Physical therapists work closely with primary care and specialty providers at The Everett Clinic. Patients receive one-on-one individualized treatment to help restore mobility. Call 425-339-5419, if you have questions about treatment approaches or how to obtain a referral from your primary care provider.
Our outpatient orthopedic physical therapists diagnose, manage and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery. They are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopedic injuries, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain, spinal conditions and amputations.
Physical therapy treatment may include joint and spine mobilization, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, and other therapeutic activities. Often, hot/cold packs, ultrasound and electrical muscle stimulation are used to speed recovery. Those who have suffered injury or disease affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments, or tendons will benefit from assessment and treatment by a physical therapist specialized in orthopedics.
At The Everett Clinic, we have therapists who are additionally skilled in:
- McKenzie Method: This technique and approach offers evaluation and treatment that involves patients in the care of their back, neck or extremity problems. Studies show that this method can effectively treat 75 percent of patients with low back pain, usually in just three to four visits, without expensive tests. Our therapist will determine which exercises and interventions are appropriate for each patient. The Everett Clinic is the only practice in Everett with a physical therapist certified in the McKenzie Method.
- Manual Therapy is a specialized orthopedic field. It includes the ability to accurately evaluate the integrity, mobility, and function of every joint in the body, as well as use hands-on techniques to relieve pain and restore function. Our manual therapists use muscle energy techniques to isolate and engage weak muscular links to reposition the bony segment that are responsible for muscular spasm, inflammation, pain and weakness.
- Gait /Running Analysis is used to maximize function and relieve pain. After a biomechanical evaluation your individualized physical therapy program could include: a home exercise program of stretching and or strengthening, education on sport and dress shoe wear, specific gait/movement modifications, specific training programs, and appropriate use of bracing, insoles and taping techniques.
- Sports Medicine: Physical therapy plays a vital role in recovery from sports injury. Our highly experienced and credentialed staff are committed to working with you to help you return to your top level of performance. Sports injuries include overuse syndromes, postural imbalances, trauma, athletic injuries and acute or chronic pain. We will provide you with an individualized program to get you “back in the game” in no time.
- Balance Disorders/Vestibular Treatment: physical therapists can address impairments that prevent proper balance and stability. A complex interplay of systems contribute to our balance. These include the inner ear, visual feedback, proprioception (nerves telling us where we are in relation to space), musculoskeletal integrity and strength. The therapists at our clinic have specialized training to diagnose balance and vestibular disorders such as BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) and vestibular neuritis. Once a diagnosis is made, our therapy staff is able to provide treatment to help you return to a daily life without dizziness and instability.
- Geriatric Physical Therapy covers conditions that affect many people as they grow older such as arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, and incontinence. We have multiple therapists who have specialized in geriatric physical therapy treatment.
- Fall Prevention – For people over 65, falls in and around the home are the most frequently occurring accident. The Everett Clinic provides fall risk screening for this age group via the STAR Fall Risk Reduction program. If a patient is assessed as a fall risk, our team is able to work on an individualized treatment program to reduce the risk of falls and increase overall safety and mobility.
- Pediatric Physical Therapy is specialized towards the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Treatments focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance. Our Clinic has specialists who are trained to treat children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, torticollis as well as specific pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.
- Women’s Health: Practitioners of women's health physical therapy help women (and some men) who have problems with sexual intercourse, urination, pregnancy preparedness and postpartum recovery. Our clinic has highly trained therapists and state of the art biofeedback techniques to aid patients in non-surgically addressing bowel and bladder incontinence as well as pelvic pain.