physical therapy

Types of Physical Therapy We Provide

  • Outpatient orthopedic physical therapy
  • Sports physical therapy for athletes
  • Gait and balance

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

It’s all about getting well & staying well

  • Pain management with reduced need for opioids and other pain killers
  • Avoiding surgery – each patient receives an individualized home program
  • Improved mobility, balance and movement
  • Recovery from injury or trauma – restore function and relieve pain
  • Management of age-related medical problems – better mobility and range of motion, prevent falls, regain quality of life
  • Return safely to sports activity and exercise – restore range of motion, strength, coordination, power, speed and agility. Restore your confidence

What should I expect from my first visit?

Your first visit may consist of but not limited to:

  • Thorough evaluation and treatment
  • Palpation
  • Range of motion (ROM) measurements
  • Strength tests
  • Functional mobility assessment
  • Balance testing
  • Neurological screening tests

Why is PT important?

Therapy restores function, improves mobility, relieves pain, and prevents or limits permanent physical disabilities in patients with injuryphysical therapy or disease.

What is the success rate?

Based on our experiences, about 90% of our patients show significant improvement.

What should I do after a PT session?

  • Avoid doing more than you would normally do
  • Ice the targeted treatment area
  • Continue taking medications as prescribed
  • Follow the advice of your PT

Should I do therapy exercises everyday?

In general, stretches can be performed every day. Prescribed strengthening exercises are meant to be performed 3 times per week with in between rest days. Rest days give  muscles adequate recovery time. Each patient receives an individualized home program, so numbers vary depending on the patient’s needs.

Is massage part of physical therapy?

Massage is one of the many tools that we can use to help alleviate myofascial (muscular) pain or tightness.

Should I use ice after a PT session?

Icing after therapy decreases tissue inflammation and reduces soreness a patient may experience post exercise.

Does physical therapy help inflammation?

There are a number of interventions at our disposal which help with inflammation. These interventions include: manual therapy, stretching, ice, cold laser, and ultrasound.

What does physical therapy do for a pinched nerve?

PT provides you with movements and stretches to help alleviate pressure being placed on the nerve which helps decrease pain.

Does exercise help nerve regeneration?

Exercise has been shown to improve nerve regeneration after post traumatic nerve injury.

What is a physical therapist?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says “Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain. They are often an important part of preventive care, rehabilitation, and treatment for patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” In addition, we say an effective physical therapist should be positive, encouraging, knowledgeable about your specific injuries and conditions, and present with great communication skills.

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