What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy involves restoring function and preventing disability following disease, injury, or loss of a body part. When your physician orders Physical Therapy for you, the Rehab Associates therapist will complete a thorough evaluation and establish a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs. The Physical therapist will work with you to establish goals that are achievable and meaningful. The treatment plan is designed to restore function, relieve pain, promote healing and if necessary teach adaptation to permanent disability.
There is no one size fits all solution in Physical Therapy. Our services are uniquely different to meet each of our patients needs individually.
We recognize that living with pain on a daily basis can be debilitating. Your Rehab Associates therapist will work with you to devise a program to control pain and assist you to complete normal daily activities. Depending on your diagnosis, other therapeutic activities may be focused toward improvement of mobility including walking, climbing stairs, getting in and out of the car, etc. You and your therapist will concentrate on improving your strength and range of motion through the use of an individualized exercise program.
The Rehab Associates Physical Therapist Assistant is well qualified to assist your Physical Therapist in the administration of your Physical Therapy treatment. In cooperation with the Physical Therapist, the Physical Therapist Assistant will educate you and your family concerning those activities which will allow you to return to your normal daily living.
It takes a team effort to produce a positive result in your Physical Therapy treatment. Communication between team members is necessary to ensure that all problems are addressed and resolved during the course of treatment. YOU, the Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant and your physician all play vital roles in restoring your health. As a vital team member, you will be given a home program encouraging you to work toward your goals between treatments. At Rehab Associates the therapist and the assistant remain in contact with each other, your physician, and you to promote the most complete recovery possible.
Physical Therapy services are provided in a variety of settings from the hospital to the patient’s home. Rehab Associates therapists see patients in our outpatient clinic locations, schools, sheltered workshops, skilled nursing facilities and even in their homes. This allows us to provide care in the most effective location for you.
Rehab Associates Physical Therapy staff accepts responsibility to provide quality care for the community we serve. Feel free to call us if you have questions about Physical Therapy. We will be happy to discuss any concerns and provide further information.
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