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Common Diagnoses Treated with Physical Therapy

Yellowstone Physical Therapy professional staff members assess and treat patients with a wide spectrum of conditions.  Based on our evaluations and your recovery goals, we design and implement an individualized treatment plan that will most safely and effectively achieve your goals.

  • neck, back, and sacroiliac (SI)  joint pain
  • shoulder pain, including rotator cuff tendonitis or tears
  • elbow pain, including lateral and medial epicondylitis (tennis or golfer’s elbow)
  • hip pain, including trochanteric bursitis and iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
  • knee pain, including patellofemoral problems, ligament sprains/tears (ACL, MCL)
  • ankle pain/sprains
  • joint subluxations and dislocations
  • tendonitis; bursitis
  • osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis
  • plantar fasciitis
  • neurological conditions that cause functional mobility and balance impairments (MS, Parkinson’s, stroke, etc.)
  • pre or post orthopedic surgeries for edema/pain control and restoration of range of motion/strength
  • stress or urge incontinence
  • pelvic pain

Yellowstone Physical Therapy Treatment Approaches

After initial evaluation to determine your specific impairments and appropriate treatment interventions, we design a treatment plan which may include any of the following:

  • Manual therapy:   joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques, soft/deep tissue mobilization, transverse friction massage, passive stretching.
  • ASTYM:  a patented treatment for soft tissue injuries/tendonitis, that utilizes a specific massage tool and technique that can only be performed by a practitioner trained and certified in ASTYM.  KJ,Andrea, and Chad are all certified ASTYM practitioners.
  • Trigger point dry needling:  an intramuscular manual therapy technique that utilizes small needles to deactivate trigger points to loosen shortened muscles.  KJ Schretenthaler successfully completed Level I Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore in July 2013.  Andrea is certified in Level 2 Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore.
  • Game Ready Vasopneumatic Therapy: This device provides cold and compression to reduce swelling and discomfort for any number of injuries. Used by dozens of professional and colleges sports teams, this unit allows our therapists to simultaneously apply active pneumatic (air) compression and adjustable cold therapies to reduce swelling, minimize pain, and speed and enhance your body’s natural healing abilities.
  • McKenzie approach to back and neck pain:  a successful treatment method for many cases of mechanical neck and back pain.
  • Therapeutic exercise programs:  core strength, stabilization, mobility, generalized strengthening, sports-specific training, balance, proprioception, post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Modalities:  ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, phonophoresis, traction, moist heat, ice.
  • Orthotic assessment and off-site fabrication.
  • Ergonomic assessments and work conditioning programs.
  • Patient education, home exercise programs, gym programs and training in self-care for conditions.
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