What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy encompasses so many services that help the human body function at its most optimal level. More than “rehab,” physical therapy aims to make the person whole again. The correct question is: what isn’t physical therapy?
When you try to temper a developing bruise with an ice pack, you’re utilizing the concept of physical therapy. Twisted your ankle and now it hurts to walk? Wrap a tight bandage around it. Compression helps
Fundamentally, physical therapy (PT) is a type of treatment protocol that addresses mobility problems like difficulty walking, difficulty moving around, pain in various joints, inability to reach overhead. PT works with a myriad of health problems that make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. PT addresses the problem with the goal of helping you move better, relieve pain, strengthen weak muscles, to name a few. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level. The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier.
Our Physical Therapists concentrate on improving the patient’s ability to walk, increase their balance, muscle strength, and coordination through personal hands on treatment- through one-on-one therapeutic exercise or workout training guidance and application of manual therapy such as joint mobilization, soft and deep tissue massage, and myofascial release.
Recovery is enhanced by the use of electrical stimulation, moist heat, ultrasound, and other modalities as specified by the Physical Therapist.