Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is best known in the treatment of muscle and joint injuries. These injuries can be acute, new injuries, or chronic – injuries present for more than three months. Some of the more common orthopedic injuries are muscle tears and strains. This includes: rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, hamstring injuries and iliotibial band (ITB) injuries. We also treat arthritis pain, plantarfasciltis and spine-related pain. Physical therapy is frequently required after surgery, too, to restore motion, strength and function. The physical therapists at Donnelly Physical Therapy have extensive experience in treating all orthopedic injuries.
More and more people are suffering from concussions and migraines. Our staff has advanced training in the treatment of these conditions. Our ITPT ™certified therapists are recognized as leaders in the treatment of concussions. By incorporating manual therapy skills including joint mobilization, connective tissue massage, myofascial release, dry needling and therapeutic exercises, we are successfully treating migraine sufferers.
Pelvic Physical Therapy
Many men and women are affected by pain or problems of the pelvis. Bunny Donnelly, PT, has been treating these problems since 1999. Pelvic pain associated with sexual intercourse, post-childbirth, pudendal neuralgia, and interstitial cystitis are just a few of the reasons people have pelvic pain that can be improved with pelvic physical therapy. Incontinence of the bladder or bowels is a treatable problem too. Following prostatectomy, many men experience incontinence of the bladder; pelvic physical therapy at Donnelly PT can help.
The lymphatic system serves several purposes with its primary role as a way to carry lymph throughout the body. Lymph contains white blood cells which are necessary to fight infection. Sometimes after surgery, radiation treatment or cancer, the lymph system can be overwhelmed, and it does not adequately clear the lymph fluid. Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle and painless pressure massage technique used to move waste products from the affected area. In addition to receiving manual lymphatic drainage, you will also be instructed in self massage, wrapping techniques and the use of compression garments to help control your lymphedema independently.
Balance and Vestibular Care
Vestibular problems include vertigo, dizziness, visual issues and altered balance. Vestibular rehabilitation uses exercises designed to reduce these problems by teaching the body to utilize other parts of the brain to substitute for the deficient vestibular system. BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is very often successfully treated in physical therapy.
A person injured on the job often needs more extensive physical training before returning to work. They may also need more specific testing to be certain they are prepared to return to work. We offer a comprehensive industrial rehabilitation program to make certain an injured employee is best prepared to return to work. In our office, we perform Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work Conditioning/Hardening and Post-offer screens. We also offer on-site Job Analysis and Education programs based on your company's needs. We are certified through WorkWell Prevention and Care to provide these services.