Physical therapy is a key part of rehabilitation from many injuries and conditions that impair your mobility, like fractures, arthritis, or stroke. At The Doctor’s House in West New York, New Jersey, family physician Daniel Maenner, DO, guides you through medically supervised physical therapy with a personalized care plan that includes regular visits. Book your physical therapy consultation and initial exam by phone or online today.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy can address issues that arise from musculoskeletal injuries and diseases affecting your functional mobility. Your provider evaluates your injury or health condition to select various techniques and movements that could improve your health care outcome in some way.
Physical therapy exercises aim to improve your:
- Range of motion
The physicians at The Doctor’s House use a variety of approaches in your physical therapy care plan. First, they evaluate your injury and the ways in which it limits your functioning. Then, they select exercises and treatments that can improve your functioning and reduce pain in the long term.
By completing your recommended physical therapy care plan, you can minimize your chances of getting other injuries and avoid surgery to treat your current complications.
When should I consider physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a valuable part of treatment for numerous health conditions and injuries that impact your ability to function physically in some way.
At The Doctor’s House, your provider performs a full evaluation, including a physical exam, simple physical tests, and possible imaging tests, to view the damage.
They might recommend physical therapy as part of treatment for:
- Bone fractures
- Tendon tears and tendinitis
- Muscle strains and tears
- Spinal cord injuries
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
If your injury or condition affects your ability to move in any way, physical therapy can help you make major improvements in your strength and mobility. It can also minimize your chances of getting other injuries as you recover.
What should I expect during a physical therapy visit?
All physical therapy visits at The Doctor’s House are medically supervised and involve a personalized care plan. Your physical therapy might involve more than one approach to improve your healing and restore as much function as possible.
A few possible components are:
- Controlled exercises
- Ultrasound stimulation
- Electrical stimulation
- Manual manipulation
Your provider at The Doctor’s House also educates you thoroughly about your diagnosis, what to expect throughout treatment, and your prognosis. Additionally, they may prescribe medications to ease your discomfort and give you exercises to practice at home between visits.
How long will I need physical therapy?
The amount of time you spend in physical therapy depends on your reason for getting it and the type of injury or condition you’re treating.
Your physical therapist can tell you the approximate number of weeks you’ll need to attend after your initial exam.
If an injury or health condition compromises your mobility or function, call The Doctor’s House for a physical therapy consultation or book online today.