North Platte Physical Therapy - Cheyenne (North)

 
 

Our company has now expanded to provide physical therapy services to the city of Cheyenne and its surrounding communities. We provide progressive, research-based intervention techniques to meet your personal rehabilitative needs. As a patient of North Platte Physical Therapy you can expect to receive the highest level of rehabilitation, a personalized plan of care designed to meet your needs, a family friendly, hometown clinical experience and exceptional outcomes so you can return to your active lifestyle. We focus on always remaining flexible to meet your needs. With same day appointments and walk-ins welcome, whatever your injury may be, we are always here for you. We will work closely with your healthcare providers to provide the most seamless recovery possible. If you have any questions on the services that we can provide or how we can best serve you please contact us or stop by so we can get you on the road to recovery.

Location Details


307-514-5834  Send Email

Address: 7226 Commons Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Hours: Mon - Fri: 7AM - 6PM
Phone: 307-514-5834

Interested in scheduling at our South location? View Cheyenne South Details 


Services Offered


  • Arthritis Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Balance and Vestibular Rehab
  • Biofeedback
  • Biomechanical Gait Analysis
  • Body Mechanics Training
  • CSCS, Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Custom Foot Orthotics
  • Custom Splinting
  • Ergonomic and Worksite Evaluation
  • Fine Motor Dexterity
  • Fitness Screenings
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Graston Techniques
  • Hand Therapy
  • Headache
  • Kinesio taping
  • Modalities
  • Myofacial Techniques
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurological Services
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, OCS
  • Orthotic Fabrication
  • Orthopedic Service
  • Pediatric Therapy
  • Pool Therapy
  • Post Cancer Treatment
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehab
  • Pre-employment Screening
  • Return to Work Screening
  • Return to sport exercise programs
  • Running Injuries
  • Self-care skills
  • Sensory Integration
  • SFMA - Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Spine Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sportsmetrics
  • Stroke Rehabiliation
  • Tactical Training
  • Tendonitis
  • TPI (Titlist Institute Performance) Certified Golf Screenings
  • TMJ
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Vestibular Rehabiliation
  • Women's Health
  • Work Hardening/Conditioning
  • Work Injuries
  • Worksaver Certified Work Physicals
  • Wound Care

Latest News & Info


How physical therapy can help spinal cord injuries


May 29, 2020

Thousands of Americans are injured every year with a spinal cord injury. Unfortunately, this can be caused by a number of different reasons - whether it be from a medical condition or from a severe accident. Perhaps you’ve sustained a spinal injury through sports? No matter how cautious you can be, unfortunately it can still happen to you. When a person damages their spinal cord, there are a multitude of effects it can have. These injuries can result in a loss in function, mobility and feeling. The nerves exit and enter at each level and they communicate with different areas of the body. Being that the spinal cord carries nerve impulses from the brain to the rest of the body, when damaged, you can see how it can greatly change someone’s life.

Spinal cord injuries are categorized into “complete” and “incomplete.”  The U.S. National Library of Medicine explains that a “complete” spinal cord injury means your spinal cord is unable to send signals to anything below it usually resulting in paralysis. You may have total paralysis, known as tetraplegia, or partial paralysis called paraplegia, which usually affects the lower part of the body. For those diagnosed with an “incomplete” injury, there is still some movement and sensation below leaving those with the ability to be able to move and function. Those with “incomplete” injuries are able to use various therapies, medicines, braces and other devices to rehabilitate. While you may not have a full recovery, there are aids and devices to help you live as comfortably as possible.

Upon experiencing a potential spinal cord injury, there are several emergency signs and symptoms to take note of. If you experience any of these symptoms or are worried you have a spinal cord injury, it is best to contact your doctor immediately. The first is extreme back pain and pressure in your neck, head or back. Next, if you notice weakness or numbness in certain parts of you body, which could be a sign. You may also have loss of bladder or bowel control and have issues balancing and walking. Last, you may notice that you struggle with your breathing or have an injury that leaves your neck or back in an odd position.  

If you find that you are a victim of a spinal cord injury, North Platte Physical Therapy is your local premier Casper physical therapy go-to to help you increase the quality of your life post-injury. We can work with peripheral nerve stimulation, bio feed-back and brushing/sensory integration techniques by transfer training, ambulation training, stretching, strengthening, balance and neuro-muscular re-education. Our top goals are to help you eradicate pain, increase function, instruct self-management and educate you on the biomechanics. Learn more about spinal injuries and other neurological services and fill out a contact sheet for more information.
 
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Your guide to your first physical therapy appointment


May 19, 2020

Your first physical therapy appointment is quickly approaching - and you may be wondering...what does this mean? What should you bring? Who will you see. What paperwork will be involved? If you have never been to our offices or to any physical therapy, you might be curious about what to expect. Here at North Platte Physical Therapy, we want all your experiences at our clinics to be easy, straight-forward, and comfortable. 
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For your appointment, wear comfortable clothing that will allow the physical therapist access to the body part for which you are being seen. We suggest that you arrive 10 – 15 minutes before the start of your first scheduled appointment to complete the registration process. When you arrive, we will take your filled-out paperwork, any diagnostic reports, and get a copy of your insurance card and driver’s license. After that, the first part of your initial evaluation involves an interview, where you will meet with your therapist to discuss your medical history, the story of what brings you into therapy.

Be prepared to answer questions such as:
  • What types of symptoms are you experiencing?
  • How long have you been experiencing these symptoms?
  • What aggravates and eases these symptoms?
  • How did it start?
After your interview and evaluation, we will explain our assessment of your condition and your individual plan of care. After that, we will begin your treatment. And since you will only spend two to three hours a week receiving treatment with us, follow-through with your home exercise program will help you attain your goals much faster. After your appointment, please remember to check in with our receptionists on your way out. They will coordinate your follow-up treatments.

Thank you for choosing North Platte Physical Therapy. We suggest you browse through our common physical rehabilitation questions page, and check out our locations page for directions to the facility that is most convenient for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
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Ways to increase success with Physical Therapy


May 14, 2020

Unfortunately millions live everyday with chronic pain. Chances are your work with a physical therapist is reducing its effects but there may be certain things that you are doing that may actually be enhancing your pain. By avoiding these things you may be able to augment the effects of your therapy and lessening the effects of your chronic pain. As with anything, check with your doctor or physical therapist before making any dietary changes but making small changes in concert with the work of your Wyoming physical therapist may speed your journey to a pain free life.

How Physical Therapy Helps
The general goal of physical therapy is to target muscle areas where pain exists. When muscles are stronger they do a better job of supporting joints and improving mobility. Using resistance bands, weights, and low impact aerobic exercises will target weak areas and increase flexibility while lessening pain.

What to Avoid
Certain things can increase the pain itself or the effect of pain on your body and mind. Smoking is all around bad for you and it is known to increase chronic pain. When people are in pain, it causes stress and anxiety for which they sometimes turn to cigarettes as a coping mechanism. This only makes the problem worse, especially for those with back injuries as smoking contributes to spinal disc deterioration as well as osteoporosis. Tobacco use also makes users feel pain more acutely and increases sensations of discomfort. 

Stress can also enhance the body’s pain response as well as disrupting other systems such as sleep and cognitive functioning. Both of these are imperative to your healing process. Find productive ways to manage stress. Take up meditation or other mindful practices. Join a support group for others with chronic pain. Talking to someone who really understands what you are going through can be very helpful. If there’s a new hobby or skill you’ve been wanting to learn, now is the time. Finding a way to distract yourself is the best cure for pain as well as stress reduction.

Healthy Habits to Incorporate
The exercise that you do with your physical therapist is target specific and no doubt helping you with pain management. Speak to your therapist about other exercises that might be beneficial for you to do on your own that won’t risk re-injury or cause setbacks. Exercise naturally releases endorphins improving your mood overall while also blocking pain signals. Maintaining a healthy weight reduces joint stress aiding in flexibility and pain management.

Eating a healthy diet has a great many benefits and may also assist you in pain elimination. Foods that help with inflammation can be especially beneficial. Grill up some fatty fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines, or mackerel. The Omega-3 that they contain acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Green leafy vegetables boost antioxidants to speed healing and reduce inflammation as well. Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are a great source of ellagic acid which decreases inflammation and illuminates joint pain.

You will reap the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle long after your physical therapy has been completed. If you have questions about physical therapy as a treatment for chronic pain contact North Platte Physical Therapy Today!
 
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