Physical therapy improves quality of life by increasing strength and motion, relieving pain, and restoring mobility in order for a patient to participate in activities that are important to them. Physical therapists and physical therapy assistants can improve or restore functional ability for patients with physical impairments, injuries or disabilities. Therapists work closely with patients to provide a structured and individualized rehabilitation program for greatest results.
Physical therapy services include:
- A comprehensive, individualized evaluation to determine impairments and establish a patient’s goals
- Customized treatments that help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
- The development of an individualized home exercise program to maintain progress made during physical therapy sessions.
Physical therapy can address impairments related to a variety of impairments including:
- Lower-Extremity Injuries – fracture, sprain, tendon injury, nerve injury, tendonitis, etc.
- Neurological Impairments – stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injury, etc.
- Back Pain
- Orthopedic Injuries/Joint Replacements
- Athletic Injuries
- Cervical Pain
- Work-related injuries
- Pregnancy-related pain
Physical Therapy Treatments May Include:
- Modalities such as heat, ice, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound
- Manual therapies or stretching to reduce pain or swelling and to improve mobility
- Strengthening exercises/Home Exercise Program development
- Balance training
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Taping Techniques
- Fall Prevention Education
- Pilates Techniques
- Complementary Medicine Techniques – Reiki, Myofascial Release, Pilates principles, Eden Energy Techniques, and use of essential oils
- Patient Education