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What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy develops, maintains and restores a person’s maximum movement and functional ability, especially when these functions are threatened by aging, injury or disease. Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan, using a variety of treatment techniques, to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Why Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy helps people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability to move and function. Physical Therapists are the experts in musculoskeletal system dysfunctions. Primary care doctors often refer patients to physical therapy at the first sign of a problem, since it is considered a conservative approach to managing problems.
A customized physical therapy program can help individuals return to their prior level of functioning, and encourage activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury and improve overall health and well being.
Here is a quick video on how physical therapy can help with throacic spine mobility.
Therapy sessions are good and the staff really seem to know what they are doing. They help you reach your goals and answer any questions you have. Plus everyone there is very friendly!- Lori R.
The most excellent physical therapy experience I have ever had…and I have had a lot. – Alphonse R.
All the staff is not only friendly and professional, but very knowledgeable in their skills to help each and every person that seeks them out for treatment. – Cynthia M.
Is Physical Therapy Painful?
Physical therapy shouldn’t hurt, and it will be safe. But because you’ll use parts of your body that are injured or have chronic pain, physical therapy can be challenging, even hard. Stretching a stiff joint can be uncomfortable. Some patients also experience delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), a condition characterized by pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. Communicating with your Physical Therapist about how you are feeling before, during and after your session will be the best way to assure that you can your reach your goals without lasting discomfort.
What Condition Can Be Treated With Physical Therapy ?
Physical therapy is an effective treatment for a broad range of orthopedic conditions, sports-related injuries, and other muscle, bone, and joint conditions. Physical therapy is part of a nonsurgical, conservative treatment approach for a variety of conditions including low back and neck pain. It is also an important part of a post operative treatment plan for total joint replacements and tendon and ligament repairs. Other common conditions that can be treated with physical therapy include- vertigo, TMJ, pelvic pain, incontinence, balance issues, strokes, tendonitis and generalized weakness.
Schedule an appointment
Schedule an appointment or call us to speak with our physical therapists to see if you are a candidate for physical therapy.