Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness
Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness is an outpatient physical therapy practice specializing in care and prevention of orthopedic injuries.
Our focus is on YOU and our mission is to improve your quality of life by:
- providing expert, one-on-one patient care
- providing patient, caregiver, community and staff education
- promoting wellness
As our patient, you can expect care from highly-educated and skilled clinicians who exhibit integrity and professionalism. And you can expect convenience - we have early morning and late afternoon appointments available, and participate with most major insurances. * No physician referral is required for most insurances.*
Advanced Physical Therapy and Fitness can provide you with an individualized treatment plan to:
- Help you move better
- Ease your pain
- Help you recover from surgery
- Teach you how to care for yourself
- Help you prevent injury
- Improve your quality of life
We accept most insurance plans including Medicare, worker's compensation and auto. Please call us at 717-790-9994 for information about your insurance coverage.
Advantages of Progressive Strengthening After Your Knee Replacement
Many people after a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) never achieve the same level of function as a similarly aged person without knee problems. However, a recent study published in Physiotherapy Theory and Function indicates that a progressive strengthening program will likely bring their function to higher levels than those who do not receive that type of care.
Progressive strengthening, in this case, means that the study participants received a number of physical therapy visits after surgery during which strengthening exercises were given. These were progressively increased to maintain maximum effort for 3 sets of 20 for all exercises. The normal standard of care group focused primarily on range of motion, cycling and straight leg raising exercises without weight.
The study found that a larger portion of patients who received progressive strengthening exercises achieved normal clinical and functional scores. This indicates that although all patients may not achieve normal function after a TKA, those receiving this type of treatment have a better chance of returning to normal function.