Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy at Crest

Physical therapy prevents, enhances, and restores movement that has been impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability. One on one physical therapy utilizes various therapeutic treatment options, including therapeutic exercise, massage therapy, electrotherapy, assistive devices, and patient education and training to deliver long-lasting results. As one of the safest and most versatile modern treatment options, physical therapy can be used to treat a plethora of conditions. Check out Crest’s commonly-treated conditions list to see if physical therapy is the right treatment option for you.

We provide complete rehabilitative exercise, care and physical therapy. Crest Physical Therapy helps our patients return to their optimal physical performance level.

  • One-on-One hands on Therapy with Licensed and Experienced Staff
  • Pain Management
  • Specialists in Manual and Orthopedic Therapy Rehabilitation
  • Ultrasound and Electronic Stimulation
  • Modalities, Programs, Exercises
  • Optimal Performance Program For All Ages
  • Maternal Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Post Mastectomy Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Rehabilitative Exercise in  Atlantic Club Pool Setting
  • Educational Programs on Occupational Injury Prevention
  • Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury Treatment and Prevention

Below are a few examples of conditions treated at Crest with Orthopedic Therapy and General Physical Therapy.

  • Ankle, Knee, Elbow, Neck, Back and Shoulder Injuries
  • Neurological Radiculopathies (radiating pain to arms and legs)
  • Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Sciatica
  • Geriatric Conditions such as loss of strength and/or flexibility
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Sports Related Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neurological Disorders Including s/p CVA (stroke)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Occupational/Work Related Injuries
  • Effects of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Neck and Back Pain

Neck and back pain are two of the most common types of pain. Diagnosing the cause of neck and back pain is not always easy, as there is often more than one specific cause. However, once an accurate diagnosis is made, an effective treatment plan can be prescribed. Physical therapy for neck pain and back pain is commonly prescribed to treat: 

  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Disc bulges and herniations
  • Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sacroiliac and facet joint dysfunction

Ankle and Foot Conditions

The foot and ankle act as shock absorbers when you walk or run. There are many bones, ligaments, and tendons in the foot and ankle. Injury or irritation to these structures can be painful, often warranting a period of immobilization. Once the structures are healed, physical therapy can be incorporated for stretching and strengthening and prevention of future injury. Common conditions include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles strains and tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Turf toe

Hip Conditions

The hip is primarily a weight-bearing joint, meaning it helps support or withstand the weight of the body. Numerous structures increase hip joint stability and function. Accidents, injuries, or age-related diseases, like osteoarthritis, can damage the hip structures and cause pain. One on one physical therapy may be prescribed to relieve hip pain caused by:

  • Hamstring and groin strains
  • Bursitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Labral tears

One on one physical therapy also plays an important role in helping patients prepare for and recover from total or partial hip arthroplasty/replacement.

Shoulder Conditions

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. Shoulder injuries are common in individuals who participate in activities that involve excessive and repetitive overhead motion, such as throwing athletes, weight lifters, and manual laborers. One on one physical therapy is often the key to resolving:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Impingement
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Instability
  • Separations
  • Overuse injuries

Hand/Wrist Conditions

The hand and wrist are composed of many bones, ligaments, and tendons that enable a wide range of movements. The hand and wrist are involved in many day-to-day activities and tasks, such as grabbing, gripping, holding, and lifting. Physical therapy may be implemented as part of a comprehensive hand and wrist treatment plan to relieve the symptoms of:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s syndrome

Knee Conditions

The knee is responsible for weight-bearing and movement. Bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage stabilize the knee and help it move. Injuries to these structures may make it difficult to run, walk, or even stand. Like the hip, accidents, injuries, and age-related diseases, like osteoarthritis, can cause knee injuries/conditions. Physical therapy treats:

  • Patellofemoral dysfunctions
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Instability

One on one physical therapy plays an important role in helping patients prepare for and recover from total or partial knee arthroplasty/replacement. Quality of life is drastically improved after a successful procedure and subsequent physical therapy program.

Elbow Conditions

The elbow helps bend and straighten the arm and assists in lifting and moving objects. The ligaments that attach the elbow bones can be irritated and inflamed with overuse. Physical therapy helps calm inflammation and strengthen and stretch the elbow ligaments. Common conditions that can be relieved and/or prevented through elbow physical therapy include:

  • Lateral epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
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