What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is the first choice for a wide variety of muscle, joint and nerve problems because it is noninvasive, efficient and effective. Contrary to popular belief, Physical Therapists do not just prescribe exercise. We also perform hands-on manual therapy techniques to improve joint and soft tissue mobility, and administer pain relieving modalities for diagnoses ranging from a sprained ankle to chronic neck and back pain. We engage you in the recovery process through education about your specific symptoms and creating a treatment plan that will help you achieve your individual goals.
At OPT, more than 75% of our Physical Therapists are Board Certified Specialists, ensuring that you receive the most up-to-date, evidence based treatment available. You can expect us to listen to you during one-hour appointments, explain your symptoms in ways that you understand, and guide you through a personalized rehabilitation program that fits your busy schedule.
Whether you are unable to lift your arm because you just had surgery on your shoulder, walk comfortably because of your unexplained hip pain, work on your computer without a headache, or run a mile without knee pain, physical therapy can help you!
You may have chronic back pain from your job, or you may have just had surgery on your shoulder as a result of an on-the-job injury. Your Physical Therapist will work with you one-on-one each visit to carry out a rehabilitation program that is tailored to your specific condition and job requirements. Treatment may include hands-on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, body mechanics instruction and pain-relieving modalities.
Having joint replacement surgery?
Physical therapy is definitely part of your recovery.
You can expect that your doctor will want you to begin therapy sessions very soon after you are released from the hospital. Your physical therapist will work with you to manage your pain and swelling, increase your Range of Motion (ROM) – which is the ability to move your joint – and to strengthen your body to improve the way your new joint works to allow you to get back to doing activities more easily.
Pelvic Floor & Women’s Health Issues
Throughout life, a woman’s body experiences changes and not all of them are comfortable. At Outpatient Physical Therapy our Women’s Health therapists understand female-specific concerns and offer a comprehensive evaluation and full range of physical therapy and therapeutic massage to help.
If you are experiencing pelvic pain, urinary discomfort, vaginal prolapse, stress incontinence or other women’s health issues, OPT can help. Schedule an appointment today.
If you are suffering from persistent pain lasting for weeks, months, or even years, you may benefit from evaluation and treatment by a Physical or Occupational Therapist who specializes in chronic pain. Whether you experience chronic headaches, low back pain, arthritis-related pain, fibromyalgia symptoms or widespread neurogenic pain, therapy techniques can help. Your therapist will help you understand the source of your pain and work with you to create a treatment plan that you will be able to tolerate well. Pain relieving modalities, hands-on treatment to improve joint and soft tissue mobility, self-care and home exercise program education may be part of your unique, individualized treatment program.