Physical therapy can improve balance and decrease falls though assessing fall risk via functional and standardized tests.
- Improving lower extremity and trunk strength
- Addressing poor sensation in the feet
- Improving walking speed
- Education and instruction on ways to prevent falls
Treatment starts with individual supervision and progresses to either small group or intermittent individual monitoring. Includes managing secondary orthopedic problems that may interfere with progress.
Chronic Pain Treatment
Occasional pain is normal. Living in pain is not. Kitsap Physical Therapy’s Pain Program is designed to help you spend less time dealing with your pain and more time doing the things you love.
Kitsap Physical Therapy offers rehabilitation therapy for gymnasts at our Port Orchard clinic. Eric Duquette PT, DPT, a former gymnast, coach, and now a physical therapist, specializes in physical therapy and injury prevention for gymnasts.
Specialists can manage complex problems along with splinting. A qualified hand therapist can identify problems unique to the upper extremities and can effectively treat and rehabilitate patients with conditions that may be the result of an accident or trauma such as fractures, wounds, burns, lacerated or injured tendons and nerves, or amputation of fingers or hands. A hand therapist also works with patients who are disabled from repetitive motion disorders such as cubical tunnel, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and conditions such as arthritis and neurological problems.
Performance-based PCEs, ergonomic jobsite analysis, and work conditioning with a focus on return-to-work. Specialists can go “on-site” to local businesses to help deliver injury prevention programs and to see first hand what the rehab needs are for injured workers.
Men's Pelvic Health
Common doesn’t mean you have to live with it. 1 in 5 men experience pelvic floor dysfunction. Abdominal, bowel/bladder, and sexual function can vary across the lifespan. The issues noted above, although common, can be difficult to talk about and largely become accepted as normal. Physical therapy is an effective first line treatment option to help you recover your strength, confidence, and intimacy.
Mckenzie Spine Treatment
A safe and effective evidence-based protocol of treatment that has become a standard of care for musculoskeletal conditions of spine and extremities. An MDT certified therapist will:
- Determine a treatment strategy based on response to movement
- Provide education on self care to help ensure full recovery
- Restore tolerance to all prior activity and participation
- Help patients learn to self manage pain in the event of a future episode
People with Parkinson's may have tremors, postural instability, bradykinesia, rigidity, and cognitive changes that make it difficult to move and complete daily tasks. Physical therapy can be effective in improving balance, gait speed and reaching abilities. Occupational therapists can identify and treat cognitive deficits and instruct in the use of adaptive equipment to improve functional independence with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, dressing, etc.
Pediatric Pelvic Health
Did you know that 15-22% of children struggle with wetting problems past the age of 5? Kitsap Physical Therapy has therapists certified in pelvic health who are trained to help with many common problems, including:
- Urinary retention
- Urinary urgency/frequency
- Bowel incontinence and/or inability to empty bowels
- Vesicoureteral reflux
Fractures, pins/ plates, tendon repairs, meniscus repairs, ligament repair/reconstruction, realignments, etc. We do it all!
Scoliosis Evaluation and Treatment
The Schroth method is a specific type of treatment that focuses on addressing spinal curvature (scoliosis). The primary goals of this method are to stop or reduce curve progression at puberty, prevent or treat respiratory dysfunction, prevent or treat spinal pain, and improve aesthetics (appearance) via postural correction. The utilization of scoliosis-specific exercises can be complementary to the application of bracing as well as there is a growing body of research evidence as to its effectiveness.
Strength After Cancer
Cancer treatments can often feel like a marathon. If you or your patients are finishing treatments, you might be thinking “What now?” Strength After Cancer is a referral based cancer fitness evaluation followed by a supervised treatment plan or transition to an instructor led group class designed to guide survivors from sickness to wellness to fitness.
Are you experiencing dizziness? Is it vertigo, BPPV, or you just don't know? Specialists are trained in screening and assessing the causes of dizziness. A vestibular rehabilitation program will focus on treatments for different causes of dizziness to help you feel steady again.
Women's Pelvic Health
Pelvic Floor Disorder (PFD) can be a socially embarrassing condition, causing withdrawl from community situations and reduced quality of life. Physical therapy approach to addressing:
- Pelvic Pain
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Pre/Post-Partum Care