Recreational Injury Specialty | Sports Injury Rehab | Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Rehabilitation | ASTM (“A-Stim”) | Industrial Rehabilitation | Joint Mobilization | Spinal Traction | Manual Therapy | Massage Therapy (Soft Tissue Mobilization) | Muscular Rehabilitation | Women’s Health | Neuromuscular Re-Education | Vertigo and Vestibular Rehabilitation
Medical Conditions that We Treat
Our Utah physical therapy specialists provide treatment solutions for a wide range of medical conditions, including:
AC Joint Sprain
Rotator Cuff Pain
Post-operative Shoulder Pain
Nerve Pain, Numbness, Tingling
Hand and Wrist Issues
Disc Degeneration (DDD)
Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain
Post-operative Hip Replacement
IT Band Pain (Jumper’s Knee)
ACL, MCL, PCL, and LCL Injuries
Post-operative Ankle Pain
Plantar Fascia Pain
Treatments We Offer
We specialize in providing you with the latest research-based rehabilitation techniques to get you back to doing what you enjoy as quickly as possible.
Whether it was a fall on the slopes or a slip on the trail, an overuse injury on the jog route or a wipeout on the lake, let Rhodes PT get you back to your activity better, stronger, and free from pain. We provide recreational injury therapy for the following activities:
Skiing/Snowboarding – Cycling – Running – Mountain Biking – Hiking – Trail Running – Water Sports
From professional athlete to weekend warrior, we pride ourselves on getting you back to the game you love faster. Whether it’s the earliest training stages or the middle of the season, we understand what goes into training and competing at your highest level. We specialize in sports physical therapy for the following athletes:
Football – Soccer – Baseball/Softball – Running – Golf – Track – Cross Country – Track – Swimming – Dance – Cheer
“It’s going to need surgery” is never a sentence that anyone wants to hear. We understand, however, that oftentimes it’s the best (if not only) option. We’re here for you every step of the way. Did you know it’s actually a really good idea to start PT before your surgery date? Our team of specialists can show you stretching and strengthening exercises that will make recovery go even better than expected. Operative conditions that our Farmington physical therapy specialists pride ourselves on seeing:
ACL – MCL – PCL – LCL – Meniscus – Knee Replacement – Hip Replacement – Lumbar Fusion – Discectomy – Cervical Fusion – Rotator Cuff – SLAP tear – Biceps Tendon – Hand/Wrist Surgery – Foot/Ankle Surgery
ASTM is an incredible intervention for tendon problems, scar tissue, and fascial adhesions. ASTM stands for “Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization” and essentially consists of massage to an area with specialized rehab tools to stimulate the remodeling/re-absorption of scar tissue and the regeneration of degenerated tendons. The approach is a non-invasive therapy that works fast and consistently with no meds, no needles, and no surgery. Common conditions that respond well to ASTM treatment include:
Tendinitis/Tendinosis – Rotator Cuff Tendinitis – Hip Tendinitis – Hip Bursitis – Patellar Tendinitis – Achilles Tendinitis – Plantar Fasciitis – Carpal Tunnel – Post-Operative Scarring
We specialize in rehabilitation of injured workers and partner with you to provide personal and customized service throughout the return-to-work process. After initial rehab we offer a continuum of services directed toward the prevention and management of work-related injuries.
This is a type of manual therapy used to increase range of motion and mobility of a joint that has been injured or damaged. This technique of passive movement applied to an injured area of the body in order to increase motion and promote healing is commonly used on the spine (known as spinal mobilization). Conditions that respond well to joint mobilization include:
Rheumatoid and Infectious Arthritis – Fractures – Ligament Damage – Hypo-Mobility – Pregnancy Pain
Spinal traction refers to applying a separating force between vertebral segments with the goal of alleviating strain in this area. It helps to relieve pain by stretching and realigning the spine. Placing a stretch on the spine separates the vertebrae and helps to relieve direct nerve pressure and stress on the vertebral discs. At the same time traction increases hydration and water inflow, making the spinal column stronger and more shock absorbent. Cervical traction is a common nonsurgical treatment for a herniated disk in the neck that relieves pain by reducing pressure on compressed nerve roots exiting the spinal canal. Issues that respond well to traction include:
Bulged Discs – Herniated Discs – Sciatica – Neck Pain – Numbness and Tingling
Manual therapy, sometimes called hands-on physical therapy, uses no devices or machines. With this technique, therapists use only their hands to manipulate muscles and mobilize joints. These techniques are aimed at relaxing tense muscles and restricted joints in order to decrease pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction. Results of this treatment are meant to increase flexibility, improve posture and restore natural movement without pain.
Therapeutic massage techniques utilized by physical therapists are a significantly improved and more scientific version of standard massage techniques used to promote health and wellness. With a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, a physical therapist understands how a variety of “hands-on” techniques can be used, either alone or in combination, to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress. Massage therapy is also known to increase circulation, improve muscle flexibility, and recover overall mobility.
This is a combination of exercise and therapy that targets specific areas of pain and discomfort to improve strength and endurance. Muscle tension from exercise, injury or stress compresses the nerve fibers in muscles. Physical and emotional tension creates resistance in the tissue of your body resulting in prolonged contraction of muscles. This interferes with the elimination of toxins that accumulate in muscles and surrounding tissues. The resulting inflammation can lead not only to local pain, but also to referred pain elsewhere such as headache or neck pain etc. Muscular rehabilitation helps relieve this pain while simultaneously reducing inflammation, correcting muscular imbalance, improving motion and increasing the flow of oxygen and other nutrients. This therapy program will also decrease the likelihood of the injury recurring in the future.
This specialized area of physical therapy addresses the lifelong health of a woman’s musculoskeletal system. We are dedicated to improving women’s quality of life by providing comprehensive therapy and care to women of all ages including:
Pre and Post-Natal Care – Pregnancy Back Pain – SI Joint Dysfunction – Postural Education – Hip and Core Strengthening – Osteoporosis
Together, your nerves and muscles work to produce movements. Nerves send signals between your muscles and your brain that communicate when, where, and how fast to move. Over time, nerve paths are reinforced and muscle movement (motor) patterns are learned and stored in your memory. These patterns are affected when nerves or muscles experience damage or injury. This can result from trauma, medical conditions, and neurological conditions, such as stroke and brain injury. Neuromuscular re-education is one method used by therapists to facilitate the return of normal movement in people with neuromuscular damage.
Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program designed by a physical therapist to improve balance and reduce problems for people who have been diagnosed with dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere’s syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness and migraines. Other candidates for this therapy are patients who have had a stroke or brain injury or who frequently fall.
Call us at (801) 447-9339 today to set up your appointment at Rhodes Physical Therapy.