurance
- Access to high-quality providers
- Quick pre-authorization process
Sports medicine involves a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals trained in a variety of backgrounds including physicians, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, biomechanists, nutritionists, and physical therapists.
Sports physical therapy at Confluent PT emphasizes the prevention, identification, assessment, minimization, and correction of pain and disability associated with athletic injuries. The goal of treatment is to maximize participation and performance.
Persistent pain, or chronic pain, is pain that lasts for weeks, months or years. For some, chronic pain can be the result of an injury, or may be due to an ongoing problem like arthritis.
Physical therapy has been shown to not only reduce after effects of fatigue and weakness from cancer treatment, but also to improve strength and help patients get back to the things they were able to do prior to cancer treatment. Physical therapy is also helpful in decreasing the chance of developing lymphedema, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff issues, and posture weakness.
Physical therapy with Confluent PT can reduce or eliminate pain, prevent surgery, and eliminate the need for medication in patients with pelvic pain, incontinence, and pregnancy or postpartum issues.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) guides jaw movement. Problems with the TMJ are known as temporomandibular joint disorder or dysfunction (TMD). TMD is very common; more than 10 million people in the United States have it.
Our team is ready to treat your pain and get you back to living a pain-free life.
Take the first step towards the long-term recovery you deserve by booking your appointment today.