Types of Treatment

Types of Treatment

At Mountain River, we believe you deserve excellence in physical therapy care. That’s why we do things differently. Our unique hands-on approach to physical therapy allows us to tailor your care to what your body needs to heal. Together, we’ll create a plan that targets your pain and offers lasting relief so you can return to the life you love with confidence.

Here’s how we can help:

Manual/Physical Therapy

Manual physical therapy is based on careful examination of the patient’s movement patterns, including range of motion issues and the subsequent overcompensation that can prevent healing. Research has shown that the most effective physical therapy treatments involve a combination of customized manual therapy interventions combined with targeted exercise. 

Through manual physical therapy, you can find relief from: 

  • Low-back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle-tension headaches
  • Hip and knee osteoarthritis 
  • Shoulder pain

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Orthopedic Therapy

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty dedicated to preserving and restoring function in the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Orthopaedic physical therapy is the delivery of care for individuals with disorders or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. 

You might benefit from physical therapy if you suffer from: 

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle weakness and imbalance
  • Spinal and other joint alignment dysfunction
  • Post-operative or inflammatory swelling
  • Post-fractures
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Tendonitis and bursitis

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Sports Medicine

Mountain River helps hundreds of athletes take control of their performance by staying injury-free and in the game. Professional and amateur athletes of any age can benefit from our dedicated treatment and prevention of sports injuries. No matter what sport you play, from football to basketball to bow hunting, you can trust us to provide the best quality of care for your sports injuries.

Our expert physical therapists will create a treatment program tailored to your specific needs. Treatments could include:

  • Pre-participation screening
  • Cardiovascular, resistance, endurance, and neuromuscular re-education exercise programs 
  • Taping and bracing
  • Sports specific ergonomic and training regimens 
  • Manual physical therapy 
  • Orthopedic physical therapy

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Neurological PT

Mountain River works with individuals suffering from a neurological disorder or disease, including Alzheimer’s, ALS, brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury and stroke. Depending upon the disorder and deficits identified, treatments may consist of balance training, endurance/strength training, practicing isolated movements, repeatedly changing from one kind of movement to another, and rehearsing complex movements that require a great deal of coordination and balance, such as walking up or down stairs or moving safely between obstacles.

Common problems of patients with neurological disorders include:

  • Paralysis
  • Vision impairment
  • Poor balance
  • Difficulty walking and loss of independence

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We also specialize in...

Pediatrics Therapy

We offer physical therapy to the pediatric population with diagnoses ranging from developmental delay, cerebral palsy, and genetic syndromes to orthopedic conditions such as torticollis and growth plate injuries. Pediatric physical therapists help children to improve their mobility, motor development, posture, strength, range of motion, balance and coordination.

Functional Movement Systems 

Several of our therapists are certified in Functional Movement Systems, an innovative approach to physical therapy that focuses on movement. Originally created and launched in Virginia in 1995, FMS is now a global movement helping everyone move well. Our team will help identify your movement definiciences to improve mobility and stability. 

Workplace Services 

Mountain River provides injured worker services when an employee has an orthopedic injury and needs to return to the job healthy, quickly, and cost efficiently.  We deliver hands-on manual physical therapy to treat back, knee, ankle, and shoulder injuries due to falls, slips, lifting, and twisting.


ASTYM is a therapy approach that focuses on scarring, degeneration, and fibrosis that can develop in the body’s soft tissues from a variety of causes such as trauma, overuse, or surgery. ASTYM uses instruments along the skin and soft tissues to find the problem areas and stimulate the healing process.

Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) is a physical therapy treatment technique that utilizes filament needles to make changes in trigger points. Trigger points are “knots” in muscles that can contribute to pain and decreased muscle function. TDN is an effective tool in the hand of a physical therapist managing soft tissue injuries, disorders, and pain.

Balance and Falls

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Our fall-prevention program offers instruction for why you fall, how to make your home safe from falls, what to do if you fall and how to get up, and an individualized home exercise plan for balanced improvement. 

Additional Services

Services include:

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Work Conditioning
  • Ergonomic Evaluations
  • Job Assessments
  • And more!

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An orthotic is a custom made insole designed to support and control the motions of your foot. Through control of the foot, orthotics can also affect the knee, hip, pelvis and back by promoting proper leg and hip mechanics. The orthotic is made from a variety of materials based on the needs of the patient. A firmer device will deliver control and support while a softer device will provide shock absorption and comfort.

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Mountain River’s Athletic Performance Services are available at two of our locations – the Athletic Performance Center in Parkersburg, WV and the Innovative Athletic Performance Institute in Ocala, FL. 

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