Physical Therapy

physicaltherapySubdue your physical limitations with the helping hands that Holsman Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation has to offer. Expertise and compassion combined, our physical therapists will work with individuals very closely to monitor their progress and reach their goals.

Physical therapists promote movement and functional ability, prevent and treat impairment to movement. A PT will work with individuals of all ages who have altered physical function secondary to injury, disease, orthopedic or neurological conditions.

Training To Improve Balance: The PT will provide treatments to the balance-influencing part of the inner ear, which consequently affects body positioning. This is helpful if you are suffering from dizziness. Balance training will also benefit those who are clumsy on their feet or people who are at risk for falls.

Rehabilitation After Surgery: The physical therapist will work with a patient following surgery to promote optimal functional return after surgery.

Therapeutic Massage: A PT will apply pressure to soft tissue to decrease pain and reduce swelling.

Mobilization: A therapist will increase movement in muscles, ligaments and joints by therapeutically moving bones and ligaments into position to decrease pain, increase flexibility, increase circulation and relax muscles.

Pain Management: PT uses therapeutic modalities to address pain issues a person may be having.

  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) sends small electrical pulses through the skin by using electrodes being placed on parts of the body needing treatment.
  • Ultrasound sends high pitched sound waves which produce gentle heat to muscles to minimize twitching, swelling and pain.
  • Hot/Cold Therapy. Heat is used to increase blood flow and relax muscles. Cold is used to reduce muscle pain, twitching and swelling by slowing down circulation.

Gait Training: A physical therapist will address ambulation/gait disturbances by focusing on strengthening, balance and endurance exercises. They will all assess and train in the use of mobility assisting devices most appropriate for specific needs such as canes and walkers.

Stair Training: The therapist will evaluate one’s ability to navigate steps safely. Recommendations may be made to compensate for difficulties in this area.

Strengthening/Conditioning: The physical therapist will work with individual to promote optimal strength and endurance so they are able to function safely and effectively.

For your questions and some more clarifications, you may contact us at 732-428-5566.

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