When you experience an injury, physical therapy can help you recover more quickly and ensure that you maintain function and mobility as you heal. Pooja Vashi, DPT along with the skilled team at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy, offer physical therapy to address a range of conditions, such as joint pain, sports injuries, and other soft tissue conditions. To schedule an evaluation for physical therapy, call the office in Clifton, New Jersey, today, or make an appointment online.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy, sometimes called physical medicine or rehabilitation, is a type of therapeutic care designed to address musculoskeletal conditions by relieving pain and increasing mobility to restore function. Physical therapy is typically performed by a licensed physical therapist who has extensive training in a variety of treatment modalities.
Which conditions can benefit from physical therapy?
Physical therapy is beneficial for a broad range of physical conditions. Physical therapy can support recovery from a fall or injury, address postural imbalance, and help with sports conditioning.
Some of the most common conditions that the experienced physical therapists at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy can address include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Carpal tunnel
- Overuse syndromes
- Rotator cuff tears
- Joint conditions
- Knee injuries
- Sports injuries
- Balance and gait issues
- Rehabilitation after surgery
If you suffer from chronic pain, physical therapy is a drug-free treatment pain management option. In some cases, physical therapy can help to eliminate chronic pain.
What is involved in physical therapy?
During your physical therapy sessions at Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy, your physical therapist may use a combination of active and passive techniques. Passive care techniques include:
- Heat or ice
- Manual therapy
- Massage therapy
- Electric stimulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
Active physical therapy involves exercises and stretches that increase your strength, promote flexibility, and reduce your pain.
Active care techniques include:
- Cardiovascular exercise
- Bodyweight exercises
- Hand weights or exercise bands
- Active stretching
- Therapist-assisted stretching
Physical therapy sessions are usually 30-60 minutes in length. Your therapist structures your session to meet your individual needs.
Most sessions begin with passive care and a warm-up, then proceed with active exercises, followed by a cool-down period that includes stretches, ice, or manual therapy.
Your therapist may also recommend an at-home exercise and stretching routine to enhance your results.
How many physical therapy sessions will I need?
The number of weekly sessions and the duration of your time spent in physical therapy depends on your condition, your overall health and fitness, your schedule, and other individual factors.
Your Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy expert designs a treatment plan based on your needs for successful pain relief, enhanced healing, and improved physical function.
If you’re ready to begin your path to recovery, call Ultra Comprehensive Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy to schedule an evaluation today, or make an appointment online.