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SERVICES

Whether you are suffering from an unexpected injury, planning an upcoming surgery or managing a long-term health condition, we would like to partner to help you return to an active lifestyle. Our professional team of licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are here for you.  We are in it together.

We address both issues with the following techniques:

  • Unique exercise plan – reps, sets, frequency, intensity  and core training– to  strengthen injured/weak tissue.

  • Manual Therapy for joint mobilization, myofascial stretching and other manual techniques 

  • Kinesio Taping  is an effective technique of applying an elastic tape to reduce symptoms of stiffness, aching, pain and swelling.

INJURY

Many people hurt, with activities like exercise, gardening, cycling, running, enjoying the outdoors, because the body is not strong enough to withstand the forces of those activities. The result is pain, aching, stiffness and swelling due to  two things:

  1. Physical infrastructure - posture, specific muscle imbalances, inflexibility in key areas and movement patterns and

  2. Tissue strength - muscle, tendon, cartilage, bone and disc

  • Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. As a team we help build your strength and improve range of motion.   We show ways to get relief from deep muscle pain and guide you in decisions about daily activities to prevent painful flare-ups

  • Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system and result in musculoskeletal impairments.  Our team focuses on late stage Lyme disease, developing an individualized treatment, to cope with and lessen the symptoms of the disease.

  • Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement.  To treat this disease, our experts execute a comprehensive evaluation, including tests to examine your posture, strength, flexibility, walking, endurance, balance, coordination;  we develop an individualized treatment plan to help you stay as active and as independent as possible

NEUROLOGICAL

Neurological disease affects each person differently, we partner to develop a unique therapeutic plan that we adapt as your condition changes.  We teach self-management skills to people with all types of neurological conditions, including:

Post-operative treatment is  a series of progressively challenging exercises to restore range of motion, stability, and strength. The final goal is to return the patient to a pre-injury activity level and may include:

  • Strategies for pain reduction

  • Flexibility exercises to improve range of motion

  • Exercises to strengthen muscles

  • Posture, balance, and coordination training

  • Gait analysis and training

  • Manual therapy techniques

  • Self-care training either at our center or your home/gym

PRE/POST SURGERY

Speed the road to recovery with both pre- and post-operative rehabilitation.

Pre-surgery our services help you

  • Prepare mentally for surgery

  • Reduce pain and inflammation

  • Restore range of motion

  • Improve muscular control

  • Normalize movement patterns prior to your surgery

  • Arthritis By not moving arthritic joints, stiffness and pain only get worse. Our Physical Therapists can help you get moving safely and effectively.

  • Cervical/Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease  is a common cause of neck pain and radiating arm pain. It develops when one or more of the cushioning discs in the cervical spine starts to break down due to wear and tear.  We work with you to manage the effects of the disease.

  • Multiple Sclerosis  We work with you to  strengthen your muscles and improve your gait, balance and coordination.  Your therapeutic plan maintains your mobility and prevents muscle spasms.

  • Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine.  Our PT team developing an individualized treatment, to lessen the pain and increase your mobility

CHRONIC & AUTO IMMUNE DISEASE 

Chronic and auto-immune diseases have direct links to movement and physical activity.  Our  interdisciplinary approach plays a major role in its management.  For example: 

SPECIAL THERAPIES

When it comes to getting attention to your specific needs, not all physical therapy clinics are equal.

​You can be assured – we have a commitment to excellence in the care we provide.  Our Physical Therapists are connected to the world-wide physical therapy community and engage in annual training to bring you the therapies that help your return to an active lifestyle.

CRANIOSACRAL

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a non-invasive form of body movement that uses light touch around the head, spine and pelvis to relax and release tensions in the body's craniosacral system.  The system is comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.  CST complements the body's natural healing processes and has been proven  effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Autism 

  • Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Scoliosis

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

JOINT REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Physical Therapy both before and after your operation is a critical part of recovery.  We specialize in the entire journey of total joint replacement - from preparation, through pain management and completing recovery.  Your recovery time depends on the type of surgery, as well as, age, fitness level and commitment  level. We'll partner with you for as long as you need.

KINSEO TAPING

Kinesio Taping or k-tape is a rehabilitative taping technique that facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints.  This application of a latex-free tape extends soft tissue manipulation and prolongs the benefits of in office therapy.

MEN'S HEALTH

Men's Health refers to our treatment program for male patients suffering from pelvic-area problems. Through education, manual therapy, biofeedback and exercise, we can help decrease and manage symptoms of bowel and bladder dysfunction, incontinence, pelvic pain and Pre/Post Prostatectomy to name a few.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique in which a therapist gently applies sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissues (fascia) that are restricted and causing pain. This technique treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.

NECK & BACK SPINAL REHABILITATION

Your spine and neck is a complex system that includes vertebra, discs and facet joints.  The bones or vertebrae of the system are stacked between rubbery cushions known as discs and each vertebrae have two facet joints. Facet joint alignment allow for movement, such as bending forward or backwards and twisting of the neck and upper back.   Some terms related to issues with this system are herniated discs, degenerative discs, and posterior facet syndrome.  Regardless of which issue or whether it began over time from posture decline or instantaneously from catastrophic injury we are here to help.  Our neck and spine rehabilitation experts use multimodal physical therapy management plans to apply an assortment of techniques including spinal decompression and biofeedback, as well as, combining with other specialties like CranioSacral Therapy and Myofascial Release.

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR

Responsible for opening and closing your jaw, the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) consists of the upper temporal bone connected to your skull and the mandible, or lower jawbone.  Also referred to as TMD, TMJD and as a craniomandibular problem since the neck (cervical spine) is often involved as well.  Symptoms vary,  from joint pain or popping while chewing, limited motion and/or locking of the jaw, stiff muscles and pain that radiates into the face and neck. 

SPORTS INJURY REHABILITATION

We help people of all ages and athletic level with sports injury rehabilitation.  Working with both full-time and part-time athletes, we assist in recovery and pain management, as well as, prevention.  Working in partnership with you, we develop a conditioning, strengthening and stretching routine specific to your sport and you.

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Designed for female patients, Women's Health includes focus on pre and post-natal treatment, breast cancer rehabilitation, lymphatic decongestive therapy, bowel and bladder dysfunction, Incontinence and pelvic pain to name a few

VERTIGO & BALANCE

The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain responsible for sensory processing necessary for balance and eye movement.  Symptoms of vestibular disorders include:  dizziness; positional or persistent vertigo; nausea; impaired postural control or gait disturbances. Frequently symptoms progress affecting cognitive abilities. Our PT team helps patients regain control of their symptoms, reduce functional disabilities and improve quality of life.

Southern Tier

Physical Therapy

of Binghamton
1-607-771-8181     Phone
1-607-772-2899   Fax

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Southern Tier

Physical Therapy

of Binghamton
1-607-771-8181     Phone
1-607-772-2899   Fax