Strains / Sprains


Muscle strains and ligamentous strains are a part of not just sport injury but also non-athletic injury as well. Pulled a muscle in your back? Rolled your ankle on the curb? Ruptured your quadriceps playing touch football? These types of injuries require specific treatment plans and focus. Stroma therapists are specific. It is the details…

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Rotator Cuff Injuries and Other Shoulder Injuries


The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and injuries of the shoulder, which include rotator cuff (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor) tears, labrum tears, bicipital tendinitis, acromio-clavicular (AC) separations, osteoarthritis, thoracic outlet syndrome, snapping scapula, and fractures, can result in a complicated rehabilitation process. The shoulder needs both stability and mobility…

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Meniscal & ACL Knee Injuries

knee rehab

“Meniscal tears are fickle and moody”. This comes from one our referring orthopedic surgeons who, also, was a Stroma patient. In recent studies, physicians are moving away from performing meniscal tear repairs as the outcomes of conservative approaches such as physical therapy versus surgery are showing no significant difference. It is important to emphasize the…

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Stroke Rehabilitation


Outpatient stroke rehabilitation at Stroma is a comprehensive and multi-dimensional approach that uses manual therapy targeted at improved recovery of function, leading research in bracing and taping techniques, and therapeutic exercises that are directed at general strength, core strength and specific limb related neuro-motor retraining. Additionally, our therapists are niched in using Pilates Methodology in…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Pain, numbness and tingling in the first three fingers of the hand (and occasionally the ring finger) can be the result of a narrowing of a tunnel created by the wrist bones called carpals. This narrowing can compress on the median nerve that supplies this region of the hand which is called Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.…

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Orofacial Pain including TMD

jaw pain

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint which is responsible for chewing or mastication. Dysfunction around the joint results in TMD or Temporomandibular Dysfunction. Our therapists use a wide variety of treatment techniques to help remedy pain related to the TMJ and other associated symptoms like neck pain, headaches and bruxism (grinding). Using a hands-on approach, we…

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Our therapists at Stroma Physical Therapy focus on treating headaches by understanding the causes of the symptom. Posture, screen time, stress, physical activity and nutrition are all relevant to headache symptoms. With a combination of manual therapy, massage, trigger point therapy, postural training using Pilates and exercise prescription, we can target your headache symptoms in…

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Balance disorders


There are 3 senses humans use to balance: the visual system, the vestibular system and the somatosensory system on the bottom of the feet. Using these 3 systems as our guide, we treat and train balance dysfunction with a combination of manual therapy, proprioception exercises and general conditioning. We also treat BPPV which is also…

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo


Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV is an inner ear condition in which “crystals” called otoconia or otoliths float freely in the vestibular apparatus. It is a balance disorder similar to Meniere’s Disease or Labyrinthitis. This can disrupt the signal to your brain about head position resulting in dizziness symptoms. At Stroma, we can diagnose…

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General Weakness and Injury Prevention

For our de-conditioned patients we approach therapy that is paced and deliberate with a layering strength training approach. Basic exercises can be challenging especially when considering form. Stroma therapists, exercise physiologists, personal trainers and aides maintain focus on all of our patients that are exercising paying close attention to not just what exercise they are…

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