Programs and Services
Physical Therapy Services
Acute Low Back Pain Care
If you have experienced low back pain, you are not alone. Approximately 80% of individuals will experience it sometime in their lives. At any given point in time, 1 in 4 people have low back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Although it is common, low back pain is often misunderstood and left untreated.
The term “manual therapy” refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by hand and by uniquely trained physical therapists. These may include mobilizations or manipulations of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques aim to decrease pain and increase function.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Orthopedic Physical Therapy is the core of our practice and represents the majority of the services we offer. Physical Therapy, provided by a licensed Physical Therapist (PT), is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction. Physical Therapists specialize in anatomy and physiology and are experts in understanding how movement, posture, and function affect the wellness of an individual.
Astym® treatment is a therapy that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym® treatment is highly effective and even works when other approaches routinely fail.
Blood Flow Restriction Training
Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) is a technique using FDA certified tourniquets/cuffs that safely and intermittently restricts blood flow to a muscle region to improve strength, gain muscle size, improve bone density, enhance recovery, and increase cardiovascular performance. BFRT allows for similar improvements in strength that one would see with heavy weight training, however uses light loads to spare surrounding joints.
Fascial Distortion Model
The Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) is a model of diagnosis and treatment for common musculoskeletal conditions. FDM practitioners use six specific problems or “distortions” in the body’s connective tissue to improve conditions such as pulled muscles, strains, sprains and frozen shoulders. The FDM treatment technique supports pain reduction and improvements in movement restrictions to help patients get back to pain free function.
Functional Diabetes Program
Our functional diabetes program is aimed at helping provide you with a proper pain-free functional exercise program designed just for you to help control and reduce the effects of diabetes.
Functional Dry Needling
Dry Needling is a general term for a therapeutic treatment that involves inserting a fine microfilament needle into the targeted muscles or soft tissue. The therapist will work to treat painful trigger points, referred muscle pain or muscle spasms. Treatments may also aim to improve muscle recruitment or activation.
Motor Vehicle Accident Care
Motor vehicle accidents can have devastating effects on the body. It is not uncommon to see everything from whiplash and fractures to muscle strains and tearing. Physical therapy is important in helping those who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents, as it helps to reduce stiffness and improve range of motion, while also aiding in overall recovery.
Pre & Post-Partum Rehabilitation
The pelvic floor and abdominals go through a lot before, during and after pregnancy which will affect the way we move throughout the day. We at Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy are here to help you return to your optimal function and get you back to doing everything busy moms do!
Our Temporomandibular Dysfunction Program focuses on assessment, direct intervention, and patient education. The goal of our program is to decrease pain, improve posture, and maximize function of patients through efficient and effective delivery of outcomes-based physical therapy services.
Women’s Health Physical Therapy addresses the unique musculoskeletal problems of the pelvic region that can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life. Therapeutic Associates strives to provide comprehensive therapy services to women of all ages. Our professional and caring staff have specialized training to meet the unique needs of women across the lifespan. Our goal is to improve your function and decrease your pain, guiding you on your personal path to improved health and wellness.
Other Physical Therapy Programs
- Aerobic Conditioning
- Biomechanical Assessments
- Body Mechanics Training
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Pre & Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Specialized Performance & Wellness Services
Whether you are a recreational rider or a serious competitor, a proper CycleFit will evolutionize how you feel on your bike. You will get the most out of your body and bike, while eliminating current pain and preventing new injuries. Maximize your personal cycling performance with a one-on-one consultation with a CycleFit trained Physical Therapist.
Massage Therapy at Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - State Street
Massage Therapy is one of the oldest healing arts, and is a comprehensive therapeutic approach to improve and maximize ones current level of function. Massage Therapy is used to release chronic patterns of muscular tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on the hypo-contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscle, tendons and fascia. In an effort to alleviate the target area(s) of dysfunction, the massage therapist may use several different techniques to correct the affected area(s).
The Running Lab is a branch of Therapeutic Associates on State Street. The goal of the Running Lab is to treat injured runners, enhance running performance and prevent running injuries by utilizing the most current running-specific analysis technology and training equipment. The Running Lab will utilize advanced video gait analysis, running metrics, physiological testing and the alter-G treadmill.
Created under the direction of internationally-renowned orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon, Frank R. Noyes, MD, Sportsmetrics™ is the first and only training program scientifically proven to decrease knee injuries in female athletes. It is a six-week jump training program that meets three times per week on alternating days and is comprised of a dynamic warm-up, jump/plyometric drills, strength training, and flexibility exercises.
TPI Golf Performance
Our TPI Golf Performance Program is unique in that the Certified TPI Instructor is also a licensed physical therapist and avid golfer. This uniquely combined skill set offers unparalleled insight into the physical limitations affecting the golf swing. The physical therapist’s experience working in orthopedics and sports medicine, combined with the TPI program will provide a comprehensive, golf-specific physical examination and a customized golf strength and flexibility program specific to the individual golfer’s needs.
Other Specialty Services
- Athletic Training
- Brainy Ex
- Custom Personal Training Plans
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
- Massage Therapy
- Natural Foot and Running
- Physical Capacity Evaluations
- Physical Fitness Exam
- Ski and Snowboarding Conditioning
- Weight Loss Programs
- Work Injury Prevention Consulting