Physical therapy is highly specialized; therefore, our team members have been trained and certified in a variety of physical therapy practices. From Orthopedic and Spine Rehab to Pediatric Physical Therapy, we have specialists on the PPT team who are trained to assess, treat and help you on your path to wellbeing. Learn more about our specialties below or contact us for a consultation.
ORTHOPEDIC AND SPINE REHAB
Orthopedic and Spine Rehab at PPT focuses on functional movement patterns of the head, trunk, back and pelvis. We use high level functional assessments to determine the specified treatment plan. Gait analysis, postural assessment, spinal alignment along with testing and assessing the myofascial connections are key components to our treatment plan. We use a variety of treatment methods to develop individualized plan of care for the spine. We treat diagnoses such as scoliosis, DDD, DJD, stenosis, disc herniation, nerve root compression, radiculopathy, compression injury, whiplash, core weakness, SI instability, sacral/coccyx dysfunction, and abdominopelvic myofascial imbalances.
Post-operative Rehab is crucial to gaining optimal functional following a surgery. We partner with your physician to follow surgical protocols and tissue-specific rehabilitation guidelines. We treat all joint replacements, spinal fusions, soft tissue repairs, ligament and tendon repairs along with trauma injuries. Our goal is to help our patients regain range of motion, functional independence, functional strength, balance, and endurance to return to their prior level of function or higher level of function.
SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING & REHAB
Sports Specific Training & Rehab is a critical part of rehab and recovery. Here at PPT, we have physical therapists with diverse athletic backgrounds to help develop a comprehensive plan of care for all athletes. Together as a team, we pay attention to every detail of the sport (strength, agility, fluidity, cognition, sports psychology, dynamic balance strategy) and create complex anticipatory strategies to help athletes return to full athletic ability. Our goal is to help you get back on the playing field, track, pavement, bike, water, or gym at your optimal level—pain-free.
Hand Therapy is the art and science of evaluating and treating injuries and conditions of the upper extremity (shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand). At PPT we understand the critical role appropriate physical therapy plays in restoring function to the hand and upper extremity. Our therapists are experienced and specifically trained in therapeutic techniques, including preventative care and post-surgical rehabilitation, for a wide variety of upper extremity disorders. From simple fingertip injuries to complex surgeries to help return a person to their highest level of function, our team is ready to help facilitate your restorative care. Due to continuous changes in the profession, every therapist is required to demonstrate continued professional development and competency by recertifying every five years.
INTEGRATIVE MANUAL THERAPY (IMT)
Successful physical therapy includes hands-on Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT). IMT focuses on discovering the causes of a client's pain and dysfunction and then treating not only the isolated problem, but in fact the larger, regional and system challenges. IMT can include but is not limited to MFR (myofascial release), STM (soft tissue mobilization), IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), MFR (myofascial decompression), visceral mobilization, CST (craniosacral therapy), ART (active release technique), MET (muscle energy technique), percussion therapy (theragun, hypervolt, vibracussor), PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), NDT (neurodevelopmental technique), etc. Be assured, our physical therapists understand how the body systems work and how to get people moving again integrating IMT.
GAIT, BALANCE, AND VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION
As most people age, many tend to experience problems with their gait and balance. The root causes of these issues can vary from muscle or coordination deficits, symptoms from Parkinson's Disease, or vestibular issues. Physical therapy here at PPT involves a combination of strengthening the core and the legs to improve joint proprioception, or body awareness. Our LSVT-BIG trained specialists provide high-effort and high-intensity exercises specifically designed to counter the movement and balance issues related to Parkinson's Disease. Vestibular dysfunctions, such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), can be addressed through canalith repositioning procedures to normalize inner-ear function and reduce dizziness symptoms. Our physical therapists can identify these issues among many others and build a program specific to you to improve your balance, reduce your falls risk, and regain confidence in your life.
PELVIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
Pelvic floor physical therapy is a non-surgical approach to pelvic floor dysfunction. Specially trained physical therapists can treat a wide variety of conditions of the pelvic region, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary or fecal incontinence, chronic pain, endometriosis, nerve pain, interstitial cystitis, hysterectomy or other surgical rehabilitation, painful intercourse, and much more. The pelvic floor therapy team at PPT has many years of experience treating individuals with a broad variety of symptoms and are devoted to continuing education in the field. Our therapists evaluate each individual, paying close attention to their unique concerns and goals. A treatment plan is created, which may include hands-on techniques (external work on the pelvis, trunk or hips, or can include internal vaginal work when indicated), education, guided exercises in the clinic, and a home exercise program. Our team understands the often-sensitive nature of a patient’s condition, and love to teach each person, and demystify what is commonly confusing or not talked about.
PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
Pediatric Physical Therapy is also offered at PPT. The Pediatric PT team will work with babies, children, and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments. From newborns to teenagers, we treat children for a variety of distinct reasons, including bone/muscle issues, sports-related injuries, or genetic, brain, spine, or nerve disorders. Pediatric Physical Therapy helps children learn to perform gross motor skills and functional mobility skills successfully and independently. As a child begins to develop these skills, it creates a greater form of independence that helps contribute to achieving a higher sense of self-esteem.
BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION TRAINING (BFRT)
We have been trained and certified by Owens Recovery Science to use their ground-breaking Delfi Personal Tourniquet System (PTS) for BFRT. If your MD is requesting this specific modality to be used in your PT rehabilitation, contact us.
Professional Physical Therapy Associates
15141 Whittier Blvd, #100
Whittier, CA 90603, USA
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.