Our Services

DEVA’s licensed physical therapists assess and provide treatment to patients of all ages that increases mobility, strength, balance, and coordination. Our therapy programs use physical activity, exercise, and additional treatments such as massage to aid in strengthening, healing, and relieving pain after an injury, illness, or operation. We also coordinate with family and community resources to maximize the patient’s rehabilitation process.

Each visit with DEVA PT is a one-on-one session with a therapist in the comfort of your home, home gym, or office. If you have exercise equipment available we will help select that which is best suited for your recovery program. If not, there is no need to worry as the therapist will provide all necessary fitness equipment.

Our Programs

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY HELP ME WITH?
Pelvic floor physical therapy can help with a variety of conditions. Some of the most common conditions we treat at Deva Physical Therapy include but are not limited to pelvic pain, endometriosis, pelvic girdle pain, stress urinary incontinence, urge urinary incontinence, constipation, piriformis syndrome, pelvic floor weakness, lower back pain, vaginismus, and pelvic organ prolapse.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A PELVIC FLOOR EVALUATION?
Each evaluation is performed specific to the patient and their case, so no two evaluations will be the same. Generally, we will start the process by discussing medical history.
Then, we can perform a full body movement screen, testing of joint range of motion and strength, and an external evaluation of the areas of concern.
After this, we might continue on to an internal evaluation to further examine the tone, strength, and reflexes associated with the pelvic floor muscles. Each step of the evaluation is handled with continual patient consent and with detailed steps prior to performing the physical exam.


HOW CAN MANUAL THERAPY HELP ME?
Manual therapy performed both internally and externally can help your muscles resume a normal tone, and increase your control of muscle contraction. We do not use metal tools like a speculum here in physical therapy, so manual therapy will be performed using only the therapist’s hands. Generally, many patients will also receive instructions on how to do this type of therapy in the comfort of their own home as part of their treatment program.


WHAT IS A KEGEL AND WHEN SHOULD I DO THEM?
Kegels are pelvic floor contractions that can help stabilize your core and decrease dysfunction in your body. Kegels will be prescribed as part of a pelvic floor home exercise program depending on your specific condition, and ability to perform this type of strengthening on your own with the cues provided. Kegels alone are not always the best to treat dysfunction, so please check in with a pelvic floor therapist prior to using kegels in your own home program.


HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO COME IN FOR MY PELVIC FLOOR TREATMENTS?
Each program will be designed specific to the person, their availability, and examination findings. Generally, programs are 1-2x/week for 4-6 weeks with an emphasis of performing a home exercise program in addition to in house treatments.

Rehab Mat Pilates

Developed in the early 20th century, Pilates has taken off as a method of rehabilitation in the last fifteen years as therapists recognized the many benefits of core stabilization when treating common movement conditions. While Pilates is known for incorporating equipment like the Reformer, DEVA’s approach focuses on Pilates mat exercises that require no apparatus and can be performed by clients at home. Clients of all ages enjoy these safe yet challenging core exercises that target multiple body parts with each movement. Our Pilates program successfully treats many conditions and diseases including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, knee conditions like osteoarthritis and patellofemoral syndrome (runner’s knee), and hip injuries.

Therapeutic Exercise

Our exercise program involves a thorough and carefully designed strength and flexibility program specific to the patient’s needs and goals. Although patients may have the same diagnosis, each individual has their own unique situation, beliefs, abilities, and objectives. For these reasons, none of our programs are cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all strategies.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy includes massage, soft tissue work, neuromuscular reeducation, and manual guidance from the therapist. These techniques decrease overactivity of injured neuromyofascial tissue by breaking up muscle adhesions (knots). The resulting decreases in inflammation and tension and increased muscle elasticity will allow the client’s joints to move through their full range of motion.

Self-Performed Exercise

Throughout your treatment you will be given exercises to be performed on your own. Educating and empowering the patient to become an active participant in their recovery are the most important skills a physical therapist can impart. It’s important to remember the therapist is only with you for a few hours a week, during the remaining time it’s essential that you take control of your health and rehabilitation.