SPECIALIZED SERVICES

We pride ourselves on providing each of our patients with the latest treatment techniques.

wilmington

Direct Access

same day appointments available with no referral required

 

A physical therapist may treat a person for up to 30 days from the date of the first treatment. A physical Therapist shall not treat a patient beyond 30 days from the date of the first treatment unless he or she obtains a referral from a licensed physician, dentist, or podiatrist.

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Manual Therapy

available in all locations

 

"A clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to assess and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function."

Definition from the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Techniques include: joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, muscle energy techniques, manual resistive exercise, and proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

telehealth

Telehealth

available for all patients

 

Has working from home during quarantine resulted in increased back, neck, or headache pain? Telehealth may be the perfect solution for you! From the comfort of your own home, you can talk with one of Elite PT's skilled physical therapists to learn posture modifications, in-home therapeutic exercises and self-manual therapy techniques to help manage your pain.  With some insurance plans, this may be no cost to you!  Call today for more information.

 

 

homehealth

Home Health

available for patients in Sussex and New Castle Counties

 

Not comfortable coming into the clinic but still want to receive manual therapy? We will come to you! In an effort to meet all of our patients' needs during this global pandemic, we are now offering home health visits. Call your clinic today to set up a home health physical therapy appointment. 

dry needling physical therapy

Functional Dry Needling

Refer to "Our Team" page for Functional Dry Needling Certified Therapists*​

*Certified through Kinetacore with the required 54 hours of advanced training.

 

Dry Needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle "trigger points", fascia, tendons, and ligaments, etc) resulting in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology. Research supports that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation.

 

$25 first-time fee, $10 for every treatment (in addition to your physical therapy appointment payment)

blood flow restriction therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

available in all locations

 

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a training strategy involving the use of cuffs placed around a limb during exercise, to maintain arterial inflow to the muscle while preventing venous return. BFR can be used with resistance training, or with other modalities, including walking.

Evidence suggests resistance training with BFR might improve muscular power, sprint running speed, and endurance. In addition, non-resistance training methods (like walking) with BFR can cause hypertrophy.

graston technique

Graston Technique

available in all locations

 

Graston Technique uses unique instruments that enable the treatment of scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation. This allows for faster recovery to successfully restore range of motion, pain reduction, and functional restoration.

cupping

Cupping

available in all locations

 

Cupping is a treatment technique that can increase blood flow and decrease muscle tension in the area of soft tissue or joint restriction. One benefit of cupping compared to other forms of soft tissue treatments is that it can be coupled with functional movements, allowing for quicker restoration of normal movement patterns with less pain.

 

 

ART

Active Release Therapy (ART)

available in all locations

 

ART is a soft tissue treatment technique that is movement-based. This technique is used to treat problems that involve the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves as a 3-Dimensional Structure. This form of therapy can be used on patients with acute, chronic, overuse, repetitive strain injuries and postoperative cases of all types to normalize physiological function.

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The Alter G

available in Rehoboth, Wilmington, and Radnor 

 

The Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a state of the art piece of therapy equipment that enables patients and athletes with all types of lower-body injuries and ailments to rehabilitate in an altered, reduced state of gravity. Whether you’re a patient or an athlete dealing with lower-body injuries, chronic pain, neurological or balance conditions that inhibit mobility, you can benefit from the unweighting capabilities while normalizing your gait.

Rates:

1 Dollar/Minute

30 Minute Session: $30

 

 

 

react

React

available in Wilmington and Hockessin

 

Eccentric (muscle lengthening) training results in a more rapid increase in muscle strength and size over concentric (muscle shortening) training techniques. There is a much lower level of oxygen consumption and cardiovascular stress as well as a lower rate of perceived exertion for any given level of force production. This is ideal for seniors and those with decreased cardiovascular capacity because it quickly and safely builds muscles and decreases fall risk significantly without overtaxing their cardiovascular systems.

FMS physical therapy

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

available in all locations

 

The test is comprised of seven fundamental movement patterns that require a balance of mobility and stability. These fundamental movement patterns are designed to provide observable performance of basic locomotor, manipulative and stabilizing movements where weaknesses and imbalances become noticeable if appropriate stability and mobility is not utilized.

TPI Golf

TPI

available in Rehoboth and Wilmington 

 

A TPI golf screen is a physical assessment of 13 movement patterns that are important to the golf swing. The physical screen assesses how well your body can move and support itself during the golf swing. The best way to improve your game, prevent injury (lower back pain is the #1 complaint in golf), and continue to enjoy golf for many years, is to take a scientific approach to prepare your body for the physical requirements of the game.

​Our Physical Therapists certified in TPI can work with your golf pro to maximize the outcome of your swing including distance and precision of ball placement.

strength and conditioning

Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning

available in all locations

 

We offer 30-60 minute training sessions to enhance sports performance by utilizing speed and agility, plyometrics, and weight lifting techniques.

Rates:

1 Hour Session: $70

Student Discount: 10 Pack for $550

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Pilates

available in Rehoboth

 

30-60 minute private training sessions utilizing the Clinical Reformer with a certified Pilates instructor.

Rates:

Intro-Session: $70

1 Hour Private Session: $80

5 Pack: $375

10 Pack: $700 (pack can be shared between 2 participants)

platinum training

Platinum Training

available to patients 65 years or older

Rehoboth and Wilmington

 

30 minutes of safe weight training, balance exercises, and stretching.

Rates:

10 Pack: $350

*includes additional use of the gym for Cardio or Stretching

mobile physical therapy

Concierge Services

mobile access of our menu of services

 

We can provide physical therapy or personal training to meet your needs at your convenience.