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Whether you recently had surgery or you’re looking for relief from chronic pain or just miss feeling confident in moving easily, the journey to healing can feel daunting. At All Star PT, we believe no one should feel alone in their suffering. That’s why our therapists love what they do: They get to help you reclaim your full mobility—and your life.
Click where it hurts and our team will help you uncover why you may be experiencing the pain and what we can do to resolve it.
Neck pain can result from a variety of causes, ranging from overuse injuries and whiplash to diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and meningitis. For example:
- Injuries: Rear-end collisions often result in whiplash injuries which occur when the head is jerked forward and then backward, stretching the soft tissues of the neck beyond their limits.
- Muscle strains: Overuse often triggers muscle strains. Neck muscles, particularly those in the back of your neck, become fatigued and eventually strained. When you overuse your neck muscles repeatedly, chronic pain can develop. Even such minor things as reading in bed or gritting your teeth can strain neck muscles.
- Worn joints: Just like all the other joints in your body, your neck joints tend to experience wear and tear with age, which can cause osteoarthritis in your neck.
- Diseases: Neck pain can sometimes be caused by diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, and cancer.
- Nerve compression: A variety of problems in your neck’s vertebrae can reduce the amount of space available for nerves to branch out from the spinal cord, including:
- Stiffened disks: As you age, the cushioning disks between your vertebrae become dry and stiff, narrowing the spaces in your spinal column where the nerves exit.
- Herniated disks: This occurs when the inner gel-like material of a disk protrudes through the disk’s tougher outer covering. The protrusion can press on the spinal cord itself or on nerves exiting the spinal column, causing arm pain or weakness..
- Bone spurs: Arthritic joints in your neck can develop bony growths that may press on nerves.
Studies show that treatment by a physical therapist can provide both short- and long-term relief for people with neck pain. All Star PT can design a program tailored to your specific needs to relieve your neck pain and improve mobility without expensive surgery or side effects of pain medication. Information courtesy of the Mayo Clinic and American Physical Therapy Association.
Shoulder pain can arise from within the shoulder joints and surrounding muscles, ligaments and tendons. On occasion, it is caused by a problem within the shoulder that worsens when you move it. Shoulder pain that isn’t worsened by moving your shoulder is more likely to be something called “referred pain,” which is caused by diseases or conditions affecting structures in your chest or abdomen.
If shoulder pain is accompanied by difficulty breathing or a sense of tightness in the chest, please seek immediate medical attention as it may be a symptom of heart attack. Rotator Cuff Your rotator cuff is made up of the muscles and tendons in your shoulder.These muscles and tendons connect your upper arm bone with your shoulder blade. They also help hold the ball of your upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket.The combination results in the greatest range of motion of any joint in your body. A rotator cuff injury includes any type of irritation or damage to your rotator cuff muscles or tendons.
Causes of a rotator cuff injury may include falling, lifting and repetitive arm activities — especially those done overhead, such as throwing a baseball or placing items on overhead shelves. Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within a two-year period.
Your risk of developing frozen shoulder increases if you’ve recently had to have your arm in a sling for several weeks, or if you have had surgery in which your arm was immobilized in a specific position for a prolonged period. Information courtesy of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Your elbow is a complex joint formed by three long bones in your arm. Four sets of muscles help move the joint and are attached to the bones by thick tendons. Damage to any of these structures or to the joints network of nerves, blood vessels and ligaments can lead to elbow pain. Most elbow pain isn’t serious, but because you use your elbow in so many ways it can be disruptive to daily life. Most elbow pain can be improved with simple home treatments. However, if your elbow pain results from injury, physical or occupational therapy at All Star PT can help in healing and preventing future problems. Information courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
Physical Therapy at All Star PT plays an important role not only in treating persistent or recurrent low back pain, but also in prevention and risk reduction of future occurrences. If you have experienced low back pain, you are not alone. Approximately one quarter of Americans report experiencing low back pain within the past 3 months at any given time. Low back pain often occurs due to overuse, strain or injury. This includes too much bending, twisting, lifting, and even too much sitting. How Can You Prevent Low Back Pain?
- Keep your back, stomach, and leg muscles strong and flexible. Maintain a regular fitness regimen – staying active can help prevent injuries!
- Don’t slouch – keep good posture! Keeping your body in alignment allows it to be more efficient when you move.
- Ask for help or use an assistive device to lift heavy objects. If you are lifting something heavy, keep the load close to your body.
Information courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
Your wrist is a complex joint made up of eight small bones arranged in two rows between the bones in your forearm and the bones in your hand. Tough bands of ligament connect your wrist bones to each other and to your forearm bones and hand bones. Tendons attach muscles to bone. Damage to any of the parts of your wrist can cause pain and affect your ability to use your wrist and hand. If you are experiencing wrist pain, the cause may be: Injury
- Sudden impact: The most common method of injuring your wrist is when you fall forward onto your outstretched hand. This can cause sprains, strains and even fractures.
- Repetitive stress: Any activity that involves repetitive wrist motion — from hitting a tennis ball or bowing a cello to driving cross-country — can inflame the tissues around joints or cause stress fractures, especially when you perform the movement for hours on end without a break. De Quervain’s disease is a repetitive stress injury that causes pain at the base of the thumb.
- Osteoarthritis: In general, osteoarthritis in the wrist is uncommon, usually occurring only in people who have injured the same wrist in the past. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear on the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones. Pain that occurs at the base of the thumb may be caused by osteoarthritis.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: A disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues, rheumatoid arthritis is common in the wrist. If one wrist is affected, the other usually is, as well.
Other diseases and conditions
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when there’s increased pressure on the median nerve, which passes through the carpal tunnel, a passageway in the palm side of your wrist.
- Kienbock’s disease: This disorder typically affects young adults and involves the progressive collapse of one of the small bones in the wrist. Kienbock’s disease occurs when the blood supply to this bone is compromised.
- Ganglion cysts: These soft tissue cysts occur most often on the top of your wrist opposite your palm. Smaller ganglion cysts seem to cause more pain than do larger ones.
Information courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
Hip pain can be caused by problems with your hip joint. This type of hip pain tends to be felt on the inside of your hip or in your groin. Hip pain can also be caused by problems with the muscle, ligaments, tendons and other structures that support your hip joint. If hip pain associated with these problems, it tends to occur on the outside of the hip or the upper thigh. Diseases and conditions in other areas of your body can sometimes cause hip pain, and is called referred pain. Information courtesy of the American Physical Therapy Association.
The knee is the most commonly injured joint in all age groups. It is especially susceptible to damage during athletic activities and exercise. Many knee injuries can be treated conservatively with rest, ice, mobilization, and physical therapy. Knee pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage. However, certain medical conditions, including arthritis, gout and infection, may be at the root of your knee pain. Some common causes of knee pain and injuries include:
- A blow to the knee, either from contact during sports, a fall or a car accident
- Repeated stress or overuse, which may occur from playing sports or any other activity that requires frequent repetition.
- Sudden turning, pivoting, stopping, cutting from side to side, which happens frequently during certain sports.
- Awkward landings from a fall or from jumping during sports, such as basketball.
- Rapidly growing bones, which are especially prone to injury during sports.
- Degeneration from aging.
Your ankle, the joint where your foot and leg meet, is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Strong enough to bear your body weight, your ankle joint can be prone to injury and pain. Injury to any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the ankle can cause ankle pain. Most ankle pain, however, is the result of a sprain, which occurs when your ankle rolls over your foot, causing a ligament to stretch or tear. Though sprains are often sports-related, they can also occur when you walk on an uneven surface or simply take a misstep. Common causes of ankle pain include:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Avulsion fracture
- Broken ankle/broken foot
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Septic arthritis
- Sprained ankle
- Sprains and strains
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- Schedule your appointment. Stop sitting on the sidelines of life. Schedule an appointment today with our team and learn how long-term healing is possible.
- Create your personalized, hands-on treatment plan. After listening to your concerns, our caring team crafts an individual treatment plan focused on healing the root cause of your dysfunction so you can achieve lasting relief.
- Reclaim the life you deserve. We’re committed to helping you heal efficiently and completely, so you can spend less time in therapy and more time enjoying the things that matter most in your life.
Move forward with confidence.
We understand how chronic dysfunction can hold you back. From missing out on activities to wondering if healing is even possible, it’s easy to get frustrated or overwhelmed. But at All Star PT, we can create a plan to give you long-term relief—and life without limits!
Our highly trained therapists have expertise in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:
- Orthopedic & Manual Physical Therapy - Orthopedics is the medical specialty dedicated to preserving and restoring function in the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Manual physical therapy is a specialized clinical treatment utilizing hands-on techniques to make corrections in the body.
- Hand Therapy - Our hand therapists provide detailed evaluation and individualized treatment plans for your hand injuries. Strength training, splint fabrication, manual therapy techniques, and dexterity training are some of the treatments we utilize for your long-term healing.
- Sports Medicine - Our specially trained team of therapists utilizes joint mobilizations, soft tissue manipulation, manual techniques, massage, stretching, and pain modulation techniques to get you performing at your best after a sports-related musculoskeletal injury.
- Aquatic Therapy - Aquatic therapy, or pool therapy, consists of special exercises that are done completely in the water, allowing you to benefit from reduced weight bearing. If you’re struggling with chronic pain, arthritis, or healing fractures, aquatic therapy can give you a head start in your rehabilitation.
- Cardiopulmonary Therapy - Focused on improving your cardiovascular and lung health, cardiopulmonary therapy helps patients who’ve suffered a heart attack or have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and other conditions.
- Chronic Pain - Untreated, persistent, or chronic pain symptoms can include headache, lower back pain, arthritis pain, and neurogenic pain. We focus on two critical elements when it comes to alleviating your pain: education and movement—so you can experience lasting relief.
- Lymphedema - Lymphedema is a painful condition resulting in persistent swelling of an arm or leg due to a blockage in your lymphatic system, an important part of your immune and circulatory systems. Lymphedema therapy treatments are designed to reduce pain, swelling, and other symptoms through a combination of special therapies and exercises.
- Neurological Rehabilitation - If you’re suffering from neurological disorders or diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS, brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, or stroke, we can develop a treatment plan to maximize function and quickly return you back to the activities you enjoy most.
- Occupational Therapy - Occupational Therapy helps you regain the ability to perform daily functional activities and job-related tasks. Our occupational therapists are highly trained clinicians who specialize in treating workers compensation, fractures and dislocations, and more.
- Pediatric Therapy - Focusing on maximizing the abilities of each child while minimizing the negative effects of their impairments, pediatric therapy is designed to assist your child in meeting appropriate developmental milestones.
- Pre- and Post-Surgical Rehab - If you’re facing upcoming surgery, our therapists can prepare your body to recover from surgery well through preventative therapy techniques. After your surgery, we work closely with your physician on returning you to your pre-injury functional level through post-surgical rehabilitation.
- Pregnancy and Postpartum - Our therapists have advanced training in managing musculoskeletal conditions during pregnancy and the postpartum phase that can cause limiting dysfunction, including altered posture, back pain, shortened muscles, muscle imbalance, and excessive joint mobility.
- Speech Pathology - Our highly-skilled speech-language pathologists (SLPs) focus on helping you or your loved ones improve both speech and the ability to understand and express language. Our therapists also treat patients with autism, dysphagia, pediatric feeding disorders, neurogenic disorders, and childhood apraxia.
- TMJ Disorder - Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull, coordinating the movement of your jaw. This complex joint and its surrounding muscles are susceptible to dysfunction caused by whiplash, teeth grinding, arthritis, and other issues. Physical therapy is a proven treatment for TMJ disorder.
- Vestibular and Balance Care - Do you suffer from dizziness or vertigo? The feeling of spinning or tilting can be debilitating for even the simplest of everyday activities. Vestibular therapy focuses on specific exercises to correct signals from the inner ear, alleviate symptoms, and improve balance.
- Women’s Health - Our female therapists evaluate and treat conditions unique to women, including pelvic-floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, urinary/fecal incontinence, and constipation. We understand the sensitivity and delicate nature of women's health, providing private rooms and compassion for those dealing with these issues.