What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy, or PT, is a type of therapy used for patients dealing with pain or difficulty with movement. The skilled nursing professionals at Foothill Heights Care Center are well-trained to provide customized physical therapy for nearly any need. Our comprehensive physical therapy services are carefully designed to be customizable and to maximize independence and quality of life. Common goals of physical therapy include:
- Improving mobility.
- Reducing joint and muscle pain related to physical activity
- Increasing flexibility and improving balance to reduce likelihood of further injury.
- Recover range of motion or bladder or bowel control.
- Adapt to using an assistive device such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair.
What is Physical Therapy Used For?
- Physical therapy can be prescribed for a wide variety of reasons, some of which may be:
- Bone fractures
- Joint sprains or joint replacements
- Neurological disorders and stroke
- Post-surgical care
Who Can Benefit From Physical Therapy?
Reasons why Physical Therapy sessions can be recommended include, but are not limited to patients who have:
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Hip Fractures
- Joint Replacement
- Chronic Pain
- Post-surgical Conditions