Atlantic Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is your premier full service physical therapy private practice. Our staff is trained to efficiently rehabilitate a variety of conditions:
Built on Nasa technology, AlterG’s patented differential air pressure system provides a comfortable safe unweighting environment for walking, running and other weight-bearing and partial weight-bearing exercises. Perfect for lower extremity post surgery, lumbar/spinal rehab, and gait/weakness.
Game Ready’s innovative ACCEL® Technology (Active Compression and Cold Exchange Loop) sets a new standard in injury and post-op treatment, integrating active pneumatic compression and cold therapies in one revolutionary system. The system progressively increases and releases pressure while also rapidly circulating ice water through separate wrap chambers. Until now, the RICE (Rest–Ice–Compression–Elevation) principles have been used only to passively control symptoms, moderating pain and swelling. But Game Ready® does more. Going beyond static cold and compression applications, ACCEL Technology mimics natural muscle contractions while cooling the tissue, helping the body to proactively aid lymphatic function, encourage cellular oxygen supply, and stimulate tissue repair. That is, it helps accelerate and enhance recovery.
Our therapists give one-on-one personalized care using every resource possible to return our patients to a pain free, independent lifestyle. The Graston technique, an innovative, patented form of instrument assists soft tissue mobilization that utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to detect and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.
Aquatic Therapy allows patients to begin therapy within days of injury with little risk of re-injury. Aquatic Therapy helps to reduce inflammation and decreases weight bearing on injured joints, which allows the injured area to be exercised sooner and safer. Aquatic therapy improves motion, flexibility, strength and aids in pain reduction.
Motor vehicle accidents often result in a variety of complex injuries and symptoms. Some of the more commonly sustained injuries include whiplash, headaches, back pain and injuries to the neck, shoulders, knees and other extremities. Our therapists are highly trained to get you back to your daily activities and work.
Our work injury rehabilitation program provides an aggressive yet cautious approach to getting you back to work quickly and at an optimum performance level. Physical therapy begins with an evaluation of areas of pain and functional limitations. Your physical therapy plan will be based on your work-related needs and goals. Throughout the course of your treatment, we will work hard to help you return to all normal functional activities.
Now equipped with the BTE Technologies Evaluator! Atlantic Physical Therapy can help determine the readiness and safety of a worker’s physical capabilities and tolerances before returning to work. The BTE Evaluator is a comprehensive system for Functional Capacity Testing (FCE) that provides clear, concise, and timely reports. Our Healthy Workers program is committed to reducing work injuries, claims, and costs.
Orthotics and the development of custom splints deals with the science of support and/or bracing of weak or ineffective muscles or joints. Custom splints are also used to align, prevent or correct deformities of a body part or to assist in strengthening a physical weakness or improve the functioning of movable parts of the body.
The goal of lymphedema therapy is to restore function, reduce physical and psychological suffering, and prevent the development of infection. The first-line treatment for lymphedema is complex physical therapy. This treatment is aimed at improving lymphedema with manual lymphatic drainage, massage, and exercise.
Our therapists specialize in the treatment of many neurological conditions, including but not limited to CVA, Parkinson’s Disease, and Neuro Disorders. Our therapists are trained in the LSVT and PWR programs to help rehabilitate patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Occupational therapy involves assisting people in returning to and performance of their everyday activities. Occupational therapy help people regain their skills to participate in the activities we all do on a daily basis after an illness or injury. These activities include both the simple and complicated tasks and include: writing, eating, holding, grabbing, driving, bathing or improving cognitive functions.
Orthopedic Rehabilitation focuses on problems of the musculoskeletal system – muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. Orthopedic Rehabilitation is essential to restore the patient’s activity, strength and motion right after injury or surgery. Orthopedic patients typically have deficiencies and weaknesses which could be eliminated or alleviated via specific targeted workouts.
Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level. The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed. Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as arthritis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Spinal cord injury rehabilitation helps optimize recovery and, if necessary, adapt to a new way of life after a spinal cord injury. Our team works with you and your family to meet your ongoing needs, provide emotional support, improve your physical, mental and emotional functioning, and help you successfully re-enter your community.