Services

We specialize in treating many conditions, such as:

  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Ankle &; Foot Injuries
  • Acute and Chronic Ankle Sprains
  • Knee Injuries & Surgery
  • ACL Repairs
  • Menisectomy
  • Elbow Pain
  • Headaches/TMJ
  • Spine Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-op Spine Care
  • Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • SLAP Repairs
  • Shoulder Injuries & Surgery
  • Auto Accidents
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Whiplash Injury
  • Total Knee and Hip Replacement
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Hallux Valgus And Limitus
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Pain

Women’s and Men’s Health (Pelvic Floor Treatment)

This is another sub-specialty we offer at Tomsic Physical Therapy. The pelvic floor is a sling of muscles and can become dysfunctional, weakened and/or spastic and cause pain, urinary incontinence, leakage, and constipation. This can be caused by many reasons including child birth, trauma, and disuse. Specialized treatment focused to this area can make a tremendous impact on your quality of life. Here at Tomsic Physical Therapy, we offer specialized treatment for these dysfunctions. Please don’t let it wait.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger point dry needling is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes. This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This may cause peripheral diagnoses, such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and chronic pain. Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The muscles would then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.

Custom Foot Orthotics

Your feet are the base of support for your whole body. Your back pain can be affected by your feet. We have advanced training in the assessment of the alignment of your back to your feet and can create custom foot orthotics to help improve alignment, decrease pain and improve function from your spine to your feet. Call now.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is the art and science of evaluating, diagnosing, and treating individuals of all ages who have musculo-skeletal problems or conditions that cause pain and/or limit function. Physical therapists look at the person as a whole, using your history and a physical examination to determine the cause of your pain. A treatment plan is then developed addressing your goals to maximize your function. They believe that functional movement is a vital part of health and wellness. Physical therapy also strives for prevention; to prevent certain conditions, surgeries, falls and disabilities. Another important component is education. Your physical therapist will help you understand your body, therefore empowering you to achieve lasting health benefits long after you are finished with your physical therapy program. While PTs are most well known for treating musculoskeletal dysfunction, they also provide treatment for many neurological and cardiovascular conditions. In addition, Tomsic Physical Therapy provides specialty treatments in Sports Medicine, and Women’s Health.

What is Manual Therapy vs. Traditional Physical Therapy

Manual Therapy is a sub-specialty in the field of Physical Therapy. This highly skilled therapy involves the hands-on movement of a joint, muscle, or other soft tissue to decrease pain, increase range of motion, reduce inflammation, promote relaxation, improve soft tissue repair, flexibility, and/or stability, and improve function. Here at Tomsic Physical Therapy we specialize in Manual therapy as part of your treatment. There are many ways to pursue this sub specialty, from a weekend course, to a 1-2 year Fellowship Training program. Although anyone who has completed a weekend course can call themselves a ‘manual therapist’, here at Tomsic Physical Therapy, we have the only two Fellowship Trained Manual Therapists in the Four Corners region.

Main Goals of Therapy:

  • Relieve or eliminate pain
  • Restore and/or improve strength and mobility
  • Restore and maximize function
  • Full return to sports or recreational activites
  • Avoid Surgery
  • Prevent re-injury & disability
  • Decrease need for pain medications

Effective Treatment Techniques Offered at Tomsic Physical Therapy:

Manual Therapy Techniques

  • Joint Mobilization and manipulation
  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Myofascial Release
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Strain Counterstrain
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Transverse Friction Massage
  • Mobilization with Movement
  • Functional Joint Mobilization
  • Manual Distraction and Traction
  • Passive Range of Motion & Stretching

Therapeutic Exercise & Activities

  • Stretching & Flexibility
  • Strengthening & Stabilization
  • Core Stabilization Program
  • Endurance & Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Balance & Proprioception Exercises
  • Posture & Body Mechanics Education
  • Gait Training
  • ADL & Functional Training
  • Sport-specific Training

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation (TENS, IFC & more)
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Mechanical Traction (Cervical & Lumbar)
  • Iontophoresis & Phonophoresis
  • Cold Packs & Moist Heat
  • Biofeedback for use of pelvic floor conditions