October Is National Physical Therapy Month
The physical therapists at Summit Orthopedics are invaluable members of our team. This month, we recognize their role in helping our patients overcome pain, increase and maintain movement, and preserve independent, active lives.
At Summit Orthopedics, we believe that your path to health is a journey we take together. Our comprehensive approach to care provides you with a multidisciplinary team trained to address your needs. This month, we celebrate the physical therapists who assist our patients with prevention exercise programs, injury recovery, and postsurgical rehabilitation programs designed to support you in achieving your goals.
The physical therapists on our health care team take the time to understand where you are, how your unique circumstances inform your goals, and what you are seeking to accomplish to claim a healthier and more active life. Whether you are motivated to overcome a chronic sports injury, reclaim mobility after joint restoration surgery, or want to maintain the mobility to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle as you age, our therapists embrace your goals and tailor treatment solutions to help you achieve them.
Our physicians will be the first to acknowledge the critical role of the physical therapists on their team. Your therapist provides both an in-depth knowledge of the body’s ability to move and function and an inspiring can-do mentality to keep you motivated throughout your journey to maximize your physical abilities.
Your physical therapist is your partner in recovery. He or she will examine you and develop a plan of care using a variety of proven treatment techniques that help you move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. You’ll collaborate to establish goals. Your therapist and doctor will monitor your progress and connect you with additional health care resources if you need them. The range of primary and specialty services provided by therapists include:
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Recovery from musculoskeletal injuries caused by the wear and tear of daily activities
- Orthopedic and sports injuries
- Running injuries
- Throwing injuries
- Jump training
- Golf injuries
- Dance injuries
- TMJ injuries
This month, we are pleased to recognize the compassionate commitment of our physical therapists. They work with us to provide you with the highest quality of orthopedic care and celebrate every step of your journey toward the active, independent life that matters most to you.
Summit Orthopedics offers proactive wellness services
At Summit Orthopedics, we are committed to providing the resources, tools, and expertise you need to achieve your personal fitness goals. Our Summit wellness center is home to proactive wellness classes and training services for you and the whole family. Wellness experts can work with you or your physician to design an exercise program that supports lifelong health through exercise.
Start your journey to a more active self through our wellness services offered at the HealthEast Sports Center. Schedule a free wellness consultation online or call (651) 968-5766. Find the group fitness class that works with your schedule. Visit our Facebook page to learn all about the wellness events we offer to safely promote good health throughout your life.
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