This technique 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.
A specialized orthopedic field, manual therapy 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 segments that are responsible for muscular spasm, inflammation, pain and weakness.
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.
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. Our therapists 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 provides treatment to help you return to a daily life without dizziness and instability.
Geriatric Physical Therapy
Conditions that affect many people as they grow older include 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.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
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.
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.