What is “physical therapy” exactly?
Physical therapy is a medical science that specializes in helping a body relieve from pain, heal from injury, perform better in work/play/leisure. Pain relief is achieved with all natural means that involves no side-effects or drugs. Procedures such as the following:
- Pressure-Point Release
In this procedure the therapist or clinical assistant searches for muscles that are actively in spasm or causing pain. They then push on the muscle for 1-2 minutes. Initially it will cause soreness but should diminish steadily. This helps to normalize the muscles and improve circulation in that area.
- Soft-Tissue Mobilization
The application of movement and force to muscles, ligaments, nerves or other soft-tissue for the purpose of promoting healing and normalization. Can be used to reduce pain. Sometimes discomfort may accompany the procedure.
- Joint Mobilization
The application of movement and force to a joint for the purpose of increasing motion and range. Can be used to reduce pain. Sometimes discomfort may accompany the procedure.
- Kinetic Activity
- Therapeutic Exercises
Strengthening and balancing the muscles around your joints are essential for good movement, stability and pain relief. Physical therapists are the leading experts in helping thosewith pain, arthritis, obesity, diabetes and heart disease get fit and strong safely.
There are many specialties within the physical therapy profession. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Sports Medicine
- Women’s Health
- Industrial/Work Hardening
- Ergonomics & Injury Prevention
- Strength & Conditioning
- Oncology Rehab
- Certified Hand Therapy
- Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab
Even though there are many specialties and settings within the realm of ‘physical therapy’, most all physical therapists are trained to accelerate the body’s own healing process, hasten recovery, promote better movement, foster return to activities that promote quality of life. There are no side-effects, no drugs, or invasive procedures involved with physical therapy. It is typically the first and best option for most any muscle/joint/nerve/tendon problems, even those that might require surgery since therapy can shorten the recovery time and improve the outcome of the surgery.
If you have any questions, just ask our physical therapist today!
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Physical Therapy in Pittsford, NY is not the same everywhere you go. The Regain Physical Therapy team is caring, compassionate and they are the best at what they do. The programs being offered here by our licensed physical therapists range from pain relief, wellness and injury prevention. You’ll find some of the best physical therapists Pittsford has to offer, and you’ll find physical therapy services not being offered by other facilities. If you are looking for fast pain relief or to improve the quality of your life, we guarantee you will find the best physical therapists at our facility. Some of the reasons Regain Physical Therapy is unlike any other lies in our caring staff and revolutionary pain relief procedures. We truly are the experts in relieving pain and improving the quality of life for our patients. Call today to determine if we are the right place for you.