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Our Services

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Physical Therapy

Our dedicated rehabilitation staff represent many specialty areas, allowing us to offer a full range of inter-disciplinary services to each patient.

Vestibular Rehab

Our staff will develop a specialized treatment program to address our patient’s needs and help prevent falls and improve lower extremity strength and overall balance.

Functional Capacity

You will be safely evaluated on your strength, range of motion and stamina to determine your capacity for return to work.

MedFit

We will work one on one with our clients to improve their overall health, fitness, cardiovascular and endurance levels.

Athletic Training

Athletic injury rehabilitation helps patients with orthopedic injuries sustained by competitive and recreational athletes of all ages.

Work Hardening

We address the needs associated with the strength, stamina and function needed for workers to do their jobs daily without additional or new injuries.

Fit for 60

The Fit for 60 Program allows our patients to continue their exercise routines on their own, in the comfort of our facility and with our staff available to answer any of their questions.

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are shoe inserts that often relieve pain and discomfort associated with foot problems, leg length differences, postural conditions such as scoliosis and lower extremity fatigue.

Community & Educational Programs

Our professional staff is available to speak at your next function. Topics include but are not limited to: Proper Lifting Techniques, Prevention of Overuse Injuries, Providing a Safe Home and Fall Prevention and more.

Occupational Therapy

Helps patients restore movements to include fine motor activities to develop hand strength, manipulation, endurance and participation in functional tasks.

Complimentary Screening

We offer complimentary screening by a healthcare professional. If you have a nagging injury or a new one and would like a consultation for your next step, contact us today.

Testimonial

What our patients are saying about working with us!

Jackson S.

My knee is back to full flexibility after working with my PT after my injury!

Hailey B.

I didn't think my wrist would ever feel 'normal' again. The home exercises my therapist gave me continue to help me get stronger.

George H.

I really felt like Jan was working with my goals in mind, and not off of a script or something like that.

    FAQ

    Frequently Ask Questions

    During your first visit you can expect the following:

    • Arrive at your appointment with your paperwork completed (you can download it from our website – see the paperwork or forms link).
    • You will provide us with your respective prescription for physical therapy, occupational therapy or athletic training services.
    • We will copy your insurance card.
    • You will be seen for the initial evaluation by the appropriate professional treater.
    • Your treater will discuss the following:
      1. Your medical history.
      2. Your current problems/complaints.
      3. Pain intensity, what aggravates and eases the problem.
      4. How this is impacting your daily activities or your functional limitations.
      5. Your goals with physical rehabilitation.
      6. Medications, tests, and procedures related to your health.
    • Your treater will then perform the objective evaluation which may include some of the following:
      1. Palpation – touching around the area of the pain/problem. This is done to check for the presence of tenderness, swelling, soft tissue integrity, tissue temperature, inflammation, etc.
      2. Range of Motion (ROM) – the treater will move the joint(s) to check for the quality of movement and any restrictions.
      3. Muscle Testing – the treater may check for strength and the quality of the muscle contraction. Pain and weakness may be noted. Often the muscle strength is graded. This is also part of a neurological screening.
      4. Neurological Screening – the treater may check to see how the nerves are communicating with the muscles, sensing touch, pain, vibration, or temperature. Reflexes may be assessed as well.
      5. Special Tests – the treater may perform special tests to confirm/rule out the presence of additional problems.
      6. Posture Assessment – the positions of joints relative to ideal and each other may be assessed.

    Your treater will then formulate a list of problems you are having, and how to treat those problems. A plan is subsequently developed with the patient’s input. This includes how many times you should be seen per week, how many weeks you will need treatment, home programs, patient education, short-term/long-term goals, and what is expected after discharge from treatment. This plan is created with input from you, your treater and your doctor.

    Make sure you bring your physical therapy referral (provided to you by your doctor) and your payment information. If your insurance is covering the cost of physical therapy, bring your insurance card. If you are covered by Workers’ Compensation, bring your claim number and your case manager’s contact information.

    You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts. For a shoulder problem, a tank top is a good choice, and for low back problems, wear a loose fitting shirt and pants, again so we can perform a thorough examination.

    Treatment sessions typically last 30 to 90 minutes per visit.

    This is highly variable. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis and when you see your doctor, we will provide you with a progress report with our recommendations.

    More than half of all Americans are suffering from pain. Whether it is a recent episode or chronic, an ABC News/Stanford study revealed that pain in America is a serious problem. However, many do not even know that physical rehabilitation facilities are well equipped to not only treat pain but also its source.

    We are experts at treating movement and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Pain often accompanies a movement disorder, and physical therapists can help correct the disorder and relieve the pain.

    You and others may be referred to physical rehabilitation because of a movement dysfunction associated with pain. Your difficulty with moving part(s) of your body (like bending at the low back or difficulty sleeping on your shoulder, etc.) very likely results in limitations with your daily activities (e.g., difficulty getting out of a chair, an inability to play sports, or trouble with walking, etc.). We treat these movement dysfunctions and their associated pains and restore your body’s ability to move in a normal manner.

    In most cases, health insurance will cover your treatment. Click on our insurance link above for a summary of insurances we accept and make sure you talk to our receptionist so we can help you clarify your insurance coverage.

    You will be evaluated by one of our licensed and highly trained physical therapists, occupational therapists and/or athletic trainers and he/she will also treat you during subsequent visits. Unlike some clinics, where you see someone different each visit, we feel it is very important to develop a one-on-one relationship with you to maintain continuity of care.

    Balance, Dizziness, and Vertigo Rehabilitation– – Many suffer from dizziness or BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). Some clinics specialize in the rehabilitation of patients with vertigo. Patient education, strengthening, safety awareness, posture and balance exercise, walking exercise, and special techniques that affect sensory and balance centers of the brain and limbs are all important components of a rehabilitation program.

    Orthopedic Conditions – Post surgical patients including total joint replacement, arthritis, tendinitis, fracture rehabilitation, sprains and strains, back pain along with other upper and lower extremity conditions.

    Sports Rehabilitation – Assisting with the recovery after injury and/or surgery. We perform functional rehabilitation and retraining for your return to activities as quickly and safely as possible.

    Fitness and Wellness – We are trained to help with your fitness needs and overall wellness programs. Exercise programs, weight concerns, health issues and overall fitness programs are just a few examples of the programs we can offer.

    There are dozens of different types of treatment interventions. Here is a list of treatment interventions:

    Active Range of Motion (AROM) – the patient lifts or moves a body part through range of motion against gravity. AROM is usually one of the first modalities prescribed for arthritis.

    Active Assistive Range of Motion (AAROM) – treater-assisted active range of motion. This is usually prescribed for gentle stretching or strengthening for a very weak body part.

    Stationary Bicycle – with or without resistance. This is usually prescribed for improving the strength and/or range of motion of the back or lower extremities as well as cardiovascular endurance.

    Gait or Walking Training – the analysis of walking problems by visually examining the interaction of the low back and the joints of the thighs, legs, and feet during the various stages of walking, including initial contact, loading response, mid stance, terminal stance, pre swing, mid swing, and terminal swing. Many back, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot problems may be caused by or manifest themselves in subtle gait abnormalities.

    Isometrics – muscle contraction without joint movement. This is usually prescribed for strengthening without stressing or damaging the joint (e.g., arthritis, or exercises to be performed in a cast, or right after surgery if recommended by the therapist/doctor).

    Isotonic – muscle(s) contracting through the ROM with resistance. This is usually prescribed for strengthening.

    Soft Tissue Mobilization – therapeutic massage of body tissue performed with the hands. Soft tissue mobilization may be used for muscle relaxation, to decrease swelling, to decrease scar tissue adhesions, and for pain relief.

    Mobilization – hands-on therapeutic procedures intended to increase soft tissue or joint mobility. Mobilization is usually prescribed to increase mobility, delaying progressive stiffness, and to relieve pain.

    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) – a system of manually resisted exercises performed in diagonal patterns that mimic functional movements. PNF was initially used in developmentally and neurologically impaired patients but now is used in almost every aspect of neuromuscular retraining from athletes in sports facilities to the very weak in hospitals and nursing homes.

    Posture Training – instruction in the correct biomechanical alignment of the body to reduce undue strain on muscles, joints, ligaments, discs, and other soft tissues. There is an ideal posture, but most people do not have ideal posture. We educate patients about the importance of improving posture with daily activities. Stretching and strengthening exercises may be prescribed to facilitate postural improvement and to prevent further disability and future recurrences of problems.

    Progressive Resistive Exercises (PRE) – exercises that gradually increase in resistance (weights) and in repetitions. PRE is usually prescribed for reeducation of muscles and strengthening. Weights, rubber bands, and body weight can be used as resistance.

    Passive Range of Motion (PROM) – the patient or treater moves the body part through a range of motion without the use of the muscles that “actively” move the joint(s).

    Stretching/Flexibility Exercise – exercise designed to lengthen muscle(s) or soft tissue. Stretching exercises are usually prescribed to improve the flexibility of muscles that have tightened due to disuse or in compensation to pain, spasm or immobilization.

    Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy – used to cause vasoconstriction (the blood vessels constrict or decrease their diameter) to reduce the amount of fluid that leaks out of the capillaries into the tissue spaces (swelling) in response to injury of tissue. Ice or cold is used most frequently in acute injuries, but also an effective pain reliever for even the most chronic pain.

    Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) – the application of electrical stimulation to aid in improving strength (e.g., the quadriceps muscle after knee surgery or injury). NMES is also used to decrease pain and swelling and to relieve muscle spasm.

    Neck Traction – a gentle longitudinal/axial pull on the neck, manual or mechanical, intermittent or continuous for relief of neck pain, to decrease muscle spasm and facilitate unloading of the spine.

    Heat – heat is recommended to decrease chronic pain, relax muscles, and for pain relief. It should not be used with an acute or “new” injury.

    Iontophoresis – medications are propelled through the skin by an electrical charge. This modality works on the physical concept that like charges repel each other, therefore, a positively charged medication will be repelled through the skin to the underlying tissues by the positively charged pad of an iontophoresis machine. Iontophoresis is usually prescribed for injuries such as shoulder or elbow bursitis.

    Pelvic Traction – the longitudinal/axial pull on the lumbar spine, manual or mechanical, intermittent or continuous. Pelvic traction may be helpful for the relief of low back pain and muscle spasm.

    Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) – a relatively low voltage applied over painful areas through small self-adhesive electrodes. The electrical stimulation “disguises” or “overrides” the sensation of pain. It is a small, portable unit, used in intervals, to control pain and reduce dependence on drugs. It is usually prescribed for relief of pain.

    Ultrasound – ultrasound uses a high frequency sound wave emitted from the sound head when electricity is passed through a quartz crystal. The sound waves cause the vibration of water molecules deep within tissue causing a heating effect. When the sound waves are pulsed, they cause a vibration of the tissue rather than heating. The stream of sound waves helps with nutrition exchange at the cellular level and healing. Studies have shown that ultrasound is helpful for ligament healing and clinically, for carpal tunnel syndrome, and muscle spasm.

    Whirlpool – immersion of a body part into water with small “agitators” to provide a gentle massaging motion. A warm whirlpool provides relief from pain and muscle spasm and is often preparatory to stretching or exercise. Cold whirlpool is used to decrease inflammation and swelling.

    Massage may be part of your treatment. Rehabilitation specialists are trained in a variety of techniques that may help with your recovery. Deep tissue techniques may be part of the rehabilitative process. Massage is used for three reasons typically – to facilitate venous return from a swollen area, to relax a tight muscle, or to relieve pain. Contrary to common thought, massage does not increase circulation.

    Flare ups are not uncommon. If you have a flare up (exacerbation), give us a call. We may suggest you come back to see us, return to your doctor, or simply modify your daily activities or exercise routine.

    In most cases, you have the right to choose any physical rehabilitation clinic. Our practice is a provider for many different insurance plans. The best thing to do is give us a call and we will attempt to answer all of your questions.

    In most cases, you have the right to choose any physical rehabilitation clinic. Our practice is a provider for many different insurance plans. The best thing to do is give us a call and we will attempt to answer all of your questions.

    Billing for physical therapy services is similar to what happens at your doctor’s office. When you are seen for treatment, the following occurs:

    • We bill your respective insurance company, auto or Workers’ Compensation and charges are based on Common Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes.
    • Those codes are transferred to a billing form that is either mailed or electronically communicated to the payer.
    • The payer processes this information and makes payments according to an agreed upon fee schedule.
    • An Explanation of Benefits (EOB) is generated and sent to the patient and the physical therapy clinic with a check for payment and a balance due by the patient.
    • The patient is expected to make the payment on the balance if any.

    It is important to understand that there are many small steps (beyond the outline provided above) within the process. Exceptions are common to the above example as well. At any time along the way, information may be missing, mis-communicated, or misunderstood. This can delay the payment process. While it is common for the payment process to be completed in 60 days or less, it is not uncommon for the physical therapy clinic to receive payment as long as six months after the treatment date.

    Some patients will need to continue with home exercises. Some may choose to continue with a gym exercise program. Others will complete their rehabilitation and return to normal daily activities. It is important that you communicate your goals to your treater, so he/she can develop a custom program for you.

    This is our independent exercise program that discharged patients have the opportunity to do after being discharged from formal treatment. You will have 60 consecutive days for free and after that you can continue coming to exercise for $20.00 a month.

    Physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), occupational therapists (OTs) and athletic trainers (ATs) are licensed by their respective states.

    We offer physical therapy and many related services from our two locations in Dearborn and Canton, Michigan.