Types of Therapy Treatments Available

Our therapy staff are trained in the following:

Aquatic Therapy - Recovering from injury and reducing chronic pain with water exercise

Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses the unique advantages of exercising in the water to reach your rehabilitation goals. The buoyancy of water enables anyone who has a physical limitation to perform exercise in an easier environment than traditional land-based therapy. It is an excellent option for anyone with limited weight bearing status, chronic pain or a history of balance issues/falling.

Biomechanical Movement Assessments – Assessing how your body moves

Our clinicians can provide a thorough biomechanical analysis to determine movement patterns that may limit your function. This analysis will provide you and your therapists with a framework to address any muscular imbalances, flexibility restrictions, strength deficits, joint impairments, or neuromuscular deficits. 

Dry Needling – Finding relief through your trigger points

Dry needling is a technique that physical and occupational therapists can use in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions to treat muscle tension and spasms caused by a wide range of conditions such as arthritis, muscle or ligament strains, headaches, and nerve irritation. It is called “dry needling” because needles pierce the skin without injecting any kind of solution. 

Functional-Based Exercises – Optimizing your movement patterns

Current research has shown the importance of improving the patterns that our bodies normally move through during the day. Your rehab team will help design functional exercises that are appropriate and customized to your current needs. 

Functional Capacity Evaluation – Assessing injured workers’ abilities to perform on the job

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) provides a comprehensive assessment of an injured worker’s ability to perform certain job tasks after becoming injured or developing a limiting health condition. Employers can use this evaluation to screen employees for specific tasks, identify workplace modifications and determine the extent of the disability. It can be utilized to guide work conditioning and return-to-work rehab, job-place modifications, and screening for movement dysfunctions.

Manual Therapy – Performing customized healing touch for your needs

Manual therapy techniques are skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue that are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. 

Vestibular Rehab – Improving dizziness and balance with manual techniques and exercises 

Specialty-trained therapists at Crystal Clinic can provide treatment for conditions that result in dizziness and balance deficits. Our therapists will work closely with you and your healthcare team to ensure everyone is heading toward the same goal.