If you are suffering from pain in your joints as a result of an accident, or if you have experienced a decrease in your mobility as a result of an illness or a chronic health condition, a physical therapist could provide you with the help that you are looking for.
Physical therapists are health care professionals that have been trained to diagnose and treat dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. Using a variety of methods and techniques, including exercise, electronic stimulation, joint mobilization, massage and traction, a physical therapist can help to repair your physical limitations, restoring your comfort, your quality of life and your overall well-being.
Improved Mobility and Range of Motion
Physical therapy can help to restore mobility and range of motion that is often experienced as a result of issues with the musculoskeletal system. You use mobility and range of motion on a regular basis, and when these physical functions are impacted, it can make completing even the simplest of tasks a challenge. Emptying the dishwasher, climbing the stairs and even standing up can become overwhelmingly difficult when your mobility and range of motion are compromised.
Through physical therapy, you rebuild your strength and your flexibility, which can allow you to complete those everyday tasks with greater ease and comfort.
Physical therapy is an effective way to control pain, which often reduces the need to use medications that could potentially have dangerous side effects when used on a long-term basis. Studies have proven that people who undergo physical therapy treatments experience improvement in their physical abilities while experiencing less pain. Physical therapists commonly treat the following conditions that are known to cause pain:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Spinal cord injuries
- Venous disorders
Recovery from Surgery
In certain cases, surgery can be the best form of treatment, and the only form of treatment, for certain conditions. Physical therapy treatments before and after surgery can help to improve the outcome; for example, physical therapy prior to and after a knee or hip replacement can speed up the recovery process by improving strength and mobility, and by reducing pain.
Recovery from Illnesses
Physical therapy can effectively help a patient regain their physical abilities after suffering an illness. Those who have suffered an illness that has impacted their physical capabilities often successfully regain their strength, motion, endurance and flexibility. For example, stroke patients who have lost their strength or the ability to use parts of their body can regain their abilities as a result of physical therapy treatments.
If you or someone you love is suffering from pain, or has sustained an injury or an illness that has impacted mobility, physical therapy can help to put you back on your feet and regain your freedom, your quality of life and your well-being. If you live or work in Roslyn, the home of the Nassau County Museum of Art and Cedarmere, call Panetta Physical Therapy to schedule a consultation.
“After my husband suffered a heart attack, his mobility was greatly compromised. The staff at Panetta Physical Therapy provided him with caring and compassionate treatment that helped to get him back on his feet and restored the physical abilities that he had lost. We are very pleased with the results they offered.”