Physical Therapy Services
Every year, millions of people in the United States develop vertigo, a sensation that you or your surroundings are spinning. The sensation can be very disturbing and may increase the risk of falling. If you’ve been diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), you’re not alone—at least 9 out of every 100 older adults are affected, making it one of the most common types of episodic vertigo. The good news is that BPPV is treatable. Your physical therapist will use unique tests to confirm vertigo, and use special exercises and maneuvers to help you return to normal activities of daily living.
Our necks are exposed to a lot of stress. Often, people experience pain in this region caused by multiple factors. The pain may begin in any of the structures in the neck (muscles, nerves, vertebrae and the intervertebral discs) and can radiate to the head, down to your back, arms and hands. Physical Therapists specialize in treating acute injuries such as whiplash associated disorders (WAD) or chronic neck pain syndromes related to postural dysfunction. A common cause of neck pain is muscle strain or tension from stress or everyday activities. Spending long hours hunched over a desk, poor posture while reading, watching TV or sleeping can also be causes.
If you have low back pain (LBP), you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past 3 months. In the United States, patients with musculoskeletal conditions incur total annual medical care costs of approximately $240 billion, of which $77 billion is related to musculoskeletal conditions. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own. For some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life or even to disability.Your physical therapist can help you improve or restore mobility and reduce low back pain—in many cases, without expensive surgery or the side effects of medications. Physical Therapists treat lumbar and thoracic arthritis, disc herniations, stenosis, radiculopathy, acute mechanical LBP, sacroiliac joint pain/dysfunction, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis and ankylosing spondylitis just to name a few.
The shoulder is the most complicated joint in the body and has to move through an incredible range of motion while maintaining strength and support. The shoulder actually has four joints that connect your humerus, collarbone and shoulder blade to function as one unit. Shoulder pain can occur for a variety of reasons, but is typically from poor posture, weakness of rotator cuff muscles or injury. If you have had surgery, fractures, rotator cuff strains or labral tears, shoulder impingement, adhesive capsulitis, biceps tendonitis or have been told you may have thoracic outlet syndrome…the good news is you’re in the right place.
The hand, wrist, and elbow are very complex, requiring special attention. If you are suffering from an injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome fractures of the wrist, hand, or elbow, Golfer’s elbow or Tennis elbow we can definitely help you. The first step is to relieve your pain as quickly as possible, then care is taken to restore normal movement. Finally, muscles are strengthened to support and stabilize the area. Teaching you how to maintain your strength and independence once you leave physical therapy is our priority.
The hip serves as an essential component to control the lower extremity in what we call the kinetic chain. When you walk, run and move, your hip, knee and ankle work together to allow you to move fluidly and accurately. When one of these joints and the associated muscle groups that make them move are not working properly, pain can occur in different parts of the leg. Hip pain can leave you with very limited movement and make walking painful. This pain may radiate to the groin, buttock or thigh. Some of the musculoskeletal conditions we treat include hip arthritis, bursitis, piriformis syndrome, hip dislocations, fractures and femoral acetabular impingement (FAI).
Knee pain is a very common condition affecting millions of Americans. Many people experience knee pain as a result of knee arthritis or sports injuries. At Pair & Marotta Physical Therapy, we work closely with you to evaluate the mechanics of your knees and the relationship to your physical condition and performance. Limitations in movement and strength can dramatically affect the way your knee functions, causing increased pressure and pain. Physical therapy restores the normal movement, strength and coordination and can help you quickly relieve pain and get back to normal activities. We help patients of all ages recover from knee surgery and also prevent surgery if possible. If you had knee surgery, including total knee replacement, come in for an evaluation and we will implement our expertise and research to get back to as close to 100% as possible!
The foot and ankle are amazingly complex structures that take a huge amount of force with every step that you take. Following injuries or with age, ligaments and other structures in the foot can change, resulting in improper or aggravated forces on the foot and ankle. With ill-fitted shoes and residual effects from prior injuries, pain can occur from poor stability, lack of mobility or lack of strength in the stabilizing muscles. Some of the conditions we evaluate and treat include foot surgery and stabilization, ankle sprains, collapsed arches, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, arthritis sports injuries, poor balance and gait mechanics.