Specialties

PHYSICAL THERAPY

 At Lone Peak Physical Therapy, we go way beyond traditional therapy techniques, implementing an innovative system that allows our team to accurately and efficiently analyze, treat, and train human movement.

Commonly treated diagnoses:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Work injuries
  • Shoulder pain (tendonitis/bursitis, impingement, instability)
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Knee pain (tendonitis, patella femoral tracking, IT band syndrome)
  • Sciatica
  • Foot and ankle pain (plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, bunions)
  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Joint replacement surgeries
  • Dislocations
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-operative

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational therapists at Lone Peak focus on an individualized, holistic treatment approach to help you restore function after an upper extremity or hand injury, surgery, or neurological condition. 

Commonly treated diagnosis:

  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve conditions
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Dislocations
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Traumatic hand injuries
  • Scar management
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Post-operative
  • Parkinson's
  • Strength deficits
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Custom splinting and casting
  • Ergonomic evaluations
  • Stroke

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Work with our exercise physiologist, Tom Cuddy and you will acquire the tools and awareness needed to train with purpose. Achieve your health and fitness goals with evidence-based plans individualized to your needs as an athlete.

Tests offered:

  • Full physiological and metabolic test
  • VO2 max
  • Lactate threshold testing
  • Cycling power profile
  • Function threshold power (FTP) test
  • Portable VO2 anlyzed workout
  • Basic gait analysis
  • Avdanced gait analysis
  • Basic bike fit
  • Advanced bike fit

SPORTS REHABILITATION

Lone Peak Physical Therapy is recognized for our passion in sports rehabilitation. Our sports specialists regularly treat clients ranging from recreational athletes to competitive runners, cyclists and skiers. Our therapists are athletes themselves, so they understand the athlete mentality. They will work closely with you to truly understand your problem, focusing on quickly eliminating symptoms and returning you to action.

We focus on correcting subtle movement deficiencies and optimizing biomechanics so you can return to your sport stronger and safer. 

We proudly support our local school athletes, coaches and sports programs by providing sport specific functional training, concussion testing, injury screening and sport physical therapy services.

PERFORMANCE TRAINING

Getting to the point where you are pain free is only one piece of the puzzle. True wellness is a continuum and improving your performance and preventing injury is hugely important. To that end, the trainers at Lone Peak implement cutting-edge techniques to prevent injury, while increasing strength, flexibility, power, quickness, balance and cardiovascular stamina, all in a fun, motivational environment.

DRY NEEDLING

Experience this new, innovative approach that helps to release muscle tension and restore normal function.  Functional Dry Needling (FDN) uses thin filament (non-hollow) needles to treat symptoms stemming from a variety of conditions. FDN eliminates tension, relieves trigger points, increases motion and most importantly, restores function.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

At Lone Peak Physical Therapy, our Women’s Health specialists aim to provide excellent and comprehensive care to females of all ages.  We understand the unique requirements of the female body, and we meet our patients wherever they are in their journey.  We give our patients the tools to enjoy a pain-free and active pregnancy, an optimal delivery, and a guided and empowered postpartum period.  From young female athletes to menopausal woman, and everyone in between, we specialize in feminine anatomy and biomechanics.  Our environment and therapists create a comfortable, safe, and energetic space for healing so you can be the best and most confident version of yourself. 

Our Women's Health physical therapists provide treatment for the following conditions:

Prenatal and Postpartum Care (obstetrics)

During the prenatal period hormonal and physical changes occur to accommodate the growing belly and fetus. These changes include swelling, ligament laxity leading to pelvic girdle and low back pain, altered posture and rib cage changes resulting in pain in the neck, mid back and ribs, muscle imbalances, and changes in spine mobility.

Motherhood pushes the body to incredible limits. During the postpartum period woman are still managing fluctuating hormones causing joint laxity, altered posture from growing breasts, muscle weakness of the core and pelvic floor in addition to increased stresses of carrying, feeding and managing the baby.

  • Common diagnoses treated include:
      • Low back pain
      • Pelvis pain
      • Pelvic floor dysfunction (including loss of urine or stool, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, pain with OBGYN exams)
      • Diastasis Recti - separation of the abdominal muscles
      • Pelvic organ prolapse
      • Neck pain, upper back pain, or rib pain associated with nursing or carrying an infant and car seat
      • Shoulder/arm pain and tingling in hands
      • Carpal tunnel symptoms
      • Headaches

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain affects nearly 1 in 7 women and can occur at any time in a woman’s life. If pelvic pain persists longer than three months it becomes chronic and women may also experience bladder/bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction and often anxiety that could adversely affect their quality of life. The physical therapists at Lone Peak Physical Therapy understand the intimacy of these issues and strive to make your treatments as comfortable as possible. We have advanced training in treating symptoms associated with pelvic pain.

  • Our therapists treat the following types of pelvic pain:
      • Endometriosis - A common condition in which tissue (similar to what normally lines the inside of your uterus) grows outside the uterus. Symptoms may include pain and cramping in your pelvis during or after your period, pain during sexual intercourse, discomfort during bowel movements, stomach pain or digestive difficulties, excessive bleeding, and, sometimes, infertility. 
      • Vaginismus - An inability to penetrate the vagina due to muscle spasm.  
      • Dyspareunia - Pain during or after sexual intercourse or other penetration of the vagina (i.e. masturbation or dilator use).  Some women experience pain around the opening of the vagina or deep pain within the pelvis. Pain may be sharp, burning, or cramping. Often times your pelvic floor muscles contract and become tight, which can increase pain.
      • Levator Ani Symdrome - Pain, pressure, or discomfort in the region of the rectum, sacrum and/or coccyx.  Symptoms may increase with sitting.
      • Vulvodynia - Chronic, unexplained pain in the area around the opening of the vagina. Symptoms may include: burning, stinging, aching, throbbing, and swelling.
      • Coccydynia - Pain in or around the area of the tailbone.

Bowel and Bladder Dysfunction

Bowel and bladder dysfunction is a common problem affecting millions of women. Many women may limit their physical and social activities resulting in poor self-image and quality of life. The physical therapists at Lone Peak Physical Therapy have advanced training in treating symptoms associated with bowel/bladder dysfunction.

  • Some common conditions we treat include:
      • Urinary Incontinence - A well-known disorder affecting millions of women.  It is estimated that 1 in 4 women leak urine. Urinary incontinence not normal, but it is very common and very under treated.  Types of urinary incontinence include:
          • Stress Incontinence - Leakage of urine with physical movement ro increased abdominal pressure.  Common occurences are leaking with coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising (including jumping and running), standing up after sitting and lifting items.  Weakness of the pelvic floor muscles, core, and hips and improper breathing strategies can contribute to stress incontinence. 
          • Urge Incontinence - Leaking urine with an increased urgency and frequency to go to the bathroom. 
          • Mixed Incontinence - Combination of both stress and urge incontinence.
          • Overlflow Incontinence - When the bladder overfills and urine leaks. 
      • Fecal Incontinence - An involuntary leakage of stool.
      • Chronic Constipation - Difficulty emptying the bowl or passing hard stools.  Constipation will place more pressure on your pelvic organs and can contribute to urinary incontinence symptoms.
      • Urinary Frequency - A need to urinate many times throughout the day or night. 
      • Interstitial Cystitis - "Painful bladder syndrome" - Symptoms may include a feeling or pain in the bladder or pelvis region, frequent urination, and/or painful urination.  Physical Therapy can help identify the source of pain and educate you on food and drink irritants and toileting habits.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is a dropping down or lack of support in the pelvis that allows the organs like the bladder, urethra, uterus, small intestine or rectum to lower from their normal resting position. Symptoms include a feeling of heaviness, pulling, or pressure inside the pelvis/vagina. Some women report trouble urinating or having bowel movements. The physical therapists at Lone Peak Physical Therapy understand the intimacy of these issues and strive to make your treatments as comfortable as possible. We have advanced training in treating symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse.

  • Types of Prolapse:
      • Cystocele - Descending bladder or anterior prolapse. The supportive tissue between your bladder and vaginal wall weaken and the bladder bulges into the vagina.
      • Urethrocele - Sagging urethra (tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body) that falls into the vagina.
      • Enterocele - Small intestine descends between the rectum and vagina.
      • Rectocele - Bulge of the rectums wall into the vagina. This is also called posterior prolapse.

Post-Surgical

Recovering post operatively under the guidance of a physical therapist can help speed the healing process and restore healthy tissue mobility and flexibility of your joints. You will receive education on lifting precautions post operatively and be guided through a progressive exercise program to return to living your best life. 

  • Post-Op Hysterectomy
  • Post-Op Mastectomy
  • Cesarean Section recovery
  • Prolapse repair

 

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