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Physical Therapy Solutions in Rapid City

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Physical therapy addresses movement impairments and works to help people improve and maintain function and quality of life.

Here at Solutions Chiropractic you will work one-on-one with your physical therapist who will create an individual treatment plan to match your goals, help you to improve your fitness, function, and avoid surgery, or successfully recover from surgery.

Orthopedic physical therapy is the diagnosis, management, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. Physical therapists are experts in the assessment of movement and can help individuals move better, often with less pain, through skilled manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and patient education.

Treatment Techniques

• IASTYM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) – This technique involves the use of specially designed instruments, made from materials such as stainless steel or plastic, to manipulate the soft tissue.

• Dry Needling Exercises: This technique involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into trigger points, or areas of muscle tension and tightness, to release tension and alleviate pain.

• Electrical Stimulation: This technique involves the use of electrical currents to stimulate nerves and muscles, which can help reduce pain, improve muscle function, and speed up healing.

• Therapeutic Exercise: This technique involves specific exercises designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

• Balance and Gait Training: This technique involves exercises and techniques designed to improve balance and walking ability.

• Joint Mobilization and Manipulation: This hands-on technique involves to improve joint mobility and reduce pain, such as mobilization and manipulation of the spine or other joints.

Common Conditions that improve with Physical Therapy:

The following are some of the many diagnoses that demonstrate excellent clinical results when treated with IASTYM

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Ankle sprain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylosis)
  • Hamstring strain
  • Impingement/tendinopathy of the rotator cuff
  • IT band syndrome
  • Joint contractures
  • Jumper’s knee (patellar tendinopathy)
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck and Back Sprain/Strain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Pain or loss of motion following surgery or trauma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar fasciopathy/heel spurs
  • Post-operative rehabilitation from orthopedic surgical procedures
  • Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder problems
  • Scar tissue/adhesions
  • Shin splints
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow (lateral epicondylosis)
  • Wrist sprain


Physical therapy is a healthcare profession that uses exercises, manual therapy, and other techniques to help individuals recover from injuries or illnesses, manage chronic conditions, improve mobility and function, and prevent future injuries.

During a physical therapy session, you will work one-on-one with a licensed physical therapist who will evaluate your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan. Treatment may involve exercises, stretches, manual therapy, modalities such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation, and education on self-care and injury prevention.

Physical therapy is often covered by insurance, but coverage can vary widely depending on the plan. It is important to check with your insurance provider to determine your specific coverage and any limitations or restrictions that may apply.

The length of time it takes to see results from physical therapy will depend on your individual needs and condition. Some people may experience improvements after just a few sessions, while others may need several months of treatment. Your physical therapist will work with you to set realistic goals and monitor your progress over time.

Physical therapy can help with a wide range of conditions, including back and neck pain, joint pain and stiffness, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation, neurological conditions such as stroke or Parkinson’s disease, and balance and gait disorders. Reference our list above to see more specific conditions physical therapy can help.

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