Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, if you have sustained a sports injury, you want to go to the experts for physical therapy. Since its inception in 1986, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center has been providing its patients with the best possible care of sports, spine, orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions. The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center is a diagnostic and treatment facility, with an emphasis on non-operative treatment including physical therapy, occupational therapy, patient education, and body mechanics. While the majority of conditions are responsive to non-operative therapy, our physicians will readily refer to and work closely with any other specialists or surgeons our patients may require. And if you are suffering from pain, or need therapy after a sports injury, you want the most compassionate and skilled care you can find. For an exceptional Riverdale physical therapy center, The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center offers the best treatments possible.
Our clinical staff of therapists and physicians at the Riverdale physical therapy center combines its extensive training in sports rehabilitation with its broad range of personal experience in sports participation to manage patients with sports injuries. Causes of pain and disability in the neck and back include problems with discs, nerves, joints, ligaments, or muscles. Physical therapy uses a combination of modalities, or means of treatment, to target each patient’s specific problem. Epidural steroid injections have been found to be effective to treatment for patients with sports injuries, neck, lower back, arm, and leg pain. The purpose of the epidural injection is to decrease inflammation and provide pain relief, thereby facilitating active therapy. Their primary use is as one component of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes medication, physical therapy, and education in body mechanics. Electrodiagnostic testing provides information about muscles and nerves helping the physician arrive at a diagnosis. The idea of EMG is not all that different than EKG. In EKG electrodes record the electrical activity of the heart. In EEG, the same thing can be done to record electricity within the brain. Technology has made it possible to record electrical activity of muscles and nerves (other electrical tissues) throughout the body. Physical therapy is an integral and vital part of rehabilitation after a sports injury. Therapeutic exercise is the use of exercise for stretching muscles and joints, or strengthening muscles to gain increased power, endurance and stabilization. These exercises also maintain strength and prevent further injuries.
The Riverdale physical therapy center uses a multi-specialty approach to sports rehabilitation. Our comprehensive pain management service makes us a leading center for pain control. Our expert doctors and therapists will work with you personally to develop a protocol that supports your health care goals and active lifestyle. Call us today and let us work with you to heal your sports injury.