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FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Center

At Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center our goal is to provide excellent outpatient physical therapy for the treatment of musculoskelatal injuries and balance impairments. Our team of highly competent and caring licensed physical therapists emphasize indivualized treatment plans that cator to each patients personal goals to achieve their highest level of physical function.

Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center provides extensive physical therapy services to patients of all ages and backgrounds.We strive to provide the Spokane area with the latest and most effective physical therapy techniques using the most cutting edge equipment.

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Suffer from imbalance and dizziness?

We evaluate and treat patients with Bertec’s Computerized Dynamic Posturography system

  • It combines immersive virtual environments with dual-balance force plate technology to assess balance impairments associated with neurological impairments (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease), and dizziness of multiple causes.

Suffer from limited mobility post knee, ankle or spinal surgery? We evaluate and treat patients with Bertecs Functional Movement System:

  •  The Bertec Portable Functional Movement System is a a highly sensitive balance force plate designed as a walkway for mobility assessment and training. The force plates allows our highly skilled physical therapists to assess and train the patient on tasks that mimic daily walking, stair-stepping, and sit-to-stand activities in addition to athletes who require movement pattern retraining.

The FYZICAL team is committed to providing you the highest quality physical therapy services, as well as fitness and wellness education. We look forward to working with you!

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Services

Our skilled orthopedic therapists can help you overcome any type of muscle, joint or nerve pain; restore your range of motion; increase your strength; and help you feel years younger. Your one-on-one customized treatment program may include:

Our therapists have a large selection of equipment in our state-of-the-art facility, which means you get first-class, comprehensive care at every visit. You deserve to love your life, feel good, and be happy.

No matter what ails you, we can take care of all your aches and pains – from head to toe – and get you back on track. Our experts treat clients with all types of general orthopedic injuries and conditions, including:

Do you suffer from headaches, grinding of your teeth, clicking of your jaw or even ear pain? These can all be signs of Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, also known as the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD). This a disorder of the jaw muscles and nerves caused by injury to the TMJ, which is the joint between your jaw and skull. The injured temporomandibular joint leads to pain with chewing, clicking, and popping of the jaw; swelling on the sides of the face; nerve inflammation; headaches; tooth grinding; and sometimes dislocation of the temporomandibular joint.

What causes TMJ syndrome?

Multiple factors contribute to the muscle tightness and dysfunction that characterize this condition. Most often, poor posture and neck alignment change the pull of the muscles that make your jaw move. This causes painful grinding and irritation of the TMJ. Other causes may include:

Benefits of a FYZICAL Manual Therapy Approach:

At FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers our expert therapists perform thorough. Once the root cause of your problem has been discovered, a comprehensive plan can be developed to quickly relieve your pain and restore natural movement to your TMJ. Furthermore, our physical therapists will teach you techniques for regaining normal jaw movement for long lasting results.

The focus of physical therapy for TMJ is relaxation, stretching, and releasing tight muscles and scar tissue. In most cases physical therapy can resolve TMJ and prevent the need for surgery. However, in cases where surgery is necessary, physical therapy is a vital part of the recovery process, as it helps minimize scar tissue formation, muscle tightness and allows for a complete recovery.

A seemingly minor Auto & Work injury can result in major issues that can cause a lifetime of problems if you don’t seek appropriate treatment. With a combination of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, our experts will reduce your pain and disability and improve your function and mobility.

If you are injured in an auto accident or at work, the providers at FYZICAL can help you get back to work and living in a safe and timely manner. The most common problems resulting from a car crash or work-related injury include back and neck injuries such as, fractures, whiplash, herniated discs and radiculopathy.

Your recovery is in the hands of an experienced team of FYZICAL therapists who will:

The value and use of our hands is priceless and any loss of function through accident, disease, or injury may have a devastating effect on an individual. We know that you want the very best of treatment to assure maximal recovery. At FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers our Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) have completed a minimum of five years of post-graduate clinical experience, which includes 4,000 hours or more in direct hand therapy practice. They have also passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills. Our Certified Hand Therapists is specialized in the areas of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

The Certified Hand Therapist credential gives assurance that the therapist has achieved the highest level of competency within their profession and stays up to date with all the latest advances in their field.

FYZICALs’ HAND THERAPISTS ARE CERTIFIED TO TREAT

HAND THERAPY CONCENTRATES ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS

SPLINTING

Our CHT is able to fabricate numerous custom splints right on site. You will also receive excellent education in proper use and maintenance of your splint to ensure the maximum benefit and recovery.

OUR CUSTOM SPLINTS ARE DESIGNED TO ASSIST

HERE ARE A FEW OF THE CUSTOM SPLINTS OUR CHT IS ABLE TO MAKE

Low back pain is very common. Most people experience it at least once in their lifetime. For most people, the pain is temporary. But back pain can become long-lasting (chronic) if a person has ongoing poor posture and body mechanics, unstable core muscles, ongoing walking (gait) issues, or if under stress and/or depressed.

Low back pain can happen anywhere below the ribs and above the legs. The lower back bears most of the body’s weight. Therefore, there can be many causes for pain such as injury, aging, pregnancy, herniated disc, compression fractures, joint issues, illness, genetic spine issues and overuse.

If you have been struggling with aches, pain or an inability to do the things you enjoy isn’t it time to choose a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers.

Balance Therapy

Bad falls are a constant worry for seniors and others who have physical challenges. And those worries aren’t unfounded. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and serious health problems in the U.S.

Improving your walking skills — technically known as your “gait” — and your balance are interrelated challenges. We can help you master these skills to decrease your risk of injury, while at the same time increasing your confidence and independence.

What are the benefits of balance and gait training?

Balance and gait are inextricably linked because they tend to impact one another. Even if you don’t think you’re in danger of falling over, that “running out of steam” while walking that you’re attributing to aging muscles could be something else. The problem might actually be slowing reflexes, which make moving around seem more strenuous than it is. By the same token, poor posture and gait can throw off those reflexes.

In fact, the balance and gait systems both rely to some extent on a complex number of body systems that include the inner ear, the eyes, the joint-muscle-nerve system, and of course cognitive functions. Therapy that improves gait and balance works with all of these systems to keep them functioning in harmony.

Gait and balance training has a range of benefits, with avoiding injuries being at the top of the list. Beyond lessening your chances of falling or feeling dizzy, you’re also more likely to feel confident with your footing. In addition, those aches and pains from poor posture are likely to decrease as well.

What does balance and gait training entail?

First, we’ll evaluate your gait to determine potential problems with strength and posture. Simple movements to test balance are also part of the assessment. Together, these basic evaluations point us in the direction of what to focus on in terms of therapy.

Hip and ankle weakness often leads to balance problems, as does poor posture. Strength and flexibility movements can help counteract these problems. These are often as simple as leg lifts while seated in a chair, or “knee marching.” We may also practice standing on one leg, walking heel-to-toe, or tracking the movement of your thumb with your eyes as you move it in various positions.

At FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, our therapists realize how important balance and walking is for independent living, as well as for work activities, exercise, sports and enjoying life in general.

Ready to “balance” your life again?

With our dedicated team of physical therapists behind you, you’ll regain confidence in navigating challenging terrain and learning how to avoid dizzy spells. You may even be able to leave that cane or walker behind!

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers Concussion Program

Physical therapy programs for concussion often build in vestibular therapy, which helps you orient yourself during periods of lightheadedness or loss of balance. Exercises such as fixing your gaze at a certain point in the distance, or using simple movements to stabilize your core and limbs, are invaluable during such moments.

Symptoms of concussion can be quite varied, depending on the nature of your injury, as well as your age and gender. Some problems for which people seek physical therapy for concussions include:

How can FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers Help?

The natural fatigue and required resting that early concussion recovery entails often results in weakened muscles and lowered endurance. To combat that, your physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers will customize a strength-building program for you, as well as guide you through aerobic moves that help you regain that endurance.

Fitness and Wellness

Fitness and Wellness is the cornerstone of healthy living. Our goal is to help you live a healthy, happy life, full of energy and free of pain. At FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, you will discover how to achieve the pinnacle of healthy living, expand your boundaries, feel younger and quickly revitalize your health.

Our friendly and knowledgeable physical therapists can customize for you a total health and wellness plan that bridges physiology, exercise and nutrition to meet your fitness goals.

Whether you are recovering from an injury, you want to improve your core strength and balance, or you simply want to get active to feel better, FYZICAL’s fitness and wellness programs can help you:

It’s your life… your choice. Live FYZICAL. Love Your Life.

Individualized Wellness Programs

At FYZICAL, our therapists know that each and every individual is different. Taking a one on one approach, the therapists at FYZICAL are able to identify your problems and put you on a plan to a healthy life. FYZICAL offers a wide range of assessment and evaluation programs including:

The numbers you use to measure your health are about to change. Now, in addition to cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels, you’ll want to keep track of your BODYQ®. It’s a new test revolutionizing the way you track your physical fitness and strength, developed by FYZICAL.

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, it’s frustrating when an injury keeps you from the activities you love. Physical therapists at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers understand how important it is to get back to your sport as quickly and safely as possible.

Our sports rehabilitation & physical therapy services have helped thousands of clients recover from sports injuries and reclaim their lifestyles. Some of the most common injuries we see and treat include:

After a comprehensive evaluation, therapists will develop a sports rehabilitation treatment plan including hands-on care and functional exercises designed to:

Not only do we help you heal and hasten your recovery, but we go the extra mile to teach you how to minimize your risk of re-injury. Many sports injuries result from overuse, lack of rest, improper warm-up, or poor conditioning. FYZICAL therapists will address these issues with you, show you proper body mechanics and suggest appropriate stretching, strengthening and conditioning exercises for you.

Get the proper sports rehabilitation here at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers. Without the proper rehabilitation, a sports injury can lead to long-term chronic pain.

Neurological Rehabilitation

The body’s nervous system can be damaged by injury, infection, structural defects, degeneration, tumors and more, which can cause any number of neurological disorders. No one is immune, as nerve disorders can occur in people of all ages. You can benefit greatly from neurological rehabilitation. At FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, experienced therapists work with those who suffer from common neurological conditions such as:

The goal of neurological rehabilitation is to maximize your independence and improve your quality of life. Our knowledgeable and compassionate physical therapists will work with you to:

Setting both short and long-term goals is an important component of neurological rehab, and our therapists will work with you and your family to set and achieve these goals.

Specialty Service

Have you ever had sore feet? As we age, changes in the shape of our feet, the support of our ligaments in the feet, and previous injuries, can cause strain and pain. This is where our physical therapists at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers can help.

Why are feet and ankle problems so common?

Our feet bear the brunt of everything we do in our daily lives once we’re upright. They absorb the shock impact of all of the steps, stumbles and heavy jogging strikes that we ask of them. And, of course, we often “ask” this while wearing high heels, or other footwear with virtually no support where it’s needed.

In fact, the lower part of our body is such a complex interplay of bones, tendons and joints that it shouldn’t be a surprise when some sort of problem eventually shows up. You probably won’t be able to “outrun” some level of ankle or foot pain in your lifetime, whether you’re a sports junkie or a couch potato. Ironically, both a very active lifestyle and an extremely sedentary one can lead to foot and ankle pain, and aging is often a factor as well.

What types of conditions can be helped with physical therapy?

With the legs’ tibia and fibula bones coming together at the ankle and arching over the foot’s talus bone, problems in your feet can influence ankle pain, and vice versa — as well as put stress on your knees, and throw off hip and spine alignment. For that reason, the number of problems addressed by physical therapy relating to feet and ankles is fairly substantial. Conditions include:

What happens in physical therapy?

Our dedicated team of physical therapists are trained to evaluate what you will need to work on, based on existing medical information. We’ll also evaluate your walk and your ability to move your feet and ankles in various positions.

Because so many foot and ankle issues stem from inflammation, causing a kind of seizing-up effect, much of physical therapy will likely focus on simple movements that encourage flexibility and range of motion. In addition, if your ankles aren’t able to properly support your weight, strengthening exercises might also be an important part of your therapy.

Our team at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers will also teach you how to improve your posture when walking and running, if gait issues are resulting from — or even causing — your foot and ankle pain.

Are you ready to take the “first steps” toward making the rest of those steps pain-free?

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is also unique in that it has very few contraindications. Laser Therapy can be used on nearly any part of the body excluding the eyes, the uterus of pregnant women, and over active cancer sites. Laser Therapy can be used as a treatment for arthritis, headaches, lower back pain, tendinitis, strains and sprains, repetitive stress injuries, tempromandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD), wound healing, burns, sores, post-operative pain, soft tissue swelling, soft tissue injuries, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, post-operative wounds, and so much more.

Research has shown unique benefits to Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, including improving localized blood circulation, reducing localized inflammation and/or edema, stimulates wound healing and tissue repair, stimulates nerve function, and develops collagen and muscle tissue. These benefits stimulate healing and result in faster recovery times.

At FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, no treatment is complete without hands-on care. Our therapists have many years of training and experience in several types of manual and massage therapy. You might be familiar with the types of relaxing massage you would get in a spa, but manual therapy techniques are more injury or condition-oriented and focus on specific areas of the body.

After an injury, muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissues) tend to tighten up, restricting circulation, contributing to pain, and decreasing joint movement. With techniques such as soft tissue and joint mobilization, neuromuscular massage and myofascial release, physical therapists manipulate soft tissues and connective tissue (sheath that covers bones, nerves, and soft tissues) to restore motion and ease the discomfort caused by muscle tightness and spasm.

When performed by skilled FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers therapists, manual and massage therapy can:

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