Physical Therapy Benefits
Physical therapy is a treatment method designed to help patients get back to their daily activities free of pain and suffering.
Reduce Recovery Time
Recovery time can be shortened with the help of physical therapy. Injuries involving a muscle, ligament or joint can cause that part of the body to get stiff and immobile. Without proper exercise, it can take patients a long time to regain full mobility in the affected area.
Improving Mobility and Motion
Motion is essential to your quality of life. Whether it is an everyday task such as taking out the garbage, a sports activity like soccer or an essential activity like work, a physical therapist can help you get back to living the life you want. Physical therapists also help prevent injuries and promote a healthy lifestyle by improving strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.
A physical therapist can help patients control pain, often reducing the need for long-term use of medications. Studies reveal that individuals who receive physical therapy experience greater improvement in function with less pain. While recognizing that medication is an essential component in the management of many acute and chronic conditions, physical therapists can provide an alternative to the long-term use of medications for the management of pain and certain other health conditions.
The following are health conditions commonly seen by physical therapists:
- Back pain
- Balance and Coordination
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Foot injuries
- Hand injuries
- Knee injuries (MCL, ACL, Meniscus)
- Musculoskeletal disorder
- Neck pain
- Pelvic pain
- Sports injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Strains and Sprains
- Traumatic brain injury
Contact Century Medical Centers today and learn how we can help you.
Century Medical Centers can help patients quickly restore function to the body and reduce pain following an injury, accident, or those suffering from a chronic medical condition. We utilize a variety of treatments, physical exercises, hands-on techniques, and the latest technology to aid in the rehabilitation process. These skills may include:
Physical Therapy Techniques
- Soft Tissue Massage/Mobilization – utilized to release tight or spasmed muscles.
- Joint Mobilization – used to restore the proper movements within joints; to unlock a joint that may be unable to move.
- Spinal Mobilization – specific mobilization techniques for the vertebrae of the spine which are used to restore proper motion between spinal segments.
- Muscle Energy Techniques – a form of soft tissue mobilization which is a direct and active technique, meaning it engages a restrictive muscular barrier and requires the patient’s participation for maximal effect; most commonly used to lengthen muscular tissue.
- Myofascial Release – used to treat chronic pain; technique involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue.
- Manual Traction – clinician uses their hands to apply traction force on the spine, creating a negative pressure gradient on the intervertebral disc; used to help herniated discs and degenerative disc disease.
- Dynamic/Static Stretching – all forms of stretching from PNF to static (hold) stretching to the soft tissue and muscles of the body.
- Taping Techniques – utilizing tape to reposition bones or soft tissue putting structures on slack, support a pain-free structural position, or to position joints in proper alignment.
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization – handheld tools created to increase blood flow and break up restrictions deep inside injured soft tissue.
- AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill – anti-gravity treadmill that gives patients the ability to run and walk without bearing their entire weight, reducing the impact on the body to optimize rehabilitation and physical therapy outcomes.
- Normatec Pulse Recovery System – dynamic compression devices designed for recovery and rehab that can help athletes recover faster between training and after a performance.