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About Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is partnership between you and a licensed therapist with advanced training in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.  Because those interactions are very unique, no two physical therapy experiences are exactly the same.  So even if you’ve “done PT before”, there’s a good chance your next experience will be different from the last.  And if you’ve never done physical therapy with BodySense PT – there’s a very good chance you won’t regret it!

What can conditions can Physical Therapy fix or improve?

  • Acute injuries (sports, auto/work accidents, pulled backs, etc)
  • Arthritis (including degenerative spinal conditions like spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, etc)
  • Joint pain (from degenerative joint disease, rotator cuff problems, meniscal tears, etc)
  • Soft tissue pain (myofasical pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, muscle strains, repetitive stress injury, etc)
  • Nerve & spinal pain (sciatica/lumbar radiculopathy, cervical radiculopathy, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel, etc)
  • Headaches & jaw pain (muscle tension, myofascial trigger points, cervical & TMJ dysfunction, etc)
  • Stiffness (frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis, stiff necks, post-surgical swelling, general deconditioning, etc)
  • Dizziness and balance problems (vertigo, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, age-related diseases, brain injury, etc)

How do Physical Therapists treat?  

As eclectic and creative practitioners, we draw from a variety of treatment approaches that include:
  • Prescription exercise therapy (individualized programs for strength, range of motion, conditioning, core stabilization, etc)
  • Manual techniques (including myofascial release, soft tissue & joint mobilization, deep tissue release, osteopathic manual medicine, neurodynamics/nerve gliding,
  • myofascial trigger point dry needling, and a blend of many other approaches)
  • Pain management via modalities and structural support (ice, moist heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and microstimulation, traction, bracing/strapping/kinesiotaping, etc)
  • Functional training (body mechanics for bending/lifting/reaching, ergonomics, posture, sleep positioning, etc)
  • Balance / Propioceptive training (for weak ankles/knees/hips, falling, dizziness, etc)
  • Vestibular therapy (including canalith repositioning techniques like the Epley maneuver, visual adaptation exercises, etc)

With physical therapy, you can recover from a wide range of problems and learn to manage your health more independently.  Find a better way to wellness at BodySense PT!

For more information on the value of physical therapy, visit the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)’s patient website at www.moveforwardpt.com.