Physical Therapy

NOMS physical therapists are authorities in motion who treat patients with health-related conditions to reduce pain and improve or restore mobility.

As highly trained healthcare professionals, our therapists create personal treatment plans that meet patients’ healthcare as well as pre- and post-operative rehabilitation needs. We work closely with physicians to return patients to pre-injury levels. Our rehabilitation services keep patients moving forward, so they can return to daily occupational and recreational activities and remain at their optimal health. Your treatment and recovery is our primary concern. Together as a “TEAM,” we will design an individualized rehabilitation program. Our program consists of our two talented groups, NOMS Advanced Health Therapy and NOMS Southwest Orthopaedics.

DIRECT ACCESS TO PHYSICAL THERAPY

No Referral Needed

Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. Physical therapists diagnose and treat people of all ages, including newborns, children, and elderly individuals. They may consult and practice with other health professionals to help you improve your mobility.

In most states, you can make an appointment with a physical therapist directly, without a physician’s referral. In 2004 Ohio became the 39th state in the nation to authorize physical therapists to evaluate and manage patients without a referral. More information on direct access.

 

SERVICES

We Offer A Variety Of Services

NOMS is a diversified company offering a variety of services in many settings.

Aquatic Therapy (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Therapeutic exercises offered in a warm water pool for patients who cannot tolerate land-based exercises because of their disease, illness or recent surgery or as an adjunct to land-based exercises. Aquatic therapy is offered at our Strub Rd. and Magruder Hospital locations.

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Advanced Health employs several Board Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers on staff servicing local high schools and community recreational programs in Erie and Ottawa counties. Our athletic trainers provide on-the-field coverage for practices and games, consultation to coaches on sports conditioning and medical needs and serve as liaisons between injured athletes, their parents, coaches, and physicians.

Back/Neck Pain (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy & NOMS Southwest Orthopaedics)
Systemwide, NOMS has made this area of physical therapy rehabilitation one of it specialties. Our therapists take great pride in their expertise in evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders. With therapists highly trained in advanced techniques of traction and stabilization we are confident in treating a wide variety of spinal disorders.

NOMS Advanced Health therapists also offer manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation, and, myofascial techniques. NOMS AHT is the only regional therapy center offering certified “manipulation” therapy.

Coaches First Aid Certification Training (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Advanced Health therapists and athletic trainers are approved by the Ohio Department of Education to present first aid training programs to coaches and other pupil-related activity supervisors required every three years. Our staff has presented numerous programs for schools, throughout North Central Ohio.

Fitness/Wellness Programs (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Our Athletic Trainers will assist individuals or groups in the development of physical conditioning and nutritional programs to optimize health and wellness. Short-term club memberships at our clinics are available at reasonable costs and include physical assessments and one-on-one education in many aspects of healthy living.

Hand Rehabilitation (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Advanced Health employs a Certified Hand Therapist specializing in the conservative and post-operative management of elbow, forearm, wrist and hand conditions. Current concepts in evidenced-based practice are utilized for complex hand injuries, rheumatologic disorders (i.e., arthritis), nerve compression syndromes (i.e., carpal tunnel), tendinopathies (i.e., tennis elbow), fractures, sprains/strains, generalized pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and orthosis fitting/fabrication.

Headache/TMJ Pain (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Headaches are often caused by upper neck problems or injuries. A whiplash is a common example. These are very often treatable with manual techniques that Physical Therapists possess. TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) or jaw problems that may include stiffness, grinding teeth, locking or clicking, and pain is another specialty area our therapists have the ability to successfully treat.

Home Health Therapy (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Advanced Health contracts with several local home care agencies to provide professional therapy services in the home environment for those qualifying patients who are homebound. We also provide In-the-Home Therapy services for those that don’t require or qualify for traditional Home Health services.

Industrial Rehabilitation (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)Advanced Health has several experienced Physical Therapists with specialized training in Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) for determining a worker’s readiness to return to work, Job site Analysis and Job Coaching to reduce worker risk for musculoskeletal disorders, Work Conditioning to prepare an injured worker for safe return to work, and Work-Injury Prevention Programs individualized for any industrial or office setting.

Lymphedema Rehabilitation (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Services ordered by certified Lymphedema therapists.

Massage Therapy (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
There are many benefits to Massage Therapy including improve muscle tone; reduce stress; increase range of motion and flush toxins from the body. Massage therapy has endless benefits with reachable outcomes! We offer 30 and 60-minute Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue massage, Pregnancy Massage, and therapeutic work massage. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Jessica

Green, Licensed Massage Therapist, at 419-680-3996.

Manipulative Therapy (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Advanced Health was the first physical therapy center throughout Ohio and the only local center offering certified manipulation services.

McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy & NOMS Southwest Orthopaedics)
Systemwide, we offer therapists certified in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy for spinal pain and related arm, head or leg pain.

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy & NOMS Southwest Orthopaedics)
Systemwide, NOMS physical therapists are experts in the McKenzie treatment of orthopaedic injuries and dysfunctions. NOMS Advanced Health Therapy offers board certified orthopaedic rehabilitation specialists and certified orthopaedic manipulative therapists. NOMS Advanced Health therapists also offer physical and occupational therapists with advanced certification in hand, manual and Mitland therapies.

Postoperative Rehabilitation (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy & NOMS Southwest Orthopaedics)
Physical therapy is routinely used to recover functional strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, endurance, and work or sports conditioning after many different types of surgeries. Systemwide, NOMS therapists are trained to rehabilitate individuals after any type of surgical procedure that ultimately impairs their ability to function physically at the most independent level.

Public Speaking (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Our therapists and athletic trainers are happy to speak to your school, community organization or workplace on a myriad of topics such as wellness, injury prevention, cumulative trauma disorders, ergonomics, transitional work, etc.

Spinal Mobilization and Manipulation (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Advanced Health has several therapists specially trained and certified through the McKenzie Institute and the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy to perform these very effective techniques for treatment of mechanical spinal disorders. In fact, as of January 2004, we are the first and only center offering “Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy” (COMT).

Vestibular / Vertigo Rehabilitation (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
Patients suffering from certain types of dizziness which may be related to head movements and cause trouble walking and reading can often be treated by specially trained therapists. Neck injuries, vestibular (inner ear) problems and head injuries are some of the causes of various types of dizziness. We have several therapists with advanced certifications & degrees focusing on dizziness disorders.

Work Related/Personal Injuries (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy & NOMS Southwest Orthopaedics)
Systemwide, NOMS therapists have advanced certifications in transitional work and functional capacity services and are skilled in the treatment of many orthopaedic work related injuries.

Speech Therapy (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy)
NOMS speech therapists are professionals educated to assess speech and language development and to treat speech and language disorders and swallowing disorders. In addition to pronunciation difficulties, a broad scope of speech, language, swallowing and voice issues involving communication can be addressed.
Examples might include: word-finding issues, either as a result of a specific language problem such as a language delay or a more general issue such as dementia; social communication difficulties; structural language impairments, including difficulties creating sentences that are grammatical (syntax) and meaningful (semantics); literacy impairments; voice difficulties, such as a raspy voice, a voice that is too soft, or other voice difficulties that negatively impact a person’s social or professional performance; and, cognitive impairments.

Pain Management / Rehabilitation (offered at NOMS Advanced Health Therapy & NOMS Southwest Orthopaedics)
Systemwide, NOMS physical therapists have made pain management one of its specialties. Our therapists take great pride in their expertise in evaluation and treatment of painful spinal and joint disorders. With therapists highly trained in advanced techniques of manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation, myofascial techniques, traction, and stabilization, we feel confident in treating any form of painful musculoskeletal disorders.

NOMS Advanced Health Therapy offers certified manipulative therapy and board certified orthopaedic rehabilitation specialists. Additionally, NOMS Advanced Health Therapy offers a wide range of palliative services such as licensed massage therapy, warm water aquatic therapy, decompression therapy, and various electrical modalities.