Treatments & Techniques

 Our trained staff of licensed therapists have a personal, hands-on approach to therapy; ensuring you receive the right services for your injury or condition. We work with you in our comfortable, relaxing therapy center with private treatment rooms.

Every patient of CPPT has their own personalized plan of care. That plan of care incorporates a wide range of techniques, manual therapy, mobilizations, and strength training.

Treatments & Techniques

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McKenzie protocol for back injuries

The McKenzie Method is not merely extension exercises. In its truest sense, McKenzie is a comprehensive approach to the spine based on sound principles and fundamentals, that when understood and followed accordingly are very successful. In fact, most remarkable, but least appreciated, is the McKenzie assessment process.

© M.E.L.T. (Muscle Energy Lengthening Technique)

- MELT Incorporates a variety of direct and indirect patient pending techniques that each fall under one of the R’s of MELT: Reconnect, Rebalance, Rehydrate and Release.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release - Clifton Park Physical Therapy

Myofascial Release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. The therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles.

Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft Tissue Mobilization is also a soft tissue therapy to lengthen tightened muscles and/or decrease scar tissue. Like, myofascial release, it increases circulation and promotes healing. Instrumented assisted techniques can be used for soft tissue mobilization if warranted.

Manual Techniques

Manual techniques are often used in conjunction with other modalities at CPPT.  In general, manual physical therapy techniques use different types of movements such as soft tissue mobilizations, joint mobs, and other specific hands-on techniques.  These techniques are used to treat stuck connective tissue, limited joint mobility, and relaxation of muscle, improvement of circulation, breaking up scar tissue and reducing pain in soft tissue.

Sport Rehabilitation

FMS - Clifton Park Physical Therapy Sports rehabilitation incorporates a strengthening and stretching exercise program depending on each individual's needs. The entire body is taken into account to allow each individual to return to sport in a timely manner and to prevent any future re-occurrences.

Neuromuscular Rehabilitation

Neuromuscular rehabilitation is a specialized treatment program to help eliminate pain and physical restrictions while improving strength. Our ultimate goal is to restore full function to allow individual to return to activities of daily living. Some conditions and diagnoses include: post-stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, balance and walking deficits, neuropathy, etc.

Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic exercise refers to a wide range of physical activities that focuses on restoring and maintaining strength, endurance, flexibility, and stability.  At CPPT our goal is to regain full function in a pain-free state using our wide knowledge of biomechanics and kinesiology to design the most appropriate therapeutic exercise program for each individualized patient.

Sport Specific Training

Like sports rehabilitation, sport specific training includes a unique exercise regime depending upon the athlete's specific needs. Strengths, weaknesses, muscle imbalances, and body mechanics are examined and corrected to further patient results for adequate athletic performance.

Post Surgical Protocols

Post surgical protocols are used in conjunction with your MD guidelines to make sure each healing phase is advanced properly.

Taping: Kinesiotape , McConnel, and Mulligan

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Depending on patient need, different types of tape can be utilized to promote healing and blood flow, decrease edema, inhibit/facilitate a muscle, and/or correct body mechanics. Taping techniques can be progressed through all healing phases.

Instrument Assisted Techniques

Graston technique is used by our trained therapists to detect and treat soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. This form of evidence-based instrument -assisted soft tissue mobilization allows our clinicians to work with scar tissue and fascia to restore range of motion reducing symptoms quickly and effectively.

Mobilizations and Therapeutic Exercises

Mobilizations are a manual therapy technique comprising a continuum of skilled passive movements to the joint complex that are applied at varying speeds and amplitudes, that may include a small-amplitude/ high velocity therapeutic movement (manipulation) with the intent to restore optimal motion, function, and/ or to reduce pain.Mobilizations and therapeutic exercises may include:

  1. Agility Training
  2. Balance training (static & dynamic)
  3. Body mechanics training
  4. Breathing exercises
  5. Coordination exercises
  6. Gait and locomotion training
  7. Neuromuscular Re-education
  8. Postural stabilization
  9. ROM exercises & soft tissue stretching
  10. Relaxation exercises
  11. Strength, power & endurance exercises