What to Expect With Physical Therapy?
Our clinic is spine-focused and relies heavily on manual therapy. This means our therapists are trained in hands-on-techniques which can reduce your pain by helping align your spine and joints and get them out of repetitive dysfunctional positions. Exercises are then introduced to improve flexibility and range-of-motion, to support and stabilize your spine and extremities to promote a healthy spine and improved quality of life. Quality physical therapy involves exercise, but does not solely rely on exercise to get your better—this is definitely not be one of those clinics where the patients say, “Everything they did I could have done at home by myself.”
What Is Physical Therapy?
It is an extended process that serves to help you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level, which helps with pain relief in many cases. Physical therapy may be used alone or with other treatments.
What Are The Benefits?
The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.
Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries or injuries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as arthritis.
What To Expect From Physical Therapy?
Our physical therapist will work with you on a treatment plan. The goals are to help your joints move better and to restore or increase your flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance. First, we will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking.
Our physical therapist will teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home once you complete your treatment with us. The treatment sometimes causes mild soreness or swelling. This is normal, but let us know if it bothers you.