Visit Our Licensed Physical Therapists for Fast & Safe Injury Recovery
Physical therapy is an important part of a treatment treatment plan for many conditions. Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy or exercise rehabilitation, is also used effectively in helping injuries, people suffering from arthritis and people recovering from surgery.
Exercises may vary and change from patient to patient, but the goal is always the same. The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in most aspects of physical fitness. A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to recovery and to prevent further injury. These exercises sometimes include muscle stretching, joint mobility exercises or muscle strengthening exercises.
What to Expect During Your Physical Therapy Sessions
Correction of muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder, hip or knee are addressed effectively with physical therapy guided by our team of physical therapists. Core stability is also an important part of the treatment of chronic lower back pain.
Sessions may also include the use of muscle stimulation which uses electrodes on the injured area to help relieve pain. These electrodes encourage the release of endorphins and other pain relievers. Cryotherapy or ice pack therapy might also be used to reduce swelling by slowing the flow of fluid to the affected area which causes inflammation and pain.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
Flexibility is the the ability to extend or stretch without injury. The term is usually used to describe muscles but can also be used to describe a movement involving a number of muscles. Just as physical therapy builds muscle strength and aids in recovery, these exercises can also improve flexibility which is a vital part of maintaining a sound body.
Balance sometimes can be difficult after injury as well. More often than not, the body sometimes works to compensate for weak areas whether you are injured or not. This can ultimately throw the body off-balance in some way just from daily activities. When someone does have an injury, the ability to balance sometimes needs to be re-trained. It is also important for some people who have generally poor balance reaction times and are significantly more prone to injuries.
Physical therapy can help with the following ailments:
- Back pain
- Posture problems
- Sport injuries
- Reduced mobility
Our Team of Licensed Physical Therapists Utilize Our Integrated Medical Facility to Get the Best Results
Physical therapy is often combined with other treatment modalities to provide a customized plan for each patient that best fits their needs and goals.
- Chiropractic Care
- Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Viscosupplementation Injections
Why You Should Visit the Peak Medical Integrated Health Care Facility for Your Physical Rehabilitation
Peak Medical in Union County is one of New Jersey’s finest full-service healthcare clinics with a wide variety of treatment options to help with your physical rehabilitation. Physical therapy is one of the core methods that can help patients recover and reduce pain. Our physical therapy services can also be complemented with other treatment options such as massage, acupuncture and nutritional planning to build a comprehensive treatment plan just for you.