Physical therapy is a treatment option for individuals with functional or mobility problems including injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions. Whether used during conservative therapy or surgical rehabilitation, physical therapy is designed to help patients improve strength and improve mobility. While all forms of physical therapy differ based on the patient, most programs include a combination of exercises and hands-on techniques to relieve stress and tension.
The exact nature of physical therapy programs will vary based on the age of the patient, their injury, and specific recovery goals. If you are interested in learning more about physical therapy programs, reach out to BEST Health System and see how our highly skilled medical practitioners can curate a specialized program for you.
When is Physical Therapy an Option?
Physical therapy and rehabilitation programs are widely used as an effective form of non-invasive treatment. It is especially useful with issues affecting the spine and joints. Although physical therapy is effective for individuals experiencing pain, it can also be used as a preventive method for conditions such as arthritis.
Physical therapy can be used to treat most conditions, some of them include:
- Bulging and herniated discs
- Muscle strains and ligament strains
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Rotator cuff tears
- Joint disorders
- Sports injuries
Physical therapy is an effective treatment method for a wide range of conditions. If you believe you could benefit from physical therapy, reach out to BEST Health System to get an official diagnosis and our healthcare professionals will get you started on your journey to feeling your best.
Forms of Physical Therapy
There is a wide range of physical therapy programs available to patients. These programs generally consist of the two therapies:
Therapeutic exercise: Consists of stretches, range-of-motion techniques, and strengthening exercises designed to increase support and improve posture and function.
Manual Therapies: Consists of hands-on techniques such as joint mobilization and massage to increase blood flow, relax tense muscles, and increase joint mobility.
There are five physical therapy focuses that most practitioners offer. These sub-specialties include:
- Orthopedic physical therapy
- Geriatric physical therapy
- Neurological physical therapy
- Cardiopulmonary physical therapy
- Pediatric physical therapy
Cost of Physical Therapy and Rehab
The cost of physical therapy programs is dependent on factors including the type of treatment, the length, the number of sessions, and insurance coverage. BEST Health System accepts Medicare, most private insurance carriers, workers’ compensation claims, and personal injury cases. Contact BEST Health System and get started on your path to feeling your best.
To learn more about physical therapy as part of conservative treatment or post-surgical recovery, contact the dedicated team at Best Surgery Center today. We’ll help you learn about the full range of therapeutic options available and the conditions we specialize in treating.
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