Patients are referred to physical therapy for a wide variety of conditions and impairments. From a mild sprain to a complex surgical reconstruction, our goal is to restore mobility, function, and quality of life while reducing pain and suffering. We understand that all patients have different activity goals and we are here to help you achieve yours.
We will work with your surgeon’s office to follow the preferred post-operative protocol. Our objective is to minimize your post-operative pain while restoring your mobility and strength. You will be given a home exercise program which will be progressed as you improve. Your treatment may include a hands-on approach to maximize mobility and minimize scarring and adhesions. Common therapeutic modalities such as electrical stimulation may be used to reduce pain and swelling early in your rehabilitation. Aquatic therapy may be used to begin rehabilitation without exceeding weight bearing limitations.
Surgeons commonly recommend physical therapy prior to surgery. We have known for years that the healthier, stronger, and more flexible you are prior to surgery, the higher the likelihood that your surgery will be successful. We will perform an assessment of your strength, range of motion, and endurance. Following your assessment, you will begin a strength and mobility program.
Many orthopaedic conditions can be managed non-operatively. These conditions include:
- Ligament Sprains
- Musculotendinous Strains
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Spinal Stenosis
- Herniated Disc
- Meniscus Tears
…just to name a few
Your therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation on your first visit. Based on the evaluation, your therapist will create an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals. Your treatment plan may include manual therapy, aquatic therapy, and/or therapeutic modalities to compliment your personalized exercise regimen. All treatment plans will include an individually-tailored exercise program which may include stretching, strengthening, and/or range-of-motion.