Physical Therapy Overview

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Who Can Benefit From PT?
Physical therapy can be effective for the treatment of pain or decreased function due to accidents, injury, surgery, or simply medical or age related decline. 

  • Orthopedic Surgeries
  • Cancer
  • Sports Injury 
  • Stroke, TBI, and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Vertigo
  • Back, Neck, and Joint Pain
  • Women's Health   

    Physical Therapy Overview

    Physical therapy is a healthcare specialty that includes the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with pain and/or limitations in functional mobility. Physical therapy services are provided by a team of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants 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
    • Gait
    • Range of motion
    • Balance
    • Coordinated Movement Patterns
    • 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 and feel better. He or she will discuss your goals for therapy and work with you to develop a treatment plan.

    Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Services

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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.

    Fall Prevention - Denver, 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, ocular motor assessment, and vestibular assessment.  Treatment will focus on maximizing your independence while reducing your risk of experiencing a fall.

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    Home Health & Assisted Living Rehabilitation Services

    Taylor Physical Therapy provides contracted physical therapy services for assisted living and long-term care facilities, as well as home health agencies. These services ensure patients receive 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

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    Neurological Rehab - Denver, 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 cord injury, our team strives to help you regain your independence. Our therapists are trained to develop a program that will allow you to achieve your highest level of function while accommodating the disorder you live with through a combination of therapy interventions. This may include the use of adaptive equipment, prosthetic devices, or changes to your living environment. 

    Orthotic Fitting

    Orthotic Fitting - Parkersburg 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 using the FASTECH custom orthotic system. Custom orthotics can relieve pain as well as improve your mobility and provide necessary support. 

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    Orthopedics - All Clinic Locations

    Orthopedic injuries are among the most common things we treat at Taylor Physical Therapy. Our skilled therapists are happy to address your individual conditions and help you meet your personal goals. We provide the most up-to-date treatment modalities to ensure timely, safe, and effective outcomes.

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    Pediatric Physical Therapy - Nashua and Waverly Clinics

    Our therapists are specially trained in the field of pediatric therapy to utilize play in their sessions to promote skill and age-appropriate activities. Our team approach helps to identify the unique needs of children with all types of developmental delays, diagnoses, and special healthcare needs.


    TMJ Treatment - DenverParkersburg, 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 - DenverSumner 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.

    Specialty Therapy Services

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    Cancer Therapy - Denver, Nashua, Parkersburg, Sumner and Waverly Clinics

    For patients who are living with cancer, Taylor Physical Therapy has qualified staff who are passionate about providing rehabilitation programs that will allow you to maintain your independence during and after treatment.

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    Chronic Pain - DenverNashua, Parkersburg, Sumner and Waverly Clinics

    Chronic pain affects millions of people worldwide and can be related to a multitude of different diagnoses. Not all chronic pain is the same. Your therapist will perform an evaluation and design an individualized treatment plan that fits you best. Your Physical Therapist will work with you to provide evidence-based treatment options to improve pain, quality of life, and get you moving again!

    Looking for a pain specialist? Jennifer Burke, DPT, TPS is certified through the International Spine Institute as a therapeutic pain specialist and is located at the Waverly clinic.

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    Concussion Management - All Clinic Locations

    Concussions due to falls or injury during athletic participation are becoming increasingly more prevalent. Proper management is critical to ensure a 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 - All Clinic Locations

    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 - Denver 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 certified lymphatic therapists (CLT) on staff that are equipped to treat both primary and secondary lymphedema.

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    Occupational Health - Waverly Clinic and Waverly Industrial Rehab

    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 - Denver, Nashua, Parkersburg, Sumner, and Waverly Clinics

    Our team of physical and occupational therapists 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. We will use a combination of therapy techniques, adaptive equipment, and prosthetic devices to allow you to function at your highest level while navigating this disease.

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    Vertigo Treatment - Denver, 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 - 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 - 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 works with physicians and OB-GYNs to develop a program to treat incontinence issues.


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    Kinesio Tape - All Clinic Locations

    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 - All Clinic Locations

    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 -  Waverly Clinic

    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 - All Clinic Locations

    Using this technique 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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