The physical therapists at MedCare Medical Group restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health. They provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Their patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.
Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.
While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, your physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels. The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.
Our physiotherapists work with people of all ages to help them recover from injury, chronic pain or disease. For yoy will be developed individualized treatment plans involving many techniques. They are then implemented, including hands-on treatment options, advanced treatment technology, self-management strategies, and appropriate home exercise.
There are as many reasons to chose physical therapy:
- Medication-free treatment
In most cases, physical therapy and simple, over-the-counter pain medication can both ease the pain and address the root cause of the issue.
- Alternative to surgery
Sometimes surgery is necessary. However, in certain cases, studies have shown physical therapy to be equally effective, and , with lower risk and cost. For example, physical therapy is a proven alternative to surgery in the case of knee pain resulting from a torn meniscus.
- Heal faster after surgery
In the case of total knee and hip replacements, a recent study showed that starting a “rapid rehabilitation” physical therapy program reduced the overall length of hospital stay for over 70% of patients.
- Pain relief
- Accountability leads to recovery
A physical therapist can help you create a physical therapy program that fits you.
- Age with grace
As we age, we begin experiencing new aches and pains either from everyday activities or starting a new fitness program. It happens to the best of us. Physical therapy can help you regain control and range of motion. Additionally, your physical therapist can recommend exercises that will strengthen muscles and help prevent repeat injuries.