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


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


What you need to know about back surgery, from your Wyoming/Nebraska physical therapist


December 3, 2019

Are you experiencing back pain? Have you been told you’ll need to have back surgery? Back surgery can certainly be overwhelming, and even a little scary...but it doesn’t have to be.There are some important things you should know about back surgery and if you are on the fence knowing the pros and cons of pursuing back surgery can help you make your decision. If you still have questions, reach out to your local Wyoming or Nebraska physical therapist, or your team here at North Platte. 

What are the benefits? 
There are quite a few benefits of back surgery - some of our favorites are below:
  • Physical fitness
  • Improved mood
  • Getting back to your normal mode of operation and habit

What are the risks? 
There are a few risks as well, however, the benefits and potential payoffs from receiving back surgery makes it worth it. Side effects/risks are also rare, and may vary person to person:
  • Herniated discs
  • Bleeding/infection
  • Blood clots
  • More serious conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and nerve damage

What are the different types of back surgery? 
  • Spinal fusion: If you are having a spinal fusion surgery, your doctor will be joining your vertebrae. This is a common type of surgery, however the surgery will limit your motion between the vertebrae. Despite this, most likely you will not experience any limit in your range of motion. 
  • Laminectomy: This is a surgery in which parts of your bone, bone spurs, or ligaments will be removed. While this will help relieve any pressure you are feeling...it can lead to a more unstable spine. Often times you might have this surgery, and then a spinal fusion to assist in stabilization. 
  • Disk replacement: This is exactly what it sounds like - a surgeon will remove a damaged disk and replace it with an artificial one. This tends to be similar to a spinal fusion, but recovery time is much shorter and this surgery will allow you to continue to move your spine.

If you have questions concerning an upcoming back surgery, we reco
 
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How to avoid injury during bad weather - from your Wyoming/Nebraska physical therapist


November 25, 2019

Snow has officially arrived, and with more snow/sleet sure to come shortly, it’s important to do your best to stay safe in the bad weather. But how can you stay safe, and avoid unnecessary injury? Snow, sleet, and ice come with a new set of problems and new ways that you can get injured and end up needing to see a primary care physician and ultimately physical therapist in Wyoming or Nebraska. 

The most common types of winter injuries include falling (on ice or snow), strain from snow shoveling, and ultimately injury during exercise while it’s cold out. However, there are a few things you can do to help avoid these common types of injuries. Let’s talk about falling first - the following won’t completely prevent you from falling and getting injured..but it’s a good start. 
  • Wear proper footwear, with proper traction
  • Slow down - there is no need to rush
  • Keep strides short, longer strides increase risk of fall
  • Don’t rush outside when completing chores - once again there is no rush
  • Never go outside without your cell phone 

It’s important to pay attention to how your body is feeling after the fall. You might not feel the fall immediately, but if you’ve taken a particularly hard fall we recommend you go see a doctor right away just in case. Falls can be extremely dangerous - tread lightly. 

Do you snow shovel regularly? Snow shoveling can cause injury, such as falling (as previously talked about) or even muscle strain. Here is how you can prevent uncomfortable and ultimately painful muscle strains: 
  • Take it slow and easy - trying to do too much too quickly can result in injury
  • Make sure you are wearing proper gear so you don’t slip and fall while shoveling snow
  • Stretch. This sounds odd, but be sure to stretch before going out to shovel snow. 

In terms of preventing injury from outside physical activity - this will just require you to be careful. Accidents happen, but how you respond to them will ultimately determine how you heal. If you are experiencing body aches and pains, also be sure to reach out to your primary care physician or our team. At North Platte Physical Therapy, we are here to help meet your needs. We serve the communities of Wyoming and Nebraska with 22 clinics offering a full range of physical therapy services. Contact us today for more information.
 
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What does back pain really mean?


November 20, 2019

Back pain can be difficult to diagnose on your own, which is why you certainly shouldn’t do it. In terms of determining when to visit a doctor, we recommend that you visit a doctor when your pain is so severe it impedes your daily activities, or when it’s been more than 3-5 days - particularly if you didn’t have any back pain related to physical exertion. Perhaps you’ve already scheduled an appointment with your Wyoming/Nebraska physical therapist or doctor and you’re trying to figure out...what could the cause of my back pain be? What does this really mean for my overall health? Check out some of the causes of back pain, and what this can mean.

Discs (the soft tissue between your spinal joints): Sometimes back pain case me some issues with your spinal discs. This can manifest in the form of: 
  • Herniated/slipped: Means the discs have moved in some way - such as come out. Herniated discs will cause additional pain, as they can affect your nerves as well. 
  • Bulging: Bulging discs bulge similar to a herniated disc, but often times not as much.
  • Degenerative: This means the discs have begun to degenerate - so they might be shrinking or tearing. This often times happens with older age.

Additional issues that might be causing you back pain include: 
  • Cervical radiculopathy: Pinched nerve - may be caused by a herniated disc or bone spur. 
  • Spinal stenosis: Your spinal canal has narrowed.
  • Spondylolisthesis: One of the bones in the lower spine has slipped forward and out of place.

There are many more issues that can cause prolonged back pain, but those are just a few of the most common. It’s extremely important that you do not self-diagnose a back pain cause, and that you see a primary care doctor or physical therapist. Be sure to contact us or your primary care physician for assistance. If you are experiencing body aches and pains, also be sure to reach out to your primary care physician or our team. At North Platte Physical Therapy, we are here to help meet your needs. We serve the communities of Wyoming and Nebraska with 22 clinics offering a full range of physical therapy services. Contact us today for more information.
 
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