Welcome to Southwest Therapy Specialists!
We are an independent therapist-owned, therapy practice located in Phoenix, AZ and serving the Valley of the Sun. Our services include Certified Hand Therapy (CHT), Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Women's Health, Men's Health, Pelvic PT, Personal Fitness and Strength Training.
At Southwest Therapy Specialists, we're here to help you achieve your therapy goals, whatever they may be.
So we want to know: What are your needs?
-Experience pain and want to decrease reliance on medications?
-Have acute pain limiting you from working out at your fitness club?
-Excruciating chronic pain preventing you from walking on land or participating in normal activities?
-Keep gaining weight or can't lose weight?
-Have high blood pressure, bad cholesterol or worry about overall health issues?
-Want to better control your Diabetes, wounds that won't heal, or numbness in your feet or hands?
-Feel pain radiating down your leg?
-Experience stiff joints? Have scar adhesions that limit your movement?
-Need custom orthotics to brace your wrist or hand?
-Drop items and experience weakness?
-Need strength training?
-Want to improve your endurance, flexibility, agility, power?
-Need a Personal Fitness trainer?
-Leak when you sneeze or have incontinence? Pelvic pain?
-Worry about falling? Become dizzy and the room spins if you move quickly?
-Plan a surgical intervention and are looking to arrange your post-operative therapy with the best therapists?
Then, let's do this, together!
Do you shiver and get chilled in the pool you currently use? Are you fearful of falling while walking? Avoid muscle spasms and avoid any risk of falling while working out in our Aquatic Therapy. With a temperature of 93-95 degree F our licensed therapist gets into the water with you and guides your individualized program. Need to: improve balance? Reduce back pain or osteoarthritis pain? Decrease Herniated Disk pain? Improve flexibility? Increase leg or abdominal strength? Improve range of motion of a Total Knee or Total Hip Replacement? Improve Core Stability? Let our Aquatic Therapy program help you achieve your goals. Ask your physician for a prescription for Southwest Therapy Specialists..."And the water is divine!"-(patient's first visit)
PRRT (Primal Reflex Release Technique-™):
Ever feel a thickened, boggy, full-feeling around your painful area? Do you experience a hyper-sensitivity and instantly withdraw your painful area away from another person trying to touch you? Almost as if a reflex is causing you to "get away" from the potential of more pain? PRRT™ is a specialized treatment Southwest Therapy Specialists' therapists may perform to help you control the reflex response if it is present. Improved spontaneity of your range of motion, less pain and improved speed of movement is readily achieved in over 50% of the painful areas. And if PRRT is not a treatment of choice our team can within two visits determine if you are a candidate for this technique. No other technique performed is able to be determined a success or failure within one or two sessions but PRRT™. Our expert levels of knowledge and skill are here to help uncover the function you never knew was possible. So, what are you waiting for?
Watsu® is a passive form of Aquatic Therapy that supports and gently moves a person through warm water is graceful, fluid movements. Southwest Therapy Specialists' Aquatic Therapists are trained in Watsu® to promote a deep state of relaxation with dramatic effects in the automonic nervous system. By quieting the sympathetic and enhancing the parasympathetic nervous systems, our specialists are able to help our Aquatic patients to decrease muscle tension and increase range of motion. Other benefits include, but are not limited to: decreased activation of striated (skeletal) muscles, decreased muscle spasm, improved peripheral vasodilation, gentle stretching of the spine and extremities while the support of the water unloads the joints. The result: decreased pain-spasm-guarding with improved range of motion.
And a profound relaxation...one of many techniques we use. More than just swimming in a pool, Southwest Therapy Specialists' Aquatic Therapy focuses on teaching and helping promote control of your pain. Only a prescription away from "Ahhh, why didn't I do this earlier?"
CIGNA: Announcing...Effective September 1, 2014...
Once again, Southwest Therapy Specialists, PC is a provider for all CIGNA plans. We welcome all new referrals, and welcome back our CIGNA patients. Upon receipt of a physician, PA-C or FNP referral, call (602) 249-9129 to schedule an initial evaluation with the licensed PT or OT for any of our services. Welcome Back!
BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACKS:
Overloaded and ill-fitting backpacks can lead to poor posture, back pain and nerve compression. Southwest Therapy Specialists' team offers a free 30 second, non-invasive test to help determine risk of injury. Call (602) 249-9129 to schedule a brief screening with the licensed orthopedic physical therapist today.
BACK TO SCHOOL "NECK FLEX" AND "TEXT THUMBS":
Handheld computers, ipads, phones and other devices lead to high risk for neck compression and thumb tendonitis. Southwest Therapy Specialists' team offers free 30 second, non-invasive tests for neck flexion and text thumb risk of injury. Call (602) 249-9129 to schedule a brief screening with the licensed hand therapist today.
DNT TXT AND DRV:
Southwest Therapy Specialists is committed to reminding drivers to not text and drive. Cell phone wraps are available to place around cell phones upon entering a car. The wraps read "DNT TXT AND DRV" and may also be worn as wrist bands when not on the cell phone. We encourage our patients to join the movement to remind all drivers by sharing our cell phone wraps/wrist bands throughout the community.
"It has only been two visits and my numbness is almost fully gone. The tingling
is less too. Your Certified Hand Therapist taught me more in these sessions
what I can do to help myself than the chiropractor did in the past two years."
- MC (patient)
"I thank God that you opened this place.You've gotten me to the point where the doctor
can now do surgery to help me. I was so weak and you gave me strength."
-RW (patient) upon discharge
"I am very, very, very satisfied with this facility and its team
and highly recommend it to my friends and family."
- DC (patient) Patient Satisfaction Survey
WHAT SETS US APART?
At Southwest Therapy Specialists, we create a customized therapy strategy for each person based on individual goals, problem areas, needs, and unique learning style. Each team member is a specialist and you are treated by licensed therapists.
Instead of using a pre-packaged set of exercises for each person, we identify the needs that focus on achieving tangible, meaningful results. Our expertise in Physical Therapy-Aquatic Therapy-Women's Health-Hand Therapy ensures our patients get the most out of his or her treatment at Southwest Therapy Specialists, "A Practice of First Choice".
Land-based manual orthopedic Physical Therapy
□ spine: from neck to tailbone
□ head: from headaches to jaw pain
□ legs: hip, knee, ankle and foot
□ Back Pain programs, acute pain and chronic pain management
□ Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement
□ Plantar Fasciitis, Peripheral Neuropathy,
□ regain range of motion with osteoarthritis, joint contractures, stiff joints
□ Prevention of Falls, Balance, Dizziness, Vestibular Rehabilitation programs
and so much more.
Certified Hand Therapy (CHT)
□ shoulder, elbow, wrist, thumb and fingers
□ wound, scar, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, lympaedema mobilization
□ custom fabricated orthotics (splints)
and all pre-operative, post-operative or health ergonomic intervention.
□ strength training to Personal Fitness training
in an intimate work-out area to meet your personal fitness and strength training needs with your licensed therapist.
Women’s Health/Men's Health/Pelvic PT
□ incontinence: urinary and/or fecal; frequent urination, leakage
□ pelvic pain, acute or Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP): low back pain, lower abdomen, vulva/vagina, perineum, anus, tailbone
□ pregnancy pain, tears/stretches, scar tissue,
□ pelvic organ prolapse/interstitial cystitis/dyspareunia, weak pelvic floor/pudendal nerve abnormalities/variocose vein pain
in a private, personal caring manner with your licensed therapist.
Bariatric, Weight Loss Management and Diabetes Exercises
□ Aquatic Therapy unloaded for non-weight bearing exercise
□ Pre-bariatric surgery exercises, Post-surgery exercises
taking it one day at a time to lose weight and help regain control.
□ Chronic Pain
□ Core Stabilization
and so much more.
Conservative, noninvasive, cost effective care with high touch, hands-on approach. We address the cause of the problem and educate you in ways to avoid future problems. Side effects you may experience: mood elevation, increased quality of life, able to return to life's activities stronger, more flexible, less need to take pain medications, and being "in-control" of your life.
Southwest Therapy Specialists is committed to providing comprehensive services, both for acute rehabilitation and for work injury management and prevention. A critical reason to choose our services stems from our unique ability to meet the needs of the customer with personalized attention. Let your physician know you want your therapy at Southwest Therapy Specialists and give us a call. We are ready to help you take the first step to meet your needs.
“I have had the pleasure of referring my patients to Southwest Therapy Specialists for many years. They are the best physical therapists I have dealt with in my 24 years of practice. My patients are also extremely satisfied, especially when they were seen at another facility.
The team at Southwest Therapy Specialists is very professional, punctual, knowledgeable and caring. I would be grateful if I could refer my patients on…all plans to their wonderful facility.” A.G., MD Internal Medicine
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