Kenai Physical Therapy offers state of the art
Physical Therapy Services & Rehabilitation Equipment
to help you regain your health & vitality.
Skeletal Connections Is Now Open!
1231 Ocean Drive., Homer, AK 99603
Awareness Through Movement Classes Being Offered:
- Monday 5pm
- Tuesday Noon
- Wednesday 4pm
- Thursday 9am and Noon
The topics of each class will be decided upon based on participants wants and needs.
Classes are $20 per session, or you can buy a punch card (Buy 10 get 2 FREE!)
Not sure what Awareness Through Movement is? If you have never done an ATM with Skeletal Connections, you can complete your first class FREE!
Call 907-235-0687 or stop by the Hohe location, to purchase a punch card or acquire a complimentary visit pass.
ALTER G Anti-Gravity Treadmill
ALTER G Anti-Gravity Treadmill
- Live video assessment from 3 camera angles
- Walk sooner after surgery or fractures while maintaining your prescribed weight bearing status to avoid compensated movement patterns
- Improve running efficiency and form while rehabilitating from an injury pain free
- Restore balance and proprioception without the risk of falling
- Safe to use day 1 after surgery and during pregnancy
- Electrical Stimulation
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Infrared and laser therapies
- Vasopneumatic Cold Compression Device
- Rehabilitative Gym Equipment
- Saunder’s Cervical & Lumbar Spine Traction units
Physical Therapy Services
Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs healthier and more active lifestyles.
Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices.
The Feldenkrais Method is named after its originator, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, D.Sc. (1904-1984) a Russian born physicist, judo expert, mechanical engineer and educator.
The Feldenkrais Method is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through the Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.
The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the Method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably.
The improvement of physical functioning is not necessarily an end in itself. Such improvement is based on developing a broader functional awareness which is often a gateway to more generalized enhancement of physical functioning in the context of your environment and life.
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy takes a whole-person approach to healing and the interconnections of the mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged. It is an effective form of treatment for a wide range of illnesses helping to create the optimal conditions for health, encouraging vitality and facilitating a sense of well-being. It is suitable for people of all ages including babies, children and the elderly, and can be effective in acute or chronic cases.
- Written by Michael Kern www.craniosacraltherapy.org
In 3.7 seconds, Langer’s ScanCast 3D can take a 3D scan of your foot that is fully rotatable! With our scan check system, be assured that the scans we are taking are accurate.
With Langer’s unique 3D picture Scan, the PT can easily mark your foot to identify a lesion or ulcer, just as if you were using a traditional cast! You can also place a pad in the exact spot that you want it, and your devices will be made accordingly.
The PT will provide Langer Biomechanics’s expert staff with biomechanical exam notes to ensure that you, the patient, is getting the best care!
For further information see Langer Biomechanics
The McKenzie Method of MDT is a reliable assessment process intended for all musculoskeletal problems, including pain in the back, neck and extremities (i.e., shoulder, knee, ankle etc.), as well as issues associated with sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, arthritis, degenerative disc disease, muscle spasms and intermittent numbness in hands or feet. If you are suffering from any such issues, then a MDT assessment may be right for you.
Developed by world-renowned expert physiotherapist Robin McKenzie in the 1950s, this well-researched, exercise based approach of assessment, diagnosis and treatment uses a comprehensive and clinically reasoned evaluation of patients without the use of expensive diagnostic imaging (e.g. x-rays and MRIs). The treatment principles of the McKenzie Method promote the body’s potential to repair itself and do not involve the use of medication, heat, cold, ultrasound, needles, or surgery. McKenzie allows patients to learn the principles and empowers them to be in control of their own symptom management, which can reduce dependency on medical intervention.
If utilized correctly, the achievable goals of the McKenzie Method in a cost- and time-effective manner are to:
- Accurately understand the patient’s presentation and behavior of symptoms.
- Determine the most appropriate and effective treatment plan.
- Eliminate symptoms and restore full function.
- Empower the patient to self treat and prevent recurrences.
- Help inform patients if other medical advice or testing is needed.
Source and link to more information at McKenzie Institue
Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is an original hands-on method of lymphatic drainage developed by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO. Created out of his award-winning research on the lymphatic system, LDT takes traditional lymph drainage techniques and adds a level of precision consistent with recent discoveries.
A gentle technique that works through the body’s lymphatic system to activate the body fluid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The result of these actions can include reductions in edemas, detoxification of the body, regeneration of tissue as well as many other benefits.
Using exacting anatomical science and distinctive manual processes, LDT enables practitioners to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. From there they can use their hands to perform Manual Lymphatic Mapping (MLM) of the vessels to assess overall circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining body fluid stagnations.
Therapists work with flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning immune and parasympathetic nervous system.
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KPT helped me with my frozen shoulder. Couldn't be back to using my arm without them. Highly recommend them.
Kenai Physical Therapy has an amazing team of folks! All the way from the front office/billing to the therapists! After a back injury 14 years ago and whiplash about 4 years ago, my body just isn't the same. The therapists are very knowledgeable & caring.
- Feb 22, 2014
This place is amazing it has helped me so much so happy for their kindness.
- Jun 3, 2015
Super wonderful people. I have a while to go on my journey to full recovery after shoulder surgery, but everyone is helpful, nice, and I'm excited to have them help me back to full recovery!
- March 4, 2015
The staff here have been so great working around my busy schedule. Always friendly and inviting, making the road to recovery a much more enjoyable experience.
- Jan 20, 2016
I highly recommend Kenai Physical Therapy!!!
- Oct, 10, 2013