Specialties within Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy is the treatment or management of physical disability, movement, malfunction, or pain without the use of medicine or surgery. Our physical therapy and rehabilitation plans are designed based on the patient’s unique situation, needs and goals. Santiago Therapy Center is proud to staff highly qualified and caring physical therapists who are dedicated to improving patients health and well-being.
Our goal is to restore a patient to the highest level of function through personal physical therapy treatments and rehabilitation services, and to get each person back to living a full and active life.
Within our facility we work with patients that have sustained a spinal cord injury, suffered a stroke, Parkinson’s and many other neurological diagnosis. Our rehabilitation plans are built to help you reach your goals and maximize your function, safety and independence.
Personal Injury Rehabilitation
Within our facility we work with patients that have been injured in an auto accident, suffered a slip and fall, been hurt on the job and more. Our rehabilitation plans are built to help you reach your goals and maximize your function, safety and independence pain free. With our years of experience, we are well versed in working with our patients legal and medical team to ensure the best possible outcome for the patient.
Our goal at Santiago Therapy Center is to improve each patient’s quality of function within his or her daily life; to assist the child in achieving age-appropriate gross motor development, self-help and play skills; to decrease the effect of the pathology in the functional activities, as well as correct/prevent progression of postural deviations.
Specific skills which may be addressed in physical therapy include:
Functional mobility: gait and pre-gait training, transfers/transition skills, adaptive equipment, wheelchair skills, etc.
Positioning: use of adaptive equipment for positioning, handling and transportation of the child.
Neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems: muscle strength, endurance, range of motion, coordination skills, motor planning, control of muscle tone, equilibrium and balance reactions, integration of developmentally appropriate reflexes and reactions, musculoskeletal deformities and deviations, etc.
Physiological functions: improve cardiovascular function and fitness level, muscle strength and endurance, body mechanics and energy conservation techniques.
Family education: home programs and activities, positioning, parent education and support.
Physical therapy is important for infants and children with problems and diagnoses related, but not limited to:
– Premature birth
– Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders
– Postural deviations
– Motor development disorders
– Orthopedic conditions (fractures, gait deviations, range of motion and strength issues)
– Gait deviation
Orthopedic & Post Surgical Rehabilitation
Within our facility we work on treating conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. Such injuries include: fractures, muscle strains, ligament sprains, post operative, tendonitis, bursitis and more. Our rehabilitation plans are built to help regain functional mobility, increase strength and range of motion.
After surgery, the physical therapist will guide the treatments according to the surgeons recommendations and the patient’s ability after surgery. We work at the patient’s pace while pushing for appropriate movements to ensure safety and proper healing.
Within our facility we take sports injuries very seriously due to the time sensitive nature of time of injury and getting the athlete back to optimal performance metrics. Our rehabilitation plans are built to help regain functional mobility, increase strength and range of motion. Therapy can also help someone manage pain and prevent permanent damage and recurring problems.