If you’ve recently suffered an injury, experienced a chronic illness, or had surgery, physical therapy is a critical part of your recovery. Offered by the experienced physical therapy team at Vantage Medical Associates, P.C. in Far Rockaway, New York, physical therapy restores function. It reduces pain using therapeutic exercises, gentle manipulation, and nerve stimulation. Call Vantage Medical Associates PC today to schedule physical therapy sessions or use the online tool to make an appointment.
Physical therapy naturally helps your body reduce pain, improve function, and recover from injury. It’s a natural part of a medical care plan because it encourages natural healing and improves your strength and function.
The providers at Vantage Medical Associates PC offer physical therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for many situations, including:
Physical therapy is included as part of physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation), a branch of medicine directed at enhancing your quality of life and restoring function to those with a disability or physical impairment caused by injury or illness.
Your physical therapy plan is customized to treat your condition and meet your recovery needs. It usually involves a comprehensive approach that incorporates multiple disciplines. It can include:
This part of neurology and physiatry treats abnormalities in motor neurons, nerve roots, and peripheral nerves, like multiple sclerosis (MS) and muscular dystrophy.
Neurorehabilitation improves your function, reduces symptoms, and improves your well-being. Neurorehabilitation can include electrodiagnostic medicine tests to find out what’s causing nerve pain or damage. These tests include electromyography and nerve conduction studies.
Nerve conduction studies evaluate how fast it takes an electrical impulse to move through a nerve. The results of these studies can indicate nerve damage. Electromyography (EMG) involves inserting a needle electrode inserted directly into a muscle to record the electrical activity in that muscle.
Sports medicine treats muscle balance and movement problems to prevent injuries and restore function after an injury.
Pain medicine addresses your pain and evaluates, treats, and rehabilitates it. It can be used for people with chronic pain conditions to teach them how to manage their pain and function as well as possible.
These specialists focus on diagnosing and treating work-related illnesses and injuries.
Depending on your condition and recovery needs, you could undergo one or more of the following physical therapy therapies:
Physical therapy works to restore your level of activity. If you’re a runner, your therapist wants to help you get back to running. If you’re more interested in simply being able to do daily chores and walk around your neighborhood, your physical therapist can help with that too.
Learn more about the comprehensive physical therapy program offered at Vantage Medical Associates PC by calling the office today or using the online tool to schedule your appointment.