InMotion Physical Therapy In Idaho Falls

IMPT therapists help individuals to give pain relief, restore function, and recover from injury. We offer experienced and research-based interventions to provide you with an optimal outcome. As skilled physical therapists, we believe in a hands-on approach provided by our licensed therapists to maximize safety and progress. A referral from your doctor will get you started.

What Can A Physical Therapist Do For You?

Having the proper care to get you moving back to what you want is our priority. Our Physical therapists are trained and continue to keep up with the best physical therapy treatment possible! We want to encourage your body’s natural healing process, while also making sure that it will continue to heal in a proper way or gain more strength. We will make sure that we know everything about your injury/mobility issue and create a personalized treatment plan that will get you back to where you want to be!

Physical Therapy Clinics

Idaho Falls Physical Therapy

Chronic pain in the neck or back can make life miserable. Many times, this pain can be reduced or eliminated with Idaho Falls physical therapy by a trained practitioner or physical therapist. Get the best physical therapy in Idaho Falls, InMotion is here for you!

The IMPT Team

Jote Wright — Physical Therapist In Idaho Falls

Joseph (Jote) Wight, DPT

From a young age Jote has had a passion for people and health care. His training in physical therapy began at age 17 when he worked as a therapy tech during his years at Skyline High School. Jote spent two years in Venezuela, where he learned to speak Spanish and attended the International school Bella Vista. He continued his education at BYU-Idaho receiving a Business Management degree and completing the Pre-Physical Therapy Program. He went on to earn his doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Idaho State University and graduated in 2011. 

Jote specializes in outpatient care concerning pain, injury, surgery recovery, weakness, fatigue, and muscular imbalances. He also provides home health care to those in need. Jote seeks to establish an individual treatment program for each patient, and carefully assess and cares for every need. Jote seeks to keep his knowledge and practice up to date by continually taking courses each year and advancing his education and techniques.

Jote and his wife, Kira, have three exceptional children who enjoy spending time with their dad above all else. Much of this time is spent on the basketball court. Off the court, Jote and his family love to be outdoors running, hiking or biking. He has raced in several triathlons, marathons and a half iron man. If you’re wanting to increase your abilities and feel better, or recover from an injury, come see Jote at InMotion Physical Therapy where you are sure to have a positive experience and outcome. 

How Can Chiropractic Physiotherapy Help You?

Chiropractic physiotherapy is the therapeutic application of forces and substances that induce a physiologic response and that uses and/or allows the body’s natural processes to return to a more normal state of health.

Physiotherapy techniques can be used in preparation for a chiropractic adjustment. This can help improve your function and minimize your pain, among other benefits. These techniques may be used before your adjustment to help you relax and condition tissues. They are also helpful following a visit to relieve any pain or just help maintain the progress made during the treatment. The functions that may be improved with the use of physiological therapeutics include strength, physiologic elasticity, physical elasticity, and coordination.

These methods may or may not be utilized by the physical therapist or chiropractor during Idaho Falls physical therapy in the course of a patient’s case management depending upon their specific needs.

Some physiological therapeutic measures that are often utilized in physical therapy:

Work to do at home

At Home

  • Exercise. Part of the treatment program may include instructions for an exercise regimen that is designed to stretch and strengthen the back.

  • Dietary management. Some patients may see the benefits of a change in their diet. Some may be recommended to use dietary supplements after spinal manipulation.

  • Ergonomics. Patients may be advised to make some changes in their home or work life. Making a change to their workstation, for example, can be helpful. Or, for some, it may be as simple as giving up a hobby that is irritating the condition.

  • Patient education. Depending on the individual patient, a variety of lifestyle modifications, including diet and nutritional programs, self-care, and coping strategies, may be recommended.

 

Hot stone massage in Idaho Falls

Hot and Cold

  • Your therapist may use both heat and ice therapy for a patient’s back pain. Using ice for 10-15 minutes can numb the back. Then, using heat on the area can restore the blood flow and help speed up the healing process.

  • Our wonderful team of therapists can use massage on the soft tissues to improve circulation, reduce swelling and inflammation associated with back pain, and encourage quicker healing.

  • Hydrotherapy is a method that focuses on how the body reacts to hot and cold. Generally, this is done with water and a variety of temperatures and pressures using hot baths, whirlpools, saunas, or wraps. This may be done to reduce the sensitivity of back pain through cold to the pain followed by the use of heat to promote blood flow and faster healing.

Ultrasound used by physical therapists

Mechanical Stimulation

  • Ultrasound. Sound waves create deep heat therapy that is applied to the soft tissues and joints. This is like a mini massage for the soft tissues and joints. This may be used to help reduce back pain, stiffness, and spasms – in addition to increasing blood flow and accelerating the healing process.

  • Diathermy. This is a form of shortwave, electro-magnetic therapy that passes the softer tissues and provides heat to denser tissues. It relaxes the muscles and connective tissues decrease muscle spasms and accelerate the healing process by increasing circulation.

  • Electrical muscle stimulation. During this form of therapy, electrodes (placed on the skin) send light electrical pulses throughout the body to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and back pain.

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators (TENS). TENS features electrodes that are placed over the painful area with the user having the power to control the intensity of electrical stimulation. With TENS, the goal is to help block the transmission of pain signals along the nerves and to release endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller.

  • Traction. During a traction massage, the patient is lying face up while a system of rollers moves along the back as it stretches and massages the back muscles.

  • Infrared radiation. A thermal camera may be used to image colored hues indicating the blood flow in the back. Infrared radiation may be used to differentiate normal temperature changes from abnormal differences and to assess underlying conditions that are causing back pain.

  • Cold laser therapy. Particles of energy are carried in a laser and absorbed by the cell membrane’s photoreceptors after penetrating the skin surface. The light energy is then converted into biochemical energy which powers a biological process that helps to decrease swelling, reduce pain and inflammation and improve circulation.

inserts used by physical therapists

Products

  • Pelvic stabilization. When leg-length deficiency, flat feet, and/or subtalar instability are present, the physical therapist may decide to place a small heel lift in the shoe on the short leg side and/or prescribe corrective arch supports to help stabilize the pelvis.

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