Andersen Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy | Hand Therapy | Aquatic Therapy | Vestibular Rehabilitation
Physical Therapy is a specialization focused on the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The physical therapists and physical therapist assistants at Andersen Physical Therapy are board certified and highly trained individuals who strive to provide the best care in Stanislaus County. Physical Therapy can help: all conditions involving muscle, bone, or nerve; neurologic conditions (ambulatory); vestibular or balance conditions; and gait impairments. The primary goals of Physical Therapy include: determining patients impairments, developing a treatment program to restore function and alleviate pain, promoting healing, and patient education in order to prevent further disability.
Our Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation Program, directed by Certified Hand Therapist Jolene Anderson, OTR/L, was established in 1997 at Andersen Physical Therapy. Jolene has over thirty years of experience working with repetitive motion injuries; traumatically-injured, surgically-repaired upper extremities; and diverse congenital anomalies. Complications related to the use and functions of hands vary, however common conditions that are treated at Andersen Physical Therapy include the following: repetitive stress injuries, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, upper extremity tendonitits, flexor and extensor tendon repairs, nerve repairs, amputations, arthritis, dupuytren’s disease, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), infections, crush injuries, reconstructive surgery, replantation and revascularization, burns, and repetitive stress injuries.
Aquatic Therapy is part of what makes are our facility so beneficial for all patient types. Our facility offers two aquatic options; a warm therapeutic pool (90-92 degrees) and an underwater treadmill. Our state-of-the-art Hydroworx is an underwater treadmill that allows patients who are partial weight bearing to walk while maintaining their restrictions or provide a unique rehab option for the higher level patients. Aquatic Therapy is ideal for those who have: impaired gait, restricted weight bearing, impaired balance, postural dysfunction, neuro-muscular weakness, restricted range of motion, pain, edema, healing tissue, hypertonicity or muscle spasm, dependent mobility, sensory integration dysfunction, difficulty managing stress, dardiovascular dysfunction, or pulmonary dysfunction.
Dizziness and disequilibrium are common complaints in frequency of occurrence among adults. Vestibular rehabilitation is a conventional, safe, and effective treatment of these symptoms. Andersen Physical Therapy is staffed with professional Physical Therapists trained in the rehabilitation of vestibular pathologies. The sensation of vertigo or dizziness can be caused by many different factors; therefore, conducting a thorough evaluation is essential in identifying your impairments. Your Physical Therapist will develop a specific exercise and manual treatment program upon completion of the evaluation. Your specific program will be designed to decrease dizziness, increase balance function and improve general activity levels. Exercise may include instruction in compensatory strategies and re-training of the proprioceptive, visual, and inner ear structures in order to significantly decrease symptoms. Andersen Physical Therapy can also provide tools and instruction for relief of secondary symptoms that can occur amongst individuals with balance disorders and movement-related dizziness. Secondary symptoms may include: decreased strength, loss of range of motion, increased muscle tension, and headaches.