Physical therapy services can help to successfully treat a variety of problems that affect the body, from recurring pain to impaired function. A physical therapist (PT) could be the answer to getting you back to the activities and lifestyle you enjoy as quickly as possible.
For many types of orthopedic conditions and injuries, physical therapy services can be the most beneficial and cost-effective way to treat and overcome the issue. Plus, it can reduce or eliminate the need for medication and surgery in the future.
Physical therapists are medical specialists who use a variety of treatments and therapeutic interventions to reduce pain and help restore and maintain a patient’s physical function and mobility. Let’s talk about what physical therapy might do for you, and where you can go for a consultation with an experienced therapist.
Why Do I Need Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy services include a wide range of physical or occupational therapy applications, including:
· Manual therapy for soft-tissue rehabilitation and joint mobilization
· Progressive exercise and stretching programs tailored to your individual needs
· Therapeutic techniques to reduce swelling, improve circulation, relieve pain, and promote healing
· Pain-relief techniques
Physical therapy uses a multidisciplinary approach for treating bone, muscle, and joint problems. It can effectively treat the spine, hips, shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, wrists, and hands.
If you require physical therapy, your therapist will work with you to design a customized treatment program which is tailored to meet your specific needs in order to achieve a successful outcome. You will learn a regimen of exercises or stretches you enjoy doing so that you will continue to do them on your own. Tell your PT if you don’t like a certain exercise or stretch, and they will devise an alternative. The goal is to keep you healthy and strong.
What Conditions Do Physical Therapy Services Treat?
Physical therapy services can be employed to treat numerous health conditions and sports- and work-related injuries, including:
· Sprains (ligament injuries)
· Strains (muscle or tendon injuries)
· Joint pain
· Rotator cuff tear (shoulder injury)
· Torn ACL (knee injury)
· Tennis elbow
· Golfer’s elbow
· Tendonitis (tendon inflammation)
· Carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist injury)
· Spine conditions (e.g., sciatica, herniated disc, compression fracture)
Physical Therapy in Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol
At Watauga Orthopaedics, we offer comprehensive physical therapy services to help you regain your function and mobility, allowing you to make a complete recovery. Our highly trained medical staff will work directly with your physician to develop a treatment plan that’s just right for you.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment for a physical, occupational, or hand therapy here in the Tri-Cities, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (423) 282-9011 or fill out our handy online self-scheduler to see an orthopedic doctor. We look forward to helping you get back to a more pain-free lifestyle!