The Mississippi Gulf Coast Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic
NeoLife Physical Therapy and Wellness strives to create a culture of clinical excellence and relationship. We believe that the key to successful clinical outcomes is dependent on skilled “hands on” intervention, and caring relationships.
Orthopedic Injury Rehabilitation describes specialized healthcare dedicated to improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility with maximized results. Typically, rehabilitation helps an individual gain greater independence after illness, injury or surgery.
Manual Therapy or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by Physical Therapists, massage therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and osteopathic physicians to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability.
Spinal Health and Injury Prevention is an effort to prevent or reduce the severity of bodily injuries caused by external mechanisms, such as accidents, before they occur. Injury
Sports Rehabilitation process of deciding when an injured or ill player may safely return to practice or competition. The main goal is to return an injured player to training or competition without putting the individual or others at undue risk of injury or illness.
Sports Performance is all about explosive movements, reaction, speed, and agility. Conventional training normally put more emphasis on body transformation and muscular built. A program that includes sport performance training must be developed specifically for that sport.
Sports Medicine is an area of medical practice concerned with the treatment of injuries resulting from athletic activities. A physician practicing sports medicine focuses on sports-related medical services.
Balance and Fall Prevention is a variety of actions to help reduce the number of accidental falls suffered by older people. Falls and fall related injuries are among the most serious and common medical problems experienced by older adults.
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation also called cardiac rehab, is a medically supervised program for people who have had a heart attack, heart failure, heart valve surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, or percutaneous coronary intervention.
Exercise activity requiring physical effort, carried out specially to sustain or improve health and fitness.
Health & Lifestyle Consultant/Coaching Wellness coaching is a process that facilitates healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging a client to develop their inner wisdom, identify their values, and transform their goals into action.
Vestibular (Inner ear) Rehabilitation is an exercise-based program, designed by a specialized physical therapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness. The inner ear, the brain’s “balance center”
Modalities is a type of electrical, thermal or mechanical energy that causes physiological changes. It is used to relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, reduce muscle spasm, and deliver medication in conjunction with other procedures.
Post-Surgical Rehabilitation program of re-establishing joint motion, muscle strength around the joint and finally joint function.
Chronic Pain Management is often defined as any pain lasting more than 6 months. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is very different.
Joint Mobilization is a manual therapy intervention, a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect. When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Passive Range of Motion is where the therapist moves the joint through the range of motion with no effort from the patient.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation is a set of stretching techniques commonly used in clinical environments to enhance both active and passive range of motion in order to improve motor performance and aid rehabilitation.
Soft Tissue Massage involves direct physical action on the muscle and other soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue techniques such massage targets your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia. Massage is the best-known example of a soft tissue technique.
Myofascial Release is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body.
Neuro-developmental Therapy is a holistic and interdisciplinary clinical practice model informed by current and evolving research that emphasizes individualized therapeutic handling based on movement analysis for habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals with neurological pathophysiology.
Traction is a common nonsurgical treatment for a herniated disc in the neck or back that relieves pain by opening the cervical foramen to reduce pressure on compressed nerve roots exiting the spinal canal.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a therapeutic technique that uses specific applied instruments to promote mobilization of restricted tissue. Restricted or adhered myofascial tissue and/or scar tissue are the primary tissues addressed with its application.
Pure Wave percussion cordless massager is used to break down fascial adhesions, reduce muscle spasms, joint stiffness, and muscle tightness.
Gua Sha meaning “scraping sha-bruises”, is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing.
Functional Dry Needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) to treat myofascial pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) unit is a device that sends small electrical currents to targeted body parts. These currents are used to relieve pain.
Electric Stimulation or Electromyostimulation is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract.
Mechanical Traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is a treatment modality commonly used in physical therapy. It is used to provide deep heating to soft tissues in the body. These include muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments.
Kinesis/ McConnell Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. Kinesis Taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process.
Paraffin wax has been shown to treat conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia among others. A wax treatment acts as a type of thermotherapy, or heat therapy, that helps treat these conditions by increasing blood flow, relaxing muscles and reducing stiffness in joints.
Hydrotherapy or water therapy, is the use of water (hot, cold, steam, or ice) to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being.
Cryotherapy is the use of extremely low temperatures to treat symptoms such as tissue damage (it’s excellent for athletes), decrease inflammation, increase cell rejuvenation, improve skin tone and reduce signs of aging.