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Avala Physical Therapy provides individualized and personal care for people recovering from surgery or an injury, suffering from physical disabilities or needing a short bout of strengthening and rehabilitation to prepare for a return to specific activities.

This allows the Avala Physical Therapy staff to deliver the highest possible quality of care and stay attentive to each patient’s specific needs.

Physical Therapy Services

ASTYM Treatment

ASTYM Treatment or IASYM is a technique utilized for tissue healing at the cellular level. It helps healing not only with the injured tissues but also with scar pliability and mobility by utilizing specific tools to encourage realignment of tissue fibers in areas such as muscles, tendons, etc.

This technique is so effective and scientifically developed to target the cause of pain rather than symptoms. ASTYM treatment is unmatched in its ability to resolve tendinopathies and tendonitis, scar tissue limitations and other tissue disfunctions. ASTYM therapy combined with exercise has helped countless people by restoring their movement and decreasing pain while assisting them to return to prior activities and improve quality of life.

Dry Needling

Dry needling, or myofascial trigger point release, is a newer technique skilled and trained clinicians utilize to help with some pain relief. The clinicians use a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues to encourage an inflammatory response and encourage realignment of tissues and improve mobility of the muscle while also decreasing pain.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is completed utilizing skilled passive mobilization of the joints treated and working on specific movements to improve overall tolerance of activities. It is intended to improve tissue extensibility, increase range of motion, modulate pain, and reduce inflammation. Combined with mobilization of the soft tissue surrounding the joint, manual therapy can be very beneficial to the recovery of a patient.

Prosthetic Training

Our physical therapists can provide instruction on exercise programs to strengthen the muscles required to successfully walk with new a prosthetic limb, instruction in use of the prosthesis and adjustments to ensure proper fit and function, gait training, or instructing a patient how to walk with prosthesis.

Shoulder Rehabilitation

Shoulder rehabilitation performed on patients includes to range of motion and progressive strengthening exercises and manual therapy to improve range of motion and decrease pain with goal of returning patient to functional use of the upper extremity.

Spine Surgery Rehabilitation

Spine surgery rehabilitation can occur before a major spine surgery and also after, once cleared by the surgeon. It provides an individualized rehabilitation program including manual therapy, modalities for pain relief and a specific exercise program to improve functional mobility and assist with the return to prior level of activities.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Our physical therapists will work with an athlete to provide individualized, sports specific, exercise prescriptions to help return the player back to their sport.

Total Joint Rehabilitation

There are two parts associated with total join rehabilitation: pre-operative and post-operative rehabilitation.

Pre-operative total joint rehabilitation includes exercises to strengthen muscles prior to joint replacement surgery and provides valuable education learning regarding what to expect following joint replacement surgery.

Post-operative rehabilitation, the process following joint replacement surgery, includes outpatient rehabilitation at our facility which involves progressive exercises to improve range of motion and increase strength as well as manual therapy techniques to reduce post-operative pain and inflammation.

  • Our Physical Therapists are certified in the following:
  • ASTYM
  • Functional Dry Needling
  • McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Pilates Method Alliance
  • Rehabilitative Pilates Instructor