Physical Therapy

ARIS Physical Therapy utilizes a “Functional Teaching Model” where our goal is complete restoration of normal movement patterns and function. In order for us to “teach” the patient we feel it is vital that we have a comprehensive understanding of their current level of function, their limitations (i.e. Stability, Strength, Mobility, Flexibility, etc), and their specific goals. Our approach results in the patient’s optimal return to activities of daily living, work, and sport /leisure activities. We are able to help each patient by understanding their learning style to ensure they are able to translate the education they receive into practical everyday use. It is very important that the patient is able to understand and apply the information to such a degree that hey are able to change poor body mechanics into correct body mechanics that will last a lifetime (longevity). The patient will be able to self-evaluate and self-correct so as to prevent future injuries. Returning the patient to pre-injury levels is our basic goal, however our hope is to make it possible for the patient to function at a higher level than they ever imagined.

Application of our “Functional Teaching Model” follows a logical, skill based progression where the patient acquires information and skills, rather than simply performing an exercise. Each activity has purpose, and the proficiency of that activity is the key success measure.

Acute & Chronic Injuries

  • Cervical
    • Cervical sprain / strain
    • Cervical Disc Bulge or herniaton
    • Cervical Facet antopathy
    • Stenosis
  • Thoracic
    • Inter-scapular pain
    • Mal-alignment
    • Costo-vertrebral sprain
    • Thoractic Outlet Syndrome
  • Lumbar
    • Lumbar sprain / strain
    • Disc bulge or herniation with or without Radiculopathy
    • Sciatica
    • Spondylosis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Spondylolysis
    • Stenosis
  • Sacral/Pelvic Girdle
    • Sacro-iliac sprain (anterior/posterior, sacrospinous or sacrotuberous ligaments)
    • Anterior or posterior nutation of sacrum
    • Unilateral anterior or posterior tilt of innominate
  • Shoulder
    • Shoulder impingement
    • Shoulder instability (long head and common distal biceps tendon)
    • Little Leaguer's Shoulder
    • Rotator Cuff (tendonitis, tendonosis, partial thickness tear)
    • AC joint sprains / separation
    • SC joint sprains
    • Snapping scapula
    • Internal impingement
    • Labral tears
    • Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit (GIRD)
  • Upper Arm
    • Biceps Tendonitis (long head and common distal biceps tendon)
    • Biceps muscle strain
    • Triceps muscle strain
  • Elbow
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
    • Triceps Tendonitis
    • Lateral (radial) collateral ligament sprains
    • Medial (ulnar) collateral ligament sprains
    • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
    • Radial head dislocation
  • Forearm
    • Pronator Teres Syndrome
    • Brachioradialis strain
  • Wrist
    • DeQuervain's Tenosynovisitis / Tendonitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Wrist sprain / strain
  • Hip
    • Hip (Trochanteric) Bursitis
    • Hip flexor strain
    • Piriformis Syndrome
    • Groin strain
  • Thigh
    • Quadriceps strain
    • Hamstring strain
    • Adductor / groin strain
  • Knee
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprain (ACL sprain)
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Sprain (PCL sprain)
    • Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain (MCL sprain)
    • Patellar or quadriceps tendonitis (Jumper's Knee)
    • Patellar Tracking Dysfunction (Patella Chondramalacia or Chondrosis)
    • Baker's Cyst
    • Popliteal Tendonitis
  • Leg
    • Calf strain (Gastrocnemius Strain)
    • Shin splints
  • Foot & Ankle
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Ankle sprains (typically inversion ankle sprain)
    • Anterior Talofibular Ligament sprain or tear
    • Calcaneofibular Ligament sprain or tear
    • Achilles tendonitis
    • Sever's Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis)
  • Reflexive Symphathetic Dystrophy
  • Myofasical Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

Pre-Operative Preparation

  • ACL (reduction of swelling and restoration of full functional range of motion)
  • Pre-operative range of motion measurements

Post-Operative Rehabilitation

  •  Cervical
    1. Discectomy
    2. Fusion (Single & Multi-Level)
    3. Disc Replacement
  • Thoracic
    1. Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar
    1. Discectomy
    2. Laminectomy
    3. Fusion (Single &  Multi-Level)
      1. ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
      2. PLIF (Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
      3. Disc Replacement
  • Shoulder
    1. Rotator Cuff Debridement
    2. Small, Medium, Large and Massive Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Repairs
    3. Sub-Acromial Decompression
    4. SLAP Repair
    5. Capsular Shift
    6. Capsular Plication
    7. AC Joint Reconstruction
    8. Labral Repair
    9. Pectoralis Major Repair
  • Arm
    1. Humeral Fracture with ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)
    2. Long Head Biceps Tenodesis
  • Elbow
    1. Medial or Lateral Epicondylectomy
    2. Distal Biceps Repair
    3. Triceps Tendon Repair
    4. Lateral Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Radial Collateral Ligament)
    5. Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Ulnar Collateral Ligament)
    6. Triad Reconstruction
    7. Elbow Fracture ORIF
    8. Anthroscopic Debridement
  • Forearm
    1. Pronator Teres Release
    2. Radial Fracture ORIF
    3. Ulnar Fracture ORIF
  • Wrist
    1. Colles Fracture
    2. Smith’s Fracture
  • Pelvic Girdle / Sacroiliac
    1. Pelvic Fracture ORIF
  • Hip
    1. Total Hip Replacement
    2. Hip Fracture ORIF
  • Thigh
    1. Femoral Fracture ORIF (Plate & Screws or Intramedullary Rod)
    2. Femoral Fracture External Fixator/Fixation
    3. Fasciotomy Secondary to Compartment Syndrome
  • Knee
    1. Total Knee Replacement (Primary & Revision)
    2. Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
    3. Anthroscopic Debridement of:
      1. Medial and/or Lateral Meniscus
      2. Medial and/or Lateral Femoral Condyle
      3. Meniscal Repair
      4. ACL Reconstruction (Primary & Revision)
      5. MCL Repair
      6. LCL Repair
      7. PCL Repair
      8. Popliteal Tendon Repair
    4. Above the Knee Amputee
    5. Patellar Chondroplasty
    6. Micro-Fracture
    7. OATS (Osteoarticular Transfer System)
    8. ACI (Autogolous Chondrocyte Implantation)
    9. Baker’s Cyst Removal
    10. Meniscal Allograft (Replacement)
  • Leg
    1. Tibial Osteotomy
    2. Below the Knee Amputee
    3. Fasciotonomy Secondary to Compartment Syndrome
    4. Tibial Fracture ORIF (Plate & Screws or Intramedullary Rod)
  • Foot & Ankle
    1. Achilles Tendon Repair
    2. Modified Brostrom
    3. Tibia/Fibular Fracture Closed or Open Reduction (ORIF)
    4. Calcaneal Fracture Closed or Open Reduction (ORIF)