Advanced Downtown Aquatic Physical Therapy (ADAPT PT) opened for business on August 29th, 2005.
It is a “State of the Art” independent Aquatic and Physical Therapy clinic serving West Branch and the surrounding areas.
Our staff of experienced professionals will provide patients with caring and compassionate treatment to give them the best possible results. We will mdsdnldlsdveasure our success by the patients’ progress toward the complete restoration of his or her highest functioning skills.
Physical Therapists (PTs) provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. Their patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and Cerebral Palsy.
Physical Therapists examine patient’s medical histories and then test and measure the patient’s strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function. They also determine the patient’s ability to be independent and reintegrate into the community or workplace after injury or illness. Next, Physical Therapists develop a plan of care, its purpose, and its anticipated outcome. Physical Therapist Assistants, under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist, may be involved in implementing the plan of care with the patient. Physical Therapy Technicians perform routine support tasks, as directed by the Physical Therapist.
Treatment often includes exercise for patients who have been immobilized and lack flexibility, strength, or endurance. Physical Therapists encourage patients to use their own muscles to increase their flexibility and range of motion before finally advancing to other exercises that improve strength, balance, coordination, and endurance. The goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and home.
Physical Therapists also use electrical stimulation, hot packs or cold compresses, and ultrasound to relieve pain and reduce swelling. They may also use traction or deep-tissue massage to relieve pain. Therapists also teach patients to use assistive and adaptive devices, such as crutches, prostheses, and wheelchairs. They also may show patients exercises to do at home to expedite their recovery.
As treatment continues, Physical Therapists document the patient’s progress, conduct periodic examinations, and modify treatments when necessary. Besides tracking the patient’s progress, such documentation identifies areas requiring more or less attention.
Physical Therapists often consult and practice with a variety of other professionals, such as Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Educators, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Audiologists.
Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA’s) perform components of physical therapy procedures and related tasks selected by a supervising Physical Therapist. These workers assist Physical Therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.
Physical Therapist Assistants perform a variety of tasks. Components of treatment procedures performed by these workers, under the direction and supervision of Physical Therapists, involve exercises, massages, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, traction, and ultrasound. Physical Therapist Assistants record the patient’s responses to treatment and report the outcome of each treatment to the Physical Therapist.
Physical Therapy Technicians help make therapy sessions productive, under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant. They usually are responsible for keeping the treatment area clean and organized and for preparing for each patient’s therapy. When patients need assistance moving to or from a treatment area, technicians push them in a wheelchair or provide them with a shoulder to lean on. Because they are not licensed, technicians do not perform the clinical tasks of a Physical Therapist Assistant.
If you do not see your insurance, please call our office to see if we accept your insurance. Please visit often as we are updating all the time.
We accept all forms of insurance and are willing to work with those who do not have insurance to ensure they receive the treatment they need. We will assist with arranging transportation to the clinic for those who are unable to drive.
At ADAPT, we have many locations to serve our patients. Please select a location below for contact details
We have a “State of the Art” clinic serving West Branch and the surrounding areas. Our staff of experienced professionals will provide patients with caring and compassionate treatment to give them the best possible results. We will measure our success by the patients’ progress toward the complete restoration of his or her highest functioning skills.