Physical Therapy

Goals and Benefits:

At Denver Integrated Spine Center, our main goal is to diagnose your health condition and treat your symptoms in the most effective and efficient way possible. Depending on your healthcare needs, the benefits of physical therapy may include: increased functional range of motion, pain relief, improvement in stability and balance, improvement to endurance and athletic performance, increased joint mobility, reduction in adhesions/connective tissue/scar tissue, and overall better health and quality of life.

We offer physical therapy for shoulder pain, knee pain, neck pain and back pain, as well as fully specialized treatment plans for your unique injury recovery needs. Physical therapy at Denver Integrated Spine Center is like no other, we offer full 30-minute appointments where you will work one-on-one with your therapist. Our experienced healthcare providers will put all their knowledge and expertise toward making your recovery as efficient, effective and enjoyable as possible.

For the best Denver physical therapy, Denver Integrated Spine Center is here for your healthcare needs. 

Who Could Benefit from Physical Therapy?

Many people are surprised to learn about how beneficial physical therapy can be for a wide range of injuries, ailments, and illnesses. Even if you aren’t recovering from a major injury, regular physical therapy can help you stay in top physical form and even boost your physical performance.

That’s why almost every professional sports team and sports medicine staff will have at least one physical therapist on their staff. And as you grow older, physical therapy can help you maintain quality health and stay active for years to come.

If you’re experiencing one of the following health conditions, physical therapy could be the ideal solution for you:

  • Chronic pain in the back, neck, knees, or other joints.
  • Sports-related injury.
  • Concussion.
  • Muscle or ligament tear.
  • Car accident recovery.
  • Torn rotator cuff.
  • Major head or neck injury.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Post-surgical recovery.
  • Pediatric health conditions.
  • Learning to use an assistive device like a cane or walker.

Is Physical Therapy Covered by Insurance?

In most cases, physical therapy will be covered by your health insurance plan. If you’re not sure if our physical therapy treatments will be covered, feel free to give us a call or drop by our office. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is more than happy to help you understand your insurance coverage or any payments. We’re dedicated to ensuring that you receive the care you need—no matter what.   

Denver Integrated Spine Center is now accepting insurance* from the following networks:

  • Cigna
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • And several others that are not listed

*Insurance is accepted for physical therapy treatment only.

Treatment Techniques

At Denver Integrated Spine Center, we utilize a variety of advanced treatments to effectively address the source of your health problem.

Therapeutic Trigger Point Dry Needling

Use of a monofilament needle to penetrate tissue (skin, connective and muscular) to treat trigger points (tightness in the muscle fibers often referred as knots). Dry needling refers to the use of a needle without medication.

Soft tissue mobilization

A type of manual therapy (where a physical therapist will use his/her hands) to treat soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments). This type of mobilization can improve mobility and strength.

Trigger point massage

A type of manual therapy (where a physical therapist will use his/her hands) to provide relief in tight muscle fibers. 

  • Effleurage – type of massage that uses circular strokes to broad areas of the connective and muscle tissue
  • Petrissage – type of massage that uses kneading to help release connective and muscle tissue
Joint Mobilization

A type of manual therapy that uses various grades of forces (I-V) to move a joint into various ranges of motion. The technique is used to improve mobility of the joint and improve joint function throughout the whole range of motion.

Nerve glides

Also referred to as neural “flossing.” Specific movement patterns are used to stretch the nerves to allow for full movement and mobility.

Cranial sacral myofascial release

A type of release that aids in mobility in the connective tissue from the head to the low back.

Cupping

Cupping is a type of soft tissue release where a physical therapist will place a cup directly onto the skin which creates a vacuum or suction. This technique is used to release connective tissue, scarring, and muscle knots.

Electrical stimulation

The most common forms of electrical stimulation that can be used in physical therapy include:

  • Neuromuscular Stimulation (NMES): used to elicits a muscle contraction and the neuromuscular endplate (used for muscle retraining in coordination, rhythm and strength).
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS): used for pain relief
  • Interferential Electrical Stimulation (IFC): used for pain relief
Kinesiotaping

An elastic tape used to allow for flexibility while allowing for normal or retraining movement patterns. It can be used for posture, lymphatic drainage, muscle tone, and muscle activation/coordination.

Therapeutic exercise

Specific exercises given by a physical therapist to address movement or strength deficits. The exercises are given based on a thorough examination to improve functional activities and general health.

Neuro-muscular re-education

Specific exercises or activities prescribed by a physical therapist to allow for improved communication between the nerves and muscles of the body to enhance movement. Common facilitation is through coordination, balance, muscle timing, and strength.

Manual therapy

A treatment approach that a physical therapist will use his/her hands to provide movement in the joints or soft tissue (muscles or tendons) to allow for greater mobility.

Contact Us

When you visit us at Denver Integrated Spine Center, we want you to feel right at home.

If you’ve experienced a car accident injury, sports-related injury, or any other type of personal injury, our experienced chiropractic office can help. At Denver Integrated Spine Center, our highly trained chiropractors and physical therapists develop personalized treatment plans that respond to your specific healthcare needs. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our office also specializes in general chiropractic care (including spinal manipulation and spinal decompression), physical therapy, and massage therapy to effectively treat and care for our patients.

Contact us with any questions and to learn more about our healthcare services. We look forward to helping you get back to full health.

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SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

 

Hours

Monday: 8am - 6pm

Tuesday: 1pm - 6pm

Wednesday: 8am - 6pm

Thursday: 8am - 6pm

Friday: 8am - 1pm

Sat & Sun - Closed

Location

7535 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 405

Denver, CO 80231

(303) 758-9000

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