Our expert team of Physical Therapists will assist you in restarting your life after an injury.
We aid you with your everyday aches and pains. We will help you with the management of your daily stress to improve your sleep and reduce the stress upon your body.
Prior to joining the staff at Agilus Health, our Physical Therapists have gone through a board-accredited academic program and completed clinical rotations in various settings. We pride ourselves on the ability of our staff to utilize their medical knowledge and clinical experience to create a comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation program for each patient at our facilities.
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COMMONLY TREATED AILMENTS
Chronic pain is any discomfort or unpleasant sensation that lasts for more than 3 months – or beyond an expected normal healing time. Often, those who have chronic pain believe they have an ongoing disease or that their body has not healed, when this may not be the case. Chronic pain is likely not warning you of possible injury or danger; instead, the pain centers in the brain may be causing you to hurt even though there are no new causes of pain occurring in the body. Anyone can develop chronic pain, at any age.
Your physical therapist will work with you to educate you on chronic pain, find solutions to improve your quality of life, and get you moving again! He or she will help you improve movement, teach you pain management strategies, and, in many cases, reduce your pain.
Not all chronic pain is the same. Your therapist will evaluate your clinical examination and test results and design an individualized treatment plan that fits you best.
- Body Stiffness
- Decreased Circulation
- Weight Gain and/or a Worsening of Other Conditions
- Increased use of Medication
Fibromyalgia can feel similar to osteoarthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis. But rather than hurting in a specific area, the pain and stiffness could be throughout your body.
Fibromyalgia is the second most common condition affecting your bones and muscles. Yet it’s often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Its classic symptoms are widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue.There’s no cure. But a combination of medication, exercise, managing your stress, and healthy habits may ease your symptoms enough that you can live a normal, active life.
- Muscle Pain, Burning, Twitching, or Tightness
- Low Pain Threshold or Tender Points
- Draining Fatigue
- Trouble Concentrating and Remembering (Fibro Fog)
- Insomnia or Not Sleeping Well
- Feeling Nervous, Worried, or Depressed
- Numbness or Tingling in Your Face, Arms, Hands, Legs, or Feet
- Belly Pain, Bloating, Queasiness, Constipation, and Diarrhea (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- Dry Mouth, Nose, and Eyes
- Sensitivity to Cold, Heat, Light, or Sound
- Frequent Urination
Dry Needling is an excellent treatment technique for Migraines/Headaches. Dry needling involves inserting long filament needles deep into the trigger points or knotted parts of the muscles, temples and other areas. Dry needling alleviates the tension without inflicting additional pain or discomfort that can be experienced with deep tissue or remedial massage.
The active trigger points refer pain that mimic the symptoms experienced with headaches and migraines. These trigger points can also cause headaches and migraines to occur.
- Muscular Tension
- Poor Posture
- Vascular Issues
- Abnormal Spine Mechanics
Good sleep is necessary for optimal health and can affect hormone levels, mood and weight. Sleep problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome, are common.
Whether you have occasional trouble sleeping or you’re living with a sleep disorder, you can get quality sleep and learn to better manage your condition.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a common condition that limits the natural function of the jaw, such as opening the mouth and chewing, and can cause pain. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint that connects your jaw to your skull in front of your ear. The TMJ guides jaw movement and allows you to open and close your mouth and move it from side to side to talk, yawn, or chew.
Your physical therapist can help you restore the natural movement of your jaw and decrease your pain. Based on your condition, your therapist will select treatments that will work best for you.
- Jaw Pain
- Jaw Fatigue
- Difficulty Opening Your Mouth
- Ringing in Your Ears
- Popping Sounds in Your Jaw
- Neck Pain
- Locking Jaw
Physical therapists are on the front lines of wound management in many healthcare settings, and treat patients during the most critical stages of wound care and healing. They possess in-depth knowledge of anatomy and tissue healing as well as mobility and positioning expertise. Specially trained physical therapists provide wound care to patients utilizing the most current and advanced wound care protocols. At Agilus, our therapists will work closely with your medical team to provide the most effective and efficient treatment for your wound.
Physical therapy wound care is for patients who have open wounds as a result of pressure, vascular insufficiency, trauma, surgery, and/or diabetes.
- Necrotic Wounds
- Stage III, IV or Unstageable Pressure Ulcers
- Diabetic Wounds
- Chronic Wounds
- Venous and/or Arterial Wounds
- Extremity Wounds With Edema
- Non-Healing Surgical Wounds
Your rotator cuff is what keeps your upper arm locked into your shoulder, as well as allowing for the rotating movements of your upper arm. Your upper arm is held into the socket of your shoulder by a group of muscles and tendons that can be potentially injured. This can happen from old age, working jobs that require a lot of overhead movements, or a single injury to your rotator cuff. If you have experienced a single traumatic injury to your rotator cuff you should seek a doctor immediately.
Some of the signs you may have a rotator cuff injury are:
- A dull ache deep in the shoulder
- Disturbed sleep
- Finding it difficult to comb your hair or reach behind your back
- Some of these symptoms may be accompanied by arm weakness
The treatments for a torn rotator cuff can vary from surgery, to letting it rest with an ice pack. Many doctors recommend physical therapy as a first course of action unless a diagnosis dictates another course of action. Depending on the nature of the tear to your rotator cuff you may be asked to rest the shoulder to allow it to heal, however you do not want to let it rest for too long or you will risk the tendons freezing up and hindering movement from your shoulder. A physical therapist will be able to help you find the correct treatment for your injury.
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Our expert team of Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and Physical Therapists will assist you in multiple different areas of your life.
We can help you with managing your daily stress to improve your sleep and reduct the strain upon your body. We can guide and advise you on your diet and nutritional needs to assist you in living a longer, healthier & happier life!
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