Physical Therapy and Wellness Management
Full evaluation and patient goals are paramount in developing a rehabilitation plan for patients. Care 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. Focus on individualized management and care is one on one with the patient to promote increased mobility, decreased pain, functional ability and agility, and improved quality of life.
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 traction, paraffin, ice, and heat.
Orthotic 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 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”. Libby Pettit is certified in Kinesio Taping to 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 can help manage pain as well as injury prevention. This technique is a unique application of neuromuscular re-education and manual therapy promoting normalizing muscular tissue. Libby Pettit is Level II certified and is fully trained in Functional Dry Needling.
Ergonomic Evaluations / Work Hardening / Functional Capacity Evaluation
Libby Pettit is trained in ergonomic analysis and is able to come to your worksite and offer a complete ergonomic assessment and evaluation of specific needs and application of worksite fitting for an individual.
Libby Pettit has a degree as an exercise physiologist and can help you develop a post-rehabilitation program designed to ultimately meet your wellness and healthy living needs. Libby works 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.
Blood Flow Restriction Training
RFPT offers Owen’s Recovery Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training. BFR is a technology that utilizes a personal tourniquet system to reduce blood flow to a limb. When combined with low-intensity exercise, BFR training creates anaerobic states for the muscles to work, producing similar results to high-intensity training, allowing patients to exercise with maximum effort and minimal stress.