Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy ServicePhysical Therapy is a medical profession concerned with the evaluation and treatment of disease, injury and pain by conservative methods such as exercise, stretching, heat, cold and other strategies rather than drugs and surgery. At Helping Hands Therapy, we examine each patient and develop a treatment plan using techniques to alleviate pain and to restore strength, mobility, balance, endurance and function following injury, surgery or illness. In addition, we work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

When you’re considering physical therapy in Lafayette, Louisiana, you owe it to yourself to meet our experienced therapists. If you’d like to meet them, simply request an appointment online or call at 337-233-0322.

Neurology

Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders and diseases of the nervous system including injury to the brain, spinal cord and/or nerves. Common problems patients experience are paralysis, poor balance, difficulty walking and vision impairment. Our therapists work with patients to improve these areas of dysfunction.

Some of the common neurologic injuries that we treat are:

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Guillain Barre
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Orthopedics

Orthopedic therapy specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries to and diseases of the musculoskeletal system – the network of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that gives the body its shape and allows us to move freely.

Some of the common orthopedic injuries that we treat are:

  • Neck Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of knees, hips, shoulders, and other joints
  • Rotator Cuff Injury, Frozen Shoulder, and other Impingement Syndromes
  • Joint Replacements

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered during athletic activity. The goal of treatment is to heal and rehabilitate the injury so patients can return to their favorite activities quickly, whether it’s Little League, recreational play or high school, college or professional sports.

Some common sports injuries that we treat are:

  • Athletic Injury -eg. ACL tears and muscle pulls
  • Shin Splints and other overuse syndromes
  • Tendinitis
  • Runner’s Clinic
  • Swimmer’s Clinic

Bioness Technology (L300)

Bioness L300 is an adjunct to physical therapy that helps certain individuals, particularly those with foot drop after a stroke, walk with increased speed and improve balance. It uses low-level electrical stimulation to activate the nerves which control the muscles used to lift the foot.