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Physical Therapy Techniques

Houghton Physical Therapy provides innovative and personalized treatment programs that are performed under the direction of our licensed professional physical therapists, helping you maximize your rehabilitation sessions and recover from ailments.

“Our goal is to help you get better whether you need to recover from an injury, perform to your potential at work, everyday activities, and or to get the most enjoyment out of life.”

Our therapists have a diversified background and attend regular yearly continued education courses in order to provide you with the most cutting edge treatment techniques available.

We also have certified sports conditioning specialists to help recondition and strengthen athletes of all levels to enhance their performance and playing ability at any age!

View our “Conditions Library” page to find some helpful information on diagnosis and treatments. If you have questions call us, we are always glad to help you in your pain management and recovery journey.

 

Physical Therapy Treatments 

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy involves specialized hands-on techniques that target areas of your body that are limited in motion, and works to improve your movement and reduce pain. Manual therapy is especially beneficial if you are experiencing spine problems, joint injuries, or other health conditions

Our expert physical therapists have years of specialized training to provide gentle, specific, hands-on therapies to address muscle and joint injuries. This includes soft tissue “massage“, joint mobilization, Graston and neuromuscular techniques to help you feel better.

 

Therapeutic Exercise

An important part of the rehabilitation process is stretching and strengthening. Strengthening weak muscles provides better support to the joints and prevents the problem from recurring. Our experts have years of training in the use of comprehensive therapeutic exercises to help improve strength, coordination and endurance.

We will also show you how to do effective stretches in the correct way to improve your range of motion and flexibility. We will provide you with a web link to videos of proper performance of the exercises to refresh your memory after discharge.

In addition, we also teach you how to perform exercises at home and provide you with easy to understand handouts with pictures and instructions, so you can maintain your results.

 

Modalities

Our therapists are trained to apply the following modalities to reduce swelling, pain, and help the healing process.

  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Heat and Cold Therapies
  • Traction