Vigor Unloading System
This is our vigor unloading system in action. Using the Vigor Unloading System our therapists can unload weight off of a weak or injured structure to allow you to perform functional activities more easily or less painfully. This system is effective with individuals with neurological compromise and orthopedic injuries of the spine or lower extremities.
Extremity & Spine Care
Strength, Conditioning and Personal Training
Pediatrics and Developmental Enhancement
Physical Therapy Conditions Treated
Spanish Speaking Assistance
Our staff treats painful conditions involving the upper and lower extremities and the spine. Joint or muscle pain resulting from an injury or degenerative changes often affects an individual’s ability to tolerate the activities of everyday life.
A specific exercise program can improve a patient’s mobility and muscular balance. In turn functionality is restored. The restoration process can also include the use of ultrasound technology, electrical stimulation and modalities utilizing hot or cold stimuli.
Summit Strength provides work conditioning programs in 2 hour, half day and full day options for individuals with physically strenuous jobs.
The physical therapists of Summit Strength are able to use our nearly 10,000 square foot gym and indoor training facility to address a wide variety of athletic rehabilitation needs. We provide ample time with each athlete in order to ensure that he or she can seamlessly return to rigorous practice and competition in his or her sport upon leaving Summit Strength. This process often requires substantial time and effort, but the staff of Summit Strength takes great pride in engaging their patients through every step of the journey to recovery.
Our staff is involved in pre-screening for athletes who want to start a more aggressive strength training program. Often, patients who are returning to sports will significantly benefit from transition to a more advanced strength and conditioning program following completion of physical therapy.
Our staff promotes pediatric rehabilitation by encouraging movement for all individuals with disabilities. We work with young people with orthopedic, neurological and sports injuries.
It’s fair to say movement is a maxim at Summit Strength. We believe that regardless of your lifestyle, age, or any other variable, movement is crucial to improving the quality of your health and life.
Over the past 23 years our company has provided consultation services for children with developmental disabilities, including assisting patients in specialized and school based programs. Our company is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, MII Center for Post Graduate Study of the Spine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and several other professional organizations.
Summit Strength Physical Therapy provides consultation to many local athletic groups, health clubs, and corporations. We have also assisted injured performing artists from Starlight Theatre Co. and other venues.
At Summit Strength Physical Therapy, we understand that one of the integral pieces to successful rehabilitation is following through with a sound exercise program. That is one of the reasons we encourage all of our patients to return to our facility on their off-days from therapy to complete their rehab program. We also know that another cornerstone in maintaining long term improvements made in therapy is a commitment to a long term exercise program.
That is why we invite our patients to continue to come back and use our facility to continue their recovery 1-2 months after discharge at no charge. If accessing our clinic is convenient and would facilitate future improvement, Summit Strength also offers a membership to our facility for a nominal fee. Our patients are welcome to access our resources anytime during normal business hours without an appointment.
Conditions Previously Treated at Summit Strength Physical Therapy
Modalities are treatments that help decrease a patient’s pain, restore range of motion, improve strength and facilitate return to normal daily function.
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- Iontophoresis / Dexamethazone
- Cortisone Treatment / Phonophresis
- Distraction Table
- Traction Technique
- Ice Compression
- Vigor Unloading Distraction Exercise Treatment
- Strength Training Machines
- Climbing Wall
- Therapeutic Activities
- Manual Therapy
- Orthopedic Surgeries
- Strained & Sprained Muscles and Ligaments
- Developmental Delay
- Cerebral Palsy
- Joint Replacements
- Spine and Joint Pain
- Treatment of Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Neck, Back, Pelvis, Knee, Thigh, Calves, Ankles and Feet
Tom McCarthy, PT is proficient in Spanish and able to provide a full range of PT services to our Spanish speaking patients.
Nosotros hablamos Español. ¿Tiene preguntas? Llama a Tom McCarthy a 816-524-7040.
They ask patients questions about symptoms, movement, and functional problems they have. With repeated movement testing and positioning, symptoms are monitored, and mechanical assessment is made. Based on the response of symptoms and movement, a mechanical strategy is created for the patient that consists of home exercise, positioning, therapist techniques, modalities and posturing.