Common Injuries We Treat

Includes, but is not limited to: 

Low Back & Neck Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), Herniated & Bulging Discs, Spinal Stenosis, Facet Syndrome, Sciatica, Spondylolysis & Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Arthritis, Post Fracture & Surgery (Most Commonly Laminectomies, Spinal Fusions, Discectomy, Foraminotomy, and Disc Replacement) 

Includes, but is not limited to: 

Rotator Cuff Strains/Tears/Tendinitis, Calcific Tendinitis, Shoulder Bursitis, Impingement Syndrome, Shoulder Instability, Dislocation & Separation, Labral Tears, Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder), Arthritis, Post Fracture & Surgery (Most Commonly Rotator Cuff Repair, Labral Repair (SLAP), & Subacromial Decompression (Acromioplasty or Bursectomy)) 

Includes, but is not limited to: 

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow), Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers Elbow), Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis, Arthritis, Post Fracture & Surgery 

Includes, but is not limited it: 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sprains & Strains of the Wrist & Hand, De Quervain’s Tendinosis, Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand, Post Fracture and Surgery (Most Commonly Carpal Tunnel Release, Trigger Finger Release, Tendon Repair & Trapeziectomy) 

Includes, but is not limited to: 

IT Band Syndrome, Sprains and Strains, Trochanteric Bursitis, Labral Tears, Total Hip Replacement (THR), Arthritis, Post Fracture and Surgery (Most Commonly THR and Labral Repair) 

Includes, but not limited to: 

Sprains & Tears of the Anterior Collateral Ligament (ACL), Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), Posterior Collateral Ligament (PCL), Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL), Meniscus Tears, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Total Knee Replacement (TKR), Arthritis, Post Fracture and Surgery (Most Commonly Total Knee Replacement, Meniscus Repair, ACL/MCL/PCL/LCL Repair) 

Includes, but is not limited to: 

Ankle Sprains & Strains, Achilles Tendinopathy, Ankle Instability, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Plantar Fasciitis, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints),  Post Fracture and Surgery (Most Commonly Achilles Repair, Ankle Ligament Repair, Bunionectomy and Arthrodesis)  

Independent Physical therapy – Speech Therapy provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment to children and adults age 1 to >100 years old in our Carson, Torrance, and Culver City offices. IPT-ST treats disorders including those of speech production, language, cognition, voice, resonance, feeding and swallowing, auditory habilitation/rehabilitation, and fluency (stuttering/cluttering). Scroll down to see full speech therapy services.
  • Vestibular/balance rehab
  • Chronic degenerative disease/neurological disease
    • Includes, but is not limited to: Chronic CVA, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Pediatric/developmental conditions
  • Chronic pain and Fibromyalgia
  • Sports Medicine
  • TMJ

Therapeutic Exercises

Therapeutic exercises are a wide range of exercises that focus on restoring and maintaining flexibility, strength, stability, balance, & endurance. These customized exercises are prescribed in order to correct the underlying impairment, prevent future injuries, and optimize your overall health.

  • Agility Training
  • Balance (static & dynamic) and Coordination Training
  • Body Mechanics Training
  • Neuromuscular Re-Education
  • Postural Stabilization
  • ROM Exercises and Soft Tissue Stretching
    • Active ROM (AROM) – Exercises performed by the individual without any assistance.
    • Active Assisted ROM (AAROM) – Motions that require both voluntary efforts of the individual and external aid including using another body part to help facilitate the movement or assistance from the Physical Therapist.
    • Passive ROM (PROM) – Stretching and increasing mobility of a particular joint(s) performed by the Physical Therapist.
  • Strength and Joint Stabilization exercises

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy uses skilled specific techniques to help treat musculoskeletal pain by increasing range of motion (ROM), improving flexibility, increasing joint stability, decreasing inflammation, and improving overall function.

Soft tissue mobilization – Applied pressure helps muscles to relax, breaks up scar tissue, decreases inflammation, and alleviate pain.

Joint mobilization/manipulation – Precise hands-on manipulation of a particular joint to improve alignment, increase motion, and reduce pain by loosening up the soft tissue surrounding that particular joint.

Gait Training

Gait dysfunctions are “abnormal” walking patterns that can be due to neurological, vestibular, or musculoskeletal issues. Physical Therapists can assess the way you walk and further test the underlying issue. Improvements in gait will lead to overall safety and decrease pain. Also, gait training is necessary for those who are new with using an assistive device (crutches, single point cane, front wheel walkers, four wheel walkers) whether it is after surgery or enhancing your safety around the community.

Kinesio Taping Method and McConnell Taping Technique

Two different taping techniques with the same goal of reducing pain during functional activities or sports. Kinesio Tape provides neuromuscular feedback that can either inhibit or facilitate particular muscles while McConnell Tape focuses more on the joint/muscle alignment to decrease pain.

Modalities

  • Mechanical Traction
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Heat/Ice Therapy

Speech Therapy Services

Independent Physical therapy – Speech Therapy provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment to children and adults age 1 to >100 years old in our Carson, Torrance, and Culver City offices. IPT-ST treats disorders including those of speech production, language, cognition, voice, resonance, feeding and swallowing, auditory habilitation/rehabilitation, and fluency (stuttering/cluttering). We specialize in treating speech, language, and feeding disorders for children and adults diagnosed with Autism, as well as the following etiologies:
  • neonatal problems (prematurity, low birth weight, substance exposure)
  • developmental disabilities (specific language impairment, autism spectrum disorder, articulation and phonological disorders, dyslexia, learning disabilities, attention-deficit disorder, intellectual disabilities, unspecified neurodevelopmental disorders)
  • oral anomalies (cleft lip/palate, dental malocclusion, macroglossia, oral motor dysfunction)
  • pharyngeal anomalies (upper airway obstruction, velopharyngeal insufficiency/incompetence)
  • laryngeal anomalies (vocal fold pathology, paradoxical vocal fold motion)
  • neurological disease/dysfunction (traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, cerebrovascular accident, aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, dysphagia, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • genetic disorders (Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, Apert syndrome, William syndrome, Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Phelan-McDermid’s syndrome, Velocardiofacial)
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders (habitual open-mouth posture/nasal breathing, orofacial habits, tethered oral tissues, chewing and chewing muscles, lips and tongue resting position)