Physical therapy's roots lie in medicine. In fact, the first physical therapists were trained by and worked under the direction of medical doctors performing the more physical medicine, such as stretches, joint mobilization, massage and soft tissue mobilization, strengthening, and other exercises. They also used a variety of thermal and electrical modalities, such as hot packs, cold packs, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, diathermy, etc. They sometimes used various forms of traction. See Wikipedia for more information.
Back: Disc Herniation and Bulges, pinched nerves, osteoarthrtis, sprains and strains, scoliosis, ankylosing spondylitis, etc.
Head/Neck/TMJ: Tension headaches, Bell's palsy, whiplash, arthritis, sprains, strains, TMJ disorders, etc.
Shoulder: Tendonitis, bursitis, impingement, frozen shoulder, dislocation/subluxation, instability, rotator cuff disorders, etc.
Elbow: Post-fracture contractures, ligament tears, bursitis, golfer's elbow, tennis elbow, etc.
Wrist/Hand: Carpal tunnel syndrome, DeQuervain's, tendonitis, fractures, post-fracture and post-wrist surgery, sprains, etc.
Hip: Post-total hip replacement, post-hip fracture, hip pain, arthritis, etc.
Knee: Post-ACL repair, post-arthroscopic repair, post-total knee replacement, miniscal disorders, arthritis, Osgood Schlatter's disease, knee contractures after fracture or surgery, runner's knee, jumper's knee, tendonitis, patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS), chrondromalacia patella, etc.
Vertigo/Dizziness: Vertigo, dizziness, BPPV, etc.
Neurologic Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, Guillain–Barré syndrome, etc
Our mission is YOU. What is YOUR mission?
Not only can a physical therapist help you obtain relief from pain and restore the strength and flexibility you need to get back to life, they can help you learn how to keep the results and prevent future injury. Physical therapists have more training and tools available to help you get results than anyone else! And, with it's medical roots, it's the perfect compliment to the care you receive from your physician.