Conditions We Commomly Treat

By | May 25, 2014

Soft Tissue Injuries
A muscle, tendon or ligament tear bleeds and swells. Control swelling and recovery time. Use cold, compression, bandaging, heat and massage.. Clinical treatment with ultrasound and electrical stimulaiton will speed your healing and your return to normal activities.

Athletic and Sports Related Injuries
Athletes are treated to emphasize recovery time. Treatment and exercise decreases recovery time. The development of strength, flexibility and coordination leads to complete recovery.

Inflammatory Conditions
Overuse of a body part which causes tendon and ligament tissue to become irritated in movement and at rest. Treatment and exercise can accelerate your recovery.

Neurological Injuries
Neurological injuries, including stroke, spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis and nerve damage result in pain or numbness, and loss of strength daily functions and mobility. Physical therapists use techniques to restore normal function, control pain and improve strength and reflexes and suggest adaptive equipment to overcome disabilities.

Post-Operative Rehabilitation
After surgery, treatment to reduce inflammation, gait problems, impaired range of motion, muscle weakness and pain are provided. Restoring normal movement patterns and careful progression of activities by a physical therapist accelerates healing and protects surgically repaired tissues.

Chronic Pain and Stress Related Pain
Difficulty in managing postural weaknesses, headaches, musculoskeletal irritation, and long term shortening of muscles can be developed to reduce the frequency and intensity of these personal battles with pain.

Muscle Imbalances and Postural Defects
Postural weakness and muscular strength imbalances effect irregular curves of the spine and chronic pain. Consistent exercise changes muscle strength and joint flexibility to lessen the chance of irritation.

Geriatric Rehabilitation
Thirty two years of Medicare participation has given us a unique perspective and commitment to the management of all geriatric physical therapy needs.

Category: Injuries Treatment

About Paul O'Brian

CEO, Paul O’Brian founded Accelerate Physical Therapy , P.C. in 1989 in Arvada. Specializing in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation over a 40-year-career, Paul is experienced in shoulder, knee, spine, foot/ankle, elbow, wrist and hand rehabilitation, quadriplegia, hemiplegia, multiple sclerosis, weakness and balance issues, and geriatric conditions, arthritis, functional decline), postural pain an problems, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and workers’ compensation injuries. He has been a youth sports coach for a total of 25 years in swimming and diving, soccer, football and rugby. Paul has served on the Board of Directors for multiple Colorado non-profit Colorado corporations, including Colorado Physical Therapy Network (20 years), Rugby Colorado (5 years) and Tigers Rugby Football Club (19 years).