OSS Elite Physical & Hand Therapy specializes in all aspects of orthopedic rehabilitation using manual techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, neural mobilization, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), myofascial release, and biomechanical assessments.
Working closely with your physicians, our team of highly motivated and experienced licensed Physical Therapists, exercise assistants, and friendly front office staff is here to maximize your recovery and provide you with the most beneficial and well-rounded care.
Because no two patients are alike, we offer a personalized, hands-on treatment approach. Our comprehensive evaluations include a written and verbal history, a review of any previous records such as MRI’s, X-rays and surgical reports, and an extensive clinical examination with special attention paid to the bio-mechanics and patho-mechanics of each patient.
This initial evaluation is a vital first step on your path to recovery. Subsequent treatment plans are then customized by our expert rehabilitation staff based on your specific diagnosis, individual goals, and limitations.
We follow a specific treatment philosophy based on our years of experience treating thousands of clients. Your path to recovery entails:
Pain reduction and inflammation control
Using modalities such as Ultrasound, Low Level Light Therapy, TENS, interferential, H-Wave electrical stimulation, Kinesiotaping, ice, and moist heat, we gain control over the pain, muscles spasms, or swelling associated with your condition.
Restoration of joint and tissue mobility
Once pain is under control, we apply a number of manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, stretching, and PNF to restore range of motion and flexibility to the affected areas. We often maintain a high level of pain control during this process to limit any delayed onset of pain or inflammation following a treatment.
Strength training for core and foundation
We believe in adding strength training to the affected area only after the pain cycle is well controlled and adequate range of motion is restored. The supporting structural stabilizers in the affected region are targeted first and foremost. This lays a strong foundation leading to functional strength training.
Strength training for function
With restored joint mobility, adequate range of motion, a well-managed pain and inflammation level, and a strong foundation of core stabilizers, the patient is now ready to begin a safe and appropriate strength training routine for restoration of optimal daily function. Each patient may have specific needs that will be addressed in order to return to work, sports, or activities of daily living.
Transition to discharge
We believe in educating our patients. The transition from clinical care to self-care can be filled with stress and anxiety. Our goal is to guide our patients into a home exercise or gym program that allows for a continued focus on fitness and well-being. We find many of our patients experience a lifestyle change while under our care and come to appreciate a more active, healthier lifestyle.
Conditions treated include:
- Degenerative progressive disorders: Parkinson’s, ALS, Multiple
- Fractures: finger, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow
- Joint disruptions, sprains or deformities: Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Ligament rupture, instability or strain
- Muscle strains, weakness, pain disorders from trauma or degeneration
- Nerve compression or lacerations: trauma or soft tissue injury for repetitive motion
- Pain disorders
- Strength and conditioning restoring function weakened by chronic or autoimmune conditions
- Tendon strain, lacerations or ruptures
Hand Therapy Treatment Plans include:
- ADL modification and retraining for the activities of daily living of life that maximize function.
- Coordination and fine motor retraining including writing.
- Customized education of the patient’s condition and therapeutic outcomes to provide comfort and awareness of the therapy process.
- Home symptom and exercise management programs are customized per person and diagnosis.
- Joint, soft and scar tissue mobilization to release tight joints, muscles, fascia and adhesions to maximize tendon gliding, muscle function and motor control.
- Modalities: Infrared Low Level Light Therapy, Ultrasound, Electrical
- Stimulation for pain, swelling or muscle re-education, Paraffin wax, contrast baths, and hot & cold packs.
- Sensory re-education for nerve injuries with joint protection and energy conservation techniques for pain or autoimmune disorders.
- Custom splinting and taping for protection, stability, flexibility and performance to protect healing structures and minimize re-injury.
- Therapeutic exercise and functional activities for flexibility, mobility, stability, strength, fitness and performance.
Conditions treated include:
- Pre and post operative orthopedic surgery rehabilitation: rotator cuff and shoulder surgeries, ACL reconstruction, knee meniscus surgeries, cervical and lumbar surgeries, elbow surgeries, ankle surgeries and joint replacements
- Chronic pain conditions including neck and low back pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Traumas including motor vehicle accidents, falls, fractures, sprains and strains
- Sports Injuries
- Neck and low back radiculopathies, Sciatica
- Balance and gait disorders
- Post Mastectomy
- Body mechanics and ergonomics
- Sports Performance Enhancement
- Generalized weakness