Physical Therapy Overview

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Services for getting your daily activities back on track

Taylor Physical Therapy’s physical therapy services are designed to treat a variety of disorders related to physical, cognitive, perceptual and developmental disabilities regardless of age.

Who Can Benefit From PT?

If you had surgery, experiencing pain,  have a sports injury or are experiencing a limited range of motion in upper/lower extremities, physical therapy may help to alleviate your symptoms. We can help you heal from:

  • Orthopedic Surgeries
  • Cancer
  • Sports Injury 
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder, Knee, Back, Neck Pain
  • Women's Health

    Physical Therapy Overview

    Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty that includes the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with limitations in functional mobility. Physical therapy services are provided by physical therapists, who are professionals licensed by the state. Physical therapists (or PTs, as they are commonly called) are required to have a master's degree or a clinical doctorate degree from an accredited institution and must sit for a licensing exam to practice. They are trained to assess your condition and help you regain maximal functional mobility and independence.

    Physical therapists use a variety of treatment modalities and techniques to help you move better and feel better; treatment is very personalized. Choosing physical therapy has been shown to help you recover quickly and safely, and it can save you money due to decreased overall healthcare costs.

    Evaluation By a Physical Therapist

    When you first visit a physical therapist, he or she will evaluate and assess your overall condition. He or she may take specific measurements to gather information about your illness or injury. Impairments typically measured may include:

    • Strength
    • Range of motion
    • Flexibility
    • Balance
    • Joint mobility
    • Neurological function
    • Pain
    • Overall functional mobility

    After gathering information about your injury or illness, your PT will make a prognosis of your condition and can offer strategies to help you move better and feel better. He or she will discuss your goals for physical therapy and work with you to develop a treatment plan for your rehab.


    Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Services

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    Animal Assisted Therapy - Waverly Clinics

    There is a reason why dogs are considered man’s best friend. “Charm” is a service dog that acts as an extension of our therapy team that can improve physical, social, emotional and cognitive function. Charm has a calming influence on patients who have cognitive impairments, but can also aid in helping improve a patient's gait by serving as a moving walking aide. Animal Assisted Therapy helps improve compliance and overall performance, and can be used in an outpatient or hospital setting.


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    Aquatic Therapy - Sumner and Waverly Clinics

    Taylor Physical Therapy’s locations at Waverly Health Center and Sumner offer a therapeutic pool that gives our patients the ability to exercise and recover from injury in an environment that puts less stress on their body. With a pool with depths between 3 and 5 feet warmed to 94 degrees, our aquatic therapy services can help patients recovering from a variety of conditions.


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    Fall Prevention - Nashua, Parkersburg, Sumner, and Waverly Clinics

    Balance problems may be caused by pain, weakness, visual disturbances, or vestibular problems.  Patients seen at Taylor Physical Therapy can expect a comprehensive evaluation including balance assessment, visual motor assessment and vertigo assessment.  Treatment will focus on maximizing your independence while reducing your risk of experiencing a fall.


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    Home Health & Nursing Home Rehabilitation Services

    Taylor Physical Therapy also provides contracted physical therapy services for nursing homes, assisted living and long-term care facilities, and home health agencies. These services ensure patients receive regular therapy services in their living environment, where they are more comfortable. Our therapists develop programs for each patient that will help them improve in function and safety or decrease pain


    Neuro Rehab

    Neurologic Rehab -Nashua, Parkersburg, Sumner, and Waverly Clinics

    Whether you’re living with a neurological disorder like ALS, multiple sclerosis, or you’ve sustained a stroke, brain injury or spinal injury, we know that you want to regain your independence. Our team of physical and occupational therapists at Taylor Physical Therapy will develop a program that will allow you to make progress as you learn how to handle everyday activities while accommodating the disorder you live with through a combination of therapy and the use of adaptive equipment and prosthetic devices.


    Orthotic Fitting

    Orthotic Fitting - Nashua, Noah and Waverly Clinics

    A variety of painful conditions that occur in the foot, knee, hip and back are brought on by problems in the feet. To treat these conditions, Taylor Physical Therapy offers custom orthotics for your feet using the FASTECH custom orthotic system. Using these foot orthotics do more than relieve the pain you live with every day. They can also improve your mobility and provide support for the foundation of your body


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    Orthopedics - All Clinic Locations

    Orthopedic injuries are among the most common things we treat at Taylor Physical Therapy. Every day, we help patients that have sustained an orthopedic injury or are living with an orthopedic disorder. Our team is trained to provide a variety of treatments to help treat patients with orthopedic conditions, and each patient has a program “Taylored” to their individual condition and goals. Our treatment techniques and modalities include


    TMJ

    TMJ Treatment - Parkersburg, Sumner and Waverly Clinics

    Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction causes pain that you experience throughout your skull, including jaw pain, neck tension, ear pain, headaches, toothaches, chewing difficulty and several others. Through manual therapy and strengthening exercises used in coordination with modalities like ultrasound, iontophoresis and cold therapy, our TMJ treatment can help reduce pain and swelling while improving movement and range of motion.


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    Wound Care - Sumner and Waverly Clinics

    There are a variety of factors — including age, disease and changes in your metabolism— that affect your body's ability to heal and recover from wounds. If you're experiencing chronic wounds, which are commonly caused by diminished blood flow or continuous skin pressure, Taylor Physical Therapy can provide wound care treatment services that include


    Specialty Therapy Services

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    Cancer Therapy - Waverly Clinic

    For patients who are living with cancer, Taylor Physical Therapy has a therapist, Jen Nuss, who specializes in providing rehabilitation programs that will allow you to continue with your independence while currently undergoing treatment.


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    Chronic Pain - Nashua, Parkersburg, Sumner, and Waverly Clinic

    Your Physical Therapist will work with you to educate you on your chronic pain, finding solutions to improve your quality of life, and get you moving again! 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.


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    Concussion Management

    Concussions due to fall or injury during athletic participation are becoming increasingly more prevalent. Proper management is critical to ensure safe return to activity. Often Time symptoms resolve within 72 hours and individuals are able to begin a 5 day progression to safely return to their previous activity level Sometimes however, symptoms are longer lasting and require additional rehabilitation.


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    Functional Dry Needling

    Used as a way to improve range of motion while relieving pain, functional dry needling involves inserting microfilament needles into trigger points within dysfunctional muscles to help restore motion and function.


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    Lymphatic Drainage - Nashua and Waverly Clinic

    Lymphedema is a disorder that leads to swelling in a localized region of the body due to a buildup of lymphatic fluid because lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels are missing or damaged. Taylor Physical therapy has a certified lymphatic therapist (CLT) on staff that is equipped to treat both primary and secondary lymphedema.


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    Occupational Health - Waverly Clinic

    Wellness goes beyond helping people get back to a level of physical fitness they once enjoyed. At Taylor Physical Therapy, we offer occupational health and wellness services that encourage overall wellness. These services are available to individuals or to employers looking at implementing a wellness program for their employees.


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    Parkinson's Disease -Nashua, Parkersburg, Sumner, and Waverly Clinics

    Whether you’re living with a neurological disorder like Parkinson’s disease,  we know that you want to regain your independence. Our team of physical and occupational therapists at Taylor Physical Therapy will develop a program that will allow you to make progress as you learn how to handle everyday activities while accommodating the disorder you live with through a combination of therapy and the use of adaptive equipment and prosthetic devices.


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    Scoliosis - Waverly Clinic

    Scoliosis is a three-dimensional condition of the spine (backbone). The 3D deformity presents with a sideways curve, a twist, and a bend. These deformities cause the back to appear curved, like the letters "S or C", and twisted or arched. Scoliosis is most likely to occur when the spine is growing, in childhood or during the teenage years. A birth defect, disease, or injury can cause scoliosis, but in many cases, doctors do not know the cause. When a cause is unknown, it is termed "Idiopathic Scoliosis"


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    Vertigo Treatment - Nashua, Parkersburg, Sumner, and Waverly Clinics 

    If you experience spells of dizziness or regularly deal with the feeling of the room spinning, you may have a form of vertigo called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

    This disorder can cause mobility issues, nausea and vomiting, but can also be treated relatively quickly. We have therapists trained in vestibular therapy that can eliminate the feeling of dizziness, many times in just a few visits.


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    Women's Health - Nashua, Parkersburg and Waverly Clinics

    The women’s health therapists have a goal to provide overall wellness to each patient. We treat any current conditions and develop a plan for the future by informing you of the latest techniques that can prevent dysfunctions that commonly affect women as they age.

    Bowel and Bladder - Nashua, Parkersburg, and Waverly Clinics

    Despite the thought that incontinence issues are part of the normal aging process, they can impact patients of all ages and can be prevented or improved with treatment. Incontinence disorders can impact both men and women, and our team of physical therapists work with physicians and OB-GYNs to develop a program to treat incontinence issues.


    Treatments

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    Kinesio Tape

    This treatment option allows the body’s natural healing process to take effect to not only relieve pain, but restore function to an injured area of the body. Affected muscles are taped to provide support, allowing you to still compete with assistance. Kinesio taping is often used to prevent overuse injuries and can encourage lymph flow and prevent swelling.


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    Functional Dry Needling

    Used as a way to improve range of motion while relieving pain, functional dry needling involves inserting microfilament needles into trigger points within dysfunctional muscles to help restore motion and function


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    Anti-Gravity Treadmill

    Available at our Waverly Health Center location, the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill helps reduce the amount of stress on your muscles and joints during your rehabilitation. The treadmill reduces the impact of gravity, allowing you to train at any weight between 20 and 100 percent of your normal body weight. This allows you to exercise at an appropriate, pain-free level of weight bearing, and can be used to help patients by aiding in rehabilitation and recovery.


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    Graston Technique

    Using this techniques allows us to treat patients living with musculoskeletal disorders that cause both acute pain and chronic pain. Using stainless steel instruments, the Graston technique allows for the treatment of myofascial dysfunctions to treat a variety of conditions.

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