Services We Offer
Specializing in LASER THERAPY!
Drug Free, Surgery Free, Pain Free.
While we emphasize the spine and orthopedic rehabilitation services,
Bodywise Physical Therapy is a full-service physical therapy provider – ready to help you return to your pre-injury state with maximum recovery is our goal.
• ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES: Treatment for all acute and chronic injuries to the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee, and foot/ankle.
• SPINE PROGRAM: Herniated/bulging disks, stenosis, scoliosis, strains, arthritic changes, sciatica
• WORK RELATED INJURIES
• CAR ACCIDENT RELATED INJURIES
• PEDIATRICS: All pediatric orthopedic injuries or bone/joint issues related to growth
• CHRONIC PAIN: Headaches, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain
We’re pleased to offer the only spinal decompression unit in the area!
Our spinal program continues to be a success with our patients. To speed recovery for these patients, Bodywise has added a targeted spinal decompression unit to the clinic. This is a machine that decompresses the intervertebral space, relieving pressure to the vertebral structures and providing a negative pressure to the disc, allowing reduction of a disc bulge or herniation. This machine allows us to target the specific vertebrae level (either cervical or lumbar) involved with the patient’s problem. For example, with 10-15 degrees of traction, we are able to target specifically the L5 S1 disc in order to reduce a disc bulge, treat sciatica, relieve muscle spasm, help with facet issues, or improve disc herniation pain.
This treatment has been approved by the FDA and is proven to help with acute and chronic spinal conditions. In addition to being able to treat all the lumbar vertebrae specifically, we can also target specific cervical levels using this machine. This specific targeting of spinal conditions is the main advantage over traditional traction and the current trend in treatment.
Bodywise is proud to provide an instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique called Graston. The Graston technique enables physical therapists to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as improve joint range of motion.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is accepted nationwide by elite athletes and everyday patients, as one of the most effective treatments for rehabilitation and range of motion maintenance, especially when combined with other treatment modalities such as exercise.
Bodywise is now certified to provide dry needling. Needling is a treatment that uses thin filament like needles to penetrate the skin and stimulate the underlying tissue It is used in the management of nerve pain, muscle tightness and joint movement issues. Dry needling is an effective treatment for many types of long lasting pain without many side effects. Although there is some minor discomfort, it is usually followed by a reduction of pain and improvement in function. This service is covered by most insurances but is also offered on a fee for service basis.
Other options for you include cupping therapy. This is an ancient form of medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, swelling, relaxation, increased blood flow, and as a type of deep-tissue release.
PRE AND POST SURGERY THERAPY
Better in, Better out. This phrase over simplifies the fact that rehab before surgery will lead to better outcomes. Bodywise is the best stop for pre-surgery training as well as physical therapy after surgery. Studies have shown that therapeutic exercise before and after surgery will help postoperative outcomes by improving your ability to return to normal activities and reducing the complication and mortality rate.
Bodywise now offers spinal manipulation, or “high velocity low amplitude thrust manipulation”
These techniques utilize a rapid impulse, or thrust, in order to achieve a gaping and subsequent cavitation of the target joint. Joint cavitation is accompanied by an audible release recognized as a ‘popping’, or ‘cracking’, sound.
Manipulation is used to facilitate movement, decrease/ relieve pain, increase circulation, relax muscles and improve muscle function. This technique coupled with exercise and other manual techniques has been proven to improve mobility and enhance results of physical therapy.
These manipulations are preformed by a physical therapist who has received additional training through the Spinal Manipulation Institute to ensure safe and effective treatment.