Conditions we commonly treat

By | October 25, 2013

Soft Tissue Injuries
A muscle, tendon or ligament injury can bleed or swell, and effects your recovery time. Cold, compression, heat, massage and electrical methods will speed your healing and return to normal activities.

Inflammatory Conditions
Overuse causes tendon and ligament tissue to become irritated, causing pain in movement and at rest. Your independent treatment and exercises can accelerate your recovery. Your physician may have also prescribed medications to reduce the inflammation. Your physical therapist is an expert in providing treatments to reduce inflammation.

Post-Operative Rehabilitation
After orthopedic or general surgery, treatment to reduce inflammation, gait problems, impaired range of motion, muscle weakness and pain are addressed by a physical therapist to accelerate healing and yet protect surgically repaired tissues.

Neurological Injuries
Neurological injuries and diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis and acutenerve damage result in pain, numbness, loss of strength, daily functions and mobility. Physical therapists use techniques to overcome physical impairments restore function.

Athletic and Sports Related Injuries
Professional and recreational athletes suffer injuries treated to accelerate recovery time. Treatment and exercise decrease the recovery time. The development of strength, flexibility, coordination and reflexes of the injured part should lead to complete recovery.

Chronic Pain and Stress Related Pain
Pain may persist for months or even years following injuries. Stress factors, postural weaknesses, headaches, musculoskeletal irritation, and shortening of muscles respond to specific treatment techniques and exercise administered to designed to reduce pain.

Muscle Imbalances and Postural Defects
Postural weakness and muscular imbalances produce irregular curves of the spine and chronic pain. Physical Therapists provide consistent exercise to improve muscle performance and flexibility.

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

Aquatic Physical Therapy
Our partnership provides therapeutic exercise in the healing and forgiving medium of the Wheat Ridge Recreational Center pools for Aquatic Rehabilitation.


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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 and pain problems, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and workers’ compensation injuries. Paul O'Brian has been a youth sports coach for 25 years (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 (20 years).