Muscular Balance Evaluation is a clinical assessment that evaluates a patient’s muscular-skeletal frame to determine the degree of pain, inflammation, and other issues that impairs its proper functioning. Physiotherapists are the key professionals responsible for providing Muscular Balance Evaluation and recommend the appropriate therapeutic treatments. The process evaluates the muscle function, structure, and anatomy of the patient to identify any areas that may need improvement in order to promote optimal health. Muscular Balance Evaluation can be conducted as an independent clinical assessment or as part of a more comprehensive rehabilitation program. In most cases, a physiotherapist will recommend that patients undergo Muscular Balance Evaluation before undergoing any therapeutic modalities. Dr. Lisa Corsa, DPT, MSPT, DO Manual Osteopath, ATC, LAT, CPT, CKTP, LSVT-BIG from Premier Therapy Solutions is recognized as one of the top physiotherapists in the US and specializes in Muscular Balance Evaluation. The purpose of Muscular Balance Evaluation is to identify weak and imbalanced muscles that could potentially prevent injury and the development of debilitating symptoms and conditions. PTVIP treats the most severe cases of osteoarthritis at their state-of-the-art facility in Boca Raton and can even travel to your location via their PTVIP Concierge Connection.
During Muscular Balance Evaluations, physical therapists use a combination of manual therapy, ultrasound, magnetic therapy, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Manual therapy is utilized to stimulate and strengthen muscles, while ultrasound is used to target specific areas of dysfunction. TENS is a form of electronic stimulation that has been successfully used to treat patients with many different mobility-related conditions. Although the use of mechanical traction and the associated mechanical compression has been used for years to treat conditions such as arthritis and osteoarthritis, TENS can provide much relief to patients suffering from these conditions.
Many physical therapy professionals utilize a combination of several different techniques in order to successfully treat patients with varying degrees of mobility-related limitations. Often, a combination of manual therapies, physical therapy, and TENS is all that is required for many patients. For example, in order to treat patients suffering from RSI, physical therapists would use ultrasound, manual therapy, and then muscle balance and correction techniques. The goal of this intervention is to decrease any tension within the muscles while promoting overall movement and flexibility within the body. Physical therapy includes the use of therapeutic devices, such as braces, crutches, leg braces, etc., as well as the provision of adequate hand-eye assistance for patients who are unable to carry out the tasks of daily living without assistance.
Stay tuned for Part II of Muscular Balance Evaluation next week. If you have any questions about Muscular Balance Evaluation call Premier Therapy Solutions today. 561-672-7613