After a comprehensive evaluation of your posture and movement patterns, a customized treatment plan will be established. Treatment will involve the use of non-manipulative manual therapy techniques to correct postural abnormalities, joint dysfunction and muscle tightness. This will reduce pain and improve the body’s ability to function normally. Modalities such as electrical stimulation, light therapy, ultrasound can also be used to help manage muscle spasm, inflammation and to increase soft tissue range of motion.

Therapeutic exercise will follow which involves high repetition workouts with low resistance to maximize range of motion gains, nourish the joints and muscle in the affected area. This combination under the one to one guidance of a skilled therapist results in the quick reduction of pain, increased range of motion and return to a normal pain free lifestyle.

We offer specialized equipment from inversion tables for self-treatment and relaxation to speed pulleys, which offer smooth low resistance exercise without increasing pain or discomfort. We also offer a full line of cardiovascular exercise equipment. This includes an Airdyne bicycle, elliptical cross trainer and a heavy-duty treadmill to increase cardiovascular health and increase circulation to your entire body.

What separates us from the competition?

At Hands On Physical Therapy of Mentor, LLC you will receive highly skilled manual therapy to address postural abnormalities and loss of range of motion. When you come for your scheduled visits you will exercise with our state of the art equipment to perform activities that you cannot do at home. You will be educated and given a home exercise and flexibility program with written instructions. We will not waste your time doing activities that you can do on your own. This model of physical therapy practice is lost in today’s hospital-based practices. These practices have you exercising independently and disregard the one to one care needed for you to reach your goals. At Hands On Physical Therapy we are just that, hands on! The result is immediate pain relief, improved postural alignment and increased range of motion.

Newly enhanced Pediatric Program

The pediatric physical therapy program at Hands On Physical Therapy is focused on treating children from birth through young adulthood with musculoskeletal problems to improve the overall mobility and function of children facing numerous health conditions including:

  • cerebral palsy
  • traumatic brain injuries
  • chronic pain
  • cystic fibrosis
  • cancer
  • scoliosis
  • torticollis
  • developmental delays
  • movement disorders

Our therapists will individually observe and interview children and their families, using physical examinations to diagnose the source of the child’s movement difficulties. They will then guide and individualize a treatment regimen, working to improve motor development, strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, coordination, gait difficulties and heart and lung endurance.

Using multi-faceted forms of intervention, our therapists practice skills such as:

  • manual therapy
  • myofascial release
  • motor learning
  • recreational and “play” therapy
  • adaptation of daily activities
  • orthotics and prosthetics

The goal of physical therapy is to maximize independence and function required for each infant/child to meet age-predicted developmental milestones and to allow improved integration into social and recreational activities with their peers. We have found that every child responds best to a unique, carefully crafted treatment plan that also incorporates family members in order to promote carry over at home and school. Overall, our mission is to promote the highest quality of life for all children and their families.

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