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REHABILITATION SERVICES

Our Physical and Occupational Therapists are experts in motion. We treat patients with health-related conditions to reduce pain and restore mobility. As highly trained health care professionals, our therapists create personal treatment plans that meet the patient's healthcare and post-operative rehabilitation needs. Our rehabilitation services keep patients moving forward, so they can return to day-to-day work and recreational activities and remain at their optimal health without further risk of injury. 

Clinician Expertise: All Therapists

We can treat many issues before surgery is required.  Our therapists will do a thorough evaluation and determine what is necessary to get you back to normal activities.  A thorough postoperative assessment is essential.   Muscle weakness and scar tissue result too often due to a delay in rehabilitation program. If surgery is required, you should discuss when it is appropriate to start rehab with your physician.  Once your doctor releases you, we can begin a program immediately.

Our therapist have gone through extensive study of orthopedic procedures from prosthesis to repair. Through open communication with you and your physician, we will tailor a program that is suited for your needs and the specific orthopedic procedure that you are planning to have completed. 

Vestibular Rehabilitation, Gait/Balance, Dizziness Issues

Our vestibular rehabilitation program offers relief of dizzy symptoms, including positional vertigo (BPPV), gait instability, and motion sensitivity. 

 

Treatment options include: 

  • Canal Repositioning Maneuvers (Epley) 

  • Habituation Exercises 

  • Instructions in Compensatory Techniques

  • Instruction in home modifications 

  • Exercises to improve balance

Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJ)

Clinician Expertise: Molly Crispin, MSPT,

Julia Richardson, MSPT

TMJ is an acute or chronic inflammatory condition of the temporomandibular joint. The disorder and resultant dysfunction can result in pain and impairment. 

 

Symptoms of TMJ include

  • Bitting or chewing difficulty or discomfort 

  • Clicking, grating, or popping sound when opening or closing the mouth

  • Dull, aching pain in the face 

  • Earache

  • Headache

  • Neck and shoulder pain 

  • Reduced ability to open or close the mouth

Pre and Postsurgical, Neck, Back, Shoulder, Arm, Hip, Knee, Ankle, etc

Clinician Expertise: All Therapists

  • Pain is often a difficult, misunderstood and scary thing to live with. It can affect all aspects of your day and life. It can change your mood.  Your thoughts, feelings, and even your fears can in turn negatively influence how you experience your pain. This may sound odd but it's all completely normal.  Understanding what the pain means can help you understand what to do about it and break a difficult cycle.

  • We now know that pain is far more complex than we once thought and is an individualized experience that everyone responds to differently because pain is a protective response that is as unique as are the people living with it. This is especially true for people experiencing pain lasting longer than 3-6 months. This is considered Chronic or Persistent pain and it is often very difficult to treat.

  • We will help you manage and reduce your pain, even chronic pain, by simplifying what pain really is and how it is experienced throughout the body. 

Blood Flow Restriction

Clinician Expertise: All Therapists

  • The compression devices used during blood flow restriction treatments are similar to blood pressure cuffs. The pressure created by these compression devices is high enough to occlude blood flow at 50-80% within the affected muscles.

  • This treatment is based on a popular theory that the treatments lead to a “local hypoxic event,” meaning the tissues in the affected area will be temporarily deprived of oxygen. While this may sound intimidating, the local hypoxia actually helps in accumulating more metabolites, in order to regulate the body’s anabolic response system (also known as the way in which the body gains muscle protein) during exercise. Essentially, restricting the blood flow in the affected area helps to build more muscle protein.

Women's Health

Clinician Expertise: Julia Richardson, MSPT, Molly Crispin, MSPT

Our women's health specialists have received specialized training in the treatment and education of women's health issues. Not only will patient's recieve one-on-one treatment in a private room, but they also recieve the latest research and treatment techniques. 

 

Conditions treated include: ​

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Care 

  • Sacral Dysfunction

 

Treatment for these condtions include manual interventions, exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, and patient education. 

We do not perform internal exams or treatment but would be happy to refer you if you need this service.

Chronic Pain

Orthotics/

Custom Hand Splints

At Alpine we offer affordable custom orthotic casting through Sole Support fabrication services.

 

Based off Maximal Arch Supination Stabilization (MASS) theory, our orthotics are designed to distribute body weight through the foot during a normal gait cycle.

Splinting is custom-made by our occupational therapist on site, and you can go home with your splint usually on the day of service!

 

Orthotics for lower extremities and splinting for upper extremities can be a helpful positioning tool to aide in a multitude of orthopedic issues including - 

  • Over-pronation

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Hallux-rigidus

  • Flattening feet

  • Bunion prevention

  • Morton's neuroma

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Hand Contractures

  • Post-surgical hand splints

  • Foot pain during pregnancy and more!

 

Orthotics can be useful to help normalize alignment of the knees, hips and back. Ask your therapists if custom orthotics or splinting can help improve your game.

Runners Rehabilitation

Running is an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise requiring little equipment and expense, however, statistics report as many as 70% of all recreational and competitive runners will withstand a running related injury within any 12 month period.  Is this you??

 

Common Running Injuries:

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) aka "Runner's Knee"

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT band)

  • Plantar Heel Pain aka "plantar fasciitis"

  • Shin Splints

  • Muscle Strains

 

Warning Signs of Injury

  • Evident pain when you begin walk/running that becomes worse as you progress

  • Pain that keeps you up at night

  • Pain that causes you to alter your stride

 

We can get you back to your top game, prevent future injury, or help you get started with your first running program. 

Upper Extremity Injuries

Occupational Therapy:

We believe that the best treatment is personalized treatment – care that’s designed for your specific problem. At Alpine Therapy, your occupational therapist will get to know you as well as your condition. You will also find a wide range of diagnostic testing to determine the nature of your problem and give you the best possible therapy.

  • Evaluations of your grip strength, pinch strength, sensory testing, and joint range of motion and strength

  • Fine and gross motor control and strengthening

  • Fabrication of custom-designed static splints

 

We offer specialized treatment necessary for maximum relief and recovery from:

  • Work–related injuries

  • Wrist and hand fractures

  • Tendon injuries

  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

  • Amputation and crush injuries

  • Arthritis

  • Burns

  • Nerve damage

  • Overuse injuries

  • Post-surgical management

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