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Physical therapy involves the process of mobilizing different body parts to decrease pain, improve mobility and function, and improve bodily strength so you can enjoy a better quality of life. Physical therapy also helps prevent injuries and improve energy levels by helping you stay physically active.
In addition to helping you recover from injury and immobility, physical therapy will get to the underlying cause of your problem. Your therapist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to reach your goals and optimize your function capabilities.
We include the most current research in viable techniques and modalities. In addition to standard therapies we strongly believe that exercise is one of the most important components, regardless of diagnosis. What is not as mainstream a suggestion, but is ever increasing in academic literature is the use of manual therapy. It is one of our primary tools in effectively reducing pain and increasing mobility. All of our therapists are trained in various forms of fascial, connective tissue and muscular soft tissue mobilization with more than 50 years of training in our department alone. We also employ various osteopathic joint mobilization, manipulation and muscle energy techniques to round out our approach.
The exponential increase in the support for these types of multidimensional treatment plans is evident in recent therapeutic and medical literature. When combined with the right exercise, posture and movement patterns result in extensive improvement in peoples’ mobility. We arm our patients with a comprehensive home exercise program, and equip them to focus on soft tissue mobilization, improved posture and cleaner movement patterns.
If physical therapy has not worked for you in the past, and manual therapy has not been a part of your previous treatment plans, this inclusive approach can offer extensive relief and return to function.