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Physical Therapy

What to Expect from a Physical Therapist

Our Physical Therapists are experts in motion who treat patients of all ages with health-related conditions to reduce pain and improve or restore mobility.  As highly trained healthcare professionals, our therapists create personal treatment plans that meet the patient’s healthcare and post-operative rehabilitation needs. We work closely with physicians to return patients to pre-injury levels. Our rehabilitation services keep patients moving forward, so they can return to day-to-day work and recreational activities and remain at their optimal health without further risk of injury.

 

Physical Therapy is provided by a licensed Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant. Physical therapists (PTs) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAS)  are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain, improve strength, balance and or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.

Physical therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

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Physical Therapy Techniques

  • Education about your condition
  • Stretching to reduce stress on joints and improve flexibility
  • Manual therapy to improve or maintain range of motion
  • Exercise to strengthen muscles and to improve coordination, balance, and endurance
  • Postural re-education
  • Home-exercise program instruction
  • Injury prevention
  • Pain management
  • Modalities such as Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Traction, heat and/or cold therapy to relieve pain

Types of Conditions Physical Therapists Treat

  • Sports and performance injuries
  • Post-surgical conditions
  • Work-related injuries
  • Women’s health and pregnancy issues
  • Hand trauma and upper extremity injuries
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries
  • Hip and knee injuries
  • Ankle and foot injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Dizziness and balance deficits
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