Advanced Physical Therapy

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“Advanced was the best physical therapy I ever had!”
Mary Lou , Grand Blanc Facility
“I tell everyone who needs physical therapy to use APTC.”
Wanda , Grand Blanc Facility
“I feel Clio is very lucky to have a business like APTC located here. Your staff is GREAT!”
Stevie, Clio Facility
“The best experience I have had at a medical facility. Amazing staff!”
Paige, Clio Facility
“The staff was more than courteous. They made me feel important and special. They encouraged and motivated me.”
Mac, Flint Facility
“The billing staff was very patient and considerate helping me to accomplish an out-of-network referral.”
Gerrie, Grand Blanc Facility
“My experience here was tremendous.”
Elizabeth, Clio Facility
“I want to thank you and your staff for making me a complete person again. Now that I can move like I used to, I’m in better shape then I was 10 to 15 years ago.”
Bob, Grand Blanc Facility

 

Advanced Physical Therapy Center offers an Advanced Spine and Neck Program which uses the latest techniques in core strengthening and SI joint strengthening. We have over 20 years of success and thousands of happy patients!

In fact, Blue Care Network of Michigan named Advanced Physical Therapy Center as a Low Back Pain Center of Excellence. According to BCN, the Center of Excellence designation tells members and physicians that APTC has the infrastructure and processes to deliver effective outcomes with fewer complications. BCN has rigorous quality criteria standards and we have maintained the high level of care needed for the award since 2006.

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The NESS L300 is an advanced functional electrical stimulation (FES) system that sends low-level electrical impulses to the common peroneal nerve in your leg, stimulating muscles to lift your foot. The NESS L300 automatically senses your foot position as you are walking and the terrain as it changes. It also adjusts to your walking speed.

The NESS H200 is a state-of-the-art functional electrical stimulation (FES) system that uses low-level stimulation to help your hand open and close. Customizable stimulation programs may help you perform daily activities and also reeducate the muscles over time.

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The Balance System SD can identify a potential problem in just two minutes. The Biodex Fall Risk protocol of balance exercise will improve an individual’s ability to remain upright under challenging conditions. If a patient is found to be at risk of falling, we have an array of interventions and exercises that can help restore balance and reduce the risk. Intervention is supported by patient education and exercise plans.

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Unlike any other piece of training equipment available, the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill® can take you further, faster than you ever thought possible after surgery, injury or other mobility impairment.

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If you’ve had radiation treatment or a doctor had to remove one or more of your lymph nodes, you may experience something called lymphedema. Lymphedema is a build-up of lymph fluid in the fatty tissues just underneath your skin. Removing lymph nodes changes the flow of lymph fluid in the body. This makes it harder for fluid to flow out of the affected area. If the remaining lymph vessels cannot drain enough fluid from these areas, the excess fluid builds up and causes swelling, or lymphedema. While this condition may be uncomfortable, there is something you can do about it.

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At Advanced Physical Therapy Center, we have a staff of highly skilled, certified hand therapists available at all our locations. Hand therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper extremity or limb. This includes the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder, which may not be functioning properly due to any number of problems. Hand therapy is considered to be a specialized area of physical and occupational therapy. Injuries to the upper extremities can be complex, involving bone, tendon, nerve and/or skin. Recovery is equally dependent upon expert physician care and early, appropriate hand therapy.

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Arthur Jones is the legendary founder of Nautilus. In 1986, he founded MedX to perfect the testing of human strength, endurance and range of motion. After years of development and testing, validated by independent research teams at the University of Florida, MedX perfected its medical Lumbar Extension machine. It has since helped tens of thousands of people around the world reduce or eliminate their back pain while increasing their function and quality of life.

Subsequent developments produced the MedX Cervical Extension machine and others, providing the medical community with the first tools capable of producing specific and accurate tests of functional ability along with the finest source of rehabilitative exercise.

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Advanced Physical Therapy Center’s Concussion Management Program offers a simple baseline test, concussion assessment and training program using the Biodex Balance System SD and the ImPACT Program. The Biodex Balance System SD is a sophisticated measuring and training device for static and dynamic balance testing and training. It is used by leading hospitals, rehabilitation centers and national sports teams throughout the U.S. The Biodex Balance System SD is designed to systematically test the sensory selection process by compromising available somatosensory, visual, and vestibular senses while measuring an athlete’s ability to minimize postural sway. Biodex has software that includes the option of conducting a modified version of a Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) test of postural stability, popular for concussion management.

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Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or a group of muscles to contract. By placing electrodes on the skin in various locations the physical therapist can recruit the appropriate muscle fibers. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle. The physical therapist can change the current setting to allow for a forceful or gentle muscle contraction. Along with increasing muscle strength, the contraction of the muscle also promotes blood supply to the area that assists in healing.

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Our FCE program is not limited to workman’s compensation. We also provide pre-work screening, as well as disability screening. Advanced Physical Therapy Center has invested in state-of-the-art equipment to simulate the work environment. We pride ourselves on a high return-to-work rate, and we strive to make each employee a happier and healthier worker.

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Graston Technique® is an innovative, patented form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

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Hydrotherapy is simply water therapy. Used a therapy modality, the water temperature and agitation is varied depending on the treatment goals. Warmer water induces vasodilation, drawing blood into the target tissues. Increased blood flow delivers needed oxygen and nutrients, and removes cell waste. The warmth also decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and can increase range of motion.

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Laser light therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or wounds. This improves soft tissue healing and relieves pain by directing bio-stimulated light energy to the body’s cells. This is done without heat and without injuring or damaging the cells in any way. There are also no side effects. The treatment is backed by extensive research and more than 500 published studies. It has been used successfully around the world for more than 20 years.

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LSVT-BIG is an innovative physical/occupational therapy program that helps to increase strength, motor learning, and changes in brain function in individuals with Parkinson's Disease and other neurological conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Down Syndrome. Each treatment focuses on the production of large amplitude whole body functional movements.

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The term “manual therapy” refers to a hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints as opposed to using a device or machine. In manual therapy, therapists use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction. Manual therapy techniques aim to increase function as well.

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Arthur Jones is the legendary founder of Nautilus. In 1986, he founded MedX to perfect the testing of human strength, endurance and range of motion. After years of development and testing, validated by independent research teams at the University of Florida, MedX perfected its medical Lumbar Extension machine. It has since helped tens of thousands of people around the world reduce or eliminate their back pain while increasing their function and quality of life.

Subsequent developments produced the MedX Cervical Extension machine and others, providing the medical community with the first tools capable of producing specific and accurate tests of functional ability along with the finest source of rehabilitative exercise.

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Phonophoresis is a physical therapy modality that combines ultrasound with the topical application of pain medication. In phonophoresis, the ultrasound enhances the conduction of the pain-relieving medication into your soft tissues for a deep penetration. The use of the ultrasound allows for a high concentration of the medication to reach the underlying muscles. The drug is also delivered to a larger surface area, in a dose that is considered by doctors to be therapeutic.

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Cincinnati SportsMedicine’s Sportsmetrics™, the training program scientifically proven to increase jump height and reduce the risk of serious knee injury! What is Sportsmetrics™? Dr. Frank Noyes and the doctors and researchers at Cincinnati SportsMedicine Research and Education Foundation have been leaders in developing programs to ensure athletes play well and stay well. Sportsmetrics™ is a scientifically proven, six-week jump training program that incorporates proper stretching, special plyometric exercises and weight training. It focuses on developing overall leg strength as well as improving balance in strength from the front to the back of the thigh. Through specialized progression of jump/plyometric drills, athletes learn proper techniques for jumping and landing; increase overall leg strength; improve symmetry in right-to-left leg power and improve vertical jump.

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The acoustic waves generated by the WellWave painlessly pass through the body and converge at a point deep within the soft tissue to produce an intense, extremely short duration compression event. The focused acoustic compression is translated to tissue to provide a massage with pin – point accuracy to the affected area.

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