Physical Therapy – Big Stone Therapy

Physical Therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases, movement dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and functional training.  Physical therapists work with a wide variety of patients from infants born with musculoskeletal birth defects, to adults suffering from the after effects of injury, to elderly post-stroke patients.

Types:

  • Out-Patient – someone who is treated at a hospital or clinic but does not stay overnight.
  • Long Term Care is providing services for residents in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Geriatrics is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease in older people and the problems specific to aging.
  • Newborns/Pediatrics – provides services for newborns and infants and children who possess any musculoskeletal deficits.
  • Home Health is an array of services provided directly in the home under medical and nursing direction and supervision.
  • Sports Medicine is the field of medicine concerned with physical fitness and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries sustained in sports or exercise including concussion.  The aim of rehabilitation in sports is to facilitate the safe return of the athlete to training and competition at as high a standard and as quickly as the specific priorities of the athlete determines.
  • Hospital In-Patient/Acute Care is a level of health care which occurs in a hospital setting.
  • Orthopedics is the branch of medicine broadly concerned with the skeletal system (bones).
  • Balance & Falls Training training on how to avoid falls. It includes tips on balance training for the elderly.
  • Aquatic Therapy is a therapeutic procedure which attempts to improve function through the application of aquatic therapeutic exercises.
  • Women’s Health & Pelvic Floor Techniques
  • Pain Management
  • Graston Technique
  • PEDS