Following Total Knee Replacement, continuing therapy at home is very important. You will be given a home exercise program during your time in therapy to perform on days that you are not in clinic. These exercises help to reinforce the progress you make during therapy and allow you to progress to more difficult exercises while in clinic.
After years of playing softball and refereeing basketball, Steve Lovvorn had worn his right knee out. His doctor recommended replacement and he agreed. When his doctor asked where he wanted to do his physical therapy, Steve said it was an easy choice. Steve had done therapy before at Elite PT and Balance for both rotator cuff repairs he had done years earlier.
On your first day of therapy, you will meet with a Physical Therapist to evaluate your post-surgical knee. This will include assessment of your surgical incision, any bandage changes per your doctor, assessment of swelling, and range of motion measurements. We can even help your physician monitor your blood clotting time to regulate medication which decreases chances of blood clots.
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JoAnne Smith lived with a headache for two weeks that was so bad that she had to hold the top of her head when brushing her teeth. She finally went to her orthopedic doctor and was told she had extreme inflammation at the right side base of her skull.
Bill Anderson loves to fish, but recently developed “Fishing Elbow,” otherwise known as Tennis Elbow. Tennis Elbow is a repetitive movement strain injury that required treatment for relief, and Bill opted for our dry needling option for quicker relief.
When dry needling, our physical therapist takes a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate deep myofascial trigger points.
Dry needling is used as a modern science-based intervention for treatment of pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, TMJ and low back pain.
Dry needling is a safe and effective treatment involving extra fine needles. A therapist will insert a needle along a patient’s trigger points,
Broken ankle treatment
Every injury is different. The best treatment depends on the type and seriousness of your ankle break.
- Ice-this can be used to control pain and swelling.
- Walking boot, cast, or splint-these keep bones in place and provides protection during healing.
Last year, Hailey was walking down the stairs at her lake house in California when she missed a step and came falling down. She broke her right ankle and her left foot. Both of her injuries required surgery requiring her to be non-weight bearing afterwards, causing her to be in a wheelchair for about a month and a half.
Most common causes of a broken ankle:
A broken ankle occurs when too much force is placed on the ankle. The most common causes include:
- Trip or Fall- loss of balance, trip, uneven surface, darkness.
- Impact-The force of a jump or fall can result in a broken ankle.
Often times its bad habits or mistakes we make that create the common disc issues so education is critical. Your physical therapist will give you a home exercise program(HEP) for your specific disc issue with detailed instructions and pictures of stretches and exercises to perform on the days you do not come into the clinic.