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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy includes therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities, balance/coordination training, and manual therapy.  Adult Services are listed below. Click here for Pediatric Services.

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Physical therapy helps adults and children reach their highest possible level of function and independence in daily life through therapeutic exercise, therapeutic modalities, gait training, balance/coordination training, manual therapy, transfer training, and education and patient/family training. 

We treat adults with a variety of diagnoses including; Stroke (CVA), Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic Injuries, Neck and Back pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Chronic Pain Syndromes and Fibromyalgia, Headache and Migraine Management, Lymphedema, Balance and Vestibular Disorders, Breast Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, and Cancer Related Fatigue.

Our Physical Therapists work to improve function, renew independence, and restore quality of life by addressing our patients’ specific needs.  We increase joint range of motion, restore strength, and improve coordination while reducing pain and inflammation through a variety of manual therapies and modalities.  Our physical therapists work closely with you and your physician to provide individualized care and have completed specialized training in:  manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy (CDT) to treat lymphedema, craniosacral therapy and Bowen techniques to address chronic pain and headaches, FES bike and Bioness L300 technologies to treat stroke, MS and other neurological impairments , and BTE isokinetic training for state-of-the-art strengthening and rehabilitation. 

Our physical therapists are trained in some of the newest technologies for the treatment of a wide variety of diagnoses:

PrimusRS
You may not be a professional athlete, but you can rehabilitate like one with the Primus RS. "With an extensive array of resistance modes, speeds, setups and attachments, PrimusRS provides almost unlimited options for treatment plans that relate to patients' real world needs. Whether it's attaching real balls and bats for sports injuries, or modifying an attachment to replicate an impact wrench, therapists are limited only by their creativity in helping patients get back to their normal activities."  Read more about PrimusRS

NESS L300 Foot Drop SystemNESS L300 Foot Drop System
The NESS L300 is an advanced foot drop system designed to use mild stimulation to lift your foot to help you walk more safely and easily on flat ground, up and down stairs, as well as on uneven surfaces. This light-weight device is designed to fit just below your knee and to be put on and taken off with one hand. Use of the NESS L300 may eliminate the need to wear a rigid, heavy orthosis.  
 
How does the NESS L300 work and is it right for me?
Learn more about what conditions the NESS L300 may help and when it may not be appropriate HERE.   

Restorative Therapies RT300
Functional Electrical Stimulation is a rehabilitation technique that uses an electrical current to enhance function and independent living for individuals with disabilities.

RT300 Electrical Stimulation Cycle

The RT300, FES stimulates peripheral nerves (lower motor neurons) to evoke patterned movement of the legs. This enables the muscles to perform cycling work even with loss of some or all voluntary muscle control.

We will work with Restorative Therapies and your insurance company to see if you qualify for the RT300 at home.

Lymphedema Management Program:

Our lymphedema therapists treat lymphedema of the upper and lower extremities, as well as the face, neck, chest/abdomen and genitals.  Our clinicians are certified in manual lymph drainage (MLD), and complete decongestive therapy (CDT).  Treatment with home programs may include day/night compression garments, pneumatic compression including Flexitouch, and training for self MLD, compression wrapping and use/care of compression garments.  For more information or to make an appointment, you can reach The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at 443-718-3000.

Our state-of-the-art technology includes Low-Level Laser Therapy for the treatment of lymphedema and related fibrosis.

For more information on Low-Level Laser Therapy and the treatment of lymphedema visit riancorp.com.

Lymphedema Arm Wrap

What is Lymphedema?

Primary and secondary Lymphedema are the result of the abnormal accumulation of protein-rich edema fluid in the affected area. Primary lymphedema is the result of lymphatic dysphasia, which may be present at birth but more often develops later in life without obvious cause. Secondary lymphedema is much more common and is the result of surgery or is a side effect of radiation therapy for cancer. Secondary forms may also occur after injury, scarring, trauma, or infection of the lymphatic system. Lymphedema has important pathological and clinical consequences. In stage I lymphedema, the swelling consists of protein-rich fluid and may be temporarily reduced by simple elevation of the limb. If it remains untreated, however, the lymphedema causes a progressive hardening of the affected tissues which is the result of a proliferation of connective tissue, adipose tissue, and scarring (stage II lymphedema). Stage III lymphedema is characterized by a tremendous increase in volume, hardening of the dermal tissues, hyperkeratosis, and papillomas of the skin. Infections such a cellulitis, erysipelas, and lymphangitis frequently develop in individuals suffering from lymphedema. Infections are most common in stage II and III lymphedema with each infection contributing to a worsening of the condition, making frequent hospitalizations necessary.

For more information or to make an appointment, you can reach The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at 443-718-3000.

Breast Cancer Pre-operative Instruction and Follow Up Care:

Lymphedema therapists give preoperative instruction to patients with breast cancer. We also follow up postoperatively to address complications of axillary cording, chest and upper extremity lymphedema, scar management, strengthening and cancer-related fatigue. We work closely with the Breast Cancer Team and Tumor Board at Howard County General Hospital.

Headache/Migraine Management:

Our skilled clinicians work with you and your physician to help manage chronic headaches/migraines. We utilize craniosacral therapy, Bowen techniques, gentle manual therapy techniques, and stress management education/training. Our new facility has individual manual therapy rooms and a quiet setting to enhance your health and well-being.

To learn more about craniosacral therapy, visit craniosacraltherapy.org
To learn more about Bowen treatment, visit boweninfo.com

For more information or to make an appointment, you can reach The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at 443-718-3000.

 

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