Our physical therapists and physical therapy assistants strive to optimize each patient’s recovery and well-being through the use of exercise, education, therapeutic modalities, and communication with other healthcare specialists. This can include anything from teaching a patient to walk again after an injury to helping improve speed, strength, and agility.
Our physical therapists and physical therapy assistants perform many different functions in order to optimize each patient’s recovery. For those patients with health problems resulting from injury or disease, the therapist may assist in the rehabilitation process to reduce pain and increase strength, endurance, and stability. In addition to treatments given in the nursing facility, the therapist will also work hand in hand with the patient to develop a personal home therapy program for when they are no longer in the therapist’s care. This is done to ensure that the healing process continues and that there is no future recurrence of the treated condition. Physical therapists also play a large role in injury prevention. Through education, they can help each patient become fit and teach them how to avoid injuring themselves again in the future.