If you have an orthopedic condition that requires physician visits and/or surgery, those steps are often followed by outpatient physical therapy. At the beginning of your treatment, our therapists will work with your physician and you to develop a treatment schedule that reflects the severity and type of your condition, the recommended timetables for surgical recovery (if any), your past medical history and daily activity level, and other factors. Using this structure, our providers will implement a personal program designed to reduce swelling and pain in the affected area(s) and restore functionality, endurance, strength. During this process, our providers will communicate directly with your physician and you to ensure that necessary treatment steps are being taken and any adjustments are being made as needed.
Cedar Valley Physical Therapy’s goal for each of our patients is for him or her to regain the ability to more easily perform everyday tasks, including athletic activities he or she regularly participates in, and return to a level of pre-injury wellness as it relates to the injured area(s). We are committed to helping our patients overcome orthopedic conditions and enjoy the highest quality of life. Contact us today to find out how we can help you get back on the field, court, diamond, and more.
Water therapy can be a beneficial treatment during the early phases of a sports injury or surgery or a total joint surgery. When early weight-bearing is painful or restricted, a supervised water therapy program can help reduce pain and improve motion as well as speed up the process of returning to playing sports or participating in the normal activities of daily living.
At our Cedar Falls location, we are able to use an easily accessible underwater treadmill that allows us to vary weight-bearing levels and promote walking, running and other functional activities. We are able to monitor progression with underwater camera evaluation of gait and running abnormalities. Aquatic therapy at Cedar Valley Physical Therapy uses the HydroWorx therapy pool at the University of Northern Iowa Wellness and Recreation Center, which features an adjustable floor that provides the ability to engage in run training and gait analysis for safer weight-bearing and balance/endurance activity. To begin your aquatic therapy, contact Cedar Valley Physical Therapy today.
If you are experiencing pain and the inability to perform basic functions, an acute or chronic neuromuscular condition could be the reason. Functional dry needling is a therapeutic treatment that can relieve pain and increase functional motion for patients and athletes through the stimulation of neuromuscular and motor points via the insertion of fine filament needles into those areas.
This treatment can be used for a variety of conditions, including: rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfer’s elbows, hamstring and groin strains, shin splints, patellar tendonitis, and more. Reduce your pain, increase your functionality, and enjoy your favorite sports—all with functional dry needling. Call Cedar Valley Physical Therapy today for more information.
Cedar Valley Physical Therapy offers unique isokinetic strength testing for athletes. Isokinetic testing is used to assess strength levels of shoulders, knees and trunk and compare that data to the opposite side or to average values for age, gender, weight and height.
I.C.E.: Isokinetic Competition Evaluation
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