Physical Therapy

Relieve Pain and Regain Strength As Well As Mobility at One of Our Physical Therapy Facilities Associated with Houston Physicians’ Hospital

As the most popular healthcare specialty that’s used to ease pain, enhance mobility, and regain strength, physical therapy treats an extensive range of conditions and disorders to help patients recover from surgery or other medical procedure.

It’s often prescribed by a physician or specialist and administered by a licensed physical therapist after a thorough evaluation and assessment of the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. In many cases, patients with no diagnosed condition can benefit from the pain-relieving tactics that practiced with physical therapy.

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

You may require physical therapy if you suffer from the following symptoms, conditions, or ailments:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Balance difficulty
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Dizziness
  • Fracture
  • Function loss
  • Heart disease
  • Improper balance and posture
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Mild to severe bodily pain
  • Mobility difficulty
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Pain while moving
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Postpartum pain
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports injury
  • Stroke
  • Urinary incontinence

Prior to beginning treatment, you will be asked a set of questions to determine the severity of your symptoms. This is essential to evaluate whether the patient requires medication and/or surgery. An assessment also helps physical therapists determine the type of physical therapy you’ll need to address your issues.

In many cases, physical therapy is prescribed to individuals who exhibit mild symptoms of a chronic condition. With a timely diagnosis, patients can gain relief from their symptoms and get the help they need to restore their mobility by undergoing physical therapy, as opposed to surgery.

Physical therapists commonly measure the following impairments:

  • Flexibility
  • Mobility
  • Strength
  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Heartbeat while active
  • Areas where pain is felt
  • Positions that cause pain
  • Cardiac function
  • Neurological function
  • Pulmonary function

What Are the Benefits of Physical Therapy?

While physical therapy is mostly prescribed to help patients find relief, regain strength and enhance mobility, it also has the following benefits:

  • Effective and long-term treatment without requiring surgery
  • Recovery from stroke
  • Recovery from paralysis
  • Recovery from a sports injury
  • Improved balance
  • Improvement in diabetes and similar vascular conditions
  • Reducing dependence on pain medication
  • Improvements in age-related conditions

Common Types of Physical Therapy

Depending on your symptoms and medical history, you may be prescribed one or more of the following types of physical therapy:

  • Cardiopulmonary physical therapy
  • Certified hand therapy
  • Geriatric physical therapy
  • Neurological physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthopedic physical therapy
  • Pediatric physical therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Vestibular physical therapy

Your physical therapist may prescribe multiple types of physical therapy to treat overlapping conditions. Physical therapy generally includes:

  • Exercises guided by the therapist
  • Massage
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Strength training
  • Mobility training
  • Electric stimulation
  • Compression therapy
  • Wound care
  • Ultrasound
  • Phonophoresis
  • Light therapy

Physical Therapy at Houston Physicians’ Hospital

Houston Physicians’ Hospital has physical therapy offices to help resolve your condition. We provide inpatient and outpatient physical therapy all over Houston and Southeast Texas—including South Houston, Clear Lake, Webster, League City, Galveston, and neighboring communities. We currently have 15 local outpatient physical therapy clinics.

Using the latest innovations in physical therapy as well as medical experience, our team of physical therapists can help patients find relief from their painful conditions and regain their physical mobility. Whether it’s a physical condition that can be resolved with physical therapy only, or it’s a required treatment to help you recover after a medical procedure, we’ll design a plan based upon your issue and body.

Over time, physical therapy helps individuals resume regular activities without feeling restricted. We offer excellent follow-up care to ensure patients’ transition from treatment to recovery seamlessly.

 

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