Physical Therapy Q & A
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy involves the evaluation and treatment of conditions that affect your mobility and range of motion. Customized therapy plans involve a combination of exercise, manual manipulations, and specialized technologies designed to improve your strength and flexibility.
At each location of Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC, on-site physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and athletic trainers work with the doctors' custom treatment plans based on your existing condition and your goals for recovery to ensure the best outcome for each therapy session.
At the Shelby Township location of Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC, you have access to a therapeutic pool that can be beneficial to your therapy.
During your recovery, pool exercises and low-impact aquatic therapies can maximize your recovery without putting additional stress on your body. Aquatic therapy is also good for treating arthritis pain.
Why do I need physical therapy?
The medical team at Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC may refer you for physical therapy for conditions like:
In some cases, physical therapy may be your initial course of treatment following an injury. Your Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC doctor may also prescribe physical therapy in combination with other treatments or as part of your recovery plan following surgery, such as after a joint replacement.
Herniated or bulging discs
Back and neck pain
What are the benefits of physical therapy?
In-office physical therapy sessions allow your therapist to work closely with you on your goals for recovery. They can address your specific symptoms through a customized treatment plan to help you heal faster and more efficiently.
During your physical therapy appointments, the physical therapy staff can also teach you the correct way to do exercises. This ensures you can continue working on your health and wellness goals at home without risk of reinjury or other complications.
How long do I need to participate in physical therapy?
Your physical therapy treatment plan from Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC depends on the type of injury you have and your symptoms. The physical therapy staff performs an initial evaluation of your overall health to determine how therapy can help you in your recovery.
During your initial evaluation, your physical therapist can outline what to expect during your appointments and can advise how long you can expect to participate in in-office therapy. Then, at each appointment, your therapist assesses your progress and the impact the exercises are having on your overall health and healing.
Find out more about the benefits of physical therapy by calling Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC or by requesting a consultation online now.