Types of Treatment

Types of Treatment

Pain doesn’t have to keep you from the life you love.

Nobody wants pain or physical limitations to keep them from doing what they love. At EPPTS, your care is our top priority. Your team of experienced physical therapists will create a plan to meet your goals and provide the guidance, support, and encouragement you need to return to a more active and fulfilling life.

With locations throughout the El Paso area, recovery is closer than you think.

Here's how we can help:

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Our extensive orthopedic program gives you access to the most skilled rehabilitation team in El Paso. Orthopedic rehabilitation is a form of therapy that treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, and the program is a cornerstone of our services.

Orthopedics is a medical specialty focused on the correction of functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes all the body’s bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and joints.

Orthopedic rehabilitation can help with issues including: 

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Injury Prevention
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Headaches
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis
  • Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • TMJ Rehab
  • Muscular Torticollis

Treatments options may include:

  • Manual therapy (joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, myofascial release, and other techniques)
  • Therapeutic activity and exercise
  • Muscle neuro re-education
  • Balance and posture training

Sports Medicine

Whether you’re suffering from an acute injury or are looking to perform stronger athletically, our Sports Medicine program is designed to help you attain your unique personal goals.

Our team is committed to providing excellent quality care for recreational, youth, high school, college, club, and professional athletes. We utilize the sports medicine team approach in the treatment of orthopedic injuries which returns our patients to work, play, and life more quickly than the general types of rehabilitation.

Sports Medicine can help if you’re suffering from: 

  • Post-operative injuries - ACL reconstruction, Meniscus tears, Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Acute and Chronic musculoskeletal injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendonitis and Bursitis

The goal of EPPTS' Sports Medicine and Injury rehabilitation is to treat, rehabilitate, recondition, and return the physically active population to their prior activity level. We emphasize the importance of early injury recognition and treatment to assure a quick and safe return to activities to prevent recurring injuries.

Common Sports Medicine techniques and procedures include: 

  • Functional Activities
  • Sports/Activity Specific exercises and training
  • Bracing and Taping (athletic and kinesiotaping)
  • Modalities
  • Manual Therapy
  • Proprioceptive Training

Fall Prevention

As we age, the body begins to lose control of that righting series, and eventually, balance reactions can become sluggish and less responsive, resulting in an increased risk of falls. The Falls Prevention program is specially designed to help individuals maintain or increase their independence and identify individuals who may be
at risk of falling.

Falls are the most common cause of emergency room visits among older adults. When the body is thrown off balance, there are a normal series of specific “righting reactions” the body goes through to keep itself from falling.

Standardized balance testing determines the basis for the program methods and goals. The program includes specific exercises, strength, flexibility, and proper gait, to maintain balance and prevent falls.

Fall Prevention with EPPTS can help to:

  • Address loss of strength, mobility, and coordination
  • Return to independent living after a fall
  • Improve balance to reduce the risk of a fall

What to Expect

Our certified clinicians will evaluate your risk of falling by assessing balance, mobility, and strength. A personalized plan of care will be designed to meet your individual needs and help you achieve your goals.

Balance training exercises will be used to help the body “practice” the balance righting series and allow reaction times to be more automatic, decreasing the risk of falls. Dynamic strengthening exercises will also prepare the body to respond and react to a loss of balance with less risk of falling.

Recommendations will be made to address factors in the home, work, and community environments that may contribute to increased fall risk.

Pediatric Therapy

Through our Pediatric Therapy program, we help children, with injuries or orthopedic conditions, lead fuller lives. Our clinical team of orthopedic-trained physical therapists will design a specialized plan of care that is right for your child.

For young athletes, our clinical team is experienced in treating a variety of orthopedic, and sports-related injuries. Individualized programs are developed for the prevention and treatment of injuries to assist in a safe return to recreational or competitive sports.

Through experience and clear communication, we work closely with each patient through their program. We are committed to providing an exceptional experience that promotes restoration of strength, balance, and mobility that will enhance participation in desired family, community, school, and sports activities.

We apply the latest advancements in clinical treatments, tailored to age and ability, to ensure each child or young person, from ages 4 and older, receives the care they need.

Common pediatric issues that are treated at EPPTS include:  

  • Head & Neck
  • Upper Extremity (Shoulder, elbow, hand)
  • Lower Extremity (Hip, knee, ankle/foot)
  • General
  • Movement Disorders
  • Thoracic & Lumbar
  • Toe-In Gait
  • Fractures, dislocations
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Scoliosis

Accepted MEDICAID plans for patients under 21:

  • Amerigroup
  • El Paso Health
  • Molina TX
  • Superior Health Plan
  • TMHP-Traditional

Osteoporosis

Our Osteoporosis program focused on improving balance, strength, flexibility, functional abilities, and posture for patients while reducing the risk of falls.

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects people of all ages, sex, and ethnic background. Osteoporosis results in the reduction of bone mass where bones become fragile and can easily fracture. It primarily affects the hip, vertebral column, and wrists. 

Twenty-eight million Americans, 80% of which are women, have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Some of the first signs are a decrease in height, protruding abdomen, postural changes, and/or fractures.

Common risk factors for osteoporosis include: 

  • Family History
  • Post Menopausal women
  • Thin or obese women
  • Sedentary lifestyles
  • Over exercisers
  • Taking thyroid and/or steroid medication
  • Smoking
  • Eating disorders
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes

How we help: 

  • Gait and Balance Assessments to identify factors that may lead to falls
  • Body Mechanics Training to help prevent flexion stresses on the vertebral bodies
  • Posture Assessment to address stresses on the spine during non-movement
  • Exercise to strengthen spinal muscles and improve bone density

Until you get to physical therapy:

  • Avoid bending at the waist
  • Avoid twisting
  • Avoid prolonged sitting
  • Utilize good body mechanics with your daily activities

Hand Therapy

Our Hand Therapy is a highly-individualized program of specific exercise and therapy to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability of the hand.

El Paso Physical Therapy Services offers a range of hand therapy services, including: 

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Bracing
  • Preventive treatments. 

Our therapists use their experience to treat musculoskeletal issues affecting the hand. With superior therapeutic interventions, you might be able to reverse dysfunctional pathologies and restore normal functioning to your hands.

Even if you have a permanent arm or hand limitation, a hand therapist can provide you with techniques, education, and equipment to allow you to perform activities with less pain and improved independence.

Common conditions that we treat with Hand Therapy include: 

  • Upper extremity fractures/dislocations
  • Amputations
  • Crush injuries
  • Tendon/ligament/nerve laceration
  • Serious burns/wounds/prevention of scar tissue development
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains or strains
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Autoimmune disorders inhibiting hand functioning

Foot Therapy

Our Foot Therapy program helps you to manage common foot/ankle problems and post-surgical rehabilitation involving simple toe repositioning to complex ankle reconstruction.

If you require foot or ankle injury treatment, our comprehensive foot and ankle program focuses on restoring range of motion, strength, and function. We treat all injuries related to the lower extremity, whether you've been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, suffer from an ankle sprain or fracture, or need post-operative care.

Your foot rehab or ankle rehab begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your functional limitations. Our team of expert physical therapists will then design a treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals, which may include stretching and strengthening exercises, proprioceptive balance, and gait training.

Throughout your foot injury rehabilitation or ankle injury rehabilitation, we work hard to help you return to all your normal functional activities. When you are ready for discharge, you will be given a personalized home exercise program to allow your foot or ankle to stay healthy, further enhance your rehabilitation outcome and prevent the possibility of future foot or ankle re-injury.

Our team is ready to treat your pain and get you back to living a pain-free life.

Take the first step towards the long-term recovery you deserve by booking your appointment today.

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