Physical Therapy Services in Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Physical Therapy
works to get your body back to pain free function and mobility. The professionals at our office specialize in remediation of impairments and dysfunction. This process involves thorough examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. Our physical therapists
are skilled in prevention, assessment and management of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. We utilize several different methods as well as continuing education to ensure that our techniques are up to date and effective.
Manual physical therapy is a specialized hands on physical therapy technique. In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands for range of motion, stretching, joint mobilization, joint manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, and myofacial release. These techniques help to decrease pain caused by muscle spasms, muscle tension and joint dysfunction.
Exercise is the cornerstone of health and wellness. At Advanced Physical Therapy patient specific exercise programs are tailored to rebuilding muscle and function. These exercise programs may include flexibility, strengthening, range of motion, nerve mobility, balance and proprioceptive exercises. We have a fully equipped gym facility catering to all exercise techniques, as well as the ability to create Home Exercise Programs so you can continue your program independently.
Physical Therapy for the geriatric population focuses on maintaining quality of life. Geriatric patients may suffer from a variety of diagnoses, which can negatively impact their safety. Falls risk prevention is an important aspect of geriatric therapy. Geriatric patients can benefit from a well rounded program in order to maintain independence in their living environment. At Advanced Physical Therapy, geriatric therapy consists of strength, range of motion, transfer, balance, posture, endurance, gait, and falls risk prevention training.
At Advanced Physical Therapy post-surgery rehabilitation protocol is essential for effective healing. Physical Therapy treatments are planned with protocols in order to return to full function. The ultimate goal is to return the patient to complete independence and to help them continue living a full and active lifestyle. We create customized post-surgical therapy programs based on the individual and type of surgery.
Aquatic therapy is an excellent treatment program for patients who have difficulty walking or performing land based activities. The warmth and buoyancy of the water help to alleviate pain and allow patients to gain the strength needed to function on land. At Advanced Physical Therapy, our aqua tank caters to one individual at a time in order to provide patient privacy. The aqua tank also features a treadmill belt which allows patients to improve gait patterns and functional endurance while in the water. You will begin an aquatic exercise program specific to your needs and you will gradually transition to a land based program when appropriate.
A hand injury can interfere with many activities of daily living. The main focus of hand therapy at Advanced Physical Therapy is to improve dexterity, fine and gross motor skills, grip, range of motion and strength. We also specialize in custom bracing when needed for positioning and healing.Workers' Compensation and Motor Vehicle AccidentA workers' compensation or a motor vehicle accident can be traumatic and if serious enough, can cause lifelong disabilities. At Advanced Physical Therapy, our focus is to help patients return to prior levels of function for both work and daily living.
We know that recovery from such injuries can be a long, emotionally exhausting and painful experience. Our team will work with you to create a fully customized treatment plan focusing on manual therapy, exercise therapy, massage and modalities. We also focus on positivity and motivation to assist with the physical and emotional healing process.
IASTM stands for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Tools are used to cause microtrauma to an area that will create a controlled inflammatory response, which leads to healing of tendon and ligamentous injuries by enhancing blood supply and collagen formation. The tools are also used to facilitate connective tissue healing as well as reduce scar tissue.
IASTM is an important adjunct to our manual based treatments. Specifically with scar tissue and tendon injuries. Patients often report relief and decreased pain.
Call Advanced Physical Therapy at (215) 742-8099 today to make an appointment for a consultation and speak to one of our friendly staff members.