Understanding Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists perform a thorough interview, examination, and evaluation with the patient. The therapists combine those findings with other health care information, such as diagnostic test results, to determine a diagnosis and create a unique treatment plan.

Our physical therapists utilize a variety of treatments including, but not limited to, educating the client or caregiver, therapeutic exercise, functional training in self-care, manual therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, wound care and integumentary protection, physical, mechanical, and electrical modalities, and work integration and reintegration.

Physical therapy can be beneficial to a wide range of clients. Therapists may choose to specialize in a specific area such as cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, sports, clinical electro-physiology, neurology, orthopedics or pediatrics.

 

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Client-centered assessment

Physical therapists begin intervention with a client-centered assessment. The initial evaluation focuses intervention in two ways.

— The therapist and client collaboratively set goals that reflect what the client wants and needs to do. Range of motion, strengthening, use of modalities and purposeful activities address the performance of desired life tasks.

— Activities will be chosen carefully to ensure that they are relevant to the client's priorities. Daily task participation is often used as a means of helping the client return to psychosocial or vocational well-being while waiting for their bodies to heal.

— Adaptations are made to daily activities to allow for immediate engagement. Splinting and adaptive equipment will be provided to facilitate early participation in daily activities.

The ultimate goal is to ensure that the rehabilitation process promotes healing while enabling clients to perform meaningful activities in the clinic and in their daily lives.

 

We are Medicare Certified and accept most insurances.

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Did you know... Patients can seek therapy from any provider, regardless of doctor recommendation.

 

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