Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
TMJ (also known as TMD) can result from chronic teeth clenching and grinding at night, injury to the jaw or tension in the neck and face from stress and poor posture. Physical therapists can work with your doctors and dentist to evaluate, treat, and help you manage TMJ to relieve symptoms, pain, and improve mouth function.
Sports injuries have sidelined many athletes and active individuals. They can be caused by inadequate warmup and stretching, poor training habits, and muscle imbalances just to name a few. We assess sports related injuries and create complete care plans with patient input to help the recovering athlete. At BringTherapy we will recognize through our assessment when an x-ray or trip to your doctor is necessary to rule out fractures or more serious injuries.
Elderly Rehab and/or Caregiver Education
As our loved ones age, they may need more of our help to get through the day. When this happens, physical therapy becomes an ever more important tool to help them maintain their independence and stay safe in the home. Whether your loved one is unsteady on their feet, had a recent fall or is back home from a hospital stay, the help and guidance that can come from an experienced Physical Therapist is essential in improving their mobility and safety.
Overuse Injury and Tendonitis
Whether your back or neck are aching from long hours at the computer, or your wrists are acting up after that new coat of paint you just put on the house, your Physical Therapist knows the best treatment plan for all overuse injuries. We will work with you to find the best balance of rest and restorative movement to get you moving better and without pain.
Balance Training and Fall Prevention:
As people age their sense of balance worsens and their hip and core muscles weaken due to decreased activity and use. This can lead to falls in the home and injury. When a person’s balance is so impaired that walking across the home unassisted is dangerous and a risk for falling, a professionally guided balance program is usually needed to restore balance to safe levels. Fractures and head injuries are complications from falls in the home. They can catastrophic in the elderly patient. They are also preventable with a balance program developed to meet their specific needs.
Endurance and Strength Training
We know that for every day in the hospital, it takes an individual 3 days of recuperation at home to regain their strength back. For example, if a patient spends 10 days in the hospital to treat an illness, it will take 30 days or more of recovery once arriving home for that individual to regain the strength and endurance they had before falling ill. Physical Therapy is commonly prescribed after hospitalization to improve strength and endurance more quickly to return the patient to independence and safe activity more rapidly. Having enough strength and endurance to be able to walk 200 meters or to go up and down a flight of stairs without a rest break is important to be safe and independent living in your home.
Activity of Daily Living (ADL) Training
ADLs are the basic activities people do independently on a daily basis. The six basic ADLs are: eating, bathing, getting dressed, transferring, toileting, and continence. Transferring refers to getting up and down from chairs or in and out of bed. Continence refers to being able to make it to the toilet in time to not make a mess. The physical therapist can assess the patients safety and movement strategies while doing these ADLs. He can then instruct the patient and caregivers on the best way to practice and complete these tasks as safely and independently as possible.