Physical Therapy at PRA

Physical Therapy at Performance Rehab AssociatesThe physical therapists at Performance Rehab are highly trained health care professionals utilizing diverse treatment options and exercise interventions. At PRA, our physical therapists work in tandem with our doctors to design an optimal treatment plan that treats disorders and dysfunction without the need for expensive surgery, while reducing the need for long term use of prescription medication.

PRA physical therapists examine each individual and develop a customized plan of treatment using many techniques to decrease pain, regain or increase overall function, return to sport after injury or surgery, promote the ability to move in correct patterns in order to reach patient goals, and prevent overall disability. Some of our unique techniques include, Mulligan Mobilization techniques, soft tissue treatment, Fascial Abrasion Technique, spinal and joint mobilization, the McKenzie Method, scar tissue mobilization, joint range of motion, guided therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular re-education.

McKenzie Evaluation and Treatment

The McKenzie Method was developed in the 1960’s from Robin McKenzie, a physical therapist in New Zealand. In his practice he noted that certain movements of the spine could provide significant relief of extremity and neck or back pain. The McKenzie approach is a series of movements and techniques guided by a physical therapist to decrease or eliminate arm/leg pain as well as neck and back pain. It allows for the patient to progress in treating themselves and prevent neck and back pain in the future.

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise based program involving manual techniques as well to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. Vestibular rehabilitation can provide treatment for a variety of conditions including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) as well as bilateral or unilateral vestibular hypo function. Vestibular rehabilitation can help with acute or chronic dysfunction. An individualized plan will be created for each patient involving, posture, balance, gait, as well as specific head, body, and eye exercises to retrain the brain to recognize signals from the vestibular system and process them correctly.