At Greenwood Physical Therapy, we are committed to continuously updating our skills and being a leader within our industry. In addition to traditional physical therapy methods, we also offer the following specialized treatment approaches:
Fellows of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists have obtained certification in manual therapy (COMPT) and must complete a fellowship certification program after graduation. The application of advanced manual therapy techniques can be a key component in the rehabilitation process.
Evidence-based rehabilitation protocols to successfully treat dizziness due to BPPV, unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, Meniere’s disease, and dizziness secondary to trauma (barotrauma, perilymph fistula, labyrinthine concussion).
Concussion protocols and treatment to get patients back as fast as possible from a head injury. Concussion corner academy is a 12-week intensive training that is meant for a variety of healthcare providers, including physical therapists. They learn directly from world-class clinician-scientists who are actively publishing and treating concussion patients.
Manual Lymph Drainage certified (Vodder Techniques)- A gentle manual technique which improves the activity and function of the lymph vessels, and in the case of lymphedema, re-routes the lymph flow around the blocked areas into more centrally located lymph vessels that drain into the venous system.
You will work one-on-one with a Rehab Stott Pilates-certified physical therapist to see how you can get the most out of a Pilates-based exercise program. Exercises may be modified to suit your individual needs or to accommodate your injury. At the completion of the program, you will be given an individualized Pilates-based home program so you can continue at home or at a studio.
The Kinesio Taping Method is a taping technique applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused muscles, and to facilitate muscles in movement. Because Kinesio Tape is a non-restrictive, highly elastic type of tape, it allows for full range of motion and function, unlike traditional sports tape. It can provide stabilization and support during a range of activities from sport activities to activities of daily living.
Your physical therapist will video record, analyze, and review your alignment, cadence, stride length, foot strike, and overall running posture using the Hudl technique. Exercises and treatment will then be targeted to address any movement impairments contributing to pain or affecting running performance. Currently this service is available at our Ravenna location.
The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally researched and acclaimed system of assessment and management for spinal and extremity musculoskeletal disorders developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 60 years. Most musculoskeletal pain is affected by everyday activities, movements and postures. Some of these can aggravate the pain and some may bring relief. By a systematic evaluation of his patients, New Zealand physiotherapist Robin McKenzie found that certain movements and postures could often provide a strategy for patients to control or eliminate their own pain and restore their function. This approach requires extensive additional education as well as passing a practical examination resulting in an MDT certification.
Your physical therapist will help you understand, identify, and correct deficits in flexibility, strength, and balance as they relate to the golf swing by using standardizing testing developed by the Titleist Performance Institute. You will learn golf specific exercises that will help you to improve your endurance, improve swing mechanics, and decrease the strain on your body while playing.
A clinical technique that combines low intensity exercise with blood flow occlusion using a cuff. Helpful in achieving muscular strength gains when high load and intensity training is contraindicated. Can be helpful for patients recovering from surgery, dealing with chronic pain, or other conditions that prevent patients from performing high load and high intensity exercise.