Feeling Like Yourself Again Is Possible with LPH Physical Therapy Services

If you feel like pain or lack of mobility is hindering your ability to live life the way you would like, physical therapy services from Langdon Prairie Health can get you back on track to a healthier and happier version of yourself. 

The LPH physical therapy team utilizes their expertise to help people of all ages recover function, regain movement, relieve pain, and prevent future problems. They can provide care for many conditions, including: 

• Back and neck pain 
• Edema 
• Joint replacement recovery 
• Neurological disorders 
• Orthopedics 
• Osteoporosis 
• Post-surgical care 
• Soft tissue injuries 
• Sports injuries 
• Vertigo 

Sarah Badding, PT, DPT, CSCS, Director of Rehab Services, shared, “When it comes to our physical therapy patients, we really see it all every week. Fortunately, we’re able to offer a variety of services to meet the variety of care needs.” 
In addition to more traditional forms of physical therapy, the LPH team also offers some specialized treatment options. These include: 

Dry Needling: Treats painful muscle tissue by inserting thin, stainless-steel needles into trigger points (tight bands of muscles located in larger muscles that disrupt function, restrict range of motion, or cause pain or localized tenderness). Often used for patients suffering from shoulder, back, neck or knee pain; fibromyalgia; muscle spasms and strains; and other muscle tissue pain.  
Graston Technique: Uses a metal instrument to massage areas where there is chronic, acute, or post-surgical soft-tissue pain. This technique accommodates faster rehabilitation and is often effective in eliminating pain and restoring range of motion and normal function. Used to treat ankle, wrist, back, neck, knee, and hip pain; fibromyalgia; hamstring and rotator cuff injuries; post-mastectomy and caesarean pain; and many other conditions. 
LSVT BIG: People living with Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions often move with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. LSVT BIG teaches patients to use large, exaggerated movements to improve the mismatch between what they feel like they are doing and what they are actually doing. This can make everyday activities easier to perform—such as buttoning a shirt or maintaining balance while walking. 
Lymphedema Therapies: Treatments to reduce swelling caused by the removal or damage of lymph nodes.  

To ensure the most successful patient outcomes, all physical therapy at LPH is one-on-one with a patient’s physical therapist. Before starting a physical therapy program, they will take time to understand the patient’s health history and what their specific goals are for physical therapy treatment. 

“We provide patient centered treatment that is most appropriate for their return to function,” Sarah explained. “Each treatment session is catered to their unique needs because we listen to the patient describe their symptoms, ask appropriate questions and perform tests and measurements to guide care and progress a patient through their rehab. It’s completely individualized.” 

Each member of the LPH physical therapy team is dedicated to seeing their patients function and overall quality of life improve. Each provider’s deep knowledge of and passion for physical therapy means patients have a true partnership with them—and can trust that they will help them achieve better health. 

“We have highly qualified professionals who truly care about each individual patient and their goals. Our goal is to be able to provide patients with the same rehab services they would expect from a larger facility, but closer to home,” Sarah said. “It is so rewarding to see a patient progress and help them return to the activities they want to and need to be able to do.” 

The physical therapy team at LPH is here for you when you are ready to start your journey to less pain and better health.