What is physical therapy?

It is a health care profession that provides treatment to individuals who wish to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. Physical therapy is a rehabilitation discipline specializing in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating physical and functional impairments in patients of all ages.

The overall goal of physical therapy is to improve mobility, strength, and functional ability, so that patients can reach their highest functional levels and optimal quality of life. Physical Therapy Services provides a wide spectrum of patient services which include orthopedic manual therapy, the McKenzie treatment approach, Myofascial release (MFR), Graston Technique, Stott Pilates, sports injury rehabilitation, functional exercise programs, and spinal stabilization programs.

Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, and rehabilitation. It involves the interaction between the physical therapist (PT) and patients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.

The Physical therapist is a member of the interdisciplinary team who works in collaboration with the patient, family, and other team members to create a rehabilitation program specific to the patients’ needs. Physical therapists use a variety of manual techniques, treatment modalities, advanced technologies, and educational programs to help patients’ achieve their specific goals in rehabilitation.

At your evaluation appointment, our PTs will review your individual history and conduct a thorough physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a treatment plan.

Services include:

• Exercise

• Joint mobilization

• Soft tissue mobilization

• Use of ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and iontophoresis

• Custom foot orthotics

• Spinal traction

• Back care

• Education regarding workplace ergonomics, posture analysis, and activity modification

• Gait analysis relating to running injuries and the use of assistive devices

• Physical activity health coaching

Contact us today at (267) 639-2555  to schedule your appointment!

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