The history of physical therapy dates back to 460 BC. It is believed that physicians like Hippocrates and later Galen were the first practitioners of physical therapy, advocating massage, manual therapy techniques, and hydrotherapy to treat people.
What do our physical therapy services offer you?
- It will relieve pain.
- It will improve movement ability.
- Sports physical therapy will prevent or help recover from a sports injury.
- It will prevent disability or surgery for various ailments.
- It has shown fast recovery to people who have had a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery.
- It manages chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis.
- It helps in fast recovery after childbirth.
- It controls bowels or bladders.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a health care specialization that evaluates, assesses, and treats individuals with limitations in functional mobility. Physical therapy services are provided by professionals licensed by the state.
Who Is a Physical Therapist?
They are licensed health professionals who take specific graduate training in physical therapy. They are also known as physiotherapists.
Physiotherapists teach you special exercises to help you stimulate and function better.
A physiotherapist is easily available all across the US. You can visit our physical therapist directly.
Our physiotherapists perform tests to measure:
- Your ability to move around, reach, bend, or grasp
- Your ability to walk or climb steps
- Your heartbeat or rhythm when you are active
- Your posture or balance
Later they will work with you to create a treatment plan. The plan will include your personal goals like alleviating pain, and other exercises or treatments to help you reach your goals.
How long you are treated for physical therapy depends on various factors.
Based on the analysis, your treatment might include:
Stretching exercises guided by our therapist.
To ease muscles or spasms, you may also go through massage, heat, or cold therapy, warm water therapy, or even ultrasound. You will get practice sessions with gadgets that will help you move or stay balanced.
Your progress will be noted regularly, and your treatments will get adjusted on its basis.
For Neck Pain
Our physical therapists or chiropractors may suggest several types of manipulation and exercises that can:
- relieve stiffness
- strengthen weak area
- restore normal function of the neck
Cold or heat treatment, deep tissue massage, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound may be performed prior to exercise.
For Back Pain
If you've had back pain for more than 4-6 weeks, then it's time to visit our physical therapists. Techniques like electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat, and muscle relaxation, will help you get more mobile and flexible.
They will teach you exercises to perform on your own to avoid the symptoms to relapse. Our physical therapy for back pain will rectify your posture and your back.
For Knee Pain
Many people suffer from knee pain due to arthritis or injury. Knee pain is the 2nd most common pain to back pain. Many people feel that they just have to stretch out their joints or work their joints until they are warmed up. This does not work. You need a regimented exercise plan composed by a physical therapist to ensure you’re doing the correct exercises and working the right muscles.
At home you cannot complete treatments like the ones we offer, such as:
- Stretches and exercises
- Ice and heat
- Ultrasound massage
- Electrical nerve or muscle stimulation
All of these will help you reduce or even possibly eliminate knee pain.
Is it time to see a Physical Therapist?
If you are experiencing nagging or chronic pain in your joints or back and neck, you may be a good candidate for physical therapy.
Our physiotherapists are well-trained to treat your muscle and joint problems, back pain, and other ailments that can make movement difficult. They also guide patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation by exercise programs designed especially for them.
Our aim is to meet the needs of patients to provide them with the opportunity of having a meaningful quality of life, without suffering from debilitating pain.
We provide physical therapy services in Atlanta GA and we have a team of physicians who have more than 20 years of experience.