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Whether it is a sprain, strain, fracture or more severe orthopedic condition such as Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, ACL Tear etc., physical therapy helps to ensure a faster and healthier recovery for the patient. It is also effective in restoring the joint’s range of motion and strength after a surgical procedure. When combined with orthopedic treatment, physical therapy can be helpful to improve the overall health of an individual. The therapists evaluate the fitness level and specific health problem experienced by the patient to formulate a personalized as well as effective rehabilitation program.
Given below are some common physical therapy techniques and the benefits they offer:
- General Orthopedics Rehabilitation: This form of physical therapy is aimed at helping patients recover faster from orthopedic injury or surgery. The therapists focus on encouraging active participation of the patients for maximum results of physical therapy.
- Sports Injury Prevention: It aims at helping athletes maintain their form for better performance in sports. It also involves strength and resistance training to prevent injuries on field as well as during the practice sessions.
- Occupational Therapy: In this, the physical therapists diagnose and treat conditions that prove to be an obstruction in an individual’s daily activities. These may include walking, sitting, running, climbing stairs and other physical tasks.
- Functional Capacity Evaluations: The physical therapists perform functional capacity evaluations to determine the patient’s ability to return to work following an injury or surgery. With functional capacity evaluations, the patient can work more productively while minimizing the risk of recurrent injuries.
- Hand Therapy: It is beneficial in relieving pain in the hand or upper limbs. The therapy may be recommended for patients with various orthopedic conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Repetitive Motion Disorder, ligament tears, Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff Tear etc. With hand therapy, patients can restore the normal functionality of the upper limb and strengthen the muscles to prevent further injuries.
- Custom Splinting: This is also aimed at treating orthopedic conditions affecting the upper extremity joints. With the help of a splint, the therapists restrict the movement of the injured joint to avoid any jerky movement or excessive stress. This helps to prevent further damage to the joint and boost the healing process.
The physical therapists at OrthoTexas provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to the patients across McKinney, TX. To schedule an appointment with the physical therapists, you can call at (972) 727 – 9995 or visit 7300 Eldorado Parkway, Suites 165/165A, McKinney, TX 75070.
21. July 2015 08:58
Physical therapy is a rehabilitative program incorporating a combination of targeted exercises and specialized equipment to help patients regain flexibility and motion following a surgery or injury. Physical therapy can significantly improve the patients overall well-being and assist in healing, even if you suffered from a minor joint injury or a complex spinal orthopedic condition. It helps patients improve the joint’s range of motion and recover from various medical conditions.
The physiotherapist will assess your joints’ ability to function while monitoring its strength, range of motion and flexibility. Based upon these, he will devise a specialized program keeping your health condition, activity levels and fitness goals in mind. He may also suggest using certain orthotic devices such as braces, canes, crutches or casts to promote faster healing.
Read on to know some of the common orthopedic problems that may require physical therapy to heal:
- Sports Injuries: These injuries may be a result of training accidents, incorrect warm up techniques, falls, on-field clashes and trauma. Such conditions need immediate medical care in order to prevent further damage to any other structures of the body. Physical therapy can ease the symptoms of the injury and help players safely return to the game. Stretching and strengthening exercises prescribed by a physical therapist may also reduce the occurrence of such sport injuries.
- Post-Surgery Rehabilitation: People who have undergone a surgical procedure, specifically for the lower extremities, may also need to attend physical therapy sessions for a faster recovery. The muscle conditioning and strengthening exercises may be beneficial for a healthier recovery and attaining the original functionality of the joint that has been operated upon.
- Chronic Pain: Most pains and aches may subside with rest and anti-inflammatory medications. However, chronic and persistent pain may be a sign of muscle stiffness or weakness that needs to be addressed by a physical therapist. They use special instruments and techniques to target the muscles that need to be restored.
- Balance Or Mobility Issues: This is a common problem seen in people of all ages, mainly arising due to unstable joints or weak muscles. The physical therapists provide specialized gait training to help individuals improve their ability to stand as well as walk thus, preventing trips or falls.
OrthoTexas, McKinney provides comprehensive physical therapy programs for the patients in McKinney, TX. To schedule an appointment with our physical therapists, you can call at (972) 727 – 9995.