What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapists are specially trained healthcare professionals that focus on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. The musculoskeletal system consists of bones, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, muscles and fascia. When any of these become painful or less mobile it’s called a dysfunction. Usually a dysfunction is caused by an imbalance somewhere in your body whether it be tight muscles, poor alignment, scar tissue, etc. Therefore assessing the entire system is necessary. After listening to your story and assessing your posture and mobility we will come up with a treatment plan together. I use manual techniques, corrective exercises and education to help guide you towards your mission of restored functional mobility and decreased pain. Upon completion and throughout our time together you will have the knowledge and skill to prevent future injury and pain and a greater understanding of your own body.
How many treatments will I need?
This really depends on a number of factors. If your pain is chronic and has been bothering you for over 2 months, it may take a bit more time to treat than if it’s something that has just started over the past few weeks. If there are multiple areas that are causing your pain, treatment may be longer in order to spend the time needed in each area. If you are consistent with our treatment plan you will take less time to restore function and decrease your pain. Unless you are having acute pain or are post operative (which may require 2x/week) I recommend once per week initially. The number of visits can range from 3-15. Together, we will continually assess your needs.