APEX Physical Tehabilitation & Wellness
 

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APEX Physical Rehabilitation & Wellness

Apex Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness is an outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation facility that has been an industry leader in Houston, Sugarland and Katy since 1999.

We understand when you are in pain you want to start feeling better right away.

Call now to schedule a same day appointment and take the first step to becoming pain free. Each of our convenient locations is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and ready to begin providing the best care for you.

Click on the location nearest you to call and schedule:

All of our locations offer:

  • Same day appointments
  • Saturdays Appointments
  • Convenient hours from 8am to 7pm
  • Free parking
  • We accept all major insurance plans as well as Medicare, Medicaid and Workers' Compensation

Our comprehensive services include:

Physical Therapy

The role of the physical therapy program is to help the patient regain the use of the painful body part. Through evaluation and the individualized treatment programs, we treat existing problems and provide excellent preventive health care to meet a variety of needs. Among the many services we provide, we specialize in the treatment of:

  • Post-operative Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Related Dysfunction
  • Knee, Hip, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Neck, Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain
Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation can empower you to be more active, social, and independent through exercise and education in a nurturing, safe environment.

Apex Pulmonary Rehabilitation individual treatment plans are tailored by registered respiratory therapists and physical therapist to meet the patient’s specific goals.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Therapy is a gravity-reduced exercise for medical conditions such as joint replacement, arthritis, fibromyalgia and following surgery. The buoyancy, support, and accommodating resistance of water enhance exercise and create a safe environment for progressive rehabilitation. The temperature of the water is kept at a comfortable 94 degrees. Our pool has multiple levels of depths up to 4-1/2 feet with whirlpool jets as well as an underwater treadmill, which allows early and progressive rehabilitative exercises. Supervised water exercises are performed in the water therapy pool. These are multiple exercises and techniques that we can perform within the therapy pool. Aqua therapy is excellent for total body reconditioning.

Spinal Decompression Program

We offer a Spinal decompression program for neck and back pain associated with herniated, ruptured, protruding or bulging discs. This program is also effective for spinal stenosis (narrowing), sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerves), facet syndrome and even after some cases of failed surgery. We use the FDA cleared DynaPro DX2 decompression unit.

The DX2 controls the variations in the traction pull allowing for spinal decompression and eliminating muscle guarding that is typical in conventional traction devices. During the procedure, the cycling distraction and relaxation phase and proper positioning places the spinal disc under negative pressure. The negative pressure results in a vacuum effect within the disc which can "suck" the disc material back inside, thus relieving the pressure on the nerve.

Our system also features 3-channels of Light therapy, where light and decompression treatments can take place simultaneously. The light therapy decreases muscle spasm and pain thus preparing the patient for a better and faster outcome. In almost all cases, the treatments are completely painless. In order to reduce inflammation and assist the healing process, supporting structures and muscles are also treated in conjunction with other forms of physical therapy and injury specific spinal exercises.

Spinal Decompression Program

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Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation

Common conditions and indications for vestibular and balance rehabilitation:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Dizziness
  • Imbalance or disequilibrium
  • Falls
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Central Vestibular Dysfunction
  • Bilateral and unilateral vestibular loss
  • Balance disorders caused by other conditions
  • Head trauma

Services provided:

  • Complete history regarding symptoms
  • Oculomotor exam (eye movements)
  • Balance assessment
  • Muscle strength, range of motion, coordination and sensation
  • Gait assessment
  • Balance retraining exercises
  • Specific vestibular exercises
  • Supervised therapy sessions to monitor progress and continually challenge the vestibular, visual and balance systems
  • Repositioning (Epley's) maneuver for BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
  • A home program of individualized vestibular exercises

We use the latest technology available including the Biodex SD and infrared goggles. We also utilize evidence-based treatments that are individualized based on patients' symptoms and evaluation findings.

Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention

We have an innovative, life-saving program for older adults to combat falls. Our Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention program determines who is at risk of falling by identifying "risk factors" through a series of tests. Our physical therapist will then create a physical therapy program, including an exercise regimen, to help the patient regain balance and reduce their risk of falling.

Services provided:

  • Balance Testing and Training using the Biodex SD
  • Lower Extremity strengthening exercises
  • Gait and Endurance Exercises
Balance and Proprioception Testing and Training

Our system combines sensors under a platform to detect patient weight distribution and response to computer challenges. Their efforts are displayed on a large eye-level screen and captured on a computer, which also stores the performance of normal individuals at different ages performing the same tests. We can quickly test a patient's postural stability on firm and unstable surfaces to identify underlying visual and musculoskeletal deficiencies and perform a two-minute fall risk test that compares patient balance to a database of age-matched "normals".

Biodex Balance System
All of these tests are performed on the Biodex Balance System, which consists of a computerized platform and touch-screen control panel that measures a patient's ability to maintain balance. Results are displayed on a large color screen for instant biofeedback as well as printed for "tracking" the patient's progress throughout their assessment and training phases. The system compares the patient's results to stored averages of other healthy adults in their age and gender category or to previous tests. From these calculations a "risk factor" can be determined, which allows our physical therapist to assess the patient's risk of falling, and suggest a plan of action. These tests are covered by most health insurance plans.

Functional Capacity Evaluations

Our Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an intense one-day evaluation that focuses on the individual's maximum physical abilities. This is accomplished by utilizing a variety of objective tests in conjunction with the therapist's observation and interpretive skills. The individual is referred to us for the FCE, and our professional staff provides the testing. Our physical and occupational therapists have specific training and experience in biomechanics, ergonomics and task analysis. Physical abilities related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed and flexibility can be determined. The types of tests used will vary with objective of evaluation and referral question.

A FCE is appropriate when:

  • The patient is nearing the end of therapy.
  • There is a question as to whether an injured patient can return to a previous job.
  • There is a request to determine any work restrictions.
  • The injured worker's abilities are questionable.
  • The patient is not a therapy candidate, is returning to work, but needs restrictions.
  • There is a need to determine if further treatment is warranted.
Impairment Rating

Impairment rating is a medical evaluation performed by a physician using the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. The Guides is used to assess the individual's medical condition and its effect on function. The evaluation will estimate the degree to which the impairment decreases the individual's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL).

Work Conditioning/Work Hardening

Work Conditioning
Usually appropriate for individuals whose injuries have occurred within the last 6 months. Work conditioning does not include vocational and psychological services.

Work Hardening
Multi-disciplinary approach with vocational and psychological services provided. Usually appropriate for individuals that have been out of work over 6 months and have multiple deficits that need to be addressed.

Medical Exercise/ Wellness

Once you have recovered, we can help you maintain the gains with a professionally-supervised fitness program designed just for you.

Among the many services we provide, we specialize in:

  • Post-operative Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Related Dysfunction
  • Hip, Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Neck, Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain

APEX Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness has been providing comprehensive care to our patients in Houston, Sugarland and Katy since 1999. Our focus is the resolution of chronic and acute injuries through detailed physical therapy evaluation and various modes of evidenced based treatment. We offer outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services at each of our locations. We provide exceptional care in a friendly and professional manner and maintain the highest standards with regards to application of evidence based information. Our clinicians continuously attend courses from reputable organizations in order to remain abreast of the cutting edge research and techniques.