Physical Therapy

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Peak Medical

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Berkeley Heights, NJ

If you’ve suffered an injury or have recently had surgery, physical therapy can play a critical role in your recovery. Peak Medical, in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, offers expert, customized physical therapy sessions to help you rebuild your strength and flexibility so you can get back to your regular activities quickly and safely. Call Peak Medical today or schedule a consultation online.

Physical Therapy Q & A

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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a specific form of health care designed to help you rebuild and regain strength after an injury, illness, or surgery. Physical therapists are trained to recognize physical abnormalities and provide treatments and manual therapies to restore your mobility.

Peak Medical offers physical therapy to help you recover from a variety of conditions and injuries including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Incontinence
  • Posture problems
  • Reduced mobility
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains

 

In addition to supporting your recovery, physical therapy can also reduce your risk of recurrent or future injuries by improving your strength, balance, and flexibility.

 

What Should I Expect During Physical Therapy?

Your doctor prescribes a customized plan of physical therapy. Depending on your needs, you may have several appointments a week, or you may meet with your physical therapist once a week or less.

During your sessions, your therapist guides you through exercises and stretches and provides additional therapies to address your individual needs. Physical therapy is often combined with other treatments including:

  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser therapy
  • Electrostimulation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Viscosupplementation injections

 

In addition to the work you do during your physical therapy appointments, your therapist also gives you homework — exercises and stretches to do at home to maintain your progress toward a full recovery.

What are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy offers a wide variety of benefits. It helps you improve your flexibility and balance, which in turn help you to move without putting yourself at risk of injury. Often after an injury, your balance is affected, and your body needs to compensate for weakness, leading to muscle strain and pain in other parts of your body.

It helps you develop muscle strength, which may have been lost following an injury or illness. As you get stronger, you may also find that your balance improves and other aches and pains begin to dissipate.

Physical therapy is a drug-free pain relief option that not only reduces your discomfort but also heals the condition responsible for your pain. In some cases, physical therapy can help you avoid the need for surgery or other invasive treatments.

If you want to learn more about physical therapy or need to schedule an appointment, call Peak Medical or book online today.