Physical Therapy

Phoenix Physical Therapy is unique. We are proud to offer individual appointments to our clientèle which means that you, as our client, are the only one in our care for the duration of your appointment. This greatly improves quality of care and results in successful, long term outcomes. We have many years of experience and offer a wide range of treatment modalities for a variety of conditions.

Conditions Treated

Some of the conditions we assess
and treat include (but are not limited to):

Modalities we offer:

  • Acute and chronic neck and back pain
  • Soft tissue sprains and strains
  • Repetitive strain injuries such as tennis elbow
  • Pre-and post-operative orthopaedic conditions
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sports related injuries
  • MVA related injuries
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual Therapy
  • Muscle Manual Techniques (an effective range of soft tissue techniques)
  • Spinal Decompression Therapy (Traction)
  • Exercise Prescription

We complete and submit all required insurance forms and direct bill for all of our MVA (motor vehicle accident) clientèle.

Treatment Modalities

acupunctureAcupuncture

Acupuncture is a holistic treatment technique originating in ancient China over 5000 years ago. The Chinese understood that human beings are first and foremost energy and that the physical body cannot be separated from the mind and spirit. Therefore acupuncture methodology takes the whole of the person into account when assessing and treating.

Acupuncture needles are inserted into the body at acupuncture points. These acupuncture points are located along a multitude of meridians and the manipulation of them is intended to balance the chi, or energy, flowing through the various channels. There are very few contraindications for acupuncture and it is used in a variety of conditions including the management of pain and inflammation, migraines, anxiety and many gastrointestinal disorders.

kneesManual Therapy

Manual therapy is a technique used to mobilize and restore joint mobility. Not only is range of motion restored with this technique but a positive neurological response is also seen. As highly innervated structures around the joint are stimulated, there is a “de-sensitizing” and re-balancing of both neural and musculoskeletal tissue.

This technique is very effective for spine related disorders. Thorough assessment and appropriate application of this technique is strongly recommended.

Muscle Manual Techniques

A variety of techniques are used including trigger point therapy (treatment of painful areas in muscle tissue with pressure), active release techniques (using a combination of movement and pressure to lengthen shortened muscles) and myofascial release techniques (treatment of the fascia tissue).

These muscle techniques are extremely effective in the treatment of painful and chronic musculoskeletal disorders.

IMS

Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is used predominately in the treatment of chronic pain conditions of the musculoskeletal system where there is no obvious sign of injury or inflammation. The technique involves dry needling of the affected muscles tissue or along the spine where nerve roots may have become hypersensitive and irritated.

When the affected tissue has been stimulated it responds with a contraction. This contraction has three therapeutic effects. The first is a lengthening of the sensitive muscle. The second is an influx of circulation to the microscopic area of injury. And finally, the needle creates an electrical potential within the muscle that allows the nerve to fire normally again.

IMS can be a painful application but its success at effectively managing pain conditions is proven!

Shockwave Therapy

Say goodbye to: carpal tunnel, painful shoulder, tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, heel spur, spurs and calcifications, just to name a few.

Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to the painful spot. This energy provokes healing, regenerating and reparative processes of the bones and soft tissue. The therapy is an ideal solution with no side effects for various indications causing chronic pain.

Shockwave has gained significant interest in physiotherapy over the last 25 years. Based on scientific support, shockwave therapy has helped eliminate problems where conventional therapy has failed, including decreasing pain and providing long term relief. For more information, visit: www.shockwavetherapy.eu

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal Decompression Therapy, or traction, has been used effectively for many years in the treatment of degenerative disc derangement (bulges) and arthritic conditions of the spine. Phoenix Physical Therapy offers both cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) decompression therapy.

Exercise Prescription

Exercise programs will be tailored to meet your physical needs and accommodate your lifestyle.