Physical Therapy (What it is and How it’s Done)
- Posted on: Sep 29 2013
Orthopedic physical therapy concerns the rehabilitation of certain parts of your body after they have been injured, including bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints, or limbs. Ultimately, the goals are to relieve pain in the area and to restore the extremity’s abilities. Physical therapy can help a patient restore range of motion, avoid surgery, and eliminate pain. It can be used after an acute (the result of a single incident) injury, chronic (long-term) injury, or a consequent procedure like a reconstructive or replacement surgery.
Orthopedic rehabilitation treatment is tailored to each individual case by a certified medical professional, and the most significant exercises are those that have to do with strength and stretching. A fitness regimen of weights and cardiovascular training is a common treatment program for athletes in physical therapy. Other components of rehabilitation may include things like electrical stimulation, whirlpools, ultrasound, massage, cold and heat applications, and/or alternative therapies.
Physical therapy hopes to achieve improvement for the patient in a variety of ways. Creating goals can promote motivation for the patient and even the therapist, resulting in better achievements throughout therapy. Let’s keep reading to see what these exercises hope to improve in every patient.
Top 5 Factors Physical Therapy Seeks to Improve
- Strength and flexibility
- Mobility and coordination
- Posture, gait, and balance
- Cardiopulmonary health
Physical Therapy in Worcester
If you’re suffering from an orthopedic injury or would like more information about the physical therapy options we offer, we encourage you to contact us today. Our offices are located in Worcester, proudly serving the surrounding areas. Schedule your appointment today at (588) 363-6363. We look forward to serving you.
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