Physical therapists empower people to be active participants in their own treatment, and they work collaboratively with other health professionals to ensure patients receive comprehensive care. After making a diagnosis, physical therapists create personalized treatment plans that help their patients improve mobility, manage pain and other chronic conditions, recover from injury, and prevent future injury and chronic disease. Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.
FOR OUR RECOVERY PATIENTS:
A primary effect of long term substance abuse is atrophy of the body’s muscle tissue. Physical therapy aims to help rebuild lost muscle and goes hand in hand with our strength & conditioning program. Physical therapy attempts to address the illnesses, or injuries that limit a person’s abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTs use an individual’s history and physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a management plan. PT management commonly includes prescription of or assistance with specific exercises, manual therapy, manipulation, and other interventions. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles, providing services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing therapeutic treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.