Physical therapy may be recommended by your doctor for a variety of conditions. In Tustin, CA, State-of-the-Art Physical Therapy offers customized treatment for each patient. The dedicated team will provide the care that you require.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a branch of medicine that deals with improving the mobility of people of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. A physical therapist may use therapeutic exercise, deep tissue massage, hands-on treatment, and patient education. They may use equipment as well to enhance the therapy that they are providing. Among the options that they may choose are Class IV Laser Therapy, cupping, electrotherapy and ultrasound.
When is physical therapy used?
Physical therapy is a necessity after joint replacement. Not only getting used to the new joints, movement is absolutely vital to keep adhesions and scar tissue from restricting movement permanently. With ankle, knee and hip joints, balance can be a big issue and falling is something to be avoided at all costs. It takes some hard and dedicated work to make sure that you end up with the best possible results after surgery and that is where your physical therapist comes in.
Physical therapy is also a way to provide relief for a variety of physical conditions. It can help to unfreeze a frozen shoulder, and it can help with back and neck pain that results from a fall or from lifting and bending. Physical therapy can help people with Parkinson's Disease maintain or restore mobility and balance. After a stroke, physical therapy can help all parts of the body that may not be functioning well to start working again.
Physical therapy is used after injuries to help restore strength, stability, flexibility and mobility to safely return to pre-injury activities. Athletes sustain a great many injuries, whether they are at the elite level or in junior competitions. Physical therapy can help with rehabilitation after an injury and provide the expert treatment that you need. Physical therapists understand the fine line between overdoing exercise and keeping it at the therapeutic level.
Whether you need to learn to walk again or you need to get back to your golf game, your physical therapist will become your best friend and supporter.
To make an appointment for physical therapy to get started on your road to recovery, call State-of-the-Art Physical Therapy in Tustin, CA at 714-544-2188 or use the contact form on our website to reach us by email.