Balance & Fall Prevention
Stay upright, confident, mobile and independent
With more than a third of all U.S. adults 65 and older experiencing a fall each year, with up to 30 percent suffering moderate to severe injuries (according to the CDC), it’s imperative that seniors and those approaching their golden years take balance issues seriously. And physical therapy can help.
Falls due to balance issues can be caused by a number of factors, including weakness, joint stiffness and pain, inner ear problems, the lack of consistent exercise, or simply issues related to aging. Several medical conditions such as arthritis, stroke, MS, and Parkinson’s disease can also increase the chances of a fall. Whatever your background, our physical therapists will assess the cause of your balance issues and provide an individualized program with an eye toward strengthening and stabilizing your body.
Goals of Physical Therapy
- Reduce the risk of falling
- Improve your balance
- Strengthen your body
- Improve your mobility
- Increase your level of activity
- Reduce your fear of falling
- Establish confidence in yourself and your body
If you’re experiencing problems with balance or have an increase fear of falling, or if you have fallen in the past, our team will provide you with a full balance assessment. From there, we can establish a personalized balance and strengthening regimen for you, providing you with the confidence you need to get back to the activities you love.
Pre & Post Surgery
Be stronger, heal faster and get back to living life
Hip and knee replacement surgeries are some of the most common operations performed in the U.S., with about 1 million completed each year. And each one of these patients share one thing in common: their desire to get back to the level of work, play and function they enjoyed before first experiencing joint pain. The physical therapy team atProfile Physical Therapy team can get them there.
Working with a physical therapist before these and other surgeries can vastly improve your strength, education and confidence going into such a major procedure. In turn, these “prehabilitation” efforts can improve the speed, success and cost of your rehabilitation experience post-surgery, getting you back to doing the things you love – free of pain.
- Total and partial joint replacements
- Knee surgeries
- Back or neck procedures
- Shoulder/rotator cuff surgeries
- Hip surgeries
- Ligament or tendon reconstructions
If you face the possibility of surgery and wish to learn more about what physical therapy can do (pre- and post-surgery) to make you stronger, heal faster and get you back to life quickly, call us to schedule and evaluation. We’ll work with your physician to chart a path that’s right for you.
Less back and neck pain, improved long-term function
About 8 in 10 of us will experience back or neck pain at some point in our lives, and for some it can be severe, debilitating and reoccurring. It’s our body’s core, after all. So when the muscles and nerves near the spine are pinched, pulled or twisted, the pain and discomfort can make it difficult to get up – let alone work and do the things we love.
Experts in spine health and getting clients back to their everyday lives, our Profile Physical Therapy team focuses not just on treating the pain or discomfort, but determining and treating the cause. We’ll also show you how to prevent its reoccurrence so that your focus can return back to life.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Work-related injuries
- Post-surgical care
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
If you’re having trouble bending or twisting your head, or your spine discomfort is making it difficult to get out of bed or focus on your day, visit us for a thorough spine assessment. Our team will start you down a path toward pain-free recovery.
Get back in the game faster, safer and better than before
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, soreness, pain and injury can quickly derail your efforts to reach your fullest potential. So when sports injuries happen, your goal is to heal quickly, safely, and get back to the top of your game with an eye toward preventing future injuries. That’s our goal, as well, as Profile Physical Therapy.
As experts in movement, physical therapists serve as your first line of care when you experience pain, discomfort or injury while training or competing in your sport. A thorough evaluation from a physical therapist will determine what caused your injury, setting an optimal course for treatment, healing, prevention, and performance enhancement.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Sprains and strains
- Sore or swollen muscles
- Back or neck injuries
- Dislocations and fractures
- ACL injuries
- Rotator cuff pain and injury
- Achilles tendon injuries
A physical therapist will work to restore you to the competitive and fitness level you enjoyed prior to your injury. Contact us to schedule a thorough assessment to determine the source of your injury, treatment options, and what you can do to prevent future issues.
From pregnancy to pelvic dysfunction, physical therapy can help
From work to recreation, pregnancy to menopause, and throughout the entirety of a woman’s life, physical therapy empowers women to take control of pain and dysfunction related to a variety of conditions. Do you “leak” when you sneeze or laugh? Are you pregnant and suffering through back and hip pain? Has intercourse become painful?
Profile Physical Therapy women’s health program addresses musculoskeletal issues that are unique the women, providing proactive treatments that improve function, decrease pain, and allow clients to achieve their fullest potential. We treat women of all ages to restore confidence and function for a variety of issues.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Complications from pregnancy and childbirth
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Urinary incontinence, or “leaking”
- Painful intercourse
- Coccyx (tailbone) pain
- Flexibility and imbalances
- Athletic performance/enhancement
While these are common conditions, you don’t have to suffer through them. A thorough evaluation from a Profile physical therapist is your first step in taking control of the pain and dysfunction that’s holding you back. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.
The power of physical therapy isn’t limited to musculoskeletal disorders. Trained in neurological rehabilitation, the Profile Physical Therapy team also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of those suffering for injury, disease and ailments related to the nervous system.
Whether you’ve suffered a stroke, live with dizziness/vestibular disorders, or have been diagnosed with diseases like MS or muscular dystrophy, our physical therapy team will work with you to improve mobility, helping you move better, restore function and ward off disability related to your neurological condition.
Physical therapy can benefit those suffering from or living with the following conditions:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Vestibular disorders & dizziness
- Muscular dystrophy
- Cerebral palsy
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
To learn more about how physical therapy can improve your life by helping you overcome the challenges and limitations of a neurological condition, contact us to schedule a thorough evaluation.