What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a health care specialty involved with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional independence to each individual patient. Physical therapy is provided by physical therapists, who are licensed health care professionals. Physical therapists evaluate, diagnose, and manage the physical therapy treatment plan, customizing it to each individual’s needs. Physical therapy is ordered by a physician when it is felt that such a course of treatment would be beneficial. It is offered to a wide variety of patient’s including newborn babies, children, adults, and geriatrics. Physical therapy is useful in treating many different medical disorders, such as sports and orthopedic injuries, neurological and muscular illness, as well as cardiopulmonary diseases
What is Occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, also called occupations. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:
An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals
Customized treatment program to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals
A re-evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the treatment plan.
Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.
Should physical therapy be painful?
For most patients, “No Pain, No Gain” is a myth.
Always tell your therapist if you are experiencing any pain.
What makes Prime Health Physical Therapy Center different?
At Prime Health Physical Therapy Center, we believe that the key to optimum outcomes is focused, one-on-one personalized care. We offer traditional hands-on physical therapy as well as a broad array of treatments using proven techniques such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation (TENS), traction and more. We are the only center in the area to offer McKenzie Treatment by Certified McKenzie Therapist and Functional Capacity Evaluation as an Evaluation and treatment option. Everything we do is focused on helping you feel and function your very best, no matter your age or physical condition. Please read on to learn how our experienced team has been helping patients like you to enjoy life once again.