Physical therapy is a non-surgical treatment, which can be very successful for many conditions and therefore is often prescribed before and after surgery. The goal of this physical therapy is to speed your recovery and, improve your overall function by increasing your range of motion and by strengthening your muscles.
Your physical therapists will work closely with you, the patient, and your doctor to create the best possible plan of recovery for you. Your physical therapists will work hand in hand with your orthopaedic specialists to provide you, the patient, with the most effective treatment plan. The aim is to provide quality care in many specialized areas for our patients. There are a variety of diagnoses for which physical therapy is prescribed, including orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, chronic conditions such as arthritis, and the rehabilitation of post-operative patients.
Each patient is provided with a physical therapy plan specific to his or her needs in order to recover fully. This treatment may include: manual “hands on” therapy, joint mobilization, stretching and other therapeutic exercises, as well as patient education on posture and body mechanics and therapeutic exercises.