Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Benton, Cabot, Hot Springs Village, Little Rock, North Little Rock, & White Hall, AR
If you’re injured or need orthopedic surgery for any reason, physical therapy plays a central role in your recovery. Martin Orthopedics, with offices in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs Village, and Cabot, Arkansas, works directly with experienced local physical therapists who can help you recuperate and reach your full physical potential. Call the office nearest you or use the online scheduling feature to make your appointment.
Physical Therapy Q & A
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy helps you recover following surgery, when injured, or physically impaired for some other reason. All physical therapy is completely noninvasive. It helps to unlock your body's untapped strength and healing abilities.
Martin Orthopedics works with the leading local Arkansas physical therapy facilities to help patients achieve the best treatment results possible.
Why do I need physical therapy?
Physical therapy is the best way to improve the results of your medical care at Martin Orthopedics. A customized physical therapy program helps you to achieve recovery faster and easier than you would by staying in bed.
But, physical therapy isn’t only about fast recovery. Physical therapists use a wide range of techniques to achieve all of the following goals:
- Pain relief without medication
- Reduced swelling
- Restored range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Improved strength, particularly in muscles that support joints
Physical therapy also plays a big role in injury prevention. Through physical therapy, you learn the safest ways to do the physical tasks you need to do every day.
Additionally, physical therapy can help you avoid possible complications like blood clots after surgery because it keeps you moving and active.
What does physical therapy include?
Your physical therapy program depends upon your injury or procedure and your health. Martin Orthopedics collaborates with your physical therapy team to design a treatment plan that's right for you.
Some of the many different types of physical therapy are:
- Strengthening exercises
- Flexibility exercises
- Endurance training
- Balance training
- Manual therapy - hands-on soft tissue manipulations
Along with the exercise part of physical therapy, you may also have pain-relieving treatments like heat therapy, cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound therapy, and other noninvasive protocols.
When does physical therapy start?
Many people start physical therapy immediately after an injury or disease diagnosis. If you have surgery, for example, a joint replacement surgery, you usually start physical therapy very soon after your procedure.
In the beginning, you may start with very limited physical therapy and work your way up to longer and more intense sessions over the course of a few weeks.
Physical therapy provides a noninvasive path to full recovery. Martin Orthopedics works with the best Arkansas physical therapy practices to give you optimal comprehensive orthopedics care. Call the office nearest you or arrange your appointment online.
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