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Treatments and Services

Life Fitness Therapy is a multi-disiplinary facility offering patients a wide range of therapies to help improve their health. View the list below for information.


Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?


Physical therapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life, and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and physical intervention. Everyone of all ages, from newborn to the very old, has the need to move and function. Physical therapists can work with anyone, anytime during their life span. The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. It is a type of treatment you may need when health problems makes it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. They also promote healthy lifestyles and wellness and teach people how to prevent injuries and loss of movement.


Benefits of Physical Therapy

1. Relieve pain

2. Helps you move better

3. Improves and restores physical function and fitness level

4. Help with recovery after surgery

5. Restores optimal function by minimizing impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to congenital and acquired conditions

6. Helps maintain health and make environmental adaptations that enable people to function independently.



Aquatics

What is Aquatic Therapy?

A therapeutic procedure, which attempts to improve function through the application of aquatic therapeutic exercises. This treatment uses the mechanical and thermal characteristics of water during partial or complete immersion to assist in patient healing and exercise performance.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

1. One benefit of aquatic therapy is the buoyancy provided by the water. While submerged in water, buoyancy assists in supporting the weight of the patient. This decreases the amount of weight bearing which reduces the force of stress placed on the joints. This aspect of aquatic therapy is especially useful for patients with arthritis, healing fractured bones, or who are overweight. By decreasing the amount of joint stress it is easier and less painful to perform exercises.

2. The viscosity of water provides an excellent source of resistance that can be easily incorporated into an aquatic therapy exercise program. This resistance allows for muscle strengthening without the need of weights. Using resistance coupled with the water’s buoyancy allows a person to strengthen muscle groups with decreased joint stress that cannot be experienced on land.

3. Aquatic therapy also utilizes hydrostatic pressure to decrease swelling and improve joint position awareness. The hydrostatic pressure produces forces perpendicular to the body’s surface. This pressure provides joint positional awareness to the patient. As a result, patient proprioception is improved. This is important for patients who have experienced joint sprains, as when ligaments are torn, our proprioception becomes decreased. The hydrostatic pressure also assists in decreasing joint and soft tissue swelling that results

4. Lastly, the warmth of the water experience during aquatic therapy assists in relaxing muscles and vasodilates vessels, increasing blood flow to injured areas. Patients with muscle spasms, back pain, and fibromyalgia find this aspect of aquatic therapy especially therapeutic.


Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. It is a movement/exercise approach with the goals of: decreasing or eliminating dizziness/vertigo, improving balance and safety, improving visual motor control and tolerance of motion, increasing activity level, and reducing risks for falls. VRT can help with a variety of vestibular problems, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and reduced inner ear function on one or both sides associated with Ménière’s disease, labyrinthitis, and vestibular neuritis. Even individuals with long-term unresolved inner ear disorders who have undergone a period of medical management with little or no success may benefit. VRT can also help people with an acute or abrupt loss of vestibular function following surgery for vestibular problems.


Function Capacity Evaluation

A functional capacity evaluation, or "FCE" is an assessment tool utilized for those who have suffered an injury that may affect employment. It is a standardized way to collect information regarding physical abilities to determine whether or not you can return to your previous job duties or a specific job. It is an intensive short term evaluation that focuses on major physical tolerance abilitites related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed, and flexibility. A systemized approach using evaluation instruments whose reliability and validity have been determined through peer-reviewed research and that are available in public domain.


Modalities

Electrical Stimulation

It is the use of electrical energy for medical treatment. It is used for pain management, increase blood flow and tissue repair, improves motor control and retards muscle atrophy, reduces edema, improves peripheral blood flow and increases range of motion.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

LLLT is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug free treatment, which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pathologies. Laser therapy can be used anytime a patient requests or needs a drug-less procedure for the control of pain, when conventional therapies have been ineffective, or when the acceleration of healing is required.

Laser increases the speed, quality, and tensile strength of tissue repair; relieves acute and chronic pain; increases blood supply; stimulates the immune system; stimulates nerve function; develops collagen and muscle tissue; helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue; promotes faster wound healing and clot formation; reduces inflammation.


Graston Technique

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.

Anodyne Treatment

A non-invasive treatment that utilizes infrared light to increase circulation, reduce pain, stiffness and muscle spasm.

Cervical Traction

It is a means of spinal decompression to relieve pressure on nerves, reduce pain and muscle spasm.

Strain Counterstrain

A manual therapy technique to treat muscle and joint pain and dysfunction. It uses passive body positioning towards positions of comfort or tissue ease. The purpose of movement towards shortening is to relax aberrant reflexes that produce the muscle spasm forcing immediate reduction of tone to normal levels. This now allows the joint influenced to function optimally, increasing its range of motion and easing muscle pain. Strain Counterstrain is an extremely gentle technique.

Ultrasound

It is a non-invasive therapeutic modality that uses sound waves to penetrate tissues and generate deep heat to treat pain, muscle spasm, and to speed wound and bone healing as it stimulates cell activity and production of fibroblasts.

Total Motion Release

It is an active positional exercise that helps reduce pain and restrictions in joints and muscles.

Sequential Compression

Sequential Compression is an intermittent Pneumatic compression system used to reduce edema, promotes lymphatic flow, and circulation. It aids movement and drains the buildup of unnecessary fluids to stimulate normal blood flow to the veins and tissues.

Therapeutic Exercise

It is a Physical Therapy intervention encompassing a broad range of activities to restore or improve musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, or neurologic function. It is used to improve functional ability and general well-being from limitations or disability due to disease, disorder, trauma, or surgery.


Conditions Treated

Muscular Strain

Ligamentous Sprain

Herniated Disc / Bulging disc

Torticollis

Bell’s Palsy

Frozen Shoulder

Rotator Cuff tear

Tendonitis

Bursitis

Impingement Syndromes

Tennis Elbow

Golfers Elbow

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Low Back Pain

Spondylolisthesis

Spinal Fusion

Spondylosis

Radiculopathy

Back and Joint surgeries
Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Total Hip Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

Piriformis Syndrome

Arthritis

Chondromalacia Patella

Meniscal and Ligamentous Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

Arthroscopic Surgeries

Ankle Sprain

Plantar Fasciitis

Achilles Tendonitis

Shin Splints

Foot and Ankle Pain

Mortons Neuroma

Fractures

Dislocations

Sciatica

Stroke

Multiple Sclerosis

Neurological Conditions





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Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

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