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 Wyomissing. 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.
1. 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 on 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 re-injury. 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.
2. hen 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.
3. What are occupational services?
While physical therapy focuses on you, 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 mote about the comprehensive physical and occupational therapy at Orthopaedic Associates of Reading, Ltd., call or request an appointment.