Our Clients

Humans have an innate ability to protect our level of health. We prevent, we maintain, and we recover. Sometimes our bodies are strained, operated upon, or impaired. People request the expertise of Health Care Therapies for many different reasons, with many different health goals in mind. Our comprehensive Treatment Model flexes to fit the goals and budget of any client needing medical massage or other therapies, including people seeking support for:

 

  • Special Needs & Disabilities
  • Aging & Elderly Needs
  • Injuries & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Athletic Conditioning

 

HCT’s inclusive approach to therapy puts each client at the center of his or her own treatment plan, backed by a network of therapists with years of experience working with clients at every point on the spectrum of physical and neurological ability. Below, explore some of the therapeutic benefits that are achievable for each client in our community.

 

Special Needs & Disabilities

Diagnoses can be broad and generic, but individuals are unique and specific. For children and adults living with long-term challenges, even small moments of specific relief and achievement can have a wide impact on quality of life. HCT staff are prepared to provide customized, in-home services to meet individual goals one step at a time, regardless of a client’s ability or circumstance. All of the therapies we offer are equally important to help this group of clients attain their physical, emotional, and social goals.

 

This group includes (but is not limited to) individuals affected by:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Down Syndrome
  • Blindness
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Epilepsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Chromosomal Anomaly
  • Anomalies of the Spine
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Spastic Quadriplegia
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Deafness
  • Hirschsprung’s Disease
  • Sotos Syndrome
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Spondyloepimetaphyseal-Strudwick
  • Brain Malformation
  • Angelman Syndrome

 

The benefits of HCT Therapy for people with Special Needs or Disabilities may include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased aversion to touch
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased independent functioning
  • Increased social interaction
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved mood
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved digestion

 

Aging & Elderly Needs

Changes await our bodies and minds as we grow older, often presenting new challenges. Some activities that once may have been easy and even unnoteworthy are now more carefully and deliberately accomplished. The differences in one’s ability to function independently, or merely the task of striving to live pain-free, can become more manageable with therapeutic treatment. According to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, “studies have shown that the effects of aging take place faster in people lacking mental stimulation and who engage in little physical activity… By manipulating the body and stimulating the mind, massage provides the perfect balance needed for an individual’s health to thrive.” HCT Therapists intuitively adjust their touch and technique to what the client needs at the time of service, so that sessions are always soothing, relevant, and beneficial.

 

This group includes (but is not limited to) individuals affected by:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Palliative and Hospice Care
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Loneliness or Depression
  • Skin Issues
  • Low or High Blood Pressure
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Muscle or Bone Loss
  • Hearing or Vision Loss
  • Chronic Pain

 

The benefits of HCT Therapy for people with Aging or Elderly Needs may include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Decreased tension
  • Decreased sensitivity to touch
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased relaxation
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved mood
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved posture

 

Injuries & Post-Surgical Rehabilatation

After our bodies have been wounded or operated upon, returning to normal functioning can be difficult and daunting. Regardless of our treatment’s success or complications, we will likely carry some scar tissue from the trauma. Modalities that specifically focus on the circulatory system, scar tissue, and range of motion can help bolster the body’s natural ability to recover. Massage, for one, helps to loosen adherent muscle fibers – places where skin, tissue, and muscle are stuck together over an injury. HCT Therapists can establish remarkable programs to assist our clients’ level of comfort, movement, confidence, and independence after a surgery or other forms of physical trauma.

 

This group includes (but is not limited to) individuals seeking rehabilitative support for:

  • General Surgery
  • Sprain or Fracture
  • Oncological Operation, Treatment, or Biopsy
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

 

The benefits of HCT Therapy for Rehabilitation may include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Decreased stress
  • Decreased pain
  • Reduced muscle adherence
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased independent functioning
  • Improved posture

 

Athletic Conditioning

HCT’s comprehensive focus on human health means that we know the ropes on everything from proper muscular-skeletal alignment to oxidative damage caused by stress or high-altitude conditioning. Our therapists present a diverse spectrum of experience in the realm of athletic coaching, physiology, injury prevention, and muscular rehabilitation. Regular massage sessions will help to identify and relieve areas of your body that have been injured or overused, and build greater elasticity and resilience in your muscles. Whatever your personal goal may be, from gait augmentation to shaving those last 5 seconds off of your laptime, HCT is here to help. Let us develop a program for you to embark upon your next level of personal fitness.

 

This group includes (but is not limited to) individuals seeking support for:

  • Gait alignment
  • Joint tension
  • Previous muscle damage
  • Sprains and injuries
  • Pre-event conditioning
  • Post-event massage

 

The benefits of HCT Therapy for Athletes may include:

  • Faster post-event recovery
  • Reduced cramping and soreness
  • Reduced pain
  • Prevention of minor injuries
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved endurance
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved muscle flexibility

 

Although we work with clients experiencing a broad spectrum of health challenges, every client of Health Care Therapies has something in common: they have the motivation to improve their health and enhance the pattern of their lives in some way. We believe that the quest for personal health improvement is all journey, with no destination; therefore, the greatest benefits of therapy will be experienced through regularity and consistency. At HCT, all clients have the support of an agency behind them, with an established Treatment Model and a team of experienced therapists. Please contact us to learn more about how our treatment methodologies can benefit your unique needs and challenges.