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Our Services

Sports and Rehab is an innovative physical therapy clinic, which strives to provide the best comprehensive rehabilitation services within our community.

 

Our mission is to make every patient visit a positive experience so as to encourage goodwill and adherence to their healthcare needs.

 

Our NH licensed physical therapists offer immediate personalized treatment for musculoskeletal, orthopedic, sports and work-related injuries. Patients are assured a seamless delivery of care with the referring physician.

 

Physical Therapy is skilled rehabilitation, given by Physical Therapists, which provides intervention services with a main focus on return-to-function. Sports and Rehab staff are all licensed in the State of New Hampshire. Various members of our dedicated staff also have extra qualifications as well.

 

Modality Treatments

Electrical Stimulation:

Various forms of stimulation that assist with pain control and/or muscle contraction. Forms of e-stim include but are not limited to: Interferential, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), neuromuscular electrical stimulation and biofeedback.

 

Laser Technology:

Infrared light therapy which stimulates cellular healing. This is a non-thermal modality and has wide spread applications.

 

Fluidotherapy:

A heat modality that simulates a whirlpool but utilizes dry particles as a substitute. This is used

primarily for upper extremity injuries and conditions.

 

Phono/Iontophoresis:

Modalities that introduce medications into the skin tissue using a direct current. This process is useful to help with inflammation, scar tissue and other conditions associated with injuries.

 

Ultrasound:

The application of deep heat through a sound head with the use of gel to transmit a specific soundwave. Ultrasound is useful in treating various ailments and is used widely in therapeutic settings.

 

Custom Orthotics:

Individualized orthotics are molded specifically to your feet to help assist in gait or pain relief.

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Specialty Services

Graston Technique:

Graston is a massage technique performed with stainless steel tools to increase blood flow, promote tissue healing and relieve symptoms of pain, muscle tightness and stiffness. The tools are utilized for various diagnosis to speed up the healing process or assist in healing with a chronic injury. The technique works very well for those suffering from tendonitis/tendonopothies, scar tissue, and muscle spasms.

 

Trigger Point Dry Needling:

A trigger point is a “knot” in the muscle tissue that may be tender to the touch. A trigger point may also cause “referred pain,” or pain which is distant from the trigger point. For example, a muscle in the hip can cause pain all the way down the leg, and may be mistaken for “sciatic” pain. Chronic trigger points can lead to dysfunction, such as in the spine, where a tight muscle can cause pressure on the nerves, leading to a cycle of pain and dysfunction.

 

With trigger point dry needling, therapists use a needle, similar to an acupuncture needle, and insert it into the skin and muscle directly at the trigger point. The needle causes an electrical effect. After needling, the spontaneous electrical activity ends and the muscle “let’s go” of its self-perpetuating contraction, allowing a chemical change,

increased blood flow to the area, AND RELIEVING THE PAIN.

 

At Sports and Rehab, the therapist will treat trigger points as part of a complete therapy program. It is

important to deactivate the trigger points that are causing pain or dysfunction. But, it is equally important, to determine the root of the dysfunction. Therapists may also use several other treatment options, including GRASTON, stretching, strengthening, laser, and iontophoresis to assist the healing process and correct imbalances.

 

Aquatic Therapy:

Therapy services performed at a nearby aquatic location. Individualized treatment plans allow patients to obtain the vast benefits of pool therapeutic activities under the supervision of Sport and Rehab Staff. The soothing warmth and buoyancy of water makes this environment perfect for relieving joint pain and stiffness. The water will increase circulation, support the joints and help build muscle strength, all while assisting in joint protection and energy conservation.

 

TMJ

Temporomandibular Joint or Jaw Joint dysfunction is treated comprehensively at Sports and Rehab.

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms: headaches/migraines, facial pain, neck and shoulder pain, tinnitus (ringing of the ears), jaw pain, limited jaw movement or locking jaw, clicking or popping jaw joints you may be suffering from TMJ.

 

TMJ stands for the Temporomandibular Joint or Jaw Joint. These small joints are considered to be one of the most complex joints in the entire body because of the intricate network of bones, teeth, muscles and nerves. Because of this, TMJ (dysfunction) conditions affect many areas of the body from the top of the head in Migrane like headaches to numbness or tingling in the arms and pain in the neck and shoulders.

 

Sports and Rehab utilizes therapeutic modalities, hands on techniques and exercise in conjunction with your Oral Surgeon, Dentist or Physician to relieve TMJ related pain and dysfunction.

 

Pregnancy/Post Pregnancy

During pregnancy women can suffer from sciatic pain, pelvic pain, incontinence, back pain, neck pain, etc. At Sports and Rehab we have staff who are able to utilize gentle techniques of massage and stretching in order to relieve these symptoms and maintain comfort during the growth and development during pregnancy.

 

Vestibular/Vertigo Rehab

The most common form of Vertigo is BPPV. Acute episodes can come out of nowhere and debilitate a person. The staff at Sports and Rehab are able to perform maneuvers which adjust crystals in the inner ear to return a patient to their normal function by decreasing the dizziness, nausea he/she may experience. Visual tracking exercises, balance strategies are given to a patient to strengthen the vestibular system to avoid the episodes from returning.

 

Kinesiotape/Rocktape/McConnel Tape

Taping techniques which can promote tissue healing, reduce swelling, stabilize joints, promote muscle strengthening or reduce muscle overuse during daily activities. Taping can be used in conjunction with many other physical therapy services, like Graston, Trigger point dry needling and strength training.

 

Work Conditioning

A focused branch of therapy, work conditioning is catered to the patient that may have exceeded traditional intervention - but has not yet successfully obtained the necessary skills to fully return to their occupation. This highly individualized treatment is typically a two hour-long session per day, three days a week, with specific work simulated activities that places an emphasis on ergonomics.

 

Pre and Post-Surgical Intervention

This treatment is constructed for the patient who requires a surgical procedure. Many doctors have specific protocols (or guidelines) that are necessary to be followed for both the preparation of the procedure and the healing process afterward. The therapists and Sport and Rehab work closely with the physicians to ensure successful outcomes of surgical interventions.

 

Back Program

For the patient that suffers back ailments, this program offers extensive lifting training and back-specific exercises. Following specific guidelines, this treatment is shown to be highly effective in chronic back pain patients and for the prevention of further back problems.

 

Gait Training

Returning to walking activities safely and efficiently is the definition of gait training. This intervention uses balance and strengthening to improve walking stability and may require canes, crutches, parallel bars etc. Each part of a person's step is also evaluated and rehabilitated by the staff at Sports and Rehab.

 

Golf/Sports Specific Program

Specific treatments for the patient involved in golf or other sport activities. These sessions can focus on things such as the grip on a club or the follow-through of a swing. The patient's ergonomics and form are evaluated intensely with these programs.

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