Orthopedic physical therapy is a specialized service that helps speed up the healing process after an injury to the bones, muscles, ligaments, or nerves. It is an effective and conservative treatment that may be preferred by those who want to avoid or delay surgery. If surgery is required, orthopedic physical therapy can play a dramatic role in helping to restore the body’s natural functioning after the surgery is completed. An orthopedic physical therapist specializes in helping clients to recover from injury, pain, and weakness.
Why is it important to see an orthopedic physical therapist after an injury or a surgery?
Sometimes a particular muscle group gets “turned off” after an injury or other trauma, such as that caused by surgery. This is the body’s own unique way of protecting itself. However, these muscles often need special help to “wake up” again, especially during the prolonged recovery process that follows a serious injury or major surgery. Orthopedic physical therapists have unique skills that allow them to get the muscles working normally again. Their methods sometimes seem to defy common sense, but they are clinically proven and highly effective.
Your road to recovery will begin with a thorough evaluation, carefully selected treatment protocols, and an exercise prescription designed specifically to meet your needs. We utilize a combination of in-office procedures and home care exercises to achieve maximum results. Your body will feel thankful for the attention to detail that our therapists provide.
How can orthopedic physical therapy help in a way that others cannot?
Orthopedic physical therapists have extensive knowledge and understanding of each stage of the healing process. For this reason, they are the only health care professionals who are uniquely qualified to provide effective, clinically proven rehabilitation services for orthopedic injuries. A good orthopedic physical therapist varies the types of treatment according to the type of injury or surgery, as well as the unique physical condition, age, and goals of the client.
The benefits of orthopedic physical therapy are so well-documented in scientific literature that orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons often refer patients to physical therapy both before and after surgery to help achieve better surgical outcomes. For many patients, the benefits of physical therapy begin long before surgery, helping the injured area to grow stronger and less painful. In addition, those who receive manual therapy and exercise before their surgery often report feeling stronger and healthier immediately after the surgery than those who do not.
Why Should I Choose Connecticut Family Physical Therapy?
It is very important to make sure that you always work only with a licensed physical therapist. Many physical therapy clinics hire unlicensed aids to cut costs. In addition, some people claim to provide physical therapy but do not actually have the relevant education or license. Your body will thank you for making the extra effort to carefully choose the right facility and individual practitioner to best meet your needs.
At Connecticut Family Physical Therapy, we hire only experienced physical therapists who can effectively treat our clients’ conditions. We do not rely on unlicensed aides. Instead, all sessions are exclusively scheduled with an experienced physical therapist. Clients who come to us report increased recovery speed, a longer lasting outcome, and a better overall experience.
Our treatment protocols are all about you. We understand that you are a unique individual with your own overall health profile, injury, and goals for treatment. We take the time to get to know you as a person, to evaluate your current condition, and to design a treatment plan that is customized to your needs and desires.
Unlike some clinics, our goal for you is twofold. We want you to experience the best possible recovery from your injury or surgery, but we also place a focus on the future. We are committed to strengthening your body and teaching you valuable skills to prevent future injuries. If you are interested in returning to sports or an active fitness program, our sports injury prevention techniques can help you guard against the microtraumas that can eventually lead to full-fledged injuries.
If you are ready to take the first step toward healing from your injury and improving your long-term treatment results, give Fairfield County’s Connecticut Family Physical Therapy a call today at 203-227-5431. We look forward to being a part of your treatment team!