Why Choose Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapists are experts in the study of movement, who have specialized training in diagnosing and treating conditions that limit our ability to function normally and move freely. Physical Therapists use clinically proven methods to improve quality of life, often times reducing or eliminating the need for medication and surgery.
Physical Therapists are specialists skilled and educated speciﬁcally in proper rehabilitation
Physical Therapists understand how muscles, bones, joints, tendons and ligaments work together to create motion
Physical Therapists have a unique understanding of how compensating for an injury can affect the body as a whole - and how to resolve these issues
Physical Therapists are experts in exercise instruction as well as modiﬁcation of exercise for speciﬁc conditions or sport-speciﬁc
Alternative to Surgery
- Physical therapy can help put a stop to painful, expensive and invasive surgeries Prevent, avoid and delay surgery through a combination of exercise and manual techniques.
Did you Know? If you do have to have surgery, doing Physical Therapy before hand can drastically reduce recovery time and facilitate a better outcome after surgery - People who participate in Pre-Surgical Rehab program’s regain function faster, and return to their daily lives faster than those who don’t.
Eliminate Pain without Medication
-Physical therapy can help alleviate and manage pain - without the need for costly medications
Did you Know? Medications offer temporary pain management and relief but do not treat the underlying causes of pain - Physical Therapy can ﬁnd source of the problem and cure what is causing the pain.
Exercise prevents re-injury and further pain, and you can enhance chronic pain relief with natural endorphins from exercise!
**An article published in The Annuals of Internal Medicine (Jan. 2012) found that home exercise programs taught by Physical Therapists’ were more effective for treating neck pain than drugs.**
What to Expect at Your Appointment:
Physical Therapy treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your speciﬁc injury or condition to determine the best course of treatment for your problem. This is done by taking a detailed medical history, discussing current and past problems and determining your goals, in addition to a meticulous neuromuscular and functional exam.
Manual Techniques - Joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, manipulation and massage
Therapeutic Exercise/Activities - Improve motion and strength, relieve pain and improve function
Modalities - Electrical stimulation, ultrasound, ice/heat to aid in speeding up recovery time & reducing pain
Education to Maintain Results Through:
- Injury Prevention Guidelines
- Correct Posture to reduce injury and pain!
- Appropriate exercises and correct way to do them!
- How to perform Activities of Daily Living
- How to protect joints and manage current injurie
- Self-management for current condition
Your therapist will check the effectiveness of your treatment plan at each session, and adapt your program accordingly to adjust for current needs and goals - giving your therapist feedback will help them to modify your treatment plan so that you get the maximum beneﬁt at each session.