“Many patients have stated that the care received at Comprehensive Physical Therapy Center has given them back control and quality to their life through the education and treatment provided by the dedicated staff.”
Ear, Nose & Throat Physician,
At Comprehensive Physical Therapy Center (CPTC), we offer a full range of physical therapy services. Each patient is individually evaluated by a licensed physical therapist. A specific program of treatment and therapy is designed to help each patient meet their goals.
We help people with the following:
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
- Myofascial Pain
- Neck and Back Pain
- Balance Problems
- Orthopedic/Sports Injuries
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
- Work-related Injuries
Most of us have a family member, or know someone who has been affected by arthritis. There are greater than 100 types of arthritis. The two types most people are familiar with are Osteo Arthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Both are chronic conditions, however, there is a lot that can be done to help minimize pain and disability.
Physical therapy can be very helpful in relieving pain, restoring mobility, strength and flexibility and improving functional abilities. Your physical therapist can also educate you in protecting your joints and teach you self-management skills.
Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and EDS can be characterized by loose or unstable joints which may move beyond the joint's normal range. With joint hypermobility, an individual may suffer early osteoarthritis, joint instability, recurrent dislocations, and chronic pain. Some of the clinical characteristics involving EDS include: skin hyper-extensibility, easy bruising, scoliosis, decreased muscle tone, mitral valve prolapse and chronic pain. The clinical features will depend on the type of EDS. The pain and joint laxity associated with hypermobility can be managed with physical therapy which may include education in joint protection, muscle strengthening, bracing and pain reduction through modalities and positioning.Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and EDS Resources
- Cincinnati Children's
- Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation
- Hypermobility Syndrome Association
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis and its precursor (osteopenia) are conditions that indicate bone loss. Bones are vital to support your body and must be strong enough to withstand everything from minor injuries to traumatic falls. The strength in bones comes from their mass, which is determined by both factors you inherit and lifestyle. Various medications and other health conditions can also affect the strength of your bones. Bone mass begins accumulating at a very young age through the build up of calcium and minerals in the bones, which are bonded together in a honey-comb-like structure. After age 35, calcium in the bones is lost faster than it is replaced, resulting in weakening of the bony structure. As bone mass decreases, the bones become brittle and break more easily. The areas most commonly affected by bone loss are the spine, hip, and wrist. The severity of loss in bone mass is determined through a quantitative test, which is typically ordered by the primary care physician, called a bone density scan. The test is not required for all treatment options, but can be helpful in determining the appropriate course of action.
Comprehensive Physical Therapy Center (CPTC) has been providing quality patient care since 1988. We are excited to offer a program dedicated to the care of patients with osteoporosis. Our osteoporosis program focuses on education, strengthening your bones, improving your function, and decreasing your pain. Each patient is treated with an individualized program designed with their needs and lifestyle in mind.
Visit our osteoporosis page for more information.
Myofascial pain is a condition that causes pain in either a single muscle or a muscle group. The symptoms may include a burning, stabbing, aching or nagging pain. A trigger point may develop in the area of the lesion or the strain. Pressure on these trigger points may cause wide referral of pain, and will often reproduce the primary and referred pain arising in a particular muscle.
Physical therapy can be very helpful in alleviating your myofascial pain and allowing you to return to an active and healthy lifestyle. Treatment may include active and passive stretching and exercises, specific hands on techniques to decrease symptoms, and education in proper posture and body mechanics for your daily activities.
Neck and Back Pain
Many individuals suffer from different kinds of neck and back pain. The therapists at CPTC specialize in reducing your symptoms and improving your ability to function on a daily basis. Some of the many conditions that we treat are listed below:
- Cervical and Thoracic sprain/strain
- Lumbar sprain/strain
- Low back pain (LBP)
- Low back pain with pregnancy
- Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
- Degenerative joint disease (DJD)
- Herniated disc
- Rotator Cuff injuries and surgical repairs
- Shoulder bursitis and impingement
- Knee injuries and surgical repairs such as ACL and meniscus injuries
- Joint sprains (shoulder, hip, knee, ankle)
- Muscle strains
- Total joint replacements (total hip replacement and total knee replacement)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
- Medial and lateral epicondylitis
- And many other conditions
We also treat competitive athletes at all levels—youth, high school, collegiate and the weekend warrior helping them return to sports safely and quickly.
The program is dedicated to active treatment, education and eventual self-management. This is achieved through a progressive rehabilitation program including therapeutic exercise, and balance specific activities.
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
CPTC works extensively in the field of orthognathic and craniomandibular disorders. The program is dedicated to eliminating pain and dysfunction through therapeutic exercises, soft tissue mobilization, and modalities as needed, as well as postural and lifestyle changes. We emphasize active participation and self care.
Individuals who are experiencing orofacial pain, neck pain, headaches, earaches, limited mandibular opening, or pain with mastication (chewing) may benefit from our program.
Several members of our staff have successfully completed training under Mariano Rocabado PT, a leader in the treatment of these conditions.
Comprehensive Physical Therapy Center's TMJ program was developed in 1989 by Opal Riddle, PT who has presented to medical and dental groups on this topic.
Opal Riddle, PT and Dawn Westfall, MPT currently treat TMJ patients in our Hyde Park office & Tom DiAngelis, PT and Phyllis Schulte, PT provide TMJ treatment in our Mason office.
Our therapists at CPTC can help injured workers get back on the job as soon as possible. As part of therapy, we will instruct the injured worker on proper posture and body mechanics for their particular job, as well as educating them on how to avoid re-injury. Some of the work related injuries we treat are:
- Repetitive stress disorders
- Back and Neck sprains/strains
- Herniated Disc (HNP) including lumbar, thoracic and cervical
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Shoulder strains
- Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff injuries
Specialists from CPTC can also visit the work site and provide the company with written suggestions to reduce injury. The following are specific services we provide to employers:
- No Obligation Consultation
- Full Facility Evaluation
- Job Site Analysis
- Functional Job Description
- Work Station Design Consultation
- Employee/Management Injury Prevention Education
- Ergonomic/Safety Team Education
- Ergonomic Program Manual