At Axis Hand and Physical Therapy our therapists have specializations and certifications that equip them to provide more efficient and effective care.
Functional Capacity Evaluation
A comprehensive, valid, fully reproducible and cost effective system designed to evaluate a worker’s capacity to perform a variety of tasks and activities.
Vestibular and balance rehabilitation
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. VRT can help with a variety of vestibular problems including, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and the unilateral or bilateral vestibular hypofunction associated with Meniere’s disease, labyrinthitis, and vestibular neuritis.
Dry needling is a technique used to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research. Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Preliminary research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles.
Many headaches can be caused from postural changes and overuse of specific muscle groups around the cervical spine and shoulders. Through manual intervention and specific exercise physical therapy can greatly reduce pain associated with headaches.