Conditions Treated

At Synergy, our team has the specialized skill and high level of experience you can trust for all your physical therapy needs. Our knowledgeable team of friendly, licensed physical therapists can discern the specific, customized treatment plan right for your condition, from musculoskeletal pain and spinal issues to sports injuries and joint replacement therapy. If you’re in need of pre or postoperative treatment, therapy for recurring pain, help with joint issues, or healing from back or neck injuries, Synergy is here for you. Our complete treatment programs are designed to safely progress you towards your personal goals. They are constructed to work with you from start to finish and provide powerful results that promote healing. Answering your questions and taking a holistic approach to your therapy is important to us, so we’ll take the time to work with you and administer the most appropriate and effective treatment methods. Your therapist will provide a continuous assessment of your status to allow for an appropriate progression of treatment throughout your care at Synergy.

The conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:

Musculoskeletal pain

This includes pain in the joints, ligaments, and tendons. Causes range from damage and tears due to injury or diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia. It may be treated with the appropriate therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and modalities to reduce inflammation such as laser, ultrasound,electrical stimulation and kinesiotaping. Learn More.

Back/neck injuries

Back and neck pain can be caused by trauma, stress, accidents, strain, overuse, certain conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis and more. Synergy has therapists certified in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment to treat back and neck issues for preoperative care in order to reduce pain and promote healing. The McKenzie Method is the number one non-surgical method for treatment of the spine. Learn More.

Spinal laminectomy, discectomy, and fusion

These are spinal surgeries that may be required for a variety of reasons, ranging from herniated disks or fractures to disease or infection. After surgery, postoperative physical therapy may be warranted to reduce pain, increase core strength and flexibility, and regain correct posture. Modalities such as electrical stimulation and laser may be used to assist with pain reduction and facilitate healing. Excellent postoperative spinal treatment is one of Synergy’s key specialties. Learn More.

Disc herniation/ sciatica

These are painful spinal conditions that may be caused by traumatic injury, poor posture, frequent heavy or improper lifting, or by wear and tear over time. The McKenzie Method is the premier treatment option for these conditions and the therapists at Synergy are all certified in this highly specialized technique. Learn More.

Rotator cuff tendonitis/ tears, including arthroscopic repairs

Rotator cuff conditions are centered on damage to the muscles and tendons in the shoulder and can be caused by injury, progressive tissue degeneration or wear and tear due to overuse or repetitive movements. These muscles are important for stabilizing the shoulder joint. Treatment includes therapy to improve range of motion and muscle strength, as well as coordination. Modalities may be used to reduce inflammation and promote healing of injured tissue.

Shoulder impingement

This occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become irritated and inflamed as they pass through the subacromial space, the passage beneath the acromion. Treatments may include exercises to strengthen the scapular muscles and muscles of the rotator cuff, as well as manual therapy, such as Graston Technique, stretching, and modalities to reduce inflammation.

Labral tears and shoulder instability

These injuries are common among overhead athletes such as baseball/softball, volleyball and lacrosse players. Shoulder instability occurs when the shoulder partially dislocates (subluxation). Labral tears can occur with repetitive use or trauma. Treatments consist of restoring stability to the shoulder girdle and reducing inflammation with the use of modalities. Graston Technique and Kinesio Taping may also be useful in assisting to restore the proper shoulder mechanics.

Tennis elbow/ lateral epicondylitis

This is an injury of the tendons on the outer part of the elbow and can be caused not only by specific sports -- like tennis, racquetball, and baseball -- but also by repetitive motions used in certain occupations such as carpentry or painting or repetitive activities such as typing or raking. It may be treated with the Graston Technique as well as exercises to increase blood flow, flexibility, and range of motion. Learn More.

Medial Epicondylitis

This condition can cause pain where the tendons attach to the bone on the inside of the elbow. It can be caused by sports (such as tennis, golf baseball and more) or other activities that involve repeated wrist movements or clenching of the fingers. Treatments are similar to that of lateral epicondylitis and may include: Graston Technique, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, Kinesio Taping, and specialized exercises. Learn More.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

This condition is caused by pressure on the nerve in your wrist. Your physical therapist may treat it with manual therapy using the Graston Technique, strengthening, and stretching exercises.

ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL and meniscus injuries/surgeries

Knee injuries may be caused by overstretched ligaments, stress or overuse, jarring or sudden impact, or accidents. Many knee injuries cause multiple ligaments to become damaged. Treatments consist of appropriate strengthening and stretching exercises, as well as therapy to increase range of motion. Modalities can be used to reduce swelling and improve tissue healing.

Knee and ankle sprains

These sprains are injuries to the knee or ankle ligaments. These can vary from mild to severe and are the result of overstretching or tearing the ligaments from a fall, accident, or sports injury. In addition to activity modification, a Synergy therapist may work with you to improve flexibility, motion, strength and balance.

Total joint replacements of the hip, knee and shoulder

Joint replacement surgery removes damaged or diseased parts of a joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts. The goals of joint replacement surgery are to relieve pain, help the joint work better, and improve walking and other movements. Physical therapy can help restore your range of motion and strength in order to get you back to your favorite activities.

Achilles tendonitis and tendon repairs

These issues can be due to overuse, commonly caused by stress, repetitive activity, or a sudden increase in a certain activity or repeated movement. Traumatic ruptures are less common. A Synergy physical therapist is skilled in restoring your mobility through manual techniques such as Graston Technique and other manual therapies, as well as strength and balance training to get you back on your feet. Learn More.

Plantar fasciitis

A common cause of heel pain, this is an inflammation of the tissues of the bottom of the foot. It may be caused by certain types of exercise that stress the foot, such as running or aerobic dance, or stress to the foot from standing for long periods of time. There are also other causes, such as poor foot mechanics or having high arches. The Graston Technique, stretching exercises, education in appropriate footwear, kinesiotaping and select modalities are some of the treatment options that might be right for you. Learn More.

Sports-related injuries

Common sports injuries often involve many parts of the body and occur due to injury or overuse. Synergy specializes in treating many sports injuries and may treat them with exercises to regain strength and movement, pain management techniques, specialized equipment for the specific injury, and education on injury prevention and proper training. Baseball players and other athletes can benefit from our Baseball Clinics, which can help with conditioning, strengthening, mechanics, and determining if there are any underlying injuries that need rehabilitation. Learn More.


Concussions are mild but traumatic brain injuries caused by a bump, hit, or blow to the head. When your doctor thinks you are ready to return to participation in sports or school activities, you may need the assistance of a physical therapist to determine if you are up for the challenge. With Synergy’s Concussion Protocol, you will be guided through a four consecutive day program that strategically progresses you through cardiovascular and sports specific program while your symptoms are closely monitored. Learn More.

Growing pains/overuse injuries

Muscle pains related to growth, often experienced in the legs, are common in adolescents. We often see patients with Sever’s disease (Achilles tendinitis), Osgood Schlatter’s (patellar tendinitis), patellofemoral syndrome and hypermobility syndrome. Adolescents and young athletes’ bodies are skeletally immature and may have difficulty keeping up with the demands of prolonged activity and sports. These conditions are commonly seen in year-round pediatric athletes. A physical therapist may be able to help with establishing a comprehensive program that will assist with restoring muscle imbalances and improving strength and coordination.

Injuries from car accidents

Car accidents cause sudden jarring impacts that can range from mild to very severe. Treatment for a car accident injury will vary depending on what area is injured, but can include soft tissue mobilization, strengthening work, posture exercises, and pain management techniques.

Work-related injuries

Getting hurt at work can result from a slip or fall, an accident or vehicle crash, muscle strains, overexertion, or repetitive motions. The type of therapy varies greatly depending on the specific incident, but can involve pain management, mobility or strength exercises, activities to restore function and movement, and injury- prevention education.


Lymphedema is swelling of the arms or legs that may be accompanied by pain. Occasionally hereditary, it’s more often caused by infection or surgery involving the lymph nodes, cancer, or scar tissue. It can be treated using specific types of massage, compression treatment, patient education regarding fitness and diet.Learn More.


A certified vestibular therapist can complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine if your dizziness is caused by an issue with your inner war or neck. People who have concern about their balance ability or fall risk may be an appropriate candidate for our treatment program. Learn More.