What is Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy is the treatment or management of physical disability, movement, malfunction, or pain by exercise, soft tissue/joint mobilization, hands-on techniques, etc., without the use of medicine or surgery.
Our physical therapy services includes therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, therapeutic activities, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, in order to increase range of motion, flexibility, strength, functional ability and to obtain proper stabilization of all joints; instructions in body mechanics, ergonomics, and education training for optimizing safety awareness and injury prevention.
SPORTS MEDICINE REHABILITATION
Sports medicine rehabilitation is a general term that deals with the prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment of injuries that occur during sport or exercise activities. At KHPT we have licensed Physical and Occupational therapists who are dedicated to helping individuals make a full recovery and return back to sport better than before. Our therapists’ design comprehensive treatment programs based on individual needs. This includes, restoring function, decreasing pain and swelling, improving strength and flexibility, providing education on how to avoid injury in the future, and returning athletes to sport.
At KHPT we provide treatment for many sport related injuries including:
- Shoulder injuries
- Rotator cuff tears, Labral tears,
- Knee injuries
- ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, and patellofemoral injuries
- Ankle and foot injuries
- Wrist, hand, and elbow injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Muscle strains, ligament sprains, and fractures
MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
MLD is a type of gentle, rhythmic massage using very precise hand movements intended to encourage the natural drainage of lymph fluid, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heard. Damage to the lymph transport system can lead to edema known as lymphedema.
Lymphadema can arise due to: post traumatic fractures and dislocations, traumatic injuries to the nerves and tendons after orthopedic, neurological, and cosmetic surgical procedures, progression of auto immune disorders, after lymph node removal surgeries, and after receiving radiation treatment for cancer, to name a few.
MLD in combination with the use of compression bandaging and exercise is an effective treatment to reduce lymphedema, as it stimulates circulation and aids healing, helps remove harmful toxins from the body, decreases scar tissue development, increases joint mobility, and improves overall quality of life.
At KHPT we pride ourselves on being leading health care providers for the adolescent population. Throughout these early years, growing bodies have varying internal and external factors that can heavily affect the rehab process. From growth plates to population specific pathologies (i.e. Sever’s Disease, Osgood Schlatter, etc), our rehab team is well equipped to properly diagnose and effectively treat adolescents. Our team has consistently worked with local high schools, soccer, volleyball, and baseball academies to become the go-to providers for this population. Apart from having Doctorate level education backgrounds, our team at KHPT is well-versed on many of the sport specific demands these young athletes need in order to return to sport and prior level of activity.
Hand and Upper Quadrant Therapy Services
The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand frequently requires very delicate surgery, often with microscopic techniques. The technical complexity of these kinds of surgeries necessitates a higher level of competence by therapists with advanced skills in the upper quarter rehabilitation during postoperative recovery. Therapists must be knowledgeable about these advanced surgical techniques and postoperative therapy programs to become CHTs. They must also remain current with changes in hand and therapy practice. (Hand Therapy Certification Commission)
Our private practice outpatient rehabilitation clinic specializes in the upper extremity. The Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) we have on staff have undergone additional rigorous education and training to the best address complex injuries of the upper extremity. All our therapists are able to treat a broad spectrum of orthopedic conditions and tailor a specific program to address Hand to Shoulder pathologies including Pre/Post-operative Fractures, Tendon & Nerve Injuries, Rotator Cuff injuries as well as Osteo/Rheumatoid Arthritis. Our other specialty services include Manual Lymph Drainage, Ergonomic Assessments, Pre-Work Screenings as well as custom orthotic fabrication. Our staff is able to fabricate custom Static, Static Progressive, Dynamic Orthoses as well as Upper Extremity Fracture braces.
The McKenzie Approach
This is an exercise based approach for mechanical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including sciatica, low back pain, cervical pain, as well as radiating symptoms of numbness, tingling or pain into the arms and legs. This approach was developed by Robin Mckenzie to determine pain that is a result of mechanical involvement and targets movement patterns of the body to help restore normal unrestricted movements. Patients are taught how to observe their own movement patterns and ultimately be able to recognize the pain that is mechanical in origin and treat themselves.
Physical therapy for dancers at KHPT begins with a biomechanical analysis of your body to determine the cause of your injury or pain. This analysis will be performed by one of our physical therapists who specializes in physical therapy for dancers (from adolescent to adulthood), whom in turn, has had over 20 years of dance experience. Our selected therapist will assess your strength impairments, flexibility, range of motion in order to promote the proper stability, balance, and endurance through various dance-specific exercises, in order to return to their style of dance. Your rehabilitation program will progress in difficulty as the dancers impairments begin to improve.
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Director: James Jackson , MS, OTR/L, CHT
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 7:00am -7:30pm
Friday: 7:00am - 5:30pm
9415 Sunset Drive, Suite 111
Miami, FL 33173