The specialists at Cedar Valley Physical Therapy are knowledgeable and highly trained in a variety of physical rehabilitative services, including treatments for acute and chronic orthopedic conditions and work- and sports-related injuries, and occupational testing practices, such as assessing the physical capabilities of a job applicant. With each of our services, we maintain a close working relationship and communication with your physician to provide the highest quality care for you. Keep reading to discover how our dedicated providers can put our customized physical therapy solutions to work for you.

Physical Therapy

Whether you are recovering from a joint replacement or reconstruction procedure, rehabilitating a major orthopedic injury, or re-establishing strength and other capacities to counter chronic conditions, or have other functionality or mobility treatment needs, our comprehensive physical therapy services can help you restore physiological health and reduce the need for future therapy or medical care. Beginning with your initial examination, our specialists will learn about your symptoms and normal activities in order to create your specialized treatment plan. We have numerous therapeutic treatment options available, including manual mobilization techniques such as muscle and joint manipulation, electrical stimulation and other modalities, and range of motion practices to test movement limitations. Most importantly, our team of providers will work closely with you during your rehabilitation to provide information regarding your condition, discuss any challenges or concerns that arise, and help you develop a home exercise program so you can control your recovery. Start your personal road to improved physical performance by calling Cedar Valley Physical Therapy today.

Isokinetic Testing Services with Cost Reduction Technology

Using Cost Reduction Technology (CRT), isokinetic testing helps employers statistically assess the physical strengths and limitations of employees for occupational purposes, and assists athletes in performance optimization and injury recovery. During isokinetic testing, individuals work with our specialists to perform a variety of strength and range-of-motion activities using CRT equipment, which produces objective measurements of any weaknesses, immobility or other imbalances of the participant. This information can be used for different purposes, depending on whether the person being tested is being evaluated for pre-employment or athletic performance improvement purposes or as part of the injury recovery process. In the employment context, this information will demonstrate whether the physical abilities of potential employees match the physical requirements of given job positions, the post-injury fitness of rehabilitating employees, and the functional capacity of returning employees who are under a physician’s care. Through this process, employers can reduce or avoid workplace injuries, such as musculoskeletal and overexertion conditions, and lower medical and insurance expenses, including workers’ compensation insurance claims. For athletes, the test can provide a baseline of joint range of motion and strength so an athlete can improve performance by focusing his or her training on that area of weakness or track his or her progress in returning from an injury. This data can help ensure that area athletes, including those at the high school level, don’t return too quickly from an injury, thus preventing future injuries. It can also help fitness-minded adults perform more fully by reducing deficiencies that may be holding them back, including those they never knew about. To find out more about our isokinetic testing services, contact us today.

Occupational Rehab

Through Occupational rehab treatments, employees can return to work after an injury and avoid workplace injuries, and employers are able to assess whether the capabilities of a potential employee match the physical requirements of a given position. Our ergonomic analysis can identify existing work station concerns and optimal configurations and promote preventative activities, such as strengthening programs. Cedar Valley Physical Therapy also incorporates Cost Reduction Technology to quantify a person’s physical abilities relative to his or her prospective or existing job and helps employers reduce injury-related expenses. And with personalized rehabilitative services and same-day scheduling, we assist employees with recovering from injury and avoiding future issues. Our occupational rehab services can help employers and employees increase workplace function, health and efficiency—call us today or click below to learn more.

Pelvic Rehab

Pelvic rehabilitation is the process of addressing pain, irritation and other issues in and around the pelvic bone. Both men and women may encounter pelvic conditions that require therapeutic treatment, including pelvic bulge/prolapse, lower back pain, persistent prostatitis or pelvic pain, incontinence, pelvic nerve irritation, and constipation. These issues may arise from a number of causes: hernias, kidney stones, bladder infections, appendicitis, nerve or intestinal problems, psychogenic pain, among other conditions. Our private appointments and therapy can help you strengthen and contract pelvic muscles while relieving tension from underlying tissue and features the most advanced technology and procedures, such as biofeedback equipment, which is available in the area only at Cedar Valley Physical Therapy, that measures your physical responses in given situations to assist with your rehabilitation. Call today or click here to find out how working with these latest techniques and equipment and our pelvic therapy experts can help you restore healthy pelvic function.

Balance

If you suffer from persistent dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, and/or vision difficulties, you may have a vestibular balance condition. These issues can stem from the brain and inner ear areas and can significantly affect the lives of sufferers by reducing activity and concentration levels, increasing fatigue and nausea, and impairing emotional well-being through depression and anxiety. Through a customized exercise-centered rehabilitation program, those with balance issues can diminish dizziness, vertigo, instability, and/or imbalance occurrences and improve vestibular function and compensation. Habituation exercises include exposure to situations involving self-motion and image stimulation that tend to prompt spontaneous dizziness among patients who encounter symptoms when moving their heads, change positions, watching TV and walking through large, highly visual areas. Other exercises, known as gaze stabilization, require patients to focus their attention on something while repeatedly moving their heads and to use their senses to better coordinate eye sight and body movement in order to eliminate movement of line-of-sight items when reading or walking. During balance training exercises involving multiple tasks, coordinated motion, and other stability tests, patients can learn to re-establish balance in everyday activities. With other types of exercises available to fit the specific needs of patients, our vestibular balance rehabilitation services can help you restore comfort and confidence to important aspects of your life. For more details, contact us today.

Sports Rehab

With a team of seven athletic trainers that work directly with local high schools, Cedar Valley Physical Therapy is there on the field, court and diamond helping area athletes with injuries, surgical referrals and more. And when it’s time for post-injury rehabilitation, we have the expertise and equipment to help our athletes get back to playing their favorite sports. We offer a 10,000-square-foot, conveniently located facility at United Medical Park in Waterloo and an expansive location at the University of Northern Iowa Wellness Center that features a weight-bearing therapy pool with an adjustable floor. Our rehabilitative specialists are experts in helping athletes recover from surgical reconstruction to ACLs, hips, knees, hands, wrists, and Achilles tendons as well as sprains, strains and other less severe injuries. They can also help athletes avoid potential problems and improve performance by identifying and correcting existing issues such as developing conditions and movement inhibitors. As therapeutic techniques evolve, our providers also continue to participate in training for new mobilization, exercise, evaluation, and treatment protocols, allowing them to provide more customized treatments for each athlete that are more relevant to his or her sport(s). Click below or call today to see how our physical therapy services help athletes regain pre-injury activity levels, prevent serious orthopedic damage, and achieve optimal sports performance.