Foremost: You should expect to be Evaluated by a Licensed Physical Therapist, and treated by a Licensed Physical Therapist or Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, and the treatment will include, appropriate for your condition, all or some of activities below:
- Education about your condition
- Stretching to reduce stress on joints and improve flexibility
- Manual therapy to improve or maintain range of motion
- Exercise to strengthen muscles and to improve coordination, balance, and endurance
- Postural re-education
- Home-exercise program instruction
- Injury prevention
- Pain management
- Modalities such as Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Traction, heat and/or cold therapy to relieve pain
If you have any further questions, please call (219) 661-8008.
During the assessment, a licensed healthcare professional will take a detailed subjective report of your musculoskeletal complaints, as well as assess your movement impairments and discuss how this is affecting your activities of daily living. In addition, an assessment on joint integrity, range of motion, strength and flexibility could be performed. This will allow us to help guide your medical options.
An Alpha Physical Therapy clinician will be able to recommend the best physician for your specific injury and streamline the process for you in order to see the specialist that is right for your current state and/or care needed for your condition.
To schedule an appointment, please call (219) 661-8008.
Falls do not differentiate by age, but according to the CDC 1 in 3 adults will the age of 65 will fall, and it will significantly impact their life from injury, for example fracture. Prevention is clearly better than the cure:
The program is a simple combination of risk-factor screening including analytical balance testing in conjunction with universally accepted normative data and medical protocols.
An Alpha Physical Therapy Therapist will assess deficits using the Biodex SD, conduct a Subjective interview, and perform an objective examination.
If a patient is found to be at risk of falling, there is an array of interventions and exercises that can help restore balance and reduce the risk. Intervention is supported by patient education and exercise plans. The Biodex Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program is based on well-established science and uses technology to create an objective and efficient program. Modifying the factors that lead to falls will increase mobility and confidence, both critical to maintaining personal independence.
To schedule an assessment or if you have any further questions, please call (219) 661-8008.
Alpha Physical Therapy is a provider for Medicare and most all Private Insurance Plans.
Alpha Physical Therapy will verify your insurance coverage prior to treatment; however, we recommend the patient verifies coverage too, on rare occasions providers are not given accurate information, especially in regard to amount owed on deductibles, and co pays.
If you have any questions that are not answered by our section on Joint Replacement, or you would like to schedule a free personal consultation, please call (219) 661-8008.