Where are you located?

PhysioPointTherapy & Wellness is located across from Planet Fitness and AT&T store Crown Point near SUMMIT AND BROADWAY. You can search google for "PhysioPoint Therapy" and get directions on your smart phone or plug the following address in your GPS: 1841 E Summit St, Crown Point, IN 46307

 

NOTE: there are 2 therapy offices in our plaza. Look for the Green PhysioPoint Logo!!


What is a treatment like?

Physical Therapy treatment can take many different forms. The common goal for many treatment is to get the muscle or joints moving appropriately with massage, manipulation, dry needling and/or stretching and then reinforce that new movement with exercise. After joints and muscles have been restored many treatment focus on optimizing your strength, endurance, coordination, balance and posture so that you can move in a way you were designed to move. We do have modalities such as thermal modalities, ultrasound and electrical stimulation, which can be used at the therapist discretion. We have state of the art equipment including medical exercise pulleys, Pilates reformer and Chair, Cardio Equipment, Infrared Sauna and Cervical and Lumbar Traction. 


Trigger point Dry Needling

Is TDN (Triggerpoint Dry Needling) the same as Acupuncture?

TDN is NOT acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  TDN or IMS (intra-muscular manual stimulation), is an advanced treatment used by licensed physical therapists.  TDN uses filament (very thin) needles to release muscular trigger points.  The same filament needles are used by acupuncturists to treat superficial Chinese meridian points.  TDN and acupuncture use the same ‘tool’ but have two different goals and outcomes in mind.  

Who can benefit from TDN?

Anyone who has pain or dysfunction!

Does TDN Hurt?

Commonly during a TDN treatment you will feel discomfort, aching, and twitching of the muscle(s) being treated.  The twitching is the releasing of the trigger point in the muscle.  It is not uncommon for more dysfunctional muscles to experience more intense aching and twitching during a treatment.

It is common after a TDN session you will feel an immediate change in the treated area.  These changes may include but are not limited to; increased range of motion, decreased or eliminated pain with the previously painful movement, and post-workout type muscular soreness in the area treated.  The soreness may also be likened to post deep massage soreness.

You may feel sore immediately after treatment in the area of the body you were treated, this is normal but does not always occur.  It can also take a few hours or until the next day before you feel soreness. The soreness may vary depending on the area of the body that was treated, and varies from person to person, but typically it feels like you had an intense workout at the gym.  Soreness typically lasts 24-48 hours.  If soreness continues beyond this please contact your treating therapist.

It is not uncommon to have bruising after treatment; some areas are more likely than others to bruise.  Some common areas are shoulders, base of neck, head and face, arms and legs.  Large bruising rarely occurs, but can.  Use ice to help decrease the bruising and if you feel concern please call your therapist.

It is not uncommon to feel tired, nauseous, emotional, giggly or “loopy”, and/or somewhat “out of it” after treatment.  This is a normal response that can last up to an hour or two after treatment.  If this lasts beyond a day contact your treating therapist as a precaution.

There are times when treatment may actually make your typical symptoms worse.  This is normal.  If this continues past the 24 hour – 48 hour window, keep note of it, as this is helpful information and your treating therapist will then adjust your treatment plan based on your report if needed.  This does not mean TDN cannot help your condition.

What should I do after a TDN Session?

It is highly recommended that you increase your water intake for the next 24 hours after treatment to help avoid soreness.

It is recommended that you soak in a hot bath or hot tub to help avoid post treatment soreness or enjoy our Far Infrared Sauna.

After treatment you may do the following based on your comfort level, if it hurts or exacerbates your symptoms then stop;

  1. Work out  and/or stretch
  2. Massage the area
  3. Use a heating pad
  4. *Avoid ice unless you are icing a bruise, heat is better for muscle soreness.

*It is not recommended to drink alcohol, if you chose to do so, do not drink excessively.


Far Infrared Sauna

What is Far Infrared Sauna?

We are excited to introduce the latest in biotechnology for Wellness Programs, The Far Infrared Sauna (FIRS). The benefit is that it is a safe form of radiant heat at lower temperatures (100-130 degrees Fahrenheit) than conventional dry or wet saunas. This allows the impact to be deeper into the tissues thereby releasing 15-20% more toxins. Infrared Saunas are also safe and effective for clients with Asthma. 

How long and at what temperature should I use the Sauna?

We recommend you have an initial consult to assess this information for you. This program is medically supervised. Most people will begin with a 15 minute session of perspiration and increase by 5 minutes each session to reach a 30 minute perspiration treatment session. Note – the time it takes for people to begin perspiring varies for each individual , so an 45 minute sauna session is booked for you to allow a relaxed treatment.

Can more than 1 person go in the sauna at the same time?

The sauna is designed to fit one person lying down or two people sitting. Mothers or fathers and a child go in very comfortably. Children respond well to infrared sauna with wonderful benefits particularly with behavior because they digest more efficiently and don’t react as much to their allergens or sensitivities. Recent studies are realizing the benefits of sauna for autistic clients. 

Are there any conditions that would prevent me from using the sauna?

Clients with Lymphedema need to be very cautious about using the sauna, as it may aggravate this condition. Do not use the sauna or detoxify if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. If you have kidney, heart disease, liver disease or a seizure disorder consult with a medical doctor before beginning. Do not do the program without supervision if you are anemic or have sutures from surgery. 

How do I prepare for my sauna session?

You should be fully hydrated and with optimal blood sugar levels, so we recommend drinking at least 12 oz of water and eating a light meal 1 hour before your session.


What about personal training and sports performance?

Your goals to become the physically fit and remain active and competitive can be met with continued care at PhysioPoint Therapy and Wellness. We offer personal training after you are finished with your rehab, which can be tailored, to your desired level of supervision and consultation. Many of our clients feel the need to get tuned up from time to time and have their exercise program adjusted by a doctor of physical therapy. Ask about our Wellness program as a way to stay fit and active and our sports performance program to help you stay on top of your game.