Conditions Treated

A Step Ahead Physical Therapy provides professional treatment for the following conditions. Explore details about these conditions below.

Chronic pain can be defined as pain that is present for more than 6 months, it also extends beyond the expected healing time of an injury. It affects between 42 and 50 million Americans. Symptoms of chronic pain can vary from mild to severe, and can also limit the person’s ability to complete daily activities.

Vertigo is a feeling of spinning, rocking, or moving even when sitting still. It is a common condition that affects a large number of people every year. Although Vertigo is not life threatening, it can largely affect a person’s quality of life.

Proper treatment for headaches depends on several factors, which can include the type and frequency of the headache. Headaches can be related to sinus issues, vascular problems, tumors, migraine disorders, and muscle and joint problems of the neck or jaw. These common reasons can be caused by a fall, concussion, motor vehicle accidents, or without any obvious cause.

While common, neck pain can typically be linked to trauma or any ongoing issues with the spine. It can be caused by joint or muscle problems and can typically be treated effectively if caught early.

There are so many muscles and ligaments to support the shoulder and help it move. It is a complex joint made up of the arm bone, shoulder blade, and collar bone. Shoulder pain can be caused by repeating overhead activities, straining to reach something, falling, improper exercise techniques, lifting something heavy, or for no apparent reason.

One of the most common reasons people stop participating in their regular activities, miss work, or go to the doctor is back pain. It is also the most commonly seen condition in physical therapy as around 80% of people will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime.

Hands and wrists are a big part of our everyday life, and pain from these injuries can cause severe issues in functioning day-to-day. Pain from hands and wrists can be caused by arthritis, trauma, or overuse.

The CDC reports approximately 25% of Americans have experienced some level of knee pain. This pain makes daily activities including walking, running, standing up, and many other things difficult.

Ankle injuries are a common source of pain, especially for athletes. While common, the injuries can be impairing and limiting to complete daily activities. Ankle injuries can occur from walking, running, jumping, falling, or even a chronic issue such as arthritis.