Physical therapy clinics often implement just one approach in order to resolve a particular rehabilitation issue. Timberlane Physical Therapy (TLPT) instead takes a patient-centric approach in developing a personal rehabilitation plan that maximizes YOUR recovery period. Even if different patients are recuperating from the same type of injury or surgery, every person has their own unique presentation of their condition based on their age, level of injury, other impediments or restrictions, as well as the level of physical conditioning. The rehabilitation plan for a collegiate athlete is markedly different than the rehabilitation for a weekend warrior or a senior.
We offer a intimate, personal practice with physical therapists who collectively share a wide range of specializations and expertise. As such, we we are able to choose among a wide range of different therapies in order to find the combination that will work best for you. Our singular objective is to to get you back to your pre-injury or pre-surgical state so that you can resume the activities that you are accustomed to, whether its daily living activities, competitive sports, or somewhere in between.
The wide array of clinical services offered at TLPT to help our patients become pain-free with restored strength and range of motion include:
- Aquatic Therapy: Physical therapy conducted in an aquatic environment leverages water’s unique properties, including its natural viscosity or resistance, buoyancy, and hydrostatic pressure (great for swelling), all of which create an ideal therapeutic setting for patients who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to comfortably perform land-based exercises.
- Treatment of Dysfunctional Breathing (Breathing Pattern Disorders): Especially important for those with asthma, COPD, Parkinson, and other chronic respiratory conditions and those with scoliosis, we help patients re-train their breathing and improve their outcomes through a variety of interventions that improve mobility, reduce low back pain, decrease pain perception, improve posture, core stability, and movement patterns, and lower stress responses such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, and high blood pressure.
- Dry needling: A skilled intervention that stimulates myofascial trigger points to reduce neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.
- Fall Prevention: Especially important for seniors or those with Parkinson’s disease, history of stroke, or known balance/weakness problems, fall prevention therapy assessing your risk of falling and developing strengthening and balance exercises that will keep you on the move.
- Functional Movement Screen (FMS): an assessment screening of various movement patterns that identify asymmetries in mobility and stability that cause functional movement deficiencies.
- Hand Therapy: Specific rehabilitation of a wide range of conditions that affect the use of the hands, wrists, and upper extremities including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis, neurological conditions, and congenital hypotonia. Please note that we do not do splints.
- Injury Screening: To help guide your medical options, we perform assessments of musculoskeletal complaints and movement impairments that affect activities of daily living or sports performance and, if desired, assessments of joint integrity, range of motion, strength, and flexibility.
- Manual Therapy Technique: A wide array of techniques including lymphatic drainage, manual traction, mobilization and manipulation of joints and soft tissue that decrease edema, pain, spasms, or swellings and improve movement, physical performance, and overall health and wellness.
- McKenzie Method: a leading treatment for back, nest, and extremity disorders that helps to “centralize” pain and teach patients self-healing and self-treatment to reduce pain and return to normal functioning.
- Postural Restoration: An integrative and holistic treatment approach that identifies and corrects your body’s adaptations to imbalances whenever we move, breathe, and even sleep, and by doing so, eliminates pain, instability, weakness and dysfunction.
- Pre-operative and post-operative rehab: Pre-operative rehabilitation helps ensure a great surgical outcome by reducing pain and inflammation and improving range of motion, muscular control, and overall well-being and fitness Post-operative rehabilitation will facilitate a speedy recovery by helping you regain motion and strength and return to your daily activities following orthopedic surgery.
- Scar Management: Scar formation, which is a normal physiological response for healing injured structures following an injury or surgery, can sometimes become overly sensitive and limit motion or function. We offer a variety of scar management treatments to deal with these issues including scar massage and vibration to decrease sensitivity and loosen “stuck” deeper areas, exercise programs to reduce stiffness of nearby joints and tendons, and silicon therapy.
- Selective Functional Movement Screen (SFMA): a movement-based diagnostic system that systematically finds the root cause of pain by logically breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns.
- Sports Specific Rehabilitation: No matter whether your sport is played on the field, court, slopes, or ice, if you are rehabbing from an injury or from surgery, our certified, experienced athletic trainer at Timber Performance, supported by a team of physical therapists, can develop a rehabilitation plan customized for you and your particular sport. We’ll first help you return to your baseline, and from there, improve your strength, mobility, endurance, and reduce the likelihood of future injuries to help you reach your athletic goals.
- Taping Method: Elastic and non-elastic taping (KT, Rock Tape, Lueko tape) A rehabilitative taping technique that targets different receptors within the somatosensory system to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and alleviate pain by increasing lymphatic drainage/decreasing inflammation, supporting to muscles and joints without restricting range of motion, and extending soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy.
- Total Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty) Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery strengthens the repairing bone around the replaced joints, keeps muscles limber and strong, and improves mobility, range of motion, and dexterity, ensuring that you will have pain-free function of the joint and be able to resume your daily living activities as soon as possible.
- Wellness Programs: Wellness programs, which have numerous benefits such as weight management, improving mental health, strengthening bones and muscles, and reducing risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers, benefits everyone — both patients who have completed their PT program and want to continue their progression into a healthier and more active lifestyle as well as those who were not PT patients, but are looking for a safe, monitored way to improve their health and enjoy a better quality of life.