pain management

Physical Therapy

Ease pain and function, move, and live better

Understanding The Injury

neck injuries photo Physical Therapy, also known as PT, is the evaluation and treatment of an abnormal physical function related to an injury, disability, or other health condition.

At Alcoa Chiropractic Center, our therapists are trained and licensed movement experts. They can diagnose and treat a range of injuries, disabilities, and related health conditions. Our Physical therapists aim to improve a person’s range of movement and quality of life as well as help prevent further injury or disability.

How Alcoa Chiropractic Can Help

Our physical therapist can help take care of our patients during all phases of healing, from initial diagnosis to restorative and preventive stages of recovery. Physical therapy may be a standalone option, or it may also be in support other treatments.

Our plan of action:

  • We conduct a physical exam and evaluation of a person’s movement, flexibility, muscle and joint motion, and performance, including finding out about their health history
  • give a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care with short- and long-term goals
  • perform physical therapy treatment and intervention
  • give self-management recommendations, including at home exercises

Common conditions physical therapy may help with

Some conditions that could benefit from physical therapy are: cardiopulmonary conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, and post-myocardial infarction heart failure conditions that affect the hand, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger musculoskeletal dysfunction, including back pain, rotator cuff tears, and temporomandibular joint disorders neurological conditions, such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, vestibular dysfunction, and traumatic brain injuries pediatric conditions, including cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy sports-related injuries, such as concussion and tennis elbow female health and pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary incontinence and lymphedema skin conditions or injuries, such as burns, wound care, and diabetic ulcers

Benefits of physical therapy

Depending on the reason for treatment, the benefits of physical therapy may include:

  • pain management with reduced need for medication
  • avoiding surgery
  • improved mobility and movement
  • recovery from injury or trauma
  • recovery from stroke or paralysis
  • fall prevention
  • improved balance
  • management of age-related medical problems
  • therapist can help an athlete maximize their performance by strengthening specific parts of the body and using muscles in new ways.
  • therapist can advise individuals about the benefits specific to their personal medical history and their need for treatment.

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