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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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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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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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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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The purpose of traction is to apply a force that draws two adjacent bones apart from each other in order to increase their shared joint space. There are a number of medically accepted uses for spinal traction, which include the mobilization of soft tissues or joints, decompression of pinched nerve roots, increased circulation, and it relieves pressure on the spinal cord. Traction is sometimes given to people with spinal stenosis, as it helps to make space around the compressed spinal cord. In any case, the improved circulation has an added, indirect benefit of decreasing chemicals in damaged tissues brought about by inflammation.

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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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Functional Dry Needling is a mechanical-device assisted manual therapy technique within the scope of physical therapy practice. It is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. It is used in conjunction with traditional physical therapy.

The needles used are typically much smaller than hypodermic needles, and are solid rather than hollow, with a rounded rather than a beveled tip with the cutting edge of a hypodermic needle. Dry Needling is different than acupuncture with regards to the evaluation tools used, the assessment, the application, and the overall intended goal. The treatment protocols are based on Dr. Levitt’s work in orthopedics. Attached please find 2 case reports on dry needling in the cervical spine, and the hamstring, both published in The Journal of Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

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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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The MedX cervical extension machine is an effective solution for patients who suffer from neck pain and/or headaches. Because the cervical muscles must continually support the weight of the head, headaches and neck pain are common clinical complaints. These ailments often result from muscular weakness or traumatic injury. The MedX cervical extension machine is highly reliable for cervical extension strength testing and dynamic variable resistance training.

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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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