Physical therapy offers the chance to regain proper physical function in a supportive setting with professional guidance. At Comprehensive Neurology and Pain Center of Connecticut, Igor Turok, MD, is passionate about the role physical therapy plays in enhancing the health and wellness of his patients. To learn more about the physical therapy services available at the locations in Wallingford and Ridgefield, Connecticut, call or book an appointment online today.
Physical therapy is an area of medical practice that focuses on identifying physical abnormalities and finding a path that restores mobility and physical function. This approach is highly customized and works to address your specific needs at a given point in time to create a plan of action that meets those needs.
Some of the applications of physical therapy include:
These are just some of the ways physical therapy can improve your daily quality of life.
The initial visit focuses on collecting information about your needs and current level of health. You work with your therapist to clearly define your goals and determine a treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
During sessions, it’s important to come in with an open mind and a willingness to try new things. The exercises and stretches used during physical therapy may differ from your normal routine. At times the movements will seem strange and you might doubt their utility.
Your therapist will push you to work to your highest potential, and there are times when you might feel sore or tired. It’s critical to communicate any significant pain to your therapist, but be willing to push your limits to achieve the best possible results.
You also learn how to continue your therapy on your own at home. Empowering you to take control of your health is a central part of physical therapy, and a focus that can lead to lasting health and wellness even after your program is complete.
Everyone has a different set of needs when it comes to physical therapy. You receive an estimated timeline after your initial session, but that plan can change as you move through treatment.
If your body adjusts well to physical therapy, it’s possible that you may not need as many sessions as initially estimated. On the other hand, if your recovery is delayed, you might need to alter your physical therapy schedule or continue working with your therapist for longer than anticipated.
To explore physical therapy in more detail, call Comprehensive Neurology and Pain Center of Connecticut, or spend a few moments with the online booking tool.
For the pain patient, physical therapy is a critical element in the quest to regain the function that has been lost. In many cases, it hurts so much to move that the patient stops moving – for fear that increased movement will increase the pain. However, in many cases, the way to reduce pain and increase function is to start moving again under the direction of a trained physical therapist.
Working with the physical therapist to establish goals, you can gradually begin to rebuild strength, coordination and flexibility, while being educated on how each modality is helpful and how to continue therapy at home.