Physical Therapy is concerned with prevention and management of movement disorders arising from conditions and diseases occurring throughout the lifespan. Physical therapy is performed by either a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant under the direction of a physician.
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities).
People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
Mckenzie Technique and Spine Rehabilitation
Two of the most well-known back strengthening exercises are: McKenzie exercises and Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization. These back exercises are generally first learned by working with a physical therapist who can demonstrate the exercises and correct a patient's form to ensure strengthening and/or back pain relief is achieved. Although McKenzie exercises and dynamic lumbar stabilization exercises tend to be used for specific conditions, the two forms of physical therapy exercise may also be combined when appropriate.
Pre and Post-Natal Massage Therapy
Postpartum massage can be as important and beneficial as massage during pregnancy. Postpartum bodywork is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to motherhood. You may be surprised to receive much more than a spa retreat.
Massage is well known for relaxation. stress reduction, pain relief and other health benefits. Unique postpartum benefits include hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep and improved breastfeeding. More advanced therapy helps restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition, speeds healing and assists with C-section recovery.
Athletes require a particular approach to conditioning and post-injury rehabilitation depending on the physical demands of your specific sport. At Swift Rehabilitation we have physical therapists with backgrounds in a variety of different sports, including dance, baseball/softball, basketball, football and golf.
Orthoses (orthoses being the correct term but widely referred to as “orthotics”) are a wide ranging orthopedic tool. They can be used to modify a simple foot problem or be designed and built to act as support for the knee, hips and trunk while walking.
Pre and Post-Surgical Care
Research supports pre-operative care by a physical therapist prior to surgical intervention to improve surgical recovery and to help to achieve post-surgical rehabilitation success. Post-surgical physical therapy facilitates patients to return to their prior activities without compromising their surgical repair, correction or replacement.
Industrial and Occupational Rehabilitation and Prevention
We work with your employer, your workers compensation provider, your case manager, as well as your doctor to facilitate full recovery and return to full duty after a work related injury. We also provide ergonomic assessments, on-site evaluations and lift training in order to prevent work related injuries.
Kinesio Taping Method
The Kinesio Taping method was used by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1973 to treat pain without the use of medication. Since it's inception, it has evolved into a variety of uses for injuries in all stages of rehabilitation.
Graston Technique® is a unique way to effectively treat soft tissue injuries. This instrument assisted treatment enables the healing of scar tissue and helps to release fascial restrictions during rehabilitation that allows for faster rehabilitation and with greater success in restoring normal function.
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation (more commonly known as "women's health physical therapy") is a non-surgical approach to pelvic musculoskeletal dysfunctions that can contribute to bowel, bladder, sexual health and pain complaints. Pelvic dysfunction can happen after childbirth, hysterectomy, surgical mesh placement, bowel/bladder surgery and pelvic trauma.