Physical Therapy

 

Full evaluation and patient goals are paramount in developing a physical therapy plan for patients. Physical therapy at RFPT is the interaction of the patient/client and physical therapist to determine what impairments or dysfunctions a patient may have and how to develop a treatment plan toward rehabilitating the body, restoring the patient’s function, and ultimately revitalizing the patient's life.

 

Our Physical Therapists are highly skilled, with many years of practice and a multitude of continuing education courses. They work one on one with the patient to promote increased mobility, decreased pain, functional ability and agility, and improved quality of life.

 

Physical therapy services offered include evaluation, goal determination, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial manipulation, therapeutic exercise and activities, neuromuscular re-education, gait training, modalities as needed including ultrasound, ionto and phonophoresis, electrical stimulation, TENS and NMES, cervical and lumbar traction, paraffin, ice and heat.

 

Orthodic Evaluation and Fabrication

 

Roaring Fork Physical Therapy works hand in hand with Western Slope Orthotics (970.243.9255) to develop the best orthoses for each individual and their specific needs from foot orthoses, to custom knee braces to spinal braces to pediatric helmets. John Morris is a fully trained Orthotist, offering custom evaluation, fabrication and fitting of each orthoses. Orthotic management is designed to control, guide, limit and/or immobilize an extremity or joint, or body segment for a particular diagnosis.

 

Kinesio Taping

 

Kinesio Taping is a therapeutic application of specialized tape that is designed to assist fascia, muscle, joint, lymphatic, and skin functions to promote the body’s natural healing process and decrease pain. It is a “time tested, therapeutic taping method using a uniquely designed elastic tape”. We have therapists who are certified Kinesio Taping Practitioners who utilize the theory and application designed by the developer, Dr. Kase, to facilitate the “journey into the total treatment of each patient as an individual” (Kase et al.)

 

Functional Dry Needling

 

A technique using fine monofilament needles to reset dysfunctional muscle tissue and resolve painful trigger points. Dry Needling is an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury, and eve pain and injury prevention. This technique is a unique application of neuromuscular re-education and manual therapy promoting normalizing muscular tissue. RFPT has certified and fully trained Functional Dry Needling practitioners on staff.

 

Ergonomic Evaluations / Work Hardening / Functional Capacity Evaluation

 

RFPT will come to your worksite and offer a complete ergonomic assessment and evaluation of specific needs and application of worksite fitting for an individual. Our therapists are fully trained in work hardening and FCE evaluation.

Wellness Program

 

RFPT has exercise physiologists on staff that can help you develop a post-rehabilitation program designed to ultimately meet your wellness and healthy living needs. We work with TAC and TAC Fitness to build the best program for your needs. Our clinic has light workout equipment that our patients are welcome to continue to utilize after they have been discharged from formal treatment to promote the continuation of strength and wellness.