Physical Therapy | Hand Therapy | Occupational Therapy | Sports Rehab
7 LOCATIONS - KENTUCKY & OHIO
The Acceleration Program
The Acceleration Program at OrthoCincy is designed to help patients transition from Physical Therapy back to sports and high level activities. Through advanced training, we can reduce the risk of further injury and accelerate a return to sports.
Dry needling is a technique that uses thin needles, similar to acupuncture. They're called "dry" because they don't have any medicine or liquid on them. These needles are carefully inserted into specific areas of the body where there is muscle pain or tension. The aim is to target trigger points, which are tight knots or bands in the muscles that can cause pain/discomfort. By targeting these trigger points, dry needling helps release knots, reduce muscle pain or spasms, and improve flexibility and range of motion.
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)
Blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy is a rehabilitation technique that involves restricting blood flow to a specific muscle group using a specialized tourniquet or cuff, while performing exercises at a lower intensity than normal. The goal of BFR therapy is to increase muscle strength, size, and endurance by creating an environment with less oxygen in the muscles. This makes the body respond in certain ways. These responses include building more muscle proteins, making more growth hormones, and creating new blood vessels.
Physical therapists commonly use BFR therapy for patients with various conditions, such as post-surgical recovery, osteoarthritis, and muscle atrophy due to immobilization. BFR therapy is also used in sports medicine and performance training to enhance athletic performance and accelerate muscle recovery.
ISTYM / ASTYM
ISTYM & ASTYM are two soft tissue therapy techniques used to help improve mobility and reduce pain. Although they share some similarities, there are several key differences between the two techniques.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (ISTYM) involves using specialized stainless-steel tools to apply pressure and friction to soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The goal of ISTYM is to break up scar tissue and adhesions, improve blood flow, and promote healing. The tools used in ISTYM are shaped to fit various body parts and can be used with different levels of pressure and intensity. ISTYM is often used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, tendinitis, and post-surgical scarring.
Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM) is another technique that uses special tools, but with a different approach. The tools used in ASTYM are designed to create tiny injuries in the affected tissues. This might sound strange, but it actually helps stimulate the body's natural healing process. The injuries trigger a chain reaction in the body that leads to removing damaged tissue, increasing blood flow, and regenerating healthy tissue. ASTYM is often used to treat ongoing conditions like tendinitis, plantar fasciitis (foot pain), and carpal tunnel syndrome (hand pain).
Gait analysis is a type of assessment that physical therapists use to evaluate a patient's walking pattern and identify any abnormalities or inefficiencies. Gait analysis typically involves a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's movement patterns, muscle strength, joint range of motion, and balance.
Based on the findings of the gait analysis, the physical therapist will then develop a treatment plan tailored to the patient's specific needs. This may include exercises to improve muscle strength or range of motion, balance training, or use of assistive devices such as braces or orthotics.
Physical Therapy Locations:
859-817-4742 - Florence - 8726 US 42
859-817-4743 - Highland Heights - 2626 Alexandria Pike
513-605-1700 - Eastgate* - 4355 Ferguson Drive
513-605-1712 - Anderson* – 7910 Beechmont Ave.
513-605-1700 - Kenwood** - 8251 Pine Road
513-605-1660 - West Chester* - 8734 Union Centre Blvd.
* denotes locations with hand therapy
** hand therapy only
Physical Therapy & Occupational/Hand Therapy Management
OT, PT, MSPT, CHT
PT, MPT, CIMT