Member Spotlight- Advanced Physical Therapy
Where do you go for back troubles, neck pain, persistent headaches or poor balance? Advanced Physical Therapy, 400 W. 4th Street. APT offers direct access to their services, but if your insurance requires a doctor’s script, check with your primary physician first. APT has been helping patients in McPherson for 12 years. Offering physical therapy when recovering from surgery, athletic injuries, auto accidents and work comp injuries. With many qualified Physical Therapists and PT assistants, they can treat a wide variety of patient needs. Contact APT at 620-241-4201 to find out how they can help. See full bios of Heather Thiessen, Elizabeth Landsdowne, Tad Wrench and Anne Mailloux at www.aptclinics.com/physical-therapists or visit Advanced Physical Therapy at 400 W. 4th Street in McPherson.
Heather Thiessen spoke about two new machines that APT utilizes to help patients. The unweighting harness can be used for patients with weight bearing restrictions due to a leg injury, stroke or balance issues to provide support during physical therapy. The other new machine has a vibration plate to keep the core strong, strengthen posture and speed up the healing process. Although not new, a machine that is widely used at APT is the traction/decompression machine for lumbar and pelvic therapy. This machine is unique in that it can swivel and tilt to reach exact areas of treatment. Advanced Physical Therapy often treats back and neck pain. This condition can sometime be caused by poor posture, extended periods at a computer or a result of the “texting neck”. Heather Thiessen recommended ways to reduce this ailment by working on better posture, strengthening your core and spending more time walking.
Advanced Physical Therapy, 400 W. 4th Street advertises monthly specials on their Facebook page and sells several products including stretching bands, Body Sport exercise balls, hot/cold packs, massage rollers and Biofreeze. APT, is for more than injury recovery, they also offer massage! Call 620-241-4201 to find out more.