Conditions We Treat

Below is a list of treatments and programs that are offered at Advantage Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation.

Conditions Commonly Treated:

Orthopaedic Conditions:

  • Pre/Post Surgical Care
    • Pre Surgical care
      • Pre Surgical care has been shown to be effective in minimize impairments after a surgery and increase recovery time lengths to return to prior level of function. The body can be strengthened prior to the surgery to prepare it for the trauma effects of
  • Post surgical care
    • Post surgical care is beneficial immediately after surgery to assist the body in its healing process. Though you will likely not be ready for any intensive activity the first day, there are many things you can do to start your recovery and minimize impairment time lengths. Many surgeons will give post operative guidelines to follow that include basic range of motion and function restoration.
  • Low Back Pain
    • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spinal Stenosis is a condition in which there is narrowing of the spinal column spaces that causes pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves. The spinal nerves can become impinged when they exit the spinal column through openings called foramen. Pressure placed on the spinal nerves causes pain, numbness, pins and needles type tingling sensations (paraesthesia) , and in severe case loss of motor control.
  • Herniated Disc
    • The spinal interveretebral discs act as a cushion between each vertebra. When a disc becomes herniated, it can place pressure on an adjacent nerve. Symptoms of a herniated can include, but are not limited to: intermittent or continues back pain, numbness in the leg, pins and needles sensation (paraesthesia), muscle spasms and muscle weakness in the extremities.
  • Neck Pain
    • Whiplash
      • Whiplash is a forceful forward and back thrust action of the neck usually associated with an auto accident.
    • Arthritis
      • Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain and irritation. This can be well managed with conservative treatment. Strengthening of the surrounding joint musculature is important to limit the joint friction and inflammation. Prevention of inflammation is helpful in limiting arthritic episodes.
    • Cervical Spinal Stenosis
      • Cervical Spinal Stenosis is a condition in which there is narrowing of the cervical column spaces that causes pressure on the spinal cord and/or spinal nerves. The spinal nerves can become impinged when they exit the spinal column through openings called foramen. Pressure placed on the spinal nerves causes pain, numbness, pins and needles type tingling sensations (paraesthesia) , and in severe case loss of motor control.
    • Strains
      • Strains are an acute type of injury resulting from overstretching . Overuse can also commonly cause muscle strains in the neck.
    • Sports Related Injuries
      • Sports place demands on our body that cause injuries when our body performs a movement that is not prepared to do. It is important to correct the problem early rather than allow it to get worse with continued improper performance. We offer sport specific rehabilitation and training to allow your body to accept the demands the sport places upon it.
    • Total Joint Replacements (Shoulder, Hip and Knee)
      • Joint replacement procedures are utilized when a joint has deteriorated and becomes damaged to cause severe pain with normal low force movement. A surgical procedure is performed to fit the joint with a prosthetic device that takes the place of the body�s natural joint. The most common joint replacements are the knee, hip, and shoulder. Physical therapy is critical after a joint replacement to train the body to accept the new joint prosthetic and allow it move normally to perform basic functions without pain.
  • Knee Injuries
    • Meniscus Tears
      • The meniscus is the cartilage in the knee that acts as a cushion and shock absorber. It cushions the junction between the femur and tibia bones. There are a medial and a lateral meniscus in each knee. The meniscus can become torn during high stress activities. This tear causes severe pain with walking, bending, squatting, and stepping functions. In severe cases, this can be surgical repaired. In mild cases, this can be managed with non surgical physical therapy rehabilitation.
    • Patellar Tendonitis
      • Patella tendonitis is an inflammation of the patella tendon. This inflammation creates pain over and below the knee cap and can increase with walking, running, stepping, bending, and jumping activities.
  • Shoulder injuries
    • Bursitis
      • Bursitis is the inflammation of a synovial fluid sac called a bursa. There are numerous bursae throughout the body commonly found around joints. These bursa aid in assisting muscles and tendon to glide in a smooth, frictionless manner over the joint. This inflammation causes the movements to hurt. Treatment focus is on relieving symptoms and reducing the cause of the inflammation.
    • Humeral Fractures
      • Humeral fractures occur from a break in the arm. This is commonly referred to as a shoulder fracture, though the fracture actually occurs in the humerus bone, which is part of the shoulder joint complex. Immediate treatment for this condition is critical to re-establish range of motion, function, and to prevent a frozen shoulder.
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
      • The rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder consist of the Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis. These muscles work together to create movement initiation of the arm and stabilize the humerus as it moves. This is a common injury of the shoulder associated with painful reaching and lifting movements. Severe tears are often repaired surgically. Minor tears can be treated non surgically with physical therapy to strengthen the surrounding shoulder muscles to protect the damaged tendon, promote healing and return to normal function.
  • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain and irritation. This can be well managed with conservative treatment. Strengthening of the surrounding joint musculature is important to limit the joint friction and inflammation. Prevention of inflammation is helpful in limiting arthritic episodes.
  • Hip Fractures
    • Hip fractures are often repaired surgically with either a fixation procedure or total joint replacement. It is critical to strengthen to the lower extremities to reduce pain, increase mobility, and protect the spine. Back pain can often arise from weak hip musculature after a hip injury.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by an entrapment of the median nerve in the wrist by the transverse carpal ligament. Common symptoms are paraesthesia, pain, numbness, and hand muscle weakness. People that perform heavy manual work, typing, work with vibrating tools and work task that require repetitive hand movements are susceptible to this injury.
  • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Planar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue under the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along the sole of the foot towards the toes. This causes increased pain with standing and walking. Treatment for this condition includes rest, anti-inflammation techniques, soft tissue massage, strengthening, and stretching.
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
    • Degenerative joint disease is associated with a severe form of osteoarthritis. This is caused by group of mechanical abnormalities in the joint causing physical degradation. Inflammation and pain occurs in the process. Treatment goals are to increase mobility, reduce joint friction/compression, reduce joint degradation, relieve pain and restore functional mobility.

Sports Related Injuries:

Sports activities place demands on our body that cause injuries when the body performs a movement improperly or that is not prepared to do. It is important to correct the problem early rather than allow it to get worse with continued improper performance. We offer sport specific rehabilitation and training to allow your body to accept the demands the sport places upon it.

  • Tennis Elbow
    • Tennis elbow is a painful condition of the forearm and elbow caused by inflammation of the forearm tendons that originate from the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. It can cause pain with grasping and lifting objects.
  • Golfer's Elbow
    • Golfer's Elbow is a painful condition of the flexor tendons of the forearm that attach to the medial epicondyle of the elbow. Pain is associated with wrist flexion that can radiate from the wrist to the inner elbow. This is also referred to as a medial epicondylitis.
  • Golf Injuries
    • Golf can cause a multitude of injuries to the body including back, shoulder, hip, and knee pain. This can be treated and corrected with proper treatment. Prevention of future occurrences is a critical part of rehabilitation. We offer a golf specific training program to get you in the peak condition.
  • Ankle Sprains
    • Ankle instability is a common cause of ankle sprains. A history of multiple ankle sprains often indicates ankle joint instability. This can be improved with proper strength and stabilizing techniques.

Neurologic Conditions:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Multiple sclerosis is a disease that causes degradation of the myelin sheaths of the central nervous system. This degradation interrupts signals from the central nervous system to the muscle can causes movement deficits. Physical therapy can assist to maintain strength and functional mobility for independent performance of daily activities.
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
    • A stroke is also referred to as a Cerebral vascular accident (CVA). This is caused by a sudden loss of blood to the brain causing injury to functions of the body in the associated area. Physical therapy is important for stroke rehabilitation to improve strength, flexibility, and re-establish functional mobility.
  • Parkinson�s Disease
    • Parkinson�s Disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. This causes movement initiation deficits, balance problems, and difficulty walking. Physical Therapy can be beneficial to maintain and improve mobility, flexibility, strength, walking and quality of life. It is important to maintain functional mobility for independent performance of daily activities.

Other Conditions:

  • Balance Impairments
    • Poor balance is a major cause of falls. Falls are a leading risk factor for mortality in individuals over the age of 65. 1 out of 10 falls among older adults results in a serious injury (such as a hip fracture or a head injury) that requires hospitalization. Balance training can increase walking stability and reduce your risk of falls.
  • Gait / Walking Dysfunction
    • The human body is inherently designed to walk in a smooth, symmetrical pattern. There are multiple phases of the human gait pattern that must work in sequence to walk properly. Lower extremity problems alter this pattern and create an asymmetry and/or an associated limp. An uncorrected pattern can lead to abnormal body compensations of the back, extremity and joints. It is important to re-estabolish a symmetrical pattern for normal health through the lifespan.
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders

Modalities Available

  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Cryotherapy
  • Thermotherapy
  • Traction
  • Cold Laser Therapy

To arrange an appointment or ask questions please contact us at 561-303-1358.

APTA
Orthopaedic Conditions
Orthopaedic Conditions
We provide a broad range of services to help reduce your pain and return you back to full fitness.
Neurologic Conditions
Neurologic Conditions
We have experience treating conditions effecting the brain and the spine, helping you improve your quality of life.
Sports Therapy
Sports Therapy
Injured yourself training? We know how the body works, and how to get you better, faster!