Physical therapists help people with orthopedic conditions such as lower back pain or osteoporosis; joint and soft tissue injuries such as fractures and dislocations; neurologic conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury,or Parkinson’s disease; cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions such as congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders and sports injuries.
During your first visit, the therapist will perform an examination and develop a plan of care that promotes the ability to move, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. You and your therapist will then work side-by-side to make sure that the goals of the treatment plan are met.
Each patient’s needs are unique. Your treatment plan may include functional training, neuromuscular re-education, exercise, stretching, muscle massage, manual joint mobilization, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, balance training, and education.