Aquatic therapy or hydrotherapy combines heat, buoyancy, and massage to relax your body while giving it countless benefits. Aquatic therapy is different from aquatic exercise or aquatic fitness because it is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that requires the involvement of a trained professional and is covered by many insurance providers due to the personalized nature. . .
Balance and Fall Prevention
Falls are a leading cause of serious injury, in some circumstances death, and loss of independence among the aging population. Falling, however, is not a normal age-related change. Unsteadiness could be a result of an orthopedic injury, arthritis, following a stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, or other unknown issues. Assessment by a physical. . .
Blood Flow Restriction
The goal of Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is to reduce blood flow just enough to create positive changes. It is performed with tourniquet pressure monitored with Doppler ultrasound during low-load exercise to create the same resistance training adaptions which typically only occur at very high loads/resistance. This modality is highly suited for rehabilitation to safely. . .
Dry Needling is a treatment for muscular tension, tightness, and/or spasm. An injury or chronic pain can lead to “knots,” or trigger points in the muscle which may lead to pain or secondary problems. Dry Needling targets those muscular issues and other surrounding tissues. . . .
Flexibility and strength are very important components to leading a healthy lifestyle. Every day, we perform a wide range of movement activities, including walking, lifting, pushing, bending, turning, standing and stopping. Each of these involve motion. Our therapists develop and adapt exercises allowing you to perform the activities of daily life more easily and without. . .
Geriatric Physical Therapy
As we age, our bodies aren’t able to bounce back the way they used to. The implementation of a physical therapy program can drastically change the aging population’s quality of life, as well as help with a variety of other disorders associated with aging. Generally, geriatric is defined as a specialty that deals with issues. . .
What is a Hand Therapist? A hand therapist is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced study and experience, specializes in the treatment of individuals with conditions affecting the hands, wrist, forearm, and elbow. (American Society of Hand Therapists) If you have trouble recovering from an injury or surgery or experience a decrease. . .
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
This technique utilizes multiple instruments or tools to assess and treat any areas of soft tissue restrictions. The instruments allow practitioners to determine the appropriate use and pressure used to break up the restrictions. In addition, skilled practitioners will use the instruments to eliminate any restrictions from the other body parts that may be contributing. . .
Musculoskeletal pain and soft tissue dysfunction can be improved by utilizing specialized hands-on techniques by a highly trained physical therapist. These techniques include soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic massage, joint mobilization, and manual traction. All Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics have therapists who are proficient in dealing with musculoskeletal pain and soft tissue dysfunction which can be. . .
Modalities are a variety of treatments that can aid in the physical therapy plan of care. These include such agents as moist heat, cold therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, mechanical traction, vasopneumatic compression, and electrical stimulation. While modalities alone do not get our patients back to their best, they can be a useful tool to make the. . .
Occupational Health Program
Makovicka Physical Therapy Occupational Health Program–directed by Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist Chris Cameron, PT, DPT, OCS– works to unite the effort of our 19 clinic locations in the treatment of injured workers throughout Eastern Nebraska. In doing so, Chris is able to improve the treatment of injured workers and seamlessly transition them into Makovicka Physical Therapy’s Occupational Health Centers in. . .
Spine (Neck and Back) Care
Low back and neck pain are common ailments for many people. Studies have shown that physical therapy is the most effective first step a patient can take in reducing or eliminating back and neck pain. At Makovicka Physical Therapy, our expert physical therapists will create a specialized physical therapy program to help decrease your pain,. . .
Whether you’ve injured yourself on the field or your home court, Makovicka Physical Therapy can help. From a simple strain or sprain to post operative rehabilitation, our expert physical therapists will create a specialized treatment program to get you back in the game in no time. What are the most common injuries seen at the. . .
Vestibular Physical Therapy
Vestibular Disorders occur when a disease or injury damages the vestibular system. Makovicka Physical Therapy has experts trained and ready to help you deal with these issues. Here are some of the most common questions, and information to help you learn more. What are Dizziness and Vertigo? Dizziness can be described as lightheadedness, rocking, floating,. . .
Pregnancy and Post-Partum Did you know a women’s health physical therapist is trained in pregnancy and post-partum care and can help safely navigate this unique time? What activities should you continue? What should you be careful about? And what should you consider while pregnant and post-delivery? Contact our clinics to speak to a women’s health. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy’s Work Conditioning program returns patients to work quickly and safely. Work Conditioning is an intensive, goal-oriented, work-related conditioning program designed to restore neuromuscular and musculoskeletal function, including strength, power, endurance, range of motion, cardiovascular endurance, and functional ability. Research has shown that employees who have gone through work conditioning have a decreased risk. . .