Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a hands on approach to assessment and treatment of certain kinds of physical conditions. It may include specific techniques such as stretching, therapeutic massage, joint mobilization, neuromuscular re-education and myofascial release. Manual therapy is performed by Century City’s skilled physical therapists to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.

 
 

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is a systematic performance or execution of planned movement, posture or activities intended to support a higher or more optimal function. Therapeutic Exercise (ther-ex) not only can reduce risks of injury, but can enhance fitness and well-being. There are a variety of types of ther-ex that can help reduce pain, improve balance, core conditioning, coordination, refined movement, bone density, conditioning and higher skill levels. Once CCPT therapists have assessed you, they will prescribe a custom, "evidenced based" therapeutic exercise program to meet your goals and fitness needs. 

 
 

Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

Physical therapy plays a major role in recovering from a total joint replacement of the knee, hip, or shoulder.  It is important to be as fit as possible before undergoing this procedure. Research shows that targeted exercises before surgery improve therapeutic outcomes Joint replacement physical therapy can also benefit people who are limited in their daily lives due to joint pain from all types of arthritis. In consult with your MD, CCPT will design a custom, evidence based exercise plan for your pre and post surgical needs to help you reach an optimal recovery.

Get in touch with us if you have questions regarding:

  • When a total joint replacement is required.
  • What to expect pre and post surgery.
  • How CCPT can help you prepare for surgery.
  • How to prepare for your return home.
  • Helpful tips for therapeutic assistive devices.

Find Out More →

 
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Movement Re-Education Training

Feldenkrais® Method

The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Feldenkrais ® is taught with two modalities: verbally-coached Awareness Through Movement ® group classes or an individual “hands-on” session with a certified practitioner. 

Learn more the Feldenkrais Method →

 
 
 Photo credit Carey Haskell, GCFP

Photo credit Carey Haskell, GCFP

 

GROUP CLASSES

Movement classes can complement your physical therapy, fitness and self-improvement through providing a community of support. We offer two kinds of classes that help improve self-awareness and movement based recovery. These classes are cost effective and taught by our CCPT Doctors of Physical Therapy who hold additional certifications in these complimentary fields of movement education: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® and Yoga.

Awareness Through Movement®

Group classes can complement PT, fitness and self improvement through providing a community of support. We offer two kinds of classes that help improve self awareness and movement based recovery that are gentle and taught by our CCPT physical therapists: Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® and Yoga.

Based on principles of the Feldenkrais Method®, Awareness Through Movement classes can benefit anyone, young or old, physically challenged or physically fit.

ATM Classes 

 

 
 
 Photo Credit FGNA

Photo Credit FGNA

 

Conditioning and Core Strengthening

Pilates Integrated Rehabilitation

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement that combines stretching and strengthening to elongate musculature, as well as improve overall balance. Pilates combines yoga’s control of movement with weight lifting’s muscle engagement to sharpen your body’s kinesthetic awareness and integrate your core strength. CCPT applies these Pilates fundamentals to your custom exercise program to help you come back from injury and reduce the risk of re-injury. 

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Modalities

Physical therapists use a wide variety of modalities that accelerate healing, reduce pain and inflammation, facilitate better strength and support relaxation for a better recovery.

Electrotherapy - Electrical current may be used with many therapeutic interventions to support healing, and recovery
Cold Laser Therapy - The application of light therapy is used for soft tissue repair and regeneration.
Hot and cold - Heat and ice are the two most common types of non-invasive therapies.
Kinesiotaping - A rehabilitative technique designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process.

 
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CCPT, your constant encouragement deserves nothing but praise. That’s not part of the job, that’s part of who you are. I will never forget all the love and support from all of you. Thank you, for helping me gain back my strength and courage.
— Patient: Nancy Levine