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Meridian Physical Therapy

Personalized Programs Designed to Restore Mobility & Function

Our physical therapy program is built on the unique needs of the patient. We focus on maximizing your mobility, function, strength and conditioning while addressing various types of pain by using a variety of specialized techniques and modalities.

Physical Therapy Team

The Physical Therapy Team includes licensed physical therapists and licensed physical therapist assistants (PTA) who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. The team is qualified to handle a wide range of illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions for people of all ages, including:

  • Back/neck pain
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Concussion
  • Dizziness and balance
  • Joint replacement rehabilitation for total shoulder, total knee, partial knee, total hip and hip resurfacing surgeries
  • Myofascial disorders
  • Nervous system/neurospine disorders
  • Orthopedics
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Plantar fasciitis pain
  • Stroke
  • Sports injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vestibular issues
  • Work conditioning/work hardening

Physical Therapists

Physical therapists generally focus on improving physical function by addressing muscle strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and coordination. Your individualized treatment plan will be based on your specific needs and goals, but could include education and training in the following areas:

  • Activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Balance and gait training
  • Exercise programs
  • Graston Technique®
  • Heat and cold therapy and massage
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment LSVT® BIG™
  • Muscle retraining
  • Pain management
  • Spine injury and chronic conditions
  • Use of wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches
  • Physical therapists also use physical modalities as well as treatments of heat, cold, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.

Physical therapists also use physical modalities as well as treatments of heat, cold and water to assist with pain relief and muscle movement.

Dry Needling During Rehabilitation

Provider positioning dry needles on patient's backDry needling is a specialized skilled therapy intervention that utilizes thin needles with no medication to treat pain by addressing myofascial trigger points (the hyperirritable points causing pain in the skeletal muscle) for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.

Dry needling treats both acute and chronic conditions, and the needle insertion is very gentle. This treatment method is based on the premise that therapists can reach myofascial trigger points more effectively via the needle than they can by hand.

Dry needling is incorporated into the patient's therapy plan on a very individualized and customized basis, only following a thorough evaluation. It complements the traditional modalities and procedures used in physical and occupational therapy, in collaboration with the patient's physician.