In the aggressive world of competition, there are many sports that can cause injuries to an athlete, from baseball to wrestling or even playing tennis. When working with athletes, our goal is not only to improve their strength and range of motion, but also to allow them to return to competitive sports. Evidence-based clinical protocols combine science with practical applications to improve functional outcome, reduce pain, increase muscle strength and enhance normal ranges of motion.
- Neck, Shoulder, & Arm Pain
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Shoulder Separation
- Plantar Fascitis
- Myofascial Pain
- Sprains & Strains
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
- Total Hip & Knee Replacement
- Arthroscopic Procedures
- Tendon Repairs
- Spinal Surgeries
- Vestibular Dysfunction
- Fall Prevention
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Gait Analysis
Exercise and Wellness Program
Exercise is what doctors prescribe to cultivate a healthier you. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines; exercise and dieting reverses metabolic syndrome (Abdominal Obesity, High Blood Pressure, High Triglycerides, Insulin Resistance, and Low HDL).
In our clinic the physical therapist designs individualized exercise programs for each patient. These programs can focus on several health-improving factors such as: reaching euglycemia for diabetic type 2 patients, cardio-protection for heart problems, weight loss in obesity, blood pressure depression in hypertension, and also simply maintaining a healthy form. When adopting a fitness lifestyle one needs an abundance of motivation. Maintaining a partnership with an expert who understands medical implications, psychological factors, and risk management are imperative to attaining goals.
Stop by the clinic for health and wellness literature or for further information on programs offered.
Examples of Programs/Trainings Offered
- Specialized Exercise (i.e., diabetes, hypertension, post-cancer, physical handicap, etc.)
- Individualized Exercise Prescriptions
- Aerobic Capacity Testing
- Resistance Training
Aquatic therapy or pool therapy is the exercising of muscle groups under water, which increases range-of-motion and creates a light resistance for rehabilitation.The warm water helps relax tight muscles, and the buoyancy of the water assists in supporting body weight. It is a beneficial form of therapy that is useful for a variety of medical conditions. For this reason, aquatic therapy is an excellent form rehabilitation. Aquatic therapy uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise
- Post-Surgical Swelling
- Post-mastectomy Swelling
- Electrolyte Imbalance
- Lymphatic Wrapping
Neck and back pain affect the majority of working adults. Researchers have demonstrated that most problems associated with these types of pain respond positively to extensor exercises, manual therapy, and traditional physical therapy modalitites.
Some of the causes of back pain are:
- Back Spasm(s)
- Facet Joint Disorder
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Piriformis Syndrome
Dry needling is a neurophysiological evidence-based treatment technique that requires effective manual assessment of the neuromuscular system. Onpoint Physical therapists are well trained to utilize dry needling in conjunction with manual physical therapy interventions. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.
A 62-year-old school worker from Kentucky had a shoulder replacement surgery. She was given a new body part but not her pain free life. Her pain stopped her from writing on the blackboard, playing the guitar at chapel, hugging loved ones, and even sleeping at night. Dry needling treatment by her physical therapist provided immediate results that have gotten her back to doing the things she loves.
Pilates: The New Core Control
Pilate exercise is an ancient movement patterns that combines the effectiveness of motor control and aerobic capacity to enhance a healthy you. The science of motions is physical therapist’s core knowledge. Physical Therapists has explore and medicalize Pilate movement patterns to enhance cardio-pulmonary efficacy, restore musculoskeletal synchronization in normalization of back, neck, shoulder and knee problems. The act and science of motion is the cure of most musculoskeletal dysfunctions as evidence in Pilate.
- Swallowing Difficulties
- Slurred Speech
- Cognitive Impairments
Onpoint offers functional capacity exams and work related injury programs. Our physical capacity and functional assessment testing protocol (provided to employers) can scientifically predict risks involving work-site injuries. These tests are designed to prevent injuries on the job by identifying what injuries workers may be prone to prior to job assignment. Onpoint's program can help employers save money by reducing time-off as a result of injuries and the costs associated with medical attention after an injury. Onpoint's assessment program helps in removing the guess work out of hiring a capable workforce that is less prone to accidents, therefore reducing litigation. Unfortunately, most on-the-job injuries cannot be predicted. Onpoint provides the most successful hands-on tools and training to help ensure safer and more productive working environments.