By definition, physical therapy is designed to address limitation in functional mobility due to a wide range of causes. It can relieve pain, improve mobility, increase strength, enhance performance, decrease risk of future injury and otherwise maximize functional potential. Often, physical therapy can prevent surgery and shorten the recovery period.
What Physical Therapy Involves
The practice of physical therapy is constantly evolving, producing evidence based advancements in the form of new manual techniques and modalities, specially targeted therapies and other technologies. We pride ourselves in staying current with the research and applications, offering you the most advanced service available. Depending on your specific needs, your therapy could include:
- Flexibility and strengthening exercises
- Therapeutic activities to promote balance, coordination and agility
- Manual techniques including massage, myofascial release and advanced tissue work, including Astym and Graston techniques for soft tissue damage
- Thermal modalities (Hot, Cold and Ultrasound)
- Dry needling
- Electrical stimulation
- Instruction and training in use of assistant devices including canes, walkers and appropriate braces
- Kinesio taping
- Vestibular rehabilitation
During our first session, we will begin with a thorough assessment. Not only will we review your referring physician’s prescription, we want to hear directly from you regarding your needs, challenges, concerns and goals. In addition to our functional assessment, in our McKinney location, we now offer the InBody570 Body Composition Analyzer, a non-invasive tool which helps us measure the scope of rehabilitation and how well physical therapy treatments are working for specific individuals. This in-depth analysis allows us to customize your plan of care to maximize your benefits from physical therapy.
Oftentimes, we will incorporate exercises and other techniques you will be able to do at home to further your recovery. Throughout our time together we will evaluate your progress and update the treatment plan accordingly. Let’s get started on your recovery and healing today.