OT Splinting

Elite is now offering Occupational Therapy services, such as splitting, by our Certified Hand Therapy Services at Elite Physical Therapy and Balance Center. Custom elbow, wrist and hand splints are available for custom fabrication along with specialized rehab for shoulder, elbow wrist and hand diagnoses. Diagnoses include tendonitis, trauma, fractures and neural compression injuries.  

Now offering Occupational Therapy

Elite Physical Therapy and Balance Center is now offering an outpatient Occupational Therapy Program. Services include custom splinting for post operative and other more conservative conditions related to elbow, forearm, wrist and hand impairments. There is now a Certified Hand Therapist on staff with 25 years experience to assist with rehabilitation related to orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Distal Radius Fractures

This diagnosis has proven to be one of the most common, if not the most common, diagnosis that is referred to a hand therapist. Most often these injuries are caused by FOOSH (falling on the outstretched hand). Differential diagnoses include scaphoid fracture, strain, ligament injury or tendonitis. Two important concepts to consider when rehabilitating the wrist after this injury is the consideration of forearm motion and proper hand motion.

Neurological Training by Certified Hand Therapists

I believe one of the most challenging concepts during rehabilitation is that of neuromuscular control following injury to the peripheral or central nervous system. It is a life altering diagnosis. Early treatment is key to securing maximal functional return of the upper limb. Many times, adaptations are introduced if motor control is lost or imbalanced.

Jeri Arrighi & her Spinal Stenosis

“Everyone at Elite PT have been very encouraging”

Jeri Arrighi is a patient at Elite’s Shelbyville clinic. She initially presented with balance issues that progressively got worse, leading to falls and reliance on a walker, as well as numbness and tingling in her hands. Since Jeri spends a lot of time working on her farm and with her horses,

Tips To Eliminate Neck Pain

We live in a society that contributes to cervical (neck) pain. Much of our day is spent in a flexed spinal position which places our head in a forward position when compared to our shoulders. Sitting at desks, typing, driving, watching TV and looking at cell phones are all activities that cause poor postural habits which in turn can cause neck pain.

Physical Therapy for Neck Pain

Thankfully, most neck pain does not have a significant, serious cause. The vast majority of patients experiencing neck pain can get relief from conservative treatments by a Physical Therapist. But, if surgery or other more intensive medical treatment is unavoidable, Physical Therapy can also be used post-op to allow quicker recovery of mobility, range-of-motion and strength.

Common Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain, also known as cervicalgia, is a common ailment. Approximately 25%-33% of the American population and 330 million people globally experience neck pain over their lifetimes, with some using modern methods (such as those seen on https://deltamunchies.com/delta-8-vape-pens/) to help resolve or lessen the strain this can cause. Thankfully, for the majority of those suffering from neck pain,

Office Ergonomics

Working in an office setting is not as strenuous as running a marathon, but boy can it be taxing on your body! Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are common among office workers. Diagnoses include shoulder impingement, lateral epicondylitis (or tennis elbow), wrist tendonitis, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome and ulnar tunnel syndrome including ulnar nerve compression either at Guyon’s canal or at the cubital tunnel.

Sensory Processing Disorders

Sensory Processing Disorders would be like, imagining living your life not having a good idea of where your body is in your environment. Imagine having negative experiences with things that typically bring great pleasure such as walking in sand, riding a roller coaster, hugging, or sitting next to a friend. In the therapy realm this is call sensory integration disorder or sensory processing disorder.