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.
We Offer A Variety Of Services
NOMS is a diversified company offering a variety of services in many settings.
Aquatic Therapy (Sandusky & Toledo locations) Click for Toledo Aquatic Class Schedule
Therapeutic exercises offered in a warm water pool for patients who cannot tolerate land-based exercises because of their disease, illness, age or recent surgery or as an adjunct to land-based exercises.
Our Sandusky pool is 30 ft.X 15.7 ft. X 4 ft. deep (+ 6 ft deep section). Lift chair and steps to enter. Pool temp stays between 90-94 degrees & there is also a 6 ft. X 10 ft. X 3 ft. deep spa that stays 100-104 degrees at all times. Fully accessible locker rooms with showers.
In Toledo, our therapeutic pool is 20 ft. X 40 ft., 4 ft. deep with a ramp to enter and exit. The temperature is between 92-94 degrees. The warmest in NW Ohio! Both the pool and locker rooms are fully accessible and have a chair lift for those that are non-ambulatory.
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
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.
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.
Coaches First Aid Certification Training
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.
Balance and walking require complex interactions of cognition, senses, neurological and muscular systems. As a person ages or due to other issues, these systems undergo changes that predispose them to increased risks for falls and fall injuries. Acute illness, surgery, immobility, treatments, medications, and an unfamiliar environment are some of the common contributing risk factors. Fall Prevention is a service provided by these NOMS Home Health Physical Therapists: Paul Barnes, PT, Kelly Donaldson, PT, DPT, Karla Gleason, PT, Kevin Meyer, PT, Chris Wells, PT
Fitness/Wellness Programs Click for Toledo Fitness Class Schedule
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.
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.
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
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.
We have numerous 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.
Services ordered by certified Lymphedema therapists.
There are many benefits to Massage Therapy including improving muscle tone; reduce stress; increase range of motion and flush toxins from the body. Massage therapy has endless benefits with reachable outcomes. Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue massage, Pregnancy Massage, therapeutic work massage and more.
First physical therapy center in Ohio to offer certified manipulation services.
McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine
Systemwide, we offer therapists certified in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy for spinal pain and related arm, head or leg pain.
Muscle Energy Techniques
MET is one of the most effective manual techniques for identifying and correcting asymmetry and hypomobility. MET is built on evidence-based neuro-physiological principles that the joints are held out of place by muscles which have too much tone.
NOMS physical therapists are experts in the McKenzie treatment of orthopaedic injuries and dysfunctions; Board certified orthopaedic rehabilitation specialists and certified orthopaedic manipulative therapists; physical and occupational therapists with advanced certification in hand, manual and Mitland therapies.
The Pelvic Health Program may include biofeedback, bladder retraining, muscle energy techniques & education on healthy bladder and bowel habits. Appropriate for incontinence, frequency, urge, constipation, pelvic pain & many more.
Physical therapy is routinely used to recover functional strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, endurance, and work or sports conditioning after many different types of surgeries. 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.
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
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.
Vestibular / Vertigo Rehabilitation
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
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.
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
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.