Physical therapy focuses on the restoration of function and mobility. Getting you back to optimum performance and quality of life following an illness or injury.
Physical therapy is provided for individuals of all ages who have or may develop impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions related to conditions of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and/or integumentary systems.
On your initial visit a therapist will evaluate your injury or dysfunction and develop an individualized treatment plan to:
- Relieve pain
- Promote the healing process
- Improve or maintain a body function
- Prevent secondary complications of an injury or disability
- Restore function, strength, mobility, and/or coordination.
- Rehabilitate each patient to the optimal degree possible.
Many conditions respond favorably to physical therapy. Among the most common conditions treated are:
- Degenerative conditions – those affecting joints and locomotion – such as osteoarthritis
- Fractures, dislocations
- Muscle and soft tissue injuries
- Inflammatory conditions such as bursitis, tendonitis, etc.
- Chronic diseases/dysfunction such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic low back pain.
- Neurological injuries/conditions
- Circulatory conditions/disorders
Other conditions treated with physical therapy include spinal cord injuries (paraplegia, quadriplegia), burns, ulcers, amputations, various forms of neuritis, and skin diseases such as psoriasis and scleroderma. The physical therapists work closely with physicians, nursing services, and other practitioners in providing the best possible program for each patient.