At SUMMIT, patients establish their own goals, and with help from our therapists, they achieve them. For maximum healing, our therapists create home exercise programs to promote a speedy recovery and prevent future recurrences.
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Orthopedic rehabilitation encompasses a wide range of injuries and problems involving the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and peripheral nerves. In physical therapy, we work to resolve pain, limited motion, gait problems, weakness and loss of function, as well as prevent recurrence.
Patients can either be seen after an injury or after surgery to facilitate the recovery process. We perform an evaluation to determine the cause of the limitation and implement the appropriate treatment and rehab program.
Hand therapy is the rehabilitation of shoulders, arms, hands, elbows, fingers, wrists and thumbs. Using specialized skills of modalities, splinting, manual techniques, therapeutic activities, exercises and education, our therapists provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan specific to their needs.
Hand therapy is beneficial for overuse injuries, arthritis, stroke, athletic injuries, work-related injuries, fractures and motor-vehicle accidents. We assist patients in improving comfort, mobility, strength and coordination in order to return to work, self-care and leisure activities.
We have a certified hand therapist on staff that provides customized hand splints. CHTs have had advanced study and certification specializing in rehabilitating patients with conditions affecting the entire upper extremity. CHT distinguishes a therapist as someone with the highest professional credentials in the speciality of upper extremity treatment and rehabilitation.
Clinic treatment programs are for injured employees to facilitate healing and recovery. Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation to establish an effective, individualized treatment plan. The plan is integrated with a return-to-work program from the beginning of treatment.
When it comes to injured athletes, our goal is to return them to the sport quickly through appropriate rehabilitation programs, as well as prevent reinjury through proper warm ups and training techniques. Our programs are effective, helping return patients to previous levels of sports activity and improve their performance level through exercises for the trunk and upper and lower extremities.
Computerized isokinetic joint and muscle testing is often used during the rehab process to facilitate and track progress. Therapists will have athletes use the aquatic therapy pool to initiate strengthening and running activity during earlier stages of the recovery process.
Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession that helps people regain, develop and build skills that are important for independent functioning, health and well-being. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury or developmental impairment, need specialized assistance in learning skills to enable them to lead independent lives.
Occupational therapy services improve rehabilitation for many people with impairments due to:
Back and neck therapy (spinal rehabilitation) refers to problems with your neck or back. Because of the unique structure of the spine and special problems related to this area, specialized training is necessary to ensure appropriate intervention.
Spinal injuries can occur as a result of traumatic events and more often, as a result of small but repetitive insults to the spine. Each spinal injury is unique and needs to be addressed with an individualized treatment program. We work with each patient to learn how to best treat their individual needs to return them to their normal activities. This is done through the use of manual techniques, targeted therapeutic exercise to core muscles and modalities as needed. Treatment also teaches the patient how to prevent reinjury through activity modification training, ergonomic training and instruction on home exercise and fitness programs.
At SUMMIT, we’ve got everything athletes need to get the best results. With a fully equipped facility and a staff of physical therapists and certified athletic trainers, we have the tools to help any athlete perform at a new level. Our performance staff is made up of multiple clinicians that have a Certified Strength and Conditioning certification in addition to their healthcare licenses. Whether you’re competing at a recreational, competitive or professional level, our targeted approach produces rapid results, helping you achieve your optimal fitness and athletic potential.
Our programs are effective and help return athletes to previous levels of sports activity and improve their performance levels through an integrated, holistic approach to fitness.
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Neurological rehabilitation involves injuries, disease and problems related to the central nervous system. Common types of scenarios include stroke and spinal cord injury. In physical therapy, the goal is to achieve the most independent level of function for the patient through strengthening, range of motion, coordination and balance training, as well as functional activities. Often times, the patient’s rehab plan will include physical and occupational therapies to achieve the goals that are set.
Manual therapy is a hands-on approach for painful or restricted joints and muscles to help restore normal movement and muscle function through a gentle and comfortable technique. One type of manual therapy is the Graston Tissue Augmentation, which is effective for treating tendon and muscle pain syndromes using stainless steel instruments. The Graston Technique is an advanced form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that helps prevent acute conditions from becoming chronic.
SUMMIT offers the only aquatic therapy in Rogers County. The in-ground pool is in a private room and has a chair lift entry for wheelchair-bound patients. The temperature stays at 92 degrees, which is soothing for arthritic joints. Aquatic therapy is beneficial to patients who are limited by pain or have difficulty bearing weight in an upright position. Patients can tolerate resistive exercises in water much better than on land and are able to progress to normal outside activities sooner.
Speech-Language Pathology offers evaluation and treatment for a variety of communication disorders. Services are offered to infants through adults who demonstrate difficulty in areas of communication including speech, language, cognitive, voice and fluency. Swallowing and oral motor skills can also be evaluated and treated.
Speech-Language Pathologists work with individuals presenting various diagnosis, such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay, autism, Down’s Syndrome, hearing impairment, cleft palate, and dysphasia. Persons who experience traumatic brain injury, CVA, or a progressive neurological disease such as Parkinson’s Disease can also benefit from Speech Therapy.
Services may include evaluation, consultation, individual treatment sessions and home program management.
Pediatric rehab refers to the rehabilitation of children from birth to 18 years of age with neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, autism, developmental delays or sensory-integration dysfunction. Therapists receive special training to access a wide variety of problems such as muscle weakness, muscle tightness, balance, coordination issues, fine and gross motor skills and more. These issues are addressed in the form of play to ensure the child’s cooperation and interest.
Summit Pediatric Therapies provides physical and occupational therapy in a school setting in order to help children achieve their maximum level of function on the playground and classroom.
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SUMMIT offers in-house custom orthotics for all ages. These custom-made foot orthotics are created specifically for each patient. They offer support and alignment, as well as prevent or correct various foot disorders. Patients can receive their custom-made orthotics within a 48-hour period. No referral is needed, and the cost is affordable for those paying out of pocket. SUMMIT’s cost is less than half of what you would pay for a true custom orthotic anywhere else. These orthotics are molded to each individual’s foot so it is truly customized. Summit provides the complete process from casting to fitting the orthotic.
Immersion in warm water helps relieve stiff joints and associated pain, keeps the joints moving, increases their range of motion, and maintains or improves muscle strength.
The inground pool ranges from 4-6 feet and has three levels. The pool uses salt water, which is gentle on skin, hair and eyes. The pool facility has a shower, restroom and changing rooms for clients participating in the aquatic arthritis classes.
We offer one-hour water aerobic classes to the general public for $5 per class with no physician referral needed. Classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 a.m. and again from noon-1 p.m. Space is limited to 8 participants per session.
Our fall prevention program helps those dealing with balance or coordination issues that affect their daily activities and put them at risk for falls. We educate our clients and provide individualized safety recommendations while at home. Our goal is to enable all clients to maintain independent and healthy lifestyles.
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Dry Needling involves single or multiple advances of a filament needle (similar to those used in acupuncture) into the muscle in the area of the body which produces pain and typically contains a trigger point. There is not injectable solution and the needles are very thin and rarely felt entering the skin. Once the needle advances into the muscle, the discomfort can vary from patient to patient. Usually, a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort upon insertion of the needle; however, if the muscle is sensitive and shortened or contains active trigger points, the patient may feel a sensation much like a quick muscle cramp, often referred to as a “twitch response” which is a normal and often times helpful response within an irritated and painful muscle.
Dry needling can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Common conditions include, but are not limited to:
- neck, back and shoulder pain
- tennis elbow/golfer’s elbow
- hamstring strain
- headache to include migraines and tension type headaches
- plantar fascitis
- myofascial pain
- calf tightness/spasms
- jaw pain
- shin splints
- rotator cuff injuries