Orthopedic Physical Therapy
If you were in an accident, sustained an injury or are experiencing another musculoskeletal impairment, orthopedic physical therapy can help you regain mobility, restore range of motion and strengthen your ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones and joints.
A "Whole Body" Philosophy
Your path to recovery begins with Symmetry’s thorough evaluation process. Our orthopedic specialists go beyond the typical localized assessment of pain to examine the impacts of an injury or illness on your posture and global body movement. We also explore the mechanical patterns which may have existed for an extended period of time that are linked to your current condition. Symmetry’s therapists then take an additional step during each patient’s evaluation to consider how each patient’s limitations are impacting his or her lifestyle. If we can understand specifically how you need to move, then we can make sure that our treatment process generates results that align with your goals and expectations. Some of the conditions Symmetry’s professionals routinely treat with orthopedic physical therapy include:
• Pain in the neck and back
• Strained muscles
• Sprained ligaments
• Chronic pain
• Plantar fasciitis
• Swelling in joints
• Tennis and golfer’s elbow
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our therapists develop a customized treatment for each patient recognizing the global relationships between the parts of the body and between different body systems. We understand that an injury to one body part not only affects that specific structure, but also the way that your entire body moves.
Based on the outcome of our evaluation, we will provide hands-on care and also recommend and then periodically adjust a set of individualized activities to perform in our clinic and at home. This routine will help improve your endurance, strength, mobility, flexibility and range of motion. Your personalized home exercise program will support your rehabilitation and your visits to our clinic will help advance your recovery.
The frequency and duration of your visits will vary, depending on the nature and extent of your injuries. Your therapist will constantly evaluate your progress throughout your course of treatment and work with you to adjust treatments as necessary to help you reach your goals.
Effectively treating global musculoskeletal function results in better rehabilitation outcomes and reduces the risks of repeated injury. After your treatment program is complete, you will have a better understanding of how to maintain your progress and keep a healthy, active lifestyle.
“I can't say enough positive things about the vast improvement I've experienced in my mobility and reduction in pain, after my therapy at Symmetry. Julie, and the entire staff, helped me to reach my goals of improved strength and lessened pain without drugs. Scheduling couldn't have been easier or have been more accommodating for my work hours. I highly recommend Symmetry.”
- Michelle V.
Benefits of Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Experience Pain Free Movement
A nagging injury can put you on the sidelines so that you can’t participate in activities you enjoy. With Symmetry’s help, you can improve your quality of life, gain independence and remove barriers to participating fully in work, family time and your favorite hobbies.
Reduced Need for Opiods
Pain management is often controlled through the use of opioid medications. Unfortunately, these substances can be addictive, leading to overdoses and other dangerous consequences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other experts recommend physical therapy and other non-chemical treatments to control pain.
Prevent Surgical Procedures
In some cases, surgery can be avoided with an effective physical therapy program. Since all surgical procedures involve some degree of risk, physical therapy can be an alternative that can save you money and the risk of complications that can result from a more invasive procedure.
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