Physical Therapy

elderly woman doing physical therapy with a therapistPhysical therapy involves inpatient and outpatient treatment for individuals with pain and/or movement dysfunction resulting from injury, disability or disease. After being evaluated by a physical therapist, the patient works with the therapist to implement a personalized treatment plan to help regain his/her highest level of functioning.

Benefits of Physical Therapy

  • Decreases pain
  • Improves mobility, strength, endurance, balance and range of motion

Elements of Physical Therapy

  • Specific exercises to increase muscle function, coordination, balance, endurance and mobility
  • Training to improve bed mobility, gait stability, posture and positioning
  • Joint and soft tissue mobilization to increase range of motion
  • Wound care
  • Training with adaptive equipment for daily life activities

Conditions treated by Physical Therapy

  • Fractures
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Joint replacements/other orthopedic conditions
  • Amputations
  • Chronic pain
  • Sensory loss
  • Heart condition
  • Stroke
  • Cardiopulmonary dysfunction
  • Post surgical condition
  • Neurological disorders
  • Memory loss (Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia)
  • Skin issues
  • Balance disorders
  • Wounds
  • Arthritis
  • General weakness
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