Physical Therapy Services in St. Louis County
At Judice Sports & Rehab we provide physical therapy services to residents in West County. We combine evidence-based practice and experience to correct injuries and conditions that impact the musculoskeletal system.
We can bring our treatment table and skills to your home or workplace for a full hour of one-on-one physical therapy.
We begin the process with a thorough assessment to determine the source of your pain and your current strength and range of motion. Once our evaluation is complete, treatment can begin. We encourage you to be a partner in your treatment, and will prescribe corrective and therapeutic exercises for you to continue between visits.
Each physical therapy program is customized to the patient’s unique needs. Our goal is to help you recover and return to your normal level of activity as quickly as possible.
Post Joint Replacement Surgery Rehabilitation
The effects of joint replacement surgery can be minimized by having physical therapy following the operation.
By receiving rehabilitative services after total joint replacements, studies show you will return to your normal level of activity faster and with less pain.
We can also aid in your recovery from other surgeries of the extremities, sports injuries, and ligament or tendon reconstruction/repair procedures.
Balance and Gait Issues
Dizziness and balance issues can quickly impede quality-of-life if they are not diagnosed and treated properly. They can take away the courage to venture out independently and can keep someone from living life to the fullest.
At Judice Sports & Rehab, we are experienced in assessing balance and gait issues and providing personalized balance training and therapy to avoid secondary or compounding injuries.
We treat patients who experience frequent falls or have difficulty with balance on stairs, uneven walking surfaces, or even level ground. We can also assess whether or not someone requires an assistive device, such as a walker or a cane, to increase their safety with walking.
Judice Sports & Rehab is well versed in working with the local athletic community to help sports lovers at all levels of expertise recover from sports injuries through our rehabilitation therapy.
We work with everyone from weekend warriors and competitive athletes to individuals in rec leagues and neighborhood pick-up games. Our goal is to help you return to whatever it is you love to do.
We are particularly dedicated to helping athletes who participate in overhead throwing required for activities such baseball, softball, volleyball, and tennis. By assessing an athlete’s body mechanics with use of slow-motion video capture, we can aid in the prevention of future injury during overhead throwing action and help the patient sustain a healthier throw for a longer period of time.
We have a detailed understanding of sports injuries and can provide effective, evidence-based programs to get injured athletes back to the game of their choice as quickly as possible.
Throwers and Overhead Athletes
Patients we describe as “throwers,” whose sport involves tossing balls overhead, are one of our unique physical therapy niches.
We have experience working with baseball players and others who must throw balls overhead, and have developed particularly effective programs to help rehabilitate them after injury, as well as prevent the injury from reoccurring.
At Judice Sports & Rehab, we use slow motion video capture to assess a thrower’s body mechanics and provide visual feedback for safety and improved performance.
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)
Difficulties with the temporomandibular joint, the joint connecting your jaw (mandible) to the bones of your skull, can result in significant pain. Collectively, these issues are commonly referred to as “TMJ.” However, the proper term is “TMD.”
There are many causes for TMD, including whiplash, head trauma, grinding of one’s teeth, stress-related jaw clenching, issues with dental alignment, or problems with the ball and socket of the joint.
At Judice Sports & Rehab, we can treat TMD by performing manual treatments, recommending postural changes, reducing stress/tension, and using therapeutic exercise.
How you walk can be an indicator of how efficiently you move and whether or not you can run at your optimal level.
Physical therapists, such as Gregory Judice, conduct gait assessments to study how your body moves as you take each step.
If your walking or running gait is off, it can cause serious physical problems in the long run, compromising your ability to walk and run efficiently in the future.
We can assess your gait and work to help you make essential adjustments that will prevent future problems from developing.
We will visit your workplace and assess whether or not your workstation is set up ergonomically, keeping you from developing postural problems or aches and pains in the future.
We will also watch how you move about as you do your job to determine what is working, and what might need to be adjusted for your overall physical health at work.
"I was trying my hardest to avoid physical therapy for several weeks, but Dr. Judice did a great job at making the physical therapy experience enjoyable. I felt like I was part of the process, whether it was by taking the time to get to know me and listening to the story of what brought me to his office or by being willing to answer any of my questions and explain things clearly to me, rather than just another one of his clients." -Andrew