Therapy Services

Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd.

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Therapy Services located in West Reading, Exeter, & Hamburg, PA

While many orthopaedic treatments, including surgery, address your underlying problem, the therapeutic work you do while you recover can greatly influence your results. It’s for this reason that Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. offers full physical therapy and occupational services at both its locations in Exeter and West Reading, Pennsylvania. Under the guidance of our team, you can recover more quickly and strongly, getting you back to your active life. To learn more about the therapy services, call or request an appointment using the online scheduler.

Therapy Services Q & A

Why do I need physical therapy?

Physical therapy after an injury or surgery is critical to how you heal. In fact, the team at Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd. feels that its role in your health is important enough to offer on-site physical therapy services at both of their locations, making them one of the few clinics that offer both surgical and physical therapy under the same roof.

Any time you injure yourself or have a surgery, your soft tissue undergoes a fair amount of trauma. As well, leading up to your surgery or treatment, you’ve likely favored the affected area of your body to compensate for your condition. All told, you’re often left with a joint or limb that isn’t functioning to capacity or shouldering its responsibility.

With physical therapy, you strengthen the injured area gradually with an eye toward preventing reinjury. The physical therapists also concentrate on restoring your range of motion through stretching exercises.

If you follow the physical therapist’s instructions and perform your exercises at home, you’ll heal more quickly and strongly, restoring the natural balance in your body for overall optimal function.

When do I need physical therapy?

Any time you’re recovering from an orthopaedic injury, physical therapy is a good idea. This includes:

  • Healing a fracture or sprain
  • Post-joint replacement
  • Post-joint repair
  • Post tendon or ligament repair

 

Whether it’s your knee, your hip, your shoulder, or your hand, physical therapy allows you to enjoy the full benefits of your surgical treatment.

What are occupational services?

While physical therapy focuses on your injury or surgery specifically, targeting the muscles, bones, tendons, and other soft tissue in the area for maximum healing, occupational therapy addresses your quality of life.

If you’ve been limited by an injury and unable to go about your daily routine, the occupational therapist works with you to function normally again. The occupational therapist sits down with you to review your goals and your needs, whether at home, at work, or at school and comes up with a plan to help you better navigate your day.

If you’d like to learn more about the comprehensive physical and occupational therapy at Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd., call or schedule an appointment by filling out the online form.