What can a physical therapist do for you?
Physical therapists treat patients whose movement and physical abilities are impaired by age, injury, surgery, or disease. Therapists work with other health care professionals to create a care plan based on each individual’s needs.
Therapists use a variety of techniques with patients including evidence-based therapeutic exercise, manual therapy (including joint mobilizations), and stretching techniques to reduce pain, maximize mobility, and increase physical fitness.
Who can benefit from physical therapy?
- Athletes who have suffered an injury and are working to return to sport
- Athletes who are trying to prevent injury
- Individuals recovering from a surgery such as a total joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, or ACL reconstruction
- Individuals with work-related injuries such as neck pain, back pain, or repetitive use injuries
- Individuals with poor balance who are at risk for falling or have had a fall or other balance-related accident
- Individuals who have experienced cerebral vascular accidents (strokes), traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or any other neurological disease that affects motor control
- Women suffering from incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy-related discomfort, or other women’s health issues
- Individuals recovering from amputations
- Individuals with impairments related to multiple sclerosis, arthritis, cerebral palsy, or other diseases or disorders
- Individualized therapy sessions and continual modifications to the treatment program
- Team-oriented environment with constant interdepartmental communication
- Evidence-based practices with an emphasis on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise
- Continuation of individualized home exercise program (facilitated with a 30-day pass to the Ambassador Wellness Center upon discharge)