Our Physical Therapy Services

physical therapyPhysical therapy is a treatment approach that is designed to restore and enhance optimal physical function and mobility. Our therapists' advanced training and specializations provide the needed skills to hone in to the root cause and allow each treatment progression to be individualized. This conservative treatment approach often allows the patient to choose self-management of their diagnosis in lieu of surgery or other invasive approaches, and in some cases provides a helpful adjunct to these other procedures to provide maximum benefit.

Orthopedic Care

Below is a list of many of the diagnoses that can improve with the help of our therapists' advanced training in spine care and other orthopedic conditions. If you don't see the condition from which you suffer on the list below, please feel free to call us for further information.

Arthritis
Auto Accident Injuries
Back and Neck
Cardiovascular Disease
Chronic Pain Disorders
Difficulty with Walking/Mobility
Guillian-Barre Syndrome
Joint Pain and Injury

Limited Endurance
Loss of Motion
Low Back Pain
Multiple Sclerosis
Muscle Fatigue
Muscle Spasm/Tightness
Obesity
Orthopedic Injuries

Joint Replacements

Osteoporosis
Physical Injury
Shortness of Breath
Weight Loss


*This list is not inclusive. Check with your physician to see if you could benefit from physical therapy.

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Optimal is proud to offer the unique service of pelvic floor physical therapy. Aletta has specialized in this avenue of care and provided it in the Amarillo area since 2003. As the awareness of this treatment avenue increased, the need for another pelvic floor PT led to Ashlee joining the team in 2016.

Pelvic floor dysfunction encompasses a wide range of issues that can include pelvic pain, abdominal pain, buttock pain, urinary dysfunction, fecal dysfunction, and/or sexual dysfunction. Symptoms can range from pain that occurs with specific activities to pain that occurs all day; and can sometimes include incontinence, or it's opposite, retention. These issues can arise at any time in the lifespan and affect both men and women; unfortunately no one is immune. Accurate assessment of the core issue affecting the pelvic floor is key to determining the appropriate treatment plan, improving the pelvic floor muscle's function and health, and therefore your quality of life.

The following are just some of the conditions that can benefit from Pelvic floor Rehab:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Coccyx pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pudendal Neuropathy
  • Vaginismus
  • Dyspareunia
  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Constipation
  • Prostatitis
  • Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence

*This list is not inclusive. Check with your physician to see if you could benefit from physical therapy.

Pregnancy Rehab

A woman's pregnancy is an exciting time filled with anticipation, hope, and unfortunately, sometimes pain. Normal changes that allow for a healthy pregnancy can set the stage for muscle and joint issues, which in some cases can become extremely limiting and affect quality of life. Fortunately, many of these changes can be improved with physical therapy, with therapy providing tools for a lifetime of good musculoskeletal health.

Please talk to your OB/Gyn if you are experiencing any of the following during your pregnancy:

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Osteoporosis Rehab

Anyone who has had a bone scan or heard the words "Osteopenia" or "Osteoporosis" have undoubtedly heard that, over time, exercise can help improve bone density. But, often the question is, "Where do I start?" Physical Therapy is an excellent option to help determine the best exercises for the areas needing that focus, while ensuring that the exercises are done with the utmost safety to protect not only the areas of reduced bone density but the entire body.

Balance Training/Vestibular Rehab

Worksteps

  • Post-offer pre-employment testing
  • Post-employment testing (fit-for-duty)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)