Paragon Healthcare only employs licensed Physical Therapists (PT) and Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA). Our team is experienced and we provide hands-on, one-on-one care. Your treatment plan will address your pain, inflammation and any obstacles you have to recovery.
Soft Tissue Mobilization
Your Physical Therapist will do soft tissue mobilization for muscle relaxation, pain relief, and to decrease swelling and scar tissue. This is a gentle hands on therapy that will help you recover.
Paragon Therapists are trained in Maitland, Kaltenborn, and Isometric Mobilizations. This is a manual therapy intended to increase mobility, reduce stiffness, and to relieve pain.
Stretching exercises are designed to strengthen and lengthen muscle(s), or soft tissue. Your PT will prescribe a home exercise and stretching regime to improve the flexibility of muscles that have tightened due to disuse or spasm.
How you walk makes a big difference in how you feel. Many back, thigh, leg, ankle, and foot problems may be caused by abnormalities in the way you move. Your PT will analyze the way you walk by visually examining the interaction of the low back and the joints of the thighs, legs, and feet.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
This is a set of repeated exercises performed to retrain the nervous system. PNF is a specialized treatment used in hospitals, nursing homes and private clinics to help developmentally and neurologically impaired patients. It is also an important treatment for neuromuscular retraining for injured athletes.
Studies have shown that ultrasound is helpful for inflammation, ligament healing (strains and sprains), carpal tunnel syndrome, and muscle spasm. Ultrasound uses a high frequency sound waves to trigger a natural healing effect in connective tissue. The stream of sound waves helps with nutrition exchange at the cellular level and healing of injured tissue.
This gentle treatment is used for strengthening without stressing or damaging the joint. Isometric contraction is commonly used to treat arthritis, broken bones, or right after surgery when patient mobility is limited.
Do you want to know how to improve your posture and stand up straight? Your PT will teach you stretching and strengthening exercises to facilitate postural improvement and to prevent further disability and future problems like headaches, neck pain, disc bulges and low back pain.
This low impact exercise can be used with or without resistance. This is usually prescribed for improving the strength and/or range of motion of the back or lower extremities as well as cardiovascular endurance and breathing.
Do you want to know how to weight train even if you have a chronic disease or injury? Here your PT will take you through sets of exercises that gradually increase in resistance (weights) and in repetitions. Weight training is usually prescribed for reeducation of muscles and strengthening. Weights, rubber bands, and body weight can be used as resistance.
Active Range of Motion (AROM) & Passive Range of Motion (PROM)
Sometimes your hands and feet are like rusty old gates. Here is a starter therapy where the patient lifts or moves a body part through range of motion against gravity. AROM is usually one of the first modalities prescribed for arthritis.
Active Assistive Range of Motion (AAROM)
When a patient is weak from surgery or is in recovery mode after an injury, this therapist-assisted active range of motion is used to gently move muscles and joints.
Hot & Cold Therapy
Part of our acute & chronic injury protocol. Icing or cold compresses are used as an effective pain reliever and to reduce swelling immediately after injury. Heat packs are used in clinic and at home during chronic pain or a long standing injury. It also helps relax muscles for other manual therapies used by our therapists in clinic.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
A relatively low voltage applied over painful areas through small self-adhesive electrodes. The electrical stimulation "disguises" or "overrides" the sensation of pain. It is a small, portable unit, used in intervals, to control pain and reduce dependence on drugs. It is usually prescribed for relief of pain.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
The application of electrical stimulation to aid in improving strength after knee surgery or injury. NMES is also used to decrease pain and swelling, and to relieve muscle spasm.
Neck & Pelvic Traction
Our therapists use traction to facilitate unloading of the upper and lower spine. Gentle longitudinal extension of the neck and pelvis will give you intermittent relief of pain, and helps to decrease muscle spasm and nerve compression.
This novel and effective treatment delivers medication through the skin by an electrical charge. Iontophoresis is usually prescribed for injuries such as shoulder or elbow bursitis. Medication is applied topically and the electrical charge delivers it to underlying tissues.
Paragon Physical Therapy is one of a handful of clinics dedicated to pulmonary health.
Do you have a smoke related health problem? Pulmonary Rehabilitation can help restore your lung function and improve your health. Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Paragon of Summerlin aims to reduce symptoms, decrease disability, increase participation in physical and social activities, and improve the overall quality of life for patients with chronic respiratory diseases.