Victoria Pain: (361) 575-2882 | Brazos Pain: (281) 241-4300 | Victoria Physical Therapy: (361) 578-7396
Therapies We Provide
Patients may seek MFR therapy following an injury which has led to loss of flexibility or function, or for ongoing chronic pain in the back, hip, shoulder, or any area containing soft tissue. MFR can also be used to treat temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), or even fibromyalgia or migraine headaches. Symptoms usually include tissue tightness that restricts motion or misaligns the body, sensation of pressure in muscles or joints that leads to pain, or any other chronic pain.
Myofascial pain can arise from skeletal muscle or connective tissues that are restricted by tight fascia. Pain can also arise from the myofascial tissue itself, at a “trigger point” where muscle fiber contraction has occurred. The restriction or contraction affects blood flow to the area, creating a cycle of worsening contraction unless the area is treated.
LSVT BIG ® treatment is used to train people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and certain other neurological conditions to use their body more normally. This therapy can lead to improved fine or gross motor movements such as buttoning clothing or maintaining balance while walking. It can lead to improved mobility, self-care, and other day-to-day tasks by helping those who suffer from PD or other such neurological disorders “recalibrate” their movements. It is customized to help each patient’s specific needs and can help regardless of the stage or severity of they patient’s condition. Our physical therapists and PTAs are all certified in providing LSVT BIG ® treatment.
GPR can lead to improvements in respiratory muscle strength, chest expansion, pain, urinary incontinence, TMJ disorders, and postural stability. It can be used in patients suffering from muscle stiffness, muscular retractions, pain related to posture, and general or chronic pain. Benefits of GPR include improvement in pain symptoms, improved flexibility and mobility, improved posture, improved body awareness, and recurrence prevention due to long-term learning.
Motor control theories encompass reflexive, automatic, adaptive, and voluntary movements, and are used to reestablish efficient, coordinated and goal-directed movement patterns involving various levels of the nervous system. Physical therapists incorporate neurophysiology, biomechanics, and motor learning principles to create motor solutions based on the interactions between the patient, the environment, and the task at hand.
The most effective treatments to address pelvic floor muscle dysfunction include pelvic floor muscle training, individualized pelvic floor exercise programs, patient education, and supportive devices.
Many of those who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction do not know how to correctly engage and contract pelvic floor musculature, but can be trained by physical therapists to successfully do so in order to facilitate restoration of pelvic floor muscle function.
Patient education includes healthy bowel and bladder habits, posture and body mechanics behavioral strategies on managing UI or decreasing pain, etc.
An individualized exercise program promotes success with management of patient symptoms, independence, and returning to enjoyable daily activities. Your physical therapist will be able to perform an examination and evaluation to determine the type of dysfunction and develop an individualized plan of care to suit your needs and goals.
- Assist muscle force generation and contraction
- Decrease unwanted muscular activity
- Increase the rate of healing of open wounds and soft tissue
- Maintain strength after injury or surgery
- Modulate or reduce pain, reduce swelling, improve circulation, decrease inflammation, connective tissue extensibility, or restriction that may accompany musculoskeletal injury or circulatory dysfunction
- Increase joint mobility
- Increase muscle and neuromuscular performance
- Increase tissue perfusion
- Remodel scar tissue
- Treat skin conditions
Physical therapists make use of biophysical agents when indicted to reduce risk factors and complications, enhance health, wellness, or fitness, enhance or maintain physical performance, prevent impairments in body function and structure, remediate activity limitations, and remove participation restriction.
VRT is an exercise-based program mainly designed to reduce dizziness and vertigo, gaze instability, and imbalance or falls. It helps with recovery by promoting compensation of the loss of function that may have occurred due to vestibular damage. VRT teaches the brain to use other systems to substitute for the dysfunctional vestibular system. The goal of VRT is to use a problem-oriented approach to promote compensation, but creating a customized exercise plan individualized to each patient’s specific goals and concerns. Before such a plan is made, a comprehensive exam is performed. Depending on the vestibular problems identified, there re 3 main types of exercise: Habituation, Gaze Stabilization, and/or Balance Training. Our therapists will work with you to determine the best plan to suit your needs.
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- Balance Training/Fall Prevention
- Endurance/Aerobic Training
- Strength Training/Therapeutic Exercise
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Cardiopulmonary Exercise
- Patient Education/Family Training
- Home Exercise Programs
Interventional Pain Management Locations
Victoria Pain and Rehabilitation Center
Pain Management Phone: (361) 575-2882
Pain Management Fax: (361)574-9710
Brazos Pain Management
2225 Williams Trace Blvd, Suite 108
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (281) 240-4300
Fax: (281) 240-4353
Physical Therapy Location
Victoria Pain and Rehabilitation Center - PHYSICAL THERAPY
PT Phone: (361) 578-7396
PT Fax: (361) 578-7719
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