Physical Therapy

What can I expect during Physical Therapy?

An examination will be performed which will include performance tests and measures that will be used to gather information on your particular condition.

The examination will establish the diagnoses, a functional prognosis in physical therapy, and a physical therapy treatment plan.

Treatment usually involves the establishment of a home exercise program that you will practice under the supervision of your physical therapist. Various modalities are used as needed for pain relief, to decrease inflammation and muscular spasms.

Modalities include:

  • application of heat/ice
  • ultrasound
  • electrical stimulation
  • iontophoresis
  • traction
  • decompression therapy

Your therapist may also provide hands-on joint mobilization and postural corrections.

Patients will receive regular reevaluations of their progress within physical therapy, which may cause modifications of treatment to achieve the desired outcome.