North Platte Physical Therapy - Casper (West)

 
 

The Casper West clinic has been serving the needs of the surrounding community since 2010.  This clinic along with our Casper East clinic continually strives to exceed the expectations of our patients.  Our clinics are patient-focused and allow our patients to collaborate with their therapist on the optimal care for each individual.  We provide this peak level of care in an energetic and enjoyable atmosphere.

We are dedicated to providing the best orthopedic care to central Wyoming. Our staff specializes in spine and extremities. We use multiple manual therapy and exercise treatment philosophies and techniques for treating back, muscle, joint, nerve and tendon disorders. North Platte Physical Therapy provides comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services to our orthopedic, pediatric, and geriatric patients. We have an excellent functional balance re-training program and fall prevention program. We also work with athletes and sports medicine patients.

Location Details


307-234-9067  Send Email
Address: 3831 Denis Drive #200, Casper, WY 82604
Hours: Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM
Fax: 307-234-9074

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FAQ About Dry Needling as Part of Your Physical Therapy Treatment


July 10, 2020

When you’re dealing with any type of pain or injury, your Wyoming physical therapy experts will be able to recommend different treatment options to help you get out of pain for good. One of the most compelling and perhaps, intimidating, treatment methods is dry needling. If you’ve never experienced this treatment option, you likely aren’t sure what to expect or how the treatment works. Here are a few answers to the most frequently asked questions so you can prepare for your appointment with confidence.

Does It Hurt?
The first thing every patient wants and needs to know is whether dry needling hurts or if it’s fairly painless. The answer, unfortunately, isn’t simple. It largely depends on your personal pain tolerance. You will likely feel some discomfort or mild pain, but it should never be overwhelming. If at any point you feel that the treatment is too painful, tell your therapist immediately. 

How Large Are the Needles?
If you’re worried about dry needling feeling like you’re getting repeat injections during the treatment, don’t panic. The needles used are long, but they’re also thin. If you’ve ever seen an acupuncture needle, you have a general idea of what to expect. Because they’re so thin, any pain or discomfort you feel during the treatment will be short-lived. You may not even notice the needles after a few moments.

Are the Needles Clean?
Absolutely. Your Wyoming physical therapy team only uses sterilized needles for every single treatment. Once the treatment is over, they make sure to properly dispose of each needle to ensure your safety and the safety of future patients. 

Do I Have to Schedule Frequent Appointments?
Again, it largely depends on the individual. Some people experience relief after a single dry needling treatment while others need to schedule additional appointments. If you’re worried about those appointments, speak with your physical therapist and discuss your treatment plan. They’ll be able to tell you what will work best for your needs and your body.

Can Dry Needling Be combined With Other Treatments?
Yes. Think of dry needling as just one more tool in your arsenal to aid your recovery. If your physical therapist and doctor believe that you will benefit from additional treatment methods, they’ll make the appropriate recommendations. Ultimately, combining different treatments can help improve your recovery, but it always depends on your personal situation. Listen to their recommendations and see what they suggest. 

Dry Needling Can Help You on the Path to Recovery
Dry needling is a wonderful way to help your body improve its recovery time. If you’re interested in this treatment option and want to incorporate it into your physical therapy routine, discuss it with your therapist as soon as possible. 

At North Platte Physical Therapy, we want everyone to feel their best and recover as quickly and completely as possible. If you’re suffering from an injury and need to schedule a physical therapy appointment, don’t wait. Contact our team today to discuss your needs and get 
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Let’s Get Physical: What you need to do before your next workout


July 1, 2020

As you prepare for your next workout, it’s important to get your body ready to go. But should you warm up or stretch? What’s actually the difference? For most people, when they hear the terms “stretching” and “warming up” they consider them to be the same thing. But the fact is that they are two different things that serve two different purposes for your body. When it comes to your workout, both are important and should be a part of your routine. Let’s take a look at how a Cheyenne, WY physical therapist defines the two and explains when it is appropriate for both in your training program.

Warming up is the act of increasing your core temperature and getting blood to flow to your muscles. Stretching is designed to help increase your flexibility as well as your range of motion. Warming up should be done before your workout whereas stretching should be done afterward—or when you body is already warm.

The Benefits: 
Warming up is when you warm up before working out, you increase your heart rate, which means your muscles get more blood and oxygen. It also raises your body temperature so that your muscles and tendons will work better during strenuous exercise. If you have any tightness in your muscles before working out, a warmup will help decrease that. It will also improve your range of motion. Most experts recommend that you warm up the muscles you plan to focus on during your workout. For instance, if you are at the gym to do back squats, air squats should be part of your pre-workout warmup routine.

It’s best to stretch when your body is already warmed up, so it often makes the most sense to stretch after your workout rather than before. Stretching will help increase flexibility, which can decrease your chance of feeling pain—after a workout or on a daily basis. Stretching one part of the body often impacts another part. For example, if you stretch the hamstring area regularly, this can lessen the chance that you’ll have a sore back from sitting at a computer all day. 
Whether you are a serious athlete or a weekend warrior, injury prevention means that you can enjoy your activities rather than sit on the bench. Be sure to warm up and stretch every time you work out.
Find out more about the importance of stretching and warming up, as well as Sportsmetrics, which is a scientifically proven program designed to help prevent serious knee injuries, by contacting our office.

If you have suffered an injury and want to add physical therapy to your routine, North Platte is your go-to local physical therapist in Cheyenne, WY to provide the services that will get you feeling better and stronger. Our expert staff is respected throughout the Wyoming and Nebraska areas for providing superior and customized physical therapy services. We can handle any of your physical therapy needs. Fill out our contact form to get started and to find a location near you.
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Using physical therapy to treat tennis elbow


June 18, 2020

Tennis Elbow is a painful and debilitating condition that can impair your ability to use your affected arm, hold objects, or perform daily tasks. However, many orthopedic physical therapy treatments can help you quickly and effectively rehabilitate from the condition. If you are experiencing pain or loss of functioning in your arm, you should learn about tennis elbow and the many treatments that premier Wyoming physical therapists can provide.

North Platte Physical Therapy services can treat the symptoms of tennis elbow. Despite the name, most patients do not incur the condition while playing tennis. Tennis elbow refers to elbow pain that is caused by an injury to the muscles and tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. The technical name of the condition is lateral epicondylitis, for the injured forearm muscles connect to the lateral epicondyle bone in the elbow. Because you must use your elbow to grip, lift or carry objects, many factors can cause tennis elbow. You can incur the condition by placing excessive strain on your forearm, awkwardly twisting your hands and wrists, or overusing your elbow while performing normal daily functions or intense athletic events. Certain symptoms can indicate that you are suffering from tennis elbow. Common symptoms include an aching pain on the outside of your elbow, a loss of functioning in the affected arm, and an inability to stabilize your wrist to hold even small objects.

Rest treatments can help treat tennis elbow conditions. Top Wyoming physical therapists can utilize alternating heat and cold treatments to reduce the inflammation and relieve the pain. The therapy experts can also apply elastic bandages to facilitate proper elbow rest. These bandages can provide additional support to your elbow, alleviate the pressure from the injured muscles, and protect your arm from experiencing any strain that could exasperate the injury or hinder the rehabilitation process.  

You can't always prevent tennis elbow which is why physical therapy specialists can also design many exercise programs to help you recover from tennis elbow. The best Wyoming physical therapists can develop customized exercise routines that are most conducive for your body and that would most effectively treat your condition. Physical therapy exercises for tennis elbow often involve stretching routines for your wrist, forearm, and shoulder areas. The stretching can increase the range-of-motion and flexibility of your arm to help you recover from the injury and to prevent similar injuries from recurring. The exercise routines also typically involve strength exercises for the muscles around your elbow. These exercises can strengthen your affected arm, restore the proper functioning of your elbow, and allow you to stabilize your muscles and perform daily tasks. Additionally, the therapists can also show you exercises that you can perform at home to further assist the rehabilitation process.

Contact North Platte Physical Therapy to treat your tennis elbow condition. Our expert staff is revered for providing superior physical therapy treatments throughout the Wyoming and Nebraska areas. We can fulfill comprehensive physical therapy services, we have access to the best treatment techniques available, and we would be happy to customize a treatment plan that can help you overcome the symptoms of tennis elbow and maximize the functioning of your arm.
 
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