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At Oxford Rehabilitation Center we specialize in working with patients recovering from a major injury, surgery or other trauma. Our integrated practice brings together Doctors of Chiropractic, Physical Therapists and Acupuncturists to offer a unique treatment regimen that combines the skills of all specialties to give you the best possible recovery outcomes. It is the responsibility of every member of our team to make sure that every patient that enters our doors gets the best and fastest treatment outcomes. Having multiple disciplines allows us to consider multiple cross professional techniques that make us unique among recovery facilities in the Philadelphia area.
Our staff has the professional training and expertise to apply therapy for a wide range of conditions including injuries from motor vehicle accidents, work related accidents, sport injuries, overuse injuries, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, age related medical conditions (osteoarthritis), post-surgical orthopedic conditions and many other acute and chronic conditions. In many cases, a combination of restorative therapies can effect more efficient healing than a single technique especially when using combined efforts from a Doctor of Chiropractic and Doctor of Physical Therapy.
In most neuromuscular skeletal injuries or post surgical orthopedic conditions, is to first address the loss of joint or spine movement (Range of Motion), inflammation (swelling) and relieve pain.
Our goals are reached by the use of one or more of the following treatments;
Passive therapy modalities: We may also apply hot moist heat packs or cold packs to the injured tissue. The application of electric stimulation is to increase pain threshold (relieving your pain). When the electric stimulation is applied, we will increase the stimulus as you accommodate to the sensation. The Electric stimulation is provided you with a very comfortable feeling.
Ultrasound with or without the use of topical cortisone (phonophoresis). Ultrasound increases blood flow to the deep tissue ( Muscles, ligaments and tendons). It will relief pain and cause tissue relaxation. If cortisone is used, the ultrasound (through sound waves) will help penetrate the cortisone through the subcutaneous tissue allowing to infiltrate the deep tissues causing a reduction of swelling. Ultrasound also helps with healing of the soft tissue injuries both chronic and acute.
Fluidotherapy (used for hand injuries and post-surgical conditions (like amputees, carpal tunnel release, or other hand surgeries). Fluidotherapy is cellulose that is heated up to 120 degrees. Your hand goes into the machine allowing a deep heat massage while you’re able to perform active movements and even exercise. Patient’s report feeling a great deal of soothing relief and increase mobility following the fluidotherapy.
Parafin wax bath (used for hand injuries and post-surgical conditions (carpal tunnel release, or other hand surgeries). Just like fluids, it allows for deep heat penetration offering decreasing tightness, swelling and pain. Patient’s report feeling a great deal of soothing relief, increase mobility of their hands and the oil from the paraffin wax makes her hand feel extremely soft.
Aquatic therapy (Pool therapy) is probably the best modality that allows for tissue relaxation in our 98 degree water temperature while allowing for joint mobility, reduce swelling and decrease pain very so without any gravitational train to the injured joint. In the water, during the initial phase of attempting to reduce swelling, joint mobility and pain we can quickly achieve our goals. If one would take a deep breath and dived to the bottom of the pool, one would feel hydraulic pressure impressing against our ears. While your feet and hands and the rest of your spine and joints are submerged in the water, be hydrostatic pressure helps in reducing swelling to the injured site. At the same time the warm water brings fluid to that tissue and causes tissue relaxation. In the water, one can move their hands and feet without any pain, even when out of the water they may have severe pain to their injured site.
Soft tissue mobilization is a great manual technique to improve joint or spinal range of motion. The results are seen almost immediately. Soft tissue mobilization is a slow movement that allows the injured joint or post-surgical joint to slowly increase its limited range. Soft tissue mobilization is not joint or spine manipulation.
Diverse Treatment with stretching techniques, reciprocal inhibition, muscle energy techniques, nerve glides, myofascial release technique, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching, neuromuscular reeducation, balance exercises, vestibular exercises and cognitive rehabilitation are just some of the many tools that we will incorporate to improve range of motion, improve gait, improve balance and decrease pain.
Kinesio taping and athletic taping may also be used during this phase of treatment.
Cardiovascular exercises which helps improve vascular flow and improve normal walking gaits. Cardiovascular exercises increases endurance and helps to improve depressive moods. It allows one to return to a healthier lifestyle and the ability to concentration at work.
Strengthening Exercises allows one to strengthen their injured tissue so that they can return to their normal daily functions, improve their quality of life, strengthens joint and the spine, helps burn calories, and allows one to return to their work activities.
Our staff takes a team approach to ensure that you get the best quality of care possible. We are here for you every step of the way, even after you’ve ended your treatment plan with us. We also speak multiple languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese‐Mandarin, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, Italian, Hebrew, Arabic, and Ukrainian.
Philadelphia Chiropractor | Oxford Rehab | 215-725-2000
6735 Harbison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19149