Physical Therapy Q & A
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that doesn’t rely on medication to help rehabilitate muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints after an injury or surgery. It is primarily recommended when you have an injury or condition that impairs your ability to move or function properly.
The goal of physical therapy is to completely restore optimal physical function through noninvasive techniques.
Which conditions does physical therapy treat?
Physical therapy helps treat and improve the symptoms of a wide variety of conditions and injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Urinary incontinence
- Sports injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Muscular dystrophy
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Parkinson’s disease
- Back pain
- Rotator cuff tear
- Neck pain
- Vestibular imbalance
- Work-related injury
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
Allied Healthcare, LLC, also specializes in post-surgery rehabilitation to get you back on your feet after treatment.
Which types of physical therapy treatments are available?
The Allied Healthcare, LLC, team stays up to date on the most advanced physical therapy techniques available to give each person in their care the individualized treatment they need to restore function and mobility.
Treatment modalities offered at the practice include:
Allied Healthcare, LLC, has certified dry-needling practitioners on staff. During this treatment, your certified practitioner uses thin monofilament needles to penetrate the skin and target underlying muscular trigger points. This helps relieve neuromusculoskeletal pain and improve movement.
Soft-tissue mobilization is a hands-on technique that releases tension and pressure in your soft tissues to reduce inflammation, improve function and mobility, restore range of motion, and relieve pain.
Sports physical therapy
Some common treatments for sports injuries include taping and bracing, massage, exercise, and hands-on manual therapy.
The Allied Healthcare, LLC, team offers lymphatic drainage massages, deep-tissue massages, relaxation massages, and therapeutic massages to reduce pain, tension, and stress while improving flexibility and posture.
Physical therapy at the practice is always tailored to meet your specific needs. If you’re struggling to regain function in your injured muscles, joints, or tissues following an injury or accident, call the expert physical therapists at Allied Healthcare, LLC, or schedule an appointment online.