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Physical Therapy: A Cost-Efficient Healthcare Option

Did you know physical therapy, when used as a first-line of defense, is a more affordable healthcare option than injections or surgery? According to a 2017 study by the Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI), patients experiencing low back pain were observed incurring lower healthcare costs when physical therapy was used as an initial intervention as opposed to injections or surgery.

Moreover, the study expands on the importance of beginning treatment within 15 days of onset of pain or injury, as recovery time and healthcare costs are significantly decreased with early intervention.

At Elite Integrated Therapy Centers, we understand the options you have as a healthcare consumer and we’re happy to offer a cost-saving option to you and your family. If you have an issue that you’ve been considering scheduling an appointment for, our team verifies your insurance benefits ahead of your first appointment. That way, you will know your financial responsibility before beginning treatment!

 

Free Movement Screens at Anytime Fitness

 

Elite Integrated Therapy Centers at Anytime Fitness

Join us at Anytime Fitness in Indian Land on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Our team of physical therapists will be available to members of Anytime Fitness for Free Movement Screens, pain assessments, and for a chance to grab some Elite swag. A partner in helping you achieve your health and fitness goals, our skilled clinical professionals are trained to assess and coach through movement patterns, which helps prevent injury and, for those already injured, expedites recovery.

Details…

  • Location: Anytime Fitness, 5090 Ridgeline Ln, Indian Land, SC 29707
  • Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm

For directions, click here.

Carpal Tunnel

Occupational Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

Carpal TunnelCarpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects 1 in 20 Americans. If you are suffering from a pins and needles feeling in your palm or fingers, occupational therapy may be able to help. The occupational therapists at Elite Integrated Therapy Centers regularly treat CTS for patients in the Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg, SC area. Read on to learn more about how we can help you.

Diagnosis

If you are experiencing symptoms commonly associated with carpal tunnel, visit our occupational therapists for an evaluation. Thanks to our expertise in the movement and function of the body, we will be able to determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend the best course of action to relieve them. Diagnosing CTS is often fairly straight-forward, though there are a number of tests we may conduct. These include testing your wrist and hand range-of-motion, grip strength, senses and reflexes, wrist flexion, Tinel’s sign, and more. It’s important to also have your neck and spine examined to ensure your pain is not originating from an issue somewhere else.

Treatment

Following your evaluation, our occupational therapists will prescribe a treatment plan. These programs will often involve a combination of strategies, such as stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, hot\cold therapy, and the use of a splint at night.

Depending on a patient’s occupation, therapists might visit their workplace to troubleshoot their workspace. For example, patients who sit at a desk job should properly align their keyboard to avoid working with bent wrists. For those who work with tools, adding material to increase the size of the tool for a more comfortable grip or wrapping it in anti-vibration padding may be a solution. We may also inquire about your leisure activities.

Our goal is to hopefully improve your CTS through occupational therapy without the need for surgery. However, if you are not diagnosed until the condition has already become severe, our occupational therapists my refer you for a surgical consultation. If you undergo surgery, occupational therapy will be used post-operation to restore strength in your wrist and educate you about how to avoid the issues that brought about your CTS in the first place.

Contact Us

When it comes to CTS, not all occupational therapists are created equal. For the best results, you will want to work with therapists who have experience with arm and hand musculoskeletal disorders or are knowledgeable in ergonomics. Here at Elite Integrated Therapy Centers, our team members cover a wide range of credentials to help patients with all manners of conditions. If you are ready to begin treatment to relieve your CTS, contact our occupational therapists today!

COMING SOON to the Prisma Health Family YMCA

Since 2006, Elite Integrated Therapy Centers has provided Physical Therapy services to Greenville, Anderson, and their surrounding communities. Keeping consistent with our tagline “We’ve Got you Covered”, we’ve done just that by opening clinics across the Upstate of South Carolina and in the Fort Mill area, as well as expanding our services to include Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Home Visits.

In February 2021, we are excited to announce the opening of our 12th location in the Prisma Health Family YMCA in Simpsonville. Joining us at this location is Tracy Wilde PT, OCS. A skilled clinician with 30+ years of outpatient orthopedic experience, Tracy treats a wide variety of patients and diagnoses, from spine to post-operative to athletic injuries. Having experienced ACL reconstruction surgery firsthand, she has a unique perspective into patients’ recovery and rehabilitation journeys. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from UNC Chapel Hill in 1988, Tracy relocated to Upstate SC where she has diligently served her community in and out of the clinic. She is a board member of the Prisma Health Family YMCA, an active member and volunteer at First Baptist of Simpsonville, and an avid Tarheel fan!

We are now accepting new physical therapy patients for this location, making our services available to YMCA members as well as outside guests. We look forward to continuing to serve our local communities!

Bridgemill Medical Complex Christmas

 

Christmas at the Bridgemill Medical Complex

Join us at the Bridgemill Medical Complex on Saturday, December 5 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. We are celebrating a socially-distanced Christmas, featuring pictures with Santa Claus, a letter-writing station, and holiday activities for the family. All events will be held outdoors and masks are required for attendees.

Co-hosting with us at this event are Southern Charm Pediatric Dentistry and LIGHT Family Wellness.

For directions, click here.