Your physical therapy experience is one that you will remember for a lifetime. Whether you are recovering from an injury or surgery or just wish to improve your overall health, Greater Buffalo Physical Therapy is Western NY’s premier rehabilitation and exercise facility.
Physical Therapy Is More Than Just Exercise
Our unique approach to caring for our patients is what sets us apart from other facilities in the area. Physical therapy is more than just exercise. Our philosophy of combining state of the art treatment techniques with traditional physical therapy has been proven to be one of the most successful at returning patients to the lifestyles they want.
Physical Therapy Services
- Orthopedic rehabilitation for sprains, strains, and overuse injuries
- Spinal rehabilitation for back and neck pain
- Vestibular rehabilitation for vertigo and other balance disturbances
- Sports rehabilitation for the injured athlete
- Craniosacral therapy
- Visceral manipulation/moblization
We also offer nutraMetrix supplements for a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions as well as every day supplements for health and general well being. Ask us for a personal consultation to determine how these supplements could help bolster your immune system or reduce inflammation.
What kinds of methods do we use to help ease your pain and increase the quality of your life? We know that many of the terms used above can be confusing, so we have included definitions of various physical therapy techniques below.
Physical Therapy Terms and Definitions
- Visceral Manipulation – Mobilization of organs and related ligaments to decrease tension and restore normal mobility to area.
- Acupressure – Manual stimulation of acupuncture points to help decrease pain and increase blood flow.
- Craniosacral Therapy – Mobilization of dural sheath to relieve tension on brain and spinal cord.
- Visceral Vascular Manipulation – Mobilization of arteries and veins to help improve blood flow to structures (i.e.: muscles, joints, bones).
- Neuromobilization – Mobilization of nerves to reduce tension, and decrease pain to structures. Includes cranial nerves, root plexus and peripheral nerves.
- Manual Articular Techniques – For upper extremity/lower extremity, spinal and pelvic regions. Designed to stimulate specific receptor cells for joint decompression and reducing muscle tension.
- McKenzie – Also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, the McKenzie method is a multidimensional approach to the assessment, treatment and prevention of back, neck and extremity problems.
- Vestibular Techniques – To reduce tension of the vestibulocochlear nerve which helps to decrease dizziness, room spinning and balance issues. Targeted for inner ear and neck related issues.
- Manual Therapy – Hands on techniques to reduce tension to all joints including spinal.
- Migraine and Tension Headaches – Combination of cranial nerve mobilization, visceral vascular mobilization, craniosacral therapy and acupressure points to reduce tension, increase blood flow and reduced severity/frequency of headaches. Combination of complimentary techniques to reduce tension and to increase blood flow to reduce the severity and frequency of headaches.