Each client receives a personalized evaluation and treatment based on the individual’s goals and the latest research in physical therapy practice.
These treatments may include:
Therapeutic exercise– movements prescribed to correct or improve strength or endurance.
Functional training– practice doing activities you do everyday to get around, like standing up or walking.
Neuromuscular re-education– movements prescribed to correct or improve balance, coordination, posture or ability to feel movements and objects.
Manual therapy– hands-on techniques
Wound care– debridement and dressing of wounds
Wheelchair training– how to use a wheelchair to get around
Durable medial equipment (DME) assessment– determining what type(s) of equipment– walkers, canes, wheelchair, power scooter, wheelchair lift, hospital bed, etc.– you would benefit from having to use at home and getting you in contact with a vendor
Family training– physical practice with a family member or selected caregiver on how they can help you carry over the above in daily life
Education– discussion about topics related to your goals
Home assessment– Bria visits your home with you to determine simple solutions to make your home work with you and not against you
Community re-entry– Bria goes with you into the community– to a parking lot, a car, a grocery store, a shop, taking a bus– to practice moving about in your everyday life
Some techniques Bria may select to facilitate the above treatments include (click links to learn more about the particular technique):
— Neuro-IFRAH— a hands-on, whole-person approach for the rehabilitation and habilitation of people with stroke and brain injury
— Bioness L300 Go!, lower cuff and/or thigh cuff— a functional electrical stimulation (FES) device used to retrain leg muscle strength and coordination
— Tai Chi Fundamentals— a simplified Yang-style Tai Chi (mind-body exercise)
— LiteGait— partial-weight bearing harness system
— LSVT BIG— exercises for Parkinson Disease (non-certified)
— Aquatics– exercises performed in water
— Kinesiology tape– taping approach which can turn muscles on or off, reduce pain and inflammation.
— Cognitive Functional Therapy– a patient-centered approach to manage pain targeting beliefs, fears and associated behaviors
— Standing frame– pneumatic device that assists you to stand
— Clock Yourself— cognitive + physical exercise challenge
— Vestibular Rehabilitation
— Cawthorne-Cooksey Exercises– for vestibular habituation
— Compression therapy– for swelling
— Essential oils– for improving mood, pain management-
— Animal-assisted therapy– a trained dog and their handler are incorporated into therapy to increase motivation to achieve your goals