What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is both the science and art of rehabilitating the musculoskeletal and neurological systems to obtain your maximum functional potential. Every day people experience injury to their bodies: whether it is one traumatic injury, a progressive disease process, or just the wear and tear of life. When this occurs, physical therapy services are available to educate you on your injury, to develop a plan of care aimed at maximizing your abilities, to guide you through the rehabilitation process, and to facilitate a lifestyle of life long wellness.
Who is appropriate for Physical Therapy?
Anyone from infants to the elderly, from athletes to workers, is appropriate for Physical Therapy. If you have an injury, disease, or condition that limits your ability to perform daily tasks, you can benefit from Physical Therapy services. Ask your physician today if Physical Therapy is right for you!
The following list contains some of the most common reasons to see a Physical Therapist:
- Neck and Back Pain
- Post-Surgical Recovery and Rehabilitation
- Hip Fractures
- Joint Sprains and Muscle Strains
- Newborns with Disabilities
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Fitness & Wellness Education
- Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist or Hand Problems
- Problems with Balance and Dizziness
- Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Problems
- Chronic Pain Treatment
- Work Injuries
- Sports Injuries
Your Physical Therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your functional abilities. This may include examining your joint motion, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, endurance and posture.
Your Physical Therapist will then determine a plan of care for treatment, based on your personal goals. You will receive hands on care to promote a return to as high a functional level as possible. To compliment this, your Physical Therapist will instruct you in a personal home exercise program for your continued wellness.