When you choose Vermont Sports Medicine Center, you’ll benefit from one of the area’s largest selection of specialized services and unique programs which include:
One-on-One/Hands on Physical Therapy
We specialize in individualized treatments emphasizing manual therapy techniques.
Sports Medicine + Orthopedic + Post Surgical Rehabilitation
Our therapists are experts at managing your recovery after hip, knee, shoulder, spine, ankle surgery and more. We work closely with your surgeons and physicians to provide coordinated care. Orthopedic rehabilitation programs help patients get back to their daily routines and recreational activities.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. Originally developed by athletes, the technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.
Trigger Point Dry Needling is a safe and effective technique that certified physical therapists use to help reduce pain and improve muscle function. So, what exactly is a trigger point? A trigger point is commonly referred to as a “knot” in the muscle and keeps the muscle from functioning properly.
Using the recommended clean needle technique, your physical therapist will insert a filiform needle into the targeted muscle with the goal of getting a “twitch” response. While the twitch may cause a little residual soreness, research has shown that the “twitch” is an essential part of the needling process that helps to reset the muscle, reduce your pain, and improve your overall function. After needling is performed your physical therapist will provide you with individualized exercises to help the muscle return to its proper function.
Physical therapists use a variety of modalities to help strengthen, relax, and heal muscles. Here are a few of the treatment modalities available at Vermont Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapists by training are “movement specialist”. We have extensive training in orthopaedic medicine, exercise science and musculoskeletal trauma, allowing us to provide the most up-to-date treatment approaches. Our therapists will guide you through corrective exercise to improve muscle imbalance, functional movement to address the activities of daily living and movement and, ultimately sport/work specific exercises that help you get back to you..
Biomechanical Evaluation for Orthotics
Our physical therapists are able to make custom orthotics. During the process we will go beyond looking at just your feet. We will look at your gait and evaluate the biomechanics of your movement in order to address any areas of concern and opportunity as it relates to your feet and beyond.
Designed to give competitive and recreational athletes the knowledge they need to prevent, recognize and manage sports-related injuries. Vermont Sports Medicine Center’s Safe Sports programs feature annual sports performance clinics, free injury screenings and education programs.
Occupational Health Services and Rehabilitation. Employers and employees take advantage of Vermont Sports Medicine Center’s workplace health and safety programs, including work site assessments, work conditioning, work injury management, industrial rehabilitation, ergonomic evaluations, functional capacity and return to work evaluations, and preventive education programs. Clinicians are skilled manual therapists and have a “hands-on” approach to care.
Balance/Fall Prevention/Vestibular Rehab
Injury from falls can be a life-changing event for anyone but especially the elderly. Vermont Sports Medicine Center offers a range of clinic and community-based fall prevention programs. We can help improve your overall strength and balance and teach you how to minimize the risk of falling in your environment.
Our therapists are also skilled in managing vestibular disorders which often lead to vertigo, dizziness, and balance disturbances.
Vermont Sports Medicine Center offers patients individualized pool sessions, providing guidance and instruction throughout your session. Proper posture and form are emphasized to maximize the benefits of the aquatic environment. The buoyancy of the water reduces loading across joints to allow exercise that would otherwise be too difficult on land. The warmth and pressure of the water may further assist with pain relief, decrease swelling and increase ease of movement.