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Skilled Hands-on Care | Clinical Expertise
Why Northern Edge Physical Thearpy
Northern Edge Physical Therapy in Wasilla, Alaska is the leader in hands-on care with excellence in manual therapy and specialized programs. Our goal is to facilitate natural healing and pain-relief that does not just treat the condition, but treats the individual client. We are a community of passionate physical therapists in Wasilla. Our dedicated team of providers include Occupational Therapist and Massage Therapist.
Free Injury Screening
We’ll help identify pain related to tissue restrictions (muscle stiffness/weakness) or imbalances (joint/nerve limits). We will provide you with a suggested course of action to get you back to life. You don’t have to live with the pain you are feeling, let the professionals at Northern Edge Physical Therapy in Wasilla help you find the relief you are looking for.
Meet our Physical Therapists
At Northern Edge Physical Therapy in Wasilla, our therapists approach treatment with sound clinical experience and evidence supported practice with novel approaches to accelerate recovery from orthopedic injury and enhance healing for musculoskeletal conditions and complex pain-related syndromes.
The mission of Northern Edge Physical Therapy is to provide clients a path to complete pain-relief and natural healing through skilled hands-on care, clinical expertise, and specialized programs. Our clinical practice model is oriented towards exceeding client expectations for physical therapy care and professional service.
Northern Edge Wellness (NEW)
Wellness is within your reach. No one should be denied the chance to achieve optimal health and full recovery. Don’t let insurance limits dictate your expectations for quality of life and fitness. Whether it’s recovery from injury or restoring optimal fitness we have a wellness plan to suit your needs. You can either pay as you go or enroll as a member in one of the comprehensive wellness programs for more benefits to help you achieve functional health and fitness.
TMJ / Headaches
The challenge with headaches is pinpointing which structures are involved and determining the most promising treatments. Lack of specific diagnosis and treatment may be the reason headaches tends to become chronic. Northern Edge Physical Therapy understands the challenges faced by those suffering headaches. Our examination is designed to be specific allowing us to identify structures which are either causing pain or delaying healing. Our treatment is directed towards the pain and the barriers to healing. We offer specialized programs to help achieve pain-relief and enhance performance.
The pelvic health program includes therapeutic treatment to help men and women suffering from pelvic pain or incontinence. Our gentle methods include pelvic floor muscle examination and therapy to directly address soft-tissue problems which limit pelvic control and urogenital function. The pelvic floor muscles are often weakened or injured due to sports-related injuries, surgery, repetitive stress, pregnancy and childbirth. Often times, direct manual treatment to the pelvic floor is the only approach that will yield significant relief and improved function. Northern Edge Physical Therapy offers pelvic health physical therapy in Wasilla to restore pain-free pelvic function.
Dry Needling is an effective treatment technique for soft-tissue dysfunction and pain-related conditions. Myofascial trigger points are knots in muscles that can contribute to pain, decreased flexibility and decreased muscle function. Dry Needling allows the physical therapist to efficiently treat dysfunctions throughout a chain of muscles causing a painful condition. Dry Needling is a vital component of stimulating healing and muscle repair in conjunction with other manual therapy techniques and exercise. Northern Edge Physical Therapy is the leading therapy center offering dry needling in Wasilla, Alaska
The Stecco method of Fascial Manipulation involves a complete and thorough evaluation of the entire myofascial system to identify stiffness and lack of coordination. FM treatments are specifically directed towards areas of stiffness within a dysfunctional line of tension to restore balance and improve activation patterns. Treatment is guided by the client’s symptoms and movement dysfunction to achieve complete balance throughout the myofascial chain which reduces tissue load and restores joint health naturally leading to pain relief and healing.
Northern Edge Physical Therapy understands the challenges faced by those suffering neurological conditions. Our physical therapists in Wasilla have experience in a wide variety of neurological deficits and rehabilitation strategies. Our clinicians are experienced and skilled to provide you with the latest and most effective treatment techniques available for your neurological condition. We offer excellence in physical therapy with specialized programs geared towards motor control such as; Redcord Neurac Therapy, AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill, Shuttle Balance station, and Cervicoccular Vestibular Training.
Northern Edge Physical Therapy understands the challenges faced by those suffering from vestibular problems. We offer a comprehensive vestibular and balance assessment as well as highly skilled therapy to successfully address the most common causes of dizziness and unsteadiness. Our clinicians are experienced and skilled to provide you with the latest and most effective treatment techniques available for your vestibular condition.
Orthopedic / Sports Medicine
Northern Edge Physical Therapy is experienced in providing Orthopedic physical therapy / Sports Medicine in Wasilla. We offer clients a thorough assessment of the entire movement system involving joints, muscles and ligaments of the kinetic chain. After a thorough assessment to identify the source of pain or mobility problem, an individualized treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs, utilizing a range of treatments, including manual therapy techniques such as dry needling and joint mobilization to improve limited motion and therapeutic exercise to restore performance by increasing muscle strength and endurance.
Northern Edge Physical Therapy offers the most advanced industrial rehab setting for Alaskan workers and utilizes the most up to date analyis system for comprehensive functional capacity evaluations. These leading edge systems simulate work-related tasks, objectively evaluate patient effort and progression and provide comprehensive post-offer employment screenings. Northern Edge Physical Therapy, Wasilla offers injured employees the opportunity to rehabilitate using the best equipment the industry has to offer.
Northern Edge Physical Therapy understands the challenges faced by those suffering from chronic pain. Our examination by our therapists is designed to be specific allowing us to identify structures which are either causing pain or delaying healing. Our treatment is directed towards the pain and the pain-related conditions to guide patients along a path to complete and natural healing. We offer specialized programs such as; Dry Needling, Redcord, AlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill, Low-level Laser Therapy, and Massage Therapy. These programs are the most effective approach to achieve pain-relief and enhance performance for complex pain physical therapy in Wasilla.
At Northern Edge Physical Therapy, we believe it is vitally important to use the most valuable tool we have to treat the spine – our hands. Our physical therapists in Wasilla are certified and fellowship trained as expert manual physical therapists to mobilize soft-tissue and joints in order to restore spinal mobility. Our Spine Care exercise programs follow the basic premise of medical care ‘Primum Non Nocere’ (First, do no harm). Rather, than prescribing general exercise, our programs focus on individualized training and skilled movement patterns to restore muscle control and spinal stability that encourages proper posture and body mechanics.
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From Our Clients
Northern Edge you rock, I feel like a person again, Keith and his staff are awesome, truly. I am so glad they are here in the valley, truly God sent, caring and skilled. I will go forever. lol Thank you thank you!Dawn Stanberry
Testimonial: Traveling Man
“The amount of reduction in pain I had and the increased mobility I obtained,” are just a few reasons why Ray chose Northern Edge Physical Therapy.
Ray is an avid traveler, who came to NEPT because of chronic neck and shoulder pain. Neck and shoulder pain are common conditions with 70% of the population having neck pain at some time in their life.
Ray would soon be traveling to Europe, needing to be able to carry luggage and be mobile to traverse across Europe. Ray was pleased with the care and attention given to him to help determine a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prognosis. “Once there your condition is determined, and a plan of treatment is set in motion.”
Ray appreciated the one on one care he received at NEPT. “Their physical part was easy to do as the staff made it enjoyable and it wasn’t just a machine.” He has promised to return if he ever needs care in the future.
Ray says, “The care is excellent.”
Safe travels to Europe, Ray!
Testimonial: Let’s Move
Bonita came to Northern Edge Physical Therapy after an accident left her in pain throughout her body. She was on a strict timeline to pack up her home and move south to warmer weather, but her injuries made that a challenging feat.
Bonita was pleasantly surprised when she found herself at NEPT. “The staff knows the body mechanics of the injured areas and therefore know how to assist the healing process for faster recovery.” Bonita enjoyed the benefits she received from NEPTs multimodal approach to include dry needling, fascial manipulation, and movement intervention.
Throughout Bonita’s care, she has successfully packed her home and will be moving out of Alaska soon. If Bonita was not moving she would return to NEPT for future care because, “the staff are very professional and have great personalities.” Bonita said staff at NEPT went the extra mile with constant encouragement during her recovery process.
Enjoy the warmer weather, Bonita!