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Why Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is a health care specialty involved with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional independence to each individual patient. Physical therapists strive to identify the causes of one’s condition to successfully treat patients. Assessing and modifying faulty mechanics and posture is paramount to the therapists at Focus on Physical Therapy.

Physical therapists use a wide variety of modalities and techniques to regain function. Heat, cold, electricity, joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, gait and balance training, and customized therapeutic exercise programs are often used to expedite recovery in the outpatient setting.

Orthopedic physical therapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system as well as rehabilitate patients postorthopedic surgery. Orthopedic therapists are trained in the treatment of postoperative joints, acute sports injuries, arthritis, balance disorders, and injury prevention