Physical Therapy involves the treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiopulmonary disorders via non-invasive methods. Therapy often includes, but is not limited to, the use of exercise, muscle re-education, transfer training, ambulation training, modality equipment (heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, laser) and adaptive equipment (walker, cane, crutch, prosthetics, wheelchairs) to achieve our patient’s best functional outcome. Education on pain control, injury prevention, safety and home exercise is another component of physical therapy.
Conditions for which physical therapy is commonly utilized include:
- Spine Pain
- Joint Pain
- Joint Replacement
- Muscle Strain
- Ligament Sprain
- Gait Dysfunction
- Post-Surgical Care (back and neck surgery, ligament repair, cartilage repair)
- Neurological Disorders (stroke, spinal cord injury, head trauma)
- Wound Care
- Urinary Incontinence
Many other diagnoses exist for which physical therapy treatment is appropriate and beneficial. Please, contact our department to speak with a therapist about any questions or concerns related to you or your loved one’s therapy needs at 618-283-5548.