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 (DN) is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm. An injury or chronic pain can lead to “knots,” or trigger points, in the muscle, which may lead to pain or secondary problems. DN treatment involves reducing or eliminating these trigger points by inserting a thin filament needle into the affected muscle. This will. . .
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. . .
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 treatment options that aid in the physical therapy treatment program. These include such things as, heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, vasopneumatic/compression, traction, iontophoresis, and TENS. Physical therapists are movement specialists who create an individual plan of care for each patient. Often times, modalities are an integral component of the rehabilitation. . .
Occupational Health Program-Labor Force Ready
Makovicka Physical Therapy’s Labor Force Ready Occupational Health Program has a dedicated program coordinator to ensure streamlined communication and attention to detail to help patients and companies alike to make the process easier and more efficient. We are the only company in the metro Omaha area utilizing the OccuPro program, an objective, comprehensive, and timely tool. . .
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 disorders can often times be debilitating and negatively impact one’s day-to-day life. Conditions such as vertigo and dizziness can be treated through a comprehensive physical therapy program. Our staff will be able to assess your condition and provide a course of treatment that will get you back in the game. Fall Prevention and Balance. . .
Many women live with personal and private medical conditions that negatively impact their lives. These conditions include (but are not limited to) bowel or bladder dysfunction and pelvic pain. Women’s health physical therapists have specialized training in the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of these conditions. With one in four women affected by some sort of. . .