Regain your independence and quality of life
Physical therapists provide a method of investigating and solving conditions that impair your ability to move and function and impact your quality of life. Physical therapy professionals start their diagnosis with a thorough evaluation. This evaluation may include:
- Testing muscle strength and the range of motion of your joints
- Palpation of soft tissues (manual inspection of skin, joints, and other tissue)
- Assessment of pain and neurological issues
- Evaluation of your daily activities and how they are affected by your injury
After the evaluation is completed, the therapist will look at all the data and provide you and your doctor with a recommended plan of care. You are a key part of setting goals for your treatment because the success of treatment lies with you. Once the plan has been agreed upon, treatment begins.
Treatment in physical therapy consists of three main types:
- Modalities: These treatments are passively provided to the patient to work on pain, tightness, swelling and other symptoms. Examples include hot packs, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. These treatments alone are only marginally effective in treating an injury and are most successful when used with more active procedures.
- Procedures: Procedures are active treatments that require your participation or a therapist’s manual skills to promote healing and improved mobility. Examples include exercise programs, joint mobilization, and gait training.
- Education: Education and training of you and your family are among the most significant interventions a physical therapist can offer. Often your body mechanics or posture contributes to an injury or pain. Working with your physical therapist to correct and change that positioning or habit can eliminate many problems.
Adventist Health partners with PT Solutions for outpatient physical therapy
We are board certified in orthopedic rehabilitation and offer many other services for patients of all ages.
- Physical Therapy
- Concussion Rehabilitation
- Manual Therapy
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Orthopedic and Sports Injury Rehabilitation
- Pediatric Orthopedic Care
- Pediatric Speech Therapy
- Post-Operative Rehabilitation
- Post-Partum Care
- Running Analysis
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMJ) Therapy
- Vestibular Therapy
- Women’s Health
- Workers’ Compensation