BALANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES
At Balance Physical Therapy, we believe in treating the whole body rather than treating an injury or medical issue in isolation. That’s why we offer an extensive range of services to help improve movement and function. Read on to find out more.
-Balance & Gait
-LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Disease
-Neurological disorders (Post-Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injuries, etc)
-Pre- & Post-Operative Rehabilitation
-Spine Rehabilitation & Scoliosis
-Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
INTEGRATIVE DRY NEEDLING
Dry Needling is a technique that involves inserting a monofilament needle through the skin and into muscle. Dry Needling is used to treat myofascial pain, connective tissue disorders, neural ailments and muscular ailments. Common issues treated with Dry Needling include:
PARKINSON'S DISEASE-LSVT BIG
LSVT BIG is a protocol specifically design with Parkinson's Disease in mind. It is common for people with PD to move more slowly and for motions to become smaller. Daily activities such as walking, getting dressed, and getting in and out of the car can become quite challenging. LSVT BIG treatment improves these activities by changing the way patients perceive their own movements and by teaching them how and when to apply extra effort to produce bigger motions. Dr. Elkins works with each patient to customize the protocol for each patients specific needs. This approach allows all patients, despite stage or severity, to improve some level of functional independence.
Dr. Elkins partners with leading Orthopedic Surgeons in Northern Virginia to provide pre- and post- operative rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including rotator cuff repair, total joint replacement, arthroscopic repair, ACL reconstruction, spinal fusion, disc herniation, sciatic pain, athletic injury, foot and ankle dysfucntion and chronic pain.
POSTURAL ORTHOSTATIC TACHYCARDIA SYNDROME
POTS is a form of dysautonomia that results in an exaggerated increase in heart rate upon standing. Dr. Elkins partners with local cardiologists to provide protocols developed by leading researchers at facilities such as Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to improve cardiac output and function and improve overall quality of life for patients living with dysautonomia. Dr. Elkins employs a team approach by working closely with each patient's physician to ensure the protocol is modified when applicable to meet each patient's specific needs.