InMotion Physical Therapy In Idaho Falls
IMPT therapists help individuals to give pain relief, restore function, and recover from injuries. 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 and have full patient care. A referral from your doctor will get you started with our therapies.
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 recovery 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 and progressive physical therapy treatment plan that will address your pain and symptoms and get you back to where you want to be!
Idaho Falls Physical Therapy
Chronic pain in the neck or back can make life miserable. Many times, this chronic pain can be reduced or eliminated with Idaho Falls physical therapy by a trained practitioner or physical therapist. Our patient care is our focus. To get the best physical therapy in Idaho Falls, InMotion is here for you!
The In Motion Physical Therapy Team
Joseph (Jote) Wight, DPT
From a young age Jote has had a passion for people and health care. He began at age 17 when he worked as a therapy tech at Skyline High School. Jote spent two years in Venezuela and attended the international school Bella Vista while learning Spanish. Then, 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 any thing related to temporary or chronic pain, injury, surgery recovery, weakness, fatigue, and muscular imbalances. He also provides home health care to those in need with an individual treatment program for each patient. Jote seeks to keep his knowledge and practice up to date by taking courses each year, 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. If you’re wanting to increase your abilities and feel better, 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. It includes manual therapy and other tools to adjust areas that need help. It includes teaching individuals things to help, such as stretches.
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 help maintain the progress made during the treatment. Functions improved by using physiological therapeutics include strength, physiologic elasticity, physical elasticity, and coordination.
Some physiological therapeutic measures utilized during Idaho Falls physical therapy may include:
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 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. 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.
- 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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Our Process Is Made For You Individually
We make a commitment to your health so you get the treatment you need. Our specialties will help you to reduce your symptoms from dizziness to chronic pain to athletes’ injuries. Our dedication to you will help meet rehabilitation goals as you use the tips, strengthening exercises, and treatment your physician recommends without anxiety. With each visit, you’ll be able to see how the treatments our team provides help your recovery process.
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