Services

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy

 

OMPT concerns itself with conservative management of musculoskeletal problems with a predominantly "hands-on" approach and targets the biomechanical cause of the dysfunction rather than massage, modality application or exercises only. 

 

OMPT with the specialized assessments and the specific joint mobilizations increase our treatment options for the spine and extremities significantly, . 

 

Medical Exercise Therapy (CAFS)

 

Medical exercise therapy (Certified Applied Functional Science) , a functional approach to rehabilitation, is used to assess and treat patients with injuries and dysfunction of the neuromusculoskeletal system. the principles of strength, speed, endurance, pliability, power, coordination, and aerobic training are applied to achieve specific results. The progressive exercise program is designed to restore normal function through appropriate 3-dimensional exercises. 

 

Works and Sports Specific Rehabilitation 

 

We have developed work and sports-specific assessment and treatment protocols to promote safe and appropriate return to work and sport. The functional protocols uses 3-Dimensional exercises resembling the required activities following rehabilitation. 

 

The use of function-specific home exercises allow the patients to exercise independently at appropriate frequency. 

 

Home exercise Protocols

 

Our patients are instructed in an extensive HEP consisting of:

  • Self traction (joint decompression techniques)

  • Flexibility and pliability training 

  • Strengthening training 

  • Ergonomic considerations

  • Relaxation exercises 

 

Post Surgical Rehabilitation

 

Our staff has extensive experience in rehabilitation following Orthopaedic surgery and the use of function-specific home exercises contribute to the functional outcome. 

 

Neurological Rehabilitation

 

We have the dedication, skills, and the patience to work with most neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions. 

 

Geriatrics 

 

We appreciate the structural changes in the neuromusculoskeletal system through the ages and the consequences created for the rehabilitation program and the expectations for return to function. 

 

Myofascial Pain Syndromes

 

Myofascial pain syndromes including fibromyalgia are challenging conditions welcomed by our staff. We will work in conjunction the physician and the patient to decrease the pain level and assist in reaching your functional goals. 

 

TMJ and Cranio-mandibular Dysfunction

 

In addition to localized treatments of the TMJ, we will consider other area's in our comprehensive approach: the upper cervical and cervicothoracic spine. We consider the fact that a poor posture and increased muscle tension can influence the overall functioning of the TMJ. 

Claremont Office

3 Dunning St.

Claremont, NH 03743

Tel:  603 542-9200

Fax: 603 542-9300

Lebanon Office

20 W Park St.

Lebanon, NH 03766

Tel:  603 448-2005

Fax: 603 448-0098

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