Painless movement is vital to your quality of life, including maintaining livelihood and pursuit of valued leisure activities. Physical Therapy (PT) seeks to improve motion and mobility in patients, through individualized exercise programs and fitness equipment that encourage physical health. In addition, our highly qualified physical therapists offer the following services:
- Home safety assessments
- Fall risk reduction programs
- Pain control interventions
- Balance programs
- Medical equipment assessments
- Recommendations for improved ambulation
Why Physical Therapy?
Restoring proper movement is essential to living a healthy life. Movement is key to prevention of obesity, which is linked to as many as 18% of adult deaths in the United States. Recent studies suggest prolonged sitting is linked to heart attack and stroke, and that the ability to walk more each day can help reduce that risk. Consistent movement is also necessary for maintaining a healthy system of balance, which prevents falls leading to significant and often costly injuries.
Who can benefit from Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapists generally treat all ages and abilities to maintain, restore and expand motion capabilities. Most arrive by physician referral for rehab after a major injury or surgery. However, current research suggests that Physical Therapy can often be used as a substitute for surgeries or prescription medication. This less costly alternative can help many conditions, from back pain and certain types of arthritis, to degenerative disc disease and injuries of the meniscus.
What should I expect?
Physical Therapy treatment plans are generally designed collaboratively with the patient, to address his or her specific goals and challenges. While highly effective, this form of treatment is rarely passive on the part of the patient. In fact, participation in your own recovery can often be an empowering experience. Patients often develop a close, ongoing relationship with their Physical Therapist while working to maintain their health and movement.
How do I get started?
Contact us to see how PTS can help YOU today or click here to see our list of locations! Although no physician referral is needed to see a physical therapist, some insurance companies may require a referral for coverage.