As orthopedic specialized physical therapists, we provide a unique experience to our patients by combining traditional physical therapy methods with the exercise approach of Joseph Pilates. Modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, moist heat, and ice are utilized to facilitate the healing of injured structures, and to decrease joint and soft tissue inflammation, spasm and pain. Sophisticated manual techniques are performed to restore mobility to stiff areas of the body, followed by strengthening.
While strengthening at PTPR, you will be progressed through a series of exercises on our state-of-the-art Pilates equipment (Reformer, Trap table, Ladder barrel and Combo chair). You will also be taught ways to replicate exercises at home, with or without more conventional pieces of equipment.
Both Kirsten Albrecht, P.T., M.S.P.T. and Alyssa Hackett, P.T., D.P.T. are trained in performing lower extremity biomechanical evaluations, which allows them to cast for and prescribe custom foot orthotics. Custom foot orthotics are more rigid and specific to one’s foot alignment than off-the-shelf orthotics, and can help to improve lower extremity mechanics to a degree to alleviate pain at the feet, ankles, knees, and even higher up the “chain”.
Together, our team is most affective at treating the following:
Spinal conditions and postural syndromes causing back and neck pain
Pelvic floor weakness / prenatal and postpartum conditions
Overuse injuries involving the upper and lower extremities or spine
Post-op cases such as those who have had spinal laminectomies/fusions, rotator cuff/ shoulder reconstructive surgeries, labral surgeries at the shoulder/ hip, total joint replacements, ACL reconstruction/ meniscal surgeries at the knee, and ankle/foot surgeries
Post mastectomy/ breast cancer surgery cases and those with lymphedema
PTPR is "in-network" with most medical insurances, including Anthem BC/BS, Aetna, Cigna, United Health, and various Medicare plans. We also accept auto, worker's comp., and other liability cases. Some insurances require a physician's prescription, but others allow "direct access", where the patient can initiate P.T. without seeing their physician first. Please call our office regarding the benefits and restrictions of your insurance plan as they pertain to our services..