Physical therapy aims to restore normal joint function to patients who, due to trauma, overuse or underuse, have developed limitations in joint mobility, resulting in stiffness, pain, adhesions, or structural microtears. Using the techniques of joint manipulation, mobilization, therapeutic exercises, and manual therapy, a physical therapist can bring back the integrity of the joint, resulting to the patient returning to his previous hobbies or activities.
Physical therapists mainly focus on evaluating and treating injuries involving the musculoskeletal system. Musculo refers to muscles and tendons, and Skeletal means bones, joints, ligaments, and cartilaginous structures.
Any time injury occurs to any of these structures, the result may either be pain, numbness (loss of sensation), inflammation, stiffness, muscle weakness, and diffuse or major bruising even to the surrounding structures.
This is where we come in as your partner in healing. The physical therapist’s duty is to assess the muskuloskeletal structure, evaluate the damage, test movement partners that reduce pain or exacerbate it, and develop a unique treatment plan to recover the movement or range of motion which has been lost due to the onset of injury.
It is optimal to include patient education in the treatment program so the patient is empowered to participate in his own journey of healing, thereby avoiding delays to progress. The therapist’s level of experience is very helpful in developing a rapport with patients so their feelings and goals are understood.
We spend time listening to our patient’s stories in order to develop an understanding of their individuality and unique perspectives. After the evaluation interview is done, we proceed to use our hands-on approach in mobilizing the patient’s stiff joints, release tight muscles, initiate an exercise provide to strengthen weak muscles, and training regarding activity restrictions, if any, with the goal of avoiding the recurrence of injury. Our approach has been honed to perfection through years of practice.
Whether you are a post-surgical patient or have suffered through chronic debilitating pain, or a new mother who have developed pelvic issues post-partum, our therapists are equipped with the clinical knowledge and professional expertise to treat your unique condition.