Let us get you back to a pain-free and active lifestyle!
Our clinic's physical therapists are well-trained and fully equipped to provide you with the means to a rapid recovery. We use a wide range of fitness equipment to support strength-building, balance-training and cardio-vascular conditioning. Our patients learn exercises and stretches that they can do at home. Especially important for our patients are the variety of modalities that we utilize in providing them with pain management.
Each new patient begins therapy with a comprehensive physical evaluation. Our therapists listen to you describe your problem--whether it's low back pain or a recent knee replacement--then we evaluate your strength, range of motion, and other factors. Working with you, we set goals for your recovery and develop a therapy plan that is tailor-made for you.
Commonly used by physical therapists in the application
of anti- inflammatory medications. In liquid form, the pain medication is carried through the skin via a painless electrical current and delivered to where it hurts immediately without the use of needles or taking pills that must first enter the bloodstream in order to get medicine and much-needed relief to the injured site.
Ultrasound uses sound waves that produces an increase in
tissue relaxation, blood flow and scar tissue breakdown.
This helps to decrease swelling, inflammation and pain. It
helps to reduce muscle spasms and soft tissue restrictions.
We use White Willow Bark which has Salicylic Acid (Aspirin)
with the ultrasound gel. The ultrasound drives the White
Willow Bark into the painful, inflamed tissue or joint,
giving pain relief and healing benefits. It is a very effective treatment to bathe the injured, painful tissue with a natural anti-inflammatory instead of taking a chemical medication
that has to go through the digestive tract and everywhere in
the body, when all is needed is a small dose at the injured site.
The HIVAMAT is an amazing healing tool we have to eliminate pain, swelling, muscle spasms, lymphedema and tightness; helping an injury to heal faster. It produces a deep oscillating electro-magnetic energy, which is a very healing form of energy for our bodies. The device creates an action of pulsating low-frequency, two-phase alternating electrostatic energy generated between the therapist’s hands and patient’s tissue.
Lymphedema is painful swelling in the arms or legs due to an impaired drainage of the body’s lymph fluid. It is often caused by damage to the lymph nodes after surgery, such as a mastectomy. Lymphedema can become disfiguring, debilitating and even cancerous if left untreated or treated improperly. Our therapists use Manual Lymph Drainage to stimulate the healthy lymphatic pathways and move the stagnant lymph fluid from the affected part of the body. Compression bandaging helps prevent recurrent swelling.
Symptoms to look for, that require immediate attention, include a sense of tightness, pain, and swelling of the hand or arm. Lymphedema can develop weeks, months, or even years after surgery, often without any apparent cause, but usually triggered by injury or even a minor infection of the affected limb. Lymphedema is a chronic condition for which there is presently no cure, though with early treatment, the affected limb can return to normal function and appearance.
Small electrical impulses stimulate the nerves and muscle fibers. This action relieves pain by actually blocking pain signals and releasing endorphins in the brain, which act as pain-relieving substances. The Ruidoso Physical Therapy Clinic uses electrical stimulation therapy for neck and back pain, arthritis, sciatica, headaches, muscular strains, TMJ disorder, inflammation, and other conditions.
We offer a very extensive hand rehab program that includes a wide variety of exercises and treatments aimed at relieving pain and improving function of your hands.
"When I began therapy, my range of motion and overall strength was very poor. 3 Months later I am stronger, healthier and have more stamina. The therapists were gentle when I needed that and pushed me harder when I needed that. Eventually they became my biggest supporters. I owe my success to everybody at The RPT Clinic. Julie's smile was a great way to start my day and Lydia, Zeke, Tanya and Sydney made me feel good for the rest of the day! I will always be grateful. I am truly a better 'Me!"