Learning About Physical Therapy:
A physical therapist is a highly trained specialist who is trained to work closely with you in order to restore your motion, strength and activity following surgery or an injury. Physical therapists can teach specific techniques, stretches and exercises in order to address issues that are unable to be properly managed without this specialized physical therapy training. As well, they often utilize special equipment in order to achieve optimum results.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation:
Physical therapists are trained to identify particular deficiencies within the biomechanics of the body. Seeking therapy with a physical therapist can help the body function without pain and relieve stress. This is because they are trained on how to target specific places of weakness in the way our bodies work.
Physical therapists have knowledge regarding treatment goals and surgical procedures; therefore, they can tailor their efforts to improve your well-being. As far as post-surgical procedures are concerned, it is vital that follow-up therapy is guided by the surgical procedure. Physical therapistís understand the limitations of your body after surgery and are knowledgeable about how to help ensure a positive outcome.
Commonly treated orthopedic procedures include the following, although are not limited to: ACL or anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; rotor cuff repairs; arthroscopic knee surgeries, including meniscal repairs an meniscectomies; achilles tendon repairs; surgical fixation of fractures in the arms and legs; arthroscopic hip surgeries, including labral repairs; back and neck surgery, including decompression, laminectomy and fusions; and nerve releases such as radial tunnel, tarsal tunnel, carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel.