Physical therapists help patients improve their mobility and functionality through better body movement. Physical therapy is often an important element of treatment for acute pain and rehabilitation, and may also become part of a regimen for managing chronic pain.
Physical therapy is part art and part science; providers assess and provide treatments for impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to movement, function, and health. Depending on patients’ needs, our professionals use treatment programs tailored to their specific goals to increase functionality in an incremental way. These efforts may include modern equipment or exercise that facilitates the physical work required to reach these goals. Examples may be walking, lifting, bending and improved ranges of motion and strength with larger muscle groups.