Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health that involves the direct treatment of physical injuries or chronic problems, such as arthritis. At Orthopedic Associates of Central Texas, the goal of the highly skilled physical therapists is to help you get back to your normal routine, without the physical limitations that an injury or illness may have put on you. They work with you toward your goals, which can be as simple as returning to your daily activities, or as advanced as getting you back to playing the sport of your choice.

Another goal of physical therapy is education and prevention. Your physical therapist teaches you about the underlying causes of your symptoms or injuries so that you can prevent the problem from plaguing you down the road. Or, they might educate you about ways to promote safety; for example, they might help you make changes to your home if you have balance or strength issues.

Physical Therapy Treatments Available:

  • Exercises: These are designed to improve your strength, flexibility, coordination, and endurance. The exercises might include stretching, walking, aerobics, or lifting weights.
  • Manual Therapy: This type of therapy includes massage, mobilization, or manipulation to increase your range of motion and reduce pain.
  • Education: You learn about lifestyle changes or changes to certain activities that will help reduce your discomfort and prevent re-injury.

If you need physical therapy following an injury or for a chronic condition, contact Orthopedic Associates of Central Texas today or find your location below to schedule an appointment with a Physical Therapist