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Outpatient Rehab

Parkview Outpatient Rehabilitation consists of 2 outpatient facilities, one located on the north-east side of the YMCA Community Campus and the second clinic within the Parkwest Facility across from the Parkview Orthopedic clinic on the second floor. The Outpatient Clinics both have a private entrance.

The YMCA Outpatient Rehab facility has a private parking area and is also accessible from the YMCA’s fitness area. The partnership between our Outpatient Clinic ,the YMCA and the Orthopedic clinic provide patients a continuum of care that is unmatched with access to state of the art exercise equipment and a handicapped accessible warm water therapy pool.

Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fast, full and lasting recovery. In order to meet this goal, our team is committed to giving 100% of their expertise and effort to every patient at all times. Our dedicated therapy staff works one-on-one with each patient through every minute of every rehab session. They provide expert assessments, guidance, constant encouragement and support. Our team treats adults and children with a wide spectrum of physical issues.

Contact Information:

Administrative Office: 719.584.4889

Referral Fax: 719.584.7376

Outpatient Rehab Lead: Stephan Abraas 719.595-8569

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Arthritis and Joint Pain
  • Sports Injuries and Muscle Strains
  • Balance and Equilibrium Disorders
  • Post-surgical Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Conditions
  • Hand Therapy Needs
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Other Neurological Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Orthopedic Conditions

Services Provided

Specialized Therapy Options

  • BIG and LOUD Program for Parkinson’s
  • Computerized Balance Master System
  • Dry Needling
  • Gait Analyzer Treadmill
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Warm Water Aquatic Therapy

Outpatient Rehab Forms

Pelvic Floor Therapy

What is pelvic floor rehab?

Pelvic floor rehab involves more than manual examination and treatment of the pelvic floor.  Pelvic physical therapists do what other orthopedic therapists do: We take a very detailed history. We watch how your body moves, examine your breathing patterns, other joints and muscles in the spine and hips that work with the pelvic floor, and if appropriate an internal muscle assessment. We do a detailed examination of the perineum and pelvic muscles and assess pelvic floor movement, strength and coordination. We consider all of these components to determine a physical therapy diagnosis and treatment plan.

What is considered pelvic floor dysfunction?

Refers to a wide range of problems that occur when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, low back, coccyx and/or hip joint. The tissues surrounding the pelvic organs may have increased or decreased sensitivity and/or irritation resulting in pelvic pain.

Patients may benefit from physical therapy if they are experiencing:

  • Accidental leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing or laughing
  • The need to urinate frequently or all of a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate
  • Pain in the pelvic region
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pre- and post-partum related issues including back pain, diastasis recti and sciatica
  • Scar tissue concerns
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Post prostatectomy incontinence
  • Colorectal conditions and constipation
  • Coccyx disorder

Individualized treatment procedures may include:

  • Electric stimulation
  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Transverse abdominus stabilization exercises
  • Bladder diary
  • Diet education
  • Behavioral techniques
  • Postural education and functional training
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Manual therapy
  • Biofeedback

What will happen on your first visit?

Your first visit with a pelvic floor physical therapist will be an evaluation of your current condition and issues. This will include a thorough review of your medical history, and questions about your eating, drinking, voiding, and sexual habits as they relate to your symptoms.

The physical therapist will want to know all the details of your concerns, which can take some time, as most people have had a long journey to even get to a physical therapist. They will want to know what you have tried, what surgeries or procedures you have had, what medications you are on, and what your general health is like. 

They will then assess your posture, hip, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles for contributing factors such as weakness, tightness, or strain. This may include an external as well as internal exam (vaginally or rectally).

Lastly you and your physical therapist will craft a plan for treatment to meet your personal goals.

Meet the Therapist

Allyson Taylor, PT, DPT

Allyson earned her Doctorate in physical therapy from Lynchburg College in 2015. She has taken courses in manual orthopedic physical therapy, while taking specialty courses in incontinence, pelvic pain, pre-natal and postpartum musculoskeletal issues, male pelvic conditions, colorectal conditions, and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse (a surprisingly common complaint). She has a strong interest in treating patients with pelvic pain, pre and post-partum patients and incontinence.

Allyson’s true passion is connecting deeply with her patients, creating a safe space where they can open up about uncomfortable topics. She thrives off the gratitude she feels when she is able to truly help someone succeed in achieving the goals of their PT program.

Health Insurance

Parkview Medical Center participates with most major health care plans.

Scheduling

Services are available by appointment only.  A physician’s referral is required for this service. 

To schedule an appointment or more information about our services, please call 719.584.4889.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling involves placing small solid filament needles into the muscle tissue / trigger point often causing a local twitch response followed by a relaxation of the muscle tissue which improves circulation and flexibility in the muscle tissue and decreased pain.

Following needling the therapist will then often stretch the muscle, apply heat and educate you on appropriate stretches to maintain adequate muscle length.

Myofascial trigger points are tender or painful “knots” in a muscle which causes decreased circulation in the muscle resulting in the muscle to become tight and painful.

Active trigger points often cause pain to radiate elsewhere in the body.

How do Trigger Points start?

Trigger points or a tight area in the muscle can develop in different ways.

Changes in your posture, sports injuries, surgery and trauma (car accidents, falls, etc.) can all contribute to a muscle not functioning optimally and eventually resulting in development of tight areas in the muscle.

This in turn will cause pain, referred pain patterns, and difficulty with movement.

What do I feel?

When the needle is first inserted you might feel a small mosquito bite type sensation. When the needle is advanced into the muscle tissue or  trigger point, you might feel a slight burning/cramping sensation as well as a quick muscle twitch. At that time the needle will be removed.

Your therapist might decide to apply some electro-stimulation through the needle to allow for maximum muscle relaxation.

What can I expect afterwards?

Following your treatment session you might experience some slight soreness or fatigue. Drink plenty of water and rest following your visit. Do not engage in strenuous exercise. The soreness will usually subside within 24 hours.

Is Dry Needling the same as acupuncture?

Dry needling differs from acupuncture in that acupuncture treats energy flows and energy points within the body while dry needling works with tightened area or trigger points within muscle tissue.

Both use the same type of needles but their background, treatment techniques, and philosophies are greatly different.

Health Insurance

Parkview Medical Center participates with most major health care plans.

Scheduling

Services are available by appointment only.  A physician’s referral is required for this service. 

To schedule an appointment or more information about our services, please call 719.584.4889.

You don’t have to live with acute or chronic muscular or myofascial pain syndromes. Our integrative medical program can help you regain your active lifestyle. Call 719.584.4889 to learn more.

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