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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) is an effective method to reduce pain and increase mobility without adding medications. Professionally supervised movements increase blood flow to promote healing and decrease pain. Our experienced therapists combine stretching, manipulation, and mechanical modalities to alleviate pain sensations and calm the body’s nervous system, so it is less responsive to pain signals.

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Treatment is targeted to the parts of the body most affected and at an intensity most appropriate for you- the patient. In addition to the latest equipment, you might find in a top tier fitness center, we have technologies that reduce anxiety, which reduces pain, and other technologies that reduce inflammation which also reduces pain. Pain is a four-letter word we work hard to eradicate.

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What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy helps people of all ages who have pain, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability to move and function. Physical therapy can help you return to your prior level of functioning and it helps encourage lifestyle and activity changes that may help prevent further injury and improve overall well-being and health. Physical therapy may help reduce or eliminate pain, and it may help you with avoiding surgery. Physical therapy sessions involve three components: Assessment and examination, diagnosis, and the implementation of a treatment plan with the goal of reducing pain, restoring mobility, and regaining regular function.

How can physical therapy help?

A trained medical professional may closely evaluate and help treat abnormal physical function related to a disease, condition, disability, or an injury. Some common conditions that can benefit from this treatment include sports related injuries; neurological conditions, such as spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis; musculoskeletal dysfunction, including rotator cuff tears, back pain, and TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorders); hand therapy for conditions like trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome; cardiopulmonary conditions, such as cystic fibrosis and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases); and pediatric conditions and developmental delays, including muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. A big selling point for physical therapy among doctors and patients is that it offers pain management with the reduced need for opioids.

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