SPECIALTIES & PROGRAMS //

 
SPECIALTIES:

AQUATIC THERAPY

 

Our Hamilton office on Fairgrounds Road boasts a Swimex 1000 pool with current generating capabilities. Depths are 4-6 feet with stairs and comfortable lift entry/exit into and out of the pool. We are able to generate .1 to 10 mph of current to make your rehabilitation more complete. Our pool and locker rooms are kept clean and warm for your pleasure.

Corvallis Physical Therapy and Frenchtown Physical Therapy have the same state of the art aquatic centers with an integrated treadmill for advanced aquatic therapy.  Depths are 4′ 6″ with stairs and comfortable list entry/exit into and out of the pool.  Our pools and locker rooms are kept clean and warm for your pleasure.

Hamilton Physical Therapy at the Canyons has access to the Canyon’s Athletic Club 3-lane, 25-yard pool for any aquatic therapy needs.

These appointments will be made with the patient and receptionist at our Canyon’s Clinic at the discretion of your Physical Therapist.

Some of the benefits of aquatic therapy range from compression of skin, muscles and joints which helps with circulation.  The warm water (excluding the Canyons pool) can also aide in relieving chronic muscle aches.  This treatment is also great for those that have arthritis, those who are overweight, back pain (including muscle spasms) and fibromyalgia.  Aquatic therapy can reduce joint stress making exercise less painful and easier to perform their exercises with either a PT or on their own in our Independent Pool Program (offered to established patients).

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Available at: Hamilton - Fairgrounds Road, Corvallis, Stevensville, Frenchtown, Hamilton - Canyon's Athletic Club

BRACING & ORTHOTICS

 

Our knowledgeable staff can assist you in making the right decisions regarding braces and foot orthotics. There is no simple decision when it comes to bracing or the complex art of creating foot orthotics. We work with many brace companies (Breg, CTI, Bledsoe, Benik, Hely-Weber, DonJoy, and more) to ensure you get the proper brace for your injury.  Prior to placing orthotics in anyone’s shoes, our therapists perform a thorough bio-mechanical evaluation of your entire lower body to ensure a good fit and that your foot problems will be addressed. We offer 3 lines of orthotics to match the severity of your symptoms and give you freedom to choose which price range best fits your individual needs.

Available at: All Clinics

CERTIFIED HAND THERAPY

 

We are pleased to offer Sheri Stroppel, PT, OCS, CHT, CMPT, the only Certified Hand Therapist who is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in the State of Montana. Sheri is a highly trained Certified Hand Therapist who has passed a rigorous examination that demonstrates advanced knowledge of hand and upper extremity issues.

Her extensive experience gives Sheri a unique advantage to treat all upper extremity injuries with specialization in disorders including the spine. Sheri is able to fabricate and modify splints within our facility. We work closely with your doctor to follow their desired protocol and ensure proper communication to help speed your recovery.  

Available at: Hamilton - Fairgrounds Road

FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY EVALUATIONS (FCE)

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a process of assessing an individual’s physical capacities and functional abilities. A therapist will perform the evaluation and analyze the physical abilities and restrictions of each client. The FCE matches physical performance levels to the demands of a specific job, work activity, occupation. The FCE establishes the physical level of work an individual can perform. The FCE is useful in determining job placement, job modifications, or return to work after injury or illness. FCEs can provide information regarding functional work ability in the determination of occupational disability status.

Available at: Hamilton - Fairgrounds Road, Frenchtown

HEADACHE & TMJ ISSUES

 

We specialize in headache and TMJ treatments. We work closely with local physicians and dentists to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our board certified Specialists have extensive specialized training in these areas. We focus on treatments to reduce your pain, restore range of motion and proper movement patterns, and give you tools to manage your on-going program at home independently. Our individual focus and one-on-one approach to patient care assures you are getting the best treatment possible in the area for headache or TMJ conditions.

Available at: All Clinics

INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY

We are pleased to offer “Anodyne” Infrared Light Therapy for the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Neuropathy is a condition which can result in pain, poor sensation, trouble sleeping, balance problems, and problems completing your daily tasks. Our comprehensive program includes the latest technologies available. We utilize infrared light therapy which has been proven to increase circulation and reduce pain, stretching and strengthening, balance and walking exercises, and other techniques to help you reach your goals. Each program or session is specifically designed for you. Our program generally consists of 10-12 sessions based on your individual needs. If you are ready to reduce your pain and limitations because of diabetic neuropathy, let our specialized program assist you in your rehabilitation.

Available at: All Clinics

INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION (IASTM)

 

This state-of-the-art technique sets us apart in our ability to treat various soft tissue injuries. We are certified to provide this complex treatment approach to expedite your recovery. This technique helps in reducing scar tissue and adhesions that may be present. Gentle mobilization with soft tissue tools will be completed by your therapist. Common ailments treated with this approach include: Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Problems, Hip (Trochanteric) Bursitis, Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow, and Post Surgical or Post Traumatic Scars. Contact us for further information or schedule an appointment to experience how this technique can change the way you feel and help you return to your pre-injury status.

Available at: All Clinics

POST SURGICAL REHABILITATION (POST OP)

 

We work closely with your doctors to provide care that will gently and progressively help you recover from your surgery. Our therapists will follow established protocols from your surgeon to ensure consistent therapy every visit. Common surgeries that we treat are: ACL reconstruction, knee arthroscopies, rotator cuff repair, total hip replacements, total knee replacements, spine surgeries, foot and ankle surgeries, elbow and hand surgeries.

Available at: All Clinics

SPORTS REHABILITATION

 

We employ the only Board Certified Sports Specialist in the Bitterroot Valley (Doug Martin, MPT, SCS, CSCS, CMPT). Our sports program provides comprehensive services for athletes of all ages and levels of activity. We seek to return you to your activity level as quickly and completely as possible. We use all of the knowledge we have gained through specialization to provide rehabilitation that is both caring and progressive. We can assist with bracing and training modification as needed to keep you active.

We also offer our Bitterroot Speed & Agility Camp every year to students looking to improve both speed and agility out on the field or on the court.  Please call our main clinic on Fairgrounds Road at 406-375-0980 for more information.

Available at: All Clinics

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)

 

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) 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 exciting 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.

Available at: Hamilton - The Canyons, Corvallis, Frenchtown

WOMEN'S HEALTH

 

Our women’s health specialist provides caring and compassionate care in a private environment. From incontinence to lymphedema, you will receive the latest techniques for care to help to return to your desired level. Sheri and Heidi are also certified Jobst compression and bandaging garment distributors.

Available at: Hamilton - Fairgrounds Road, Florence

PROGRAMS:

ENDURANCE ATHLETIC CLINIC

Endurance athletes require a different set of rules.  The most common complaint we hear is the first reaction by health care professionals is rest. That is the last thing most endurance athletes want to do. We are endurance athletes as well, and we understand what type of rehabilitation you need. Our therapists consistently run road races of all lengths including marathons. We also have therapists who regularly compete in triathlons. We work with you to understand the cause of the problem, how to remedy the problem and keep you training in a way that speeds your recovery, not slow it down. We can make recommendations regarding training programs and appropriate equipment and technique.

Available at: All Clinics

FOOT & ANKLE CLINIC

 

Our clinic specializing in foot and ankle care is one of our leading programs. Our therapists have received specialized training and receive regular updates to current concepts in rehabilitation of foot and ankle disorders.  We focus on the relationship of the foot and ankle to the entire leg and the performance of these areas during walking, running, or normal daily activities.

We offer multiple orthotic choices and can consult on proper footwear.

Available at: All Clinics

LSVT BIG / PARKINSON'S

 

LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed Parkinson’s specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD.

The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with PD following treatment.  Improvements include:

  • Faster walking with bigger steps

  • Improved balance

  • Increased trunk rotation

 

LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol.

 

LSVT BIG treatment consists of:

  • 16 sessions: 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks

  • Individual 1 hour sessions

  • Daily homework practice

  • Daily Carryover exercise

 

LSVT BIG will help you establish a LIFE-LONG HABIT of BIG PRACTICE!

 

LSVT  BIG treatment:

  • Trains a single target of amplitude (bigger movements)

  • Drives intensive and high-effort practice

  • Teaches the amount of effort required to produce normal movements

  • Translates bigger movements into real-world, everyday activities

  • Empowers people with PD with their potential to improve!

 

LSVT BIG will teach you how to avoid inactivity and keep your movements ALIVE during everyday activities.  It will help you participate fully and improve the quality of your life!

Make the commitment today…

Don’t Lose it!  Use it!  And Improve it!

Available at: Hamilton - Fairgrounds Road, Corvallis, Florence, Frenchtown

NEUROLOGY

We employ the only Board Certified Neurology Specialist in the Bitterroot Valley (Jackie Day, DPT, NCS, CMPT).  Our comprehensive team of expert physical therapists and physical therapist assistants will address your impairments due to disease or injury of the nervous system. We work collaboratively with you, your family, and referrers to establish your individualized goals for treatment. We focus on restoring your highest level of function and improving your overall quality of life.

Our specialized neurological team has received comprehensive training in the rehabilitation of patients who have been diagnosed with a neurological disease or injury.

Available at: All Clinics

RUNNER'S CLINIC

 

Whether you have been running for years or are just starting out, our team of professionals will provide expert examination and treatment of your running-related issues.

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise.  The growth of local road races and marathons has continued to grow the running community.

Unfortunately, reports show 60-90% of all runners will suffer an injury each year.  And yet we continue to run for many reasons.

We understand the need to run.  Our team consists of runners that have completed 5k’s to Marathon’s to Ironman triathlons.  Our team consists of Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Specialists.  Our running culture creates a level of understanding that will aid in your care.

 

WE CAN HELP!

  • Reduce the risk of injury

  • Recover from injury

  • Improve running form and efficiency

  • Improve running and race performance

 

The Runners Clinic provides the following services to help with your running concerns:

  • Full physical examination for assessment of strength, flexibility, balance, and foot structure

  • Video Analysis from multiple angles to evaluate running form and identify any biomechanical issues

  • Treatment Plan Development which may include:  Home exercise prescription, footwear considerations, orthotic treatment, physical therapy, and custom training plan.

 

DON’T let injuries or lack of a proper training program limit your running.  You can achieve a more comfortable, enjoyable, and injury free running experience working with our team.

OUR DESIRE is to provide you with a valuable experience that will allow you to achieve all of your running goals.

*The Runners Clinic is by appointment only*

Available at: All Clinics

SPINE CENTER

 

Our group of experienced physical therapists are waiting to help with your chronic or acute back or neck pain. We utilize current best practice and evidence based techniques all within a patient centered approach. We emphasize board certification and continuing education with all our practitioners in order to efficiently come to the root of your symptoms and help you overcome your pain and improve your mobility and function. We tailor your treatments to include a combination of specific exercise, stretching, education, joint mobilization, manipulation or other modalities and manual therapies. We treat all types of spine pain so give one of our local clinics a call and let us help you get moving again!

Available at: All Clinics

THE TOTAL PROGRAM

           (Specialized Osteoarthritis & Total Joint Rehabilitation)

Our expert staff of licensed physical therapists and physical therapists assistants have received specialized, comprehensive training in the rehabilitation of patients who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or have received total joint replacements.

The focus of our program is on hip, knee, and shoulder regions.  This program utilizes current research to ensure patients receive the most up to date approaches within evidence-based practice.

Available at: All Clinics

WOMEN'S HEALTH PROGRAM

 

Our specialized program for the treatment of women’s health issues is leading the way for women in western Montana. Our primary specialist is Tara Pfeifer, DPT.  Our vast experience and specialization along with a caring and compassionate approach will ensure a positive experience. Treatment for incontinence, lymphedema of the upper or lower extremity, and post mastectomy care are just a few areas we address in this comprehensive program.

Available at: All Clinics

VERTIGO

The spectrum of dizziness symptoms can range from spinning, imbalance, rocking, floating, motion sickness to lightheadedness. Spinning sensation related to a change in position is the most common symptom. Individuals over 60 years old have a 7 time greater incidence of experiencing these symptoms. PT will use specific skills to assess your dizziness and determine the appropriate treatment. 

Available at: All Clinics

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Canyons Athletic Club

Canyons Athletic Club