As a complement to medication, post-surgery care, or other treatment methods, physical therapy is often useful to help reduce pain and speed up the healing process.
Physical therapy can be helpful for both acute problems, like an injury or accident, or long-standing issues that compromise your ability to move easily or engage in daily activities.
Physical therapists have a great knowledge of the physical body and can respond to your needs by retraining and strengthening specific areas of your body.
Dr. Abraham has working relationships with the area’s best physical therapists and only refers patients to therapists he knows and trusts. In addition, he has years of training physical therapists in his subject expert areas.
Every patient is different and needs their own set of guidelines for improvement. Dr. Abraham is careful in selecting individual therapists who understand what is right for you and maintain communication with you and your therapist throughout the treatment process. After meeting with you and discussing your health history, your symptoms, and your goals, your physical therapist creates a treatment plan for you.
During a typical session, they have you engage in specific exercises to help improve flexibility, strength, balance, or stamina. Your physical therapist might also use a combination of modalities, like heat and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, or massage to help you heal.
Physical therapy might also include an at-home treatment plan, such as exercises or stretches you can perform on your own.
When considering an appointment as a new patient, please call to speak directly with Dr. Abraham.