Physical Therapists Play A Critical Role In Physical Health
When you suffer an injury, our highly trained physical therapists work with you to help you regain and maximize your physical abilities.
Whether you develop a strain while training for a run, or need help recuperating after a surgical procedure, physical therapists have the extensive knowledge, training, and positive motivation to help you recover and maximize your physical performance. A therapist can help you extend your range of motion, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
Physical therapists are movement experts with a science-based understanding of the body. They offer a repertoire of specific exercises, and help you understand how these exercises effect injured tissues. The assessment and treatment they provide covers the following patient needs:
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Repair of musculoskeletal injuries caused by wear and tear
- Recovery from orthopedic and sports injuries
- Correction of improper running form and recovery from running injuries
- Addressing the sports risks of activities including throwing, jumping, golfing, and dance, and repairing injuries caused by these activities
After assessing you, your physical therapist works with you to devise an exercise program to take stress off injured tissue. In appropriate cases, movement-related stress will be redirected to other stronger tissues. You and your therapist will establish goals together, and your progress will be closely monitored.
When you work with a physical therapist, you get a structured, individualized exercise program that is directed to your specific needs. The successful transition from injury to performance depends on an individualized approach tailored to your activity level, height, weight, age, prior injury history, and physical job requirements, among other factors. This personal attention is exactly what a physical therapist provides.
A good physical therapist will also be assessing the intensity of your motivation to recover. Your level of motivation—or its absence—helps a therapist to understand how much encouragement you’ll need, and identify the best ways to reach you.
The road to recovery should never be painful. Working together, you and your therapist will establish physical objectives, and the science-based exercise plan you need to reclaim the physical function you love.
Summit’s wellness specialists can work with therapists to enhance physical therapy outcomes.
Dr. Lund expands Summit’s services through fellowship training in fracture care.
Asking these questions can help you decide if regenerative medicine is right for you.