WHO BENEFITS FROM PHYSICAL REHABILITATION?
Here are a few indications, disorders, and/or injuries/surgeries that may warrant the need for therapeutic intervention. This is not an all inclusive list, and generally speaking, if you are having difficulty with your daily tasks or have children who are not speaking, walking, or interacting in a similar way of their peers, then Physical, Occupational, and or Speech Therapy may be indicated.
ORTHOPEDIC/BONE AND JOINT
Total Joint Rehab, before or after surgery• Ligament and Tendonopathies. • Injuries of the bone, including fractures or congenital malformations. • Difficulty Walking, Muscle Pain/Weakness, General Deconditioning from illness or Hospital Stay
Treatment protocols may include joint mobilization, scar management/mobility techniques, soft tissue mobilization, range of motion exercises, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation techniques, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Muscle inhibition techniques, Muscle Energy Techniques, Manual or Mechanical Traction, Therapeutic Exercise specific to the injury, Gait Training, Pain Relieving Modalities, such as Inferential current or other Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Paraffin, Moist Heat, and Cryotherapy. Your therapist will determine the best treatments for your specific needs.
Now offering LSVT-BIG!
LSVT BIG is a program designed for patient's who suffer from Parkinsons disease or Parkinsons-like disorders. The program is four days a week and consists of specific movement patterns and activities to get the body moving in larger dimensions, THINK BIG! Knowing the specific challenges that this individuals with Parkinsons disease face, our therapists can very effectively make noticeable and measurable changes. Call us to see if you or your loved one would benefit from this excellent program.
We also treat:
Vestibular/Inner Ear Disorders• Multiple Sclerosis• Parkinson’s Disease• Stroke/Traumatic Brain Injuries• PeripheralNerve Disorders (i.e drop foot and Brachial Plexus Injuries) • Spinal Cord Injuries • Congenital Hypotonia/Hypertonia• Developmental Delay• Cerebral Palsy• Carpal Tunnel and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Treatment may include Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, NeuroDevelopemental Treatment (NDT), Biofeedback, NeuroMuscularElectrical Stimulation (NMES), Gait and Balance Training, Vestibular Occular Reflex and Gaze Stabilization Exercises, Therapeutic Actvities, Activitites of Daily Living (ADL) training, Coordination Training, Sensory training, and Assistive Device/Wheelchair fitting and training. Your therapist will decide the best treatment approach for your condition.
What Is a Gait Analysis?
Your gait is how you walk. With every step, there are normal parameters in which your ankles, knees, hips, and trunk move. Many times, for various reasons, people develop changes in the way they walk- this can lead to pain over time. Our therapists will observe your video of you walking and determine any deficiencies in range of motion or poor mechanics that can lead to joint and muscle pain.
What is a running analysis?
A running analysis is a report that you will receive that states any abnormalities with your running style or "gait". Similar to the gait analysis, there are certain normal limits that you should be in to minimize stress and breakdown of tissues with running.
Do I need to be a current patient to request a running/gait analysis?
No. You do not have to be a current patient to receive an analysis.
Do I need a doctor referral for a running/gait analysis?
No. You do not need a referral for a running/gait analysis.
How can I get a gait or running analysis?
Email video footage, Name, and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call our office to pay over the phone or mail in your payment. We will process your request upon receipt of payment and video. The cost of the analysis is $25.00. Range of Motion measurements are not included in the report. If more information is needed or if therapeutic intervention is indicated, it will be noted in the "Recommendations" section of the report.
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The Therapy Center
ATTN: Gait Analysis
1160 Hospital Road Suite 100
New Roads, LA 70760
What kind of video to I send?
Using a digital recorder or smartphone, simply have someone take a video of you walking or running, both from the side view and rear view. You may submit one video or two separate videos. The videos only have to be 30 sec or long enough to see you take10-20 steps. Be sure to walk like you normally do the largest percent of your day. You do not have to record your face. Shoulder or chest down is adequate for the analysis.