What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a treatment approach for a variety of movement-related problems that make it hard for you to perform everyday activities. The goal of physical therapy is to restore your ability to return to all of the things you enjoy in life, both tasks around the house, caring for family, working, shopping, and participating in recreational and sporting activities. There are physical therapy techniques that help reduce pain, swelling, and scar tissue tightness, as well as restoring full joint range of motion, muscle flexibility, strength, and endurance. We also work on improving balance, gait (walking), getting in and out of bed, and going up and down stairs.

Physical therapy is helpful after having a joint replaced, tendons or ligaments repaired or reconstructed, and if you have sustained a new or reoccurring injury to a nerve, tendon, joint, or muscle. Physical therapy can also be very helpful in conjunction with other medical treatments for diseases such as cancer, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, spinal stenosis, and many others. Ask your physician if physical therapy may benefit you, or feel free to contact us at 920-215-2050 to discuss your medical condition. We will take the time to listen to your concerns to help determine whether or not we can help.