There are a multitude of reasons to seek out physical therapy. Physical therapy is a great way to avoid dangerous and invasive procedures such as surgery by finding other ways to alleviate the issues that stem from the root of the problem. Physical therapists assess your individual physical needs and guide therapy so that recovery can occur as efficient as possible.
The AIH Approach
Here at Absolute Integrated Health, the patient meets with a licensed physical therapist. Our physical therapists possess the tools, knowledge, and experience to work with a variety of patients’ needs. As a result, the doctors can hone in on the cause of the patient’s physical issues and create an efficient treatment plan. We perform a hands-on, one-on-one approach with the patient to progress and treat problem areas. Upon the initial session with your physical therapist, they will examine and assess your needs. Furthermore, the physical therapist will perform tests to measure range of motion and mobility. These simple assessments test the strength of particular muscle groups. After the evaluation has been completed, the physical therapist will work with you on creating a productive treatment plan. Specifically, your treatment plan will include specific workouts personalized to address physical needs. Moreover, the plan will include goals such as improved functionality and reduced pain and inflammation in targeted areas.
Varying treatments may include the following:
- Exercises using various machines to strengthen muscles
- Stretches guided by therapists to increase movement and mobility
- Adjustments to help relieve pain and spasms
Benefits of physical therapy include the following:
- Improved posture
- Better mobility and movement
- Improved coordination
- Relief of pain
- Prevention of disability or surgery
- Increased awareness of body
- Corrected overcompensation of other muscles