Once we get you feeling better through the passive care stage of your treatment, we will guide you through an active care approach which includes rehabilitation exercises. With injury, pain, or prolonged postural issues, the muscles that stabilize your spine tend not to function at their best.
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Our goal is to teach you how to restore proper function of the muscles and proper movement patterns to get you ahead of your current injury and to help prevent others in the future. A physical rehabilitation plan will be created specifically for you and the areas in which you have deficient movement patterns.
Why Physical Rehabilitation?
The goal of physical rehabilitation is to promote the patient’s ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. Physical rehabilitation is an essential element of patient care. Therapeutic exercise and functional training are the cornerstones of physical rehabilitation treatments.
By implementing fitness and wellness-oriented programs under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, the physical therapist assistant can help to prevent loss of mobility and to attain or regain the ability to walk and carry out daily life.
Physical rehabilitation helps people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their regular ability to move and function.
Other benefits of physical rehabilitation include:
- Reduces or eliminates pain: Therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques such as joint and soft tissue mobilization or taping can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function to reduce pain.
- Helps you avoid surgery: If physical therapy helps you eliminate pain or heal from an injury, surgery may not be needed. And even if surgery is required, you may benefit from pre-surgery physical therapy. If you are going into a surgery stronger and in better shape, you will recover faster afterward in many cases. Also, by avoiding surgery, healthcare costs are reduced.
Improves mobility: If you’re having trouble standing, walking, or moving — no matter your age — physical therapy can help. Stretching and strengthening exercises help restore your ability to move.
Each care plan will be customized to the patient’s needs. Whatever activity is important to an individual’s life can be practiced and adapted to ensure maximal performance and safety.
- Helps you recover from or prevent a sports injury: Physical therapists understand how different sports can increase your risk for specific types of injuries. They can design appropriate recovery or prevention exercise programs for you to ensure a safe return to your sport.
- Improves your balance and helps prevent falls: If you’re at high risk for falls, therapists will provide exercises that safely and carefully challenge your balance as a way to imitate real-life situations. Therapists also help you with exercises to improve coordination and assistive devices to help with safer walking if needed.
If you or a loved one are in need of physical rehabilitation in Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, or any nearby city, call us today at (757) 220-8552 to schedule a free consultation.