Physical therapy can be used to treat a number of conditions affecting the body, particularly the musculoskeletal system, which provides support, stability, and movement to the body. If you have an injury, illness, or medical condition, or have had recent surgery, physical therapy could be the solution to getting you back to doing the things you enjoy – quickly and effectively.
Physical Therapy To Suit Your Needs
The goal of physical therapy is to get you back to the point where you can perform normal, everyday activities without difficulty or pain. There are different types of physical therapy which focus on your individual needs. Some common examples of physical therapies include:
Orthopedic physical therapy – focuses on the musculoskeletal system and helps to restore strength, mobility, flexibility, and function to joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones. This often includes sports and work-related injuries.
Pediatric physical therapy – focuses on infants, children, and adolescents and their specific health needs and conditions.
Geriatric physical therapy – focuses on conditions more common in older adults, such as chronic conditions, osteoporosis, joint replacement, and balance disorders.
Neurological physical therapy – focuses on patients with neurological conditions and impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and brain injury. Treatment aims to help patients function at the highest level in order to live as independently as possible.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy – focuses on patients suffering from conditions such as a heart attack or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Therapy aims to improve stamina and functional independence.
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
The main goal of orthopedic physical therapy is to restore function and mobility and eliminate or minimize pain, so you can get back to your active lifestyle. Physical therapy can be used to treat a number of disorders affecting the body, including the spine, knee, hip, shoulder, ankles, feet, and hands. The goals of physical therapy are to help patients with:
- Pain relief
- Improved movement and function
- Balance and coordination control
- Rehabilitation after an injury, debilitating illness, or surgery
- Prevention of disability or surgery
- Adapting to prostheses (artificial body parts)
- Management of chronic illnesses (arthritis, diabetes, heart disease)
- Brace, splint, post-op equipment, assistive device training (such as crutches, cane, walker)
- Recovery from a sports/work related injury
- Pre-op and post-op consultations and therapy programs
If you require physical therapy for an orthopedic condition or injury, your therapist will work with you to design a customized therapy plan tailored to meet your specific needs. This can involve a variety of treatments and techniques including:
- Functional exercise
- Manual therapy techniques (for soft tissue/joint mobilization)
- Electrical stimulation and therapeutic ultrasound
- Therapeutic modalities
- Custom-made orthotic insoles
- Training on post-op equipment such as CPM, braces, crutches, splints
- Modalities for pain relief and healing
- Patient education
- Pre-op and post-op rehabilitation
- Coordinating additional support when required (occupational therapy, hand therapy, nutritionists, pain specialists)
Endeavor Physical Therapy For Your Orthopedic Needs in Round Rock and Austin, Texas
Many orthopedic conditions and injuries require physical therapy in order to achieve the most positive outcomes. At Endeavor Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, we are an outpatient physical therapy and hand therapy clinic that offers a comprehensive range of services to promote wellness and recovery for the entire body.
We use a multidisciplinary approach and will treat you individually with a customized therapy program that your therapist and doctor agree is right for you.