Types of Treatment
Orthopedic rehabilitation includes any muscle or joint injury or condition. I incorporate manual techniques of soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilization with therapeutic exercise, posture education, and functional retraining. Each person is also instructed in a progressive home program that can include exercises, posture adjustments, and modification of daily life activities.
Cancer and Lymphadema Rehabilitation
Cancer and lymphedema rehabilitation includes restoring mobility after surgery, education and instruction in exercise programs, and complete decongestive therapy (CDT). CDT is a technique utilized to treat lymphedema. It includes manual lymphatic drainage mobilization/massage, compression bandaging, exercises, and a home program of exercises, self lymphatic massage, self bandaging, compression garments, and activity education. Education plays a key role in understanding how to manage lymphedema long term.
Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on strengthening and flexibility while improving posture and joint alignment. Strengthening the core muscles (abdominals and back muscles) is a large part of the overall program. I do one on one instruction utilizing the Pilates equipment and also incorporate mat exercises for home programs. Pilates can be utilized as a part of orthopedic rehabilitation but can also be done as a regular exercise program for individuals who do not have any injuries or conditions.