Physical Therapy

PEAK Sport and Spine is the first choice of patients and physicians for physical therapy in the Midwest due to specialized expert clinicians. We advance the practice of physical therapy through comprehensive examination of treatment methodologies in order to provide patients with the most efficient and cutting edge techniques available in a caring manner to eliminate their core problem.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a treatment approach that is designed to restore and enhance optimal physical function and mobility. Our therapists’ advanced training and specializations provide the needed skills to hone into the root cause and allow each treatment progression to be individualized. This conservative treatment approach often allows the patient to choose self-management of their diagnosis in lieu of surgery or other invasive approaches, and in some cases provides a helpful adjunct to these other procedures to provide maximum benefit.

Pre-hab (Pre-Surgery Rehabilitation)

In certain cases patients may undergo Pre-hab or pre-surgery rehabilitation, our clinicians work directly with the physician performing the surgery. Education on post-surgical pain/rehab/recovery is extremely important. The majority of the patients we see in an inpatient physical therapy setting do extremely well immediately after surgery. Patients are usually able to participate in light weight-bearing exercises such as walking, very minimal exercise and utilizing stairs sometimes three to four hours following surgery.

Often a big shock to the patient is when they get home and the Block/epidural/Exparel/Post-op meds wear off. The majority of times they lose the ability to lift affected limbs in and out of bed, gait pattern weakens and quad contraction decreases. We believe preparing the patient for that is KEY to a better recovery. Advising them to take pain meds as perscribed and listening to nurses when advising them is recommended. For our total joint patients we advise on post-surgical precautions depending on what proceedure they have undergone.

Benefits of Physical Therapy

Depending on the reason for treatment, benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Pain management with reduced need for opioids
  • Avoiding surgery
  • Improved mobility and movement
  • Recovery from injury or trauma
  • Recovery from stroke or paralysis
  • Fall prevention
  • Improved balance
  • Management of age-related medical problems

Inpatient vs Outpatient physical therapy

Inpatient rehabilitation generally refers to physician and therapy services you receive during a stay in a hospital. Outpatient rehabilitation refers to the services you receive when you are not admitted to the hospital, such as physician services and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Outpatient physical therapy services mean the physical therapy services provided by public health agencies, service providers, and clinic rehabilitation agencies to outpatients. It provides evaluation and treatment of numerous physical conditions for all age groups.