How Physical Therapy Can Help You Regain Mobility
Physical therapy programs are specially designed to assist a patient in gaining mobility once more. With a variety of exercises, strength training and the correct equipment, is it possible to reduce pain to a great extent and more often than not, eliminate the root cause of it. Physical therapists are knowledgeable about the limitations of the human body and will relieve stress within the joints with a minimum of pain. Certain techniques include, but are not limited to:
Strengthening exercises – the goal of these exercises is to improve the core functions of the muscles and to improve strength, maintain a certain range of movement and increase the endurance of the joints. After an operation your medical specialist will guide you as to which specific exercise will most benefit your progress. The knees, neck, back and shoulder can all be worked on until mobility has improved.
Stretching - post-surgery, scarring can occur on the muscles and between the soft tissue. With stretching it becomes possible to remove scar formation before it occurs.
Ultrasound and electrical stimulation – with high frequency sound waves and electrical currents, blood flow is restored to the affected tissue; this diminishes pain and assists in accelerating the physical therapy treatments. This technique is highly effective and is one of the most targeted approaches which a physical therapist can take in regards to the quick and effective alleviation of pain.
Physical therapists are instructed and trained in such a way that they can identify the mobility deficiencies in the various sections of body. By targeting specific areas, the physical therapist can ensure that your body’s mobility goals are met, and a pleasing outcome is obtained in regards to your physical therapy goals.