Physical Therapy Specialist

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in West Rogers Park & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

To help you heal fully and regain normal function after an injury, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers the convenience of onsite physical therapy services at their offices in West Rogers Park and Wicker Park, Chicago. Each physical therapy program is customized to meet your needs and focuses on getting you back to a healthy, active life. Learn more about the benefits of physical therapy for your recovery by calling the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers office nearest you or by requesting a consultation online now.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy? 

Physical therapy combines therapeutic exercises and manual techniques that focus on building your strength and flexibility following an injury, during your recovery from surgery, or as a treatment for a degenerative condition. 

The skilled physical therapists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers are all accredited and highly-experienced in creating custom therapy plans to ensure your safety and health. 

Using information about your injury, disease, and overall health, your therapist focuses on relieving your pain and improving your mobility through:

  • Exercise
  • Physical agents
  • Thermal modalities
  • Manual manipulations 

Electrotherapeutic modalities using the latest technologies are also available on-site and the team customizes each session to help you receive the maximum benefit.

Why should I consider physical therapy?

Your Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers doctor may recommend physical therapy to increase the efficiency of your recovery after a surgery or as a general treatment for conditions like:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Osteoporosis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Joint injury or disease
  • Chronic pain in the back and neck

You may also benefit from physical therapy if you have neuro-orthopaedic conditions, like carpal tunnel syndrome or sciatica. 

The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers may also recommend physical therapy for a variety of work-related and sports-related injuries. 

What can I expect during my first physical therapy appointment?

During your initial physical therapy appointment, your therapist reviews your medical history and your existing health to determine which therapeutic techniques are right for you. 

They also perform a physical evaluation. You may be asked to walk around or make certain movements, so your therapist can assess your range of motion and note any limitations. Other things that your therapist evaluates include:

  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Motor function
  • Muscle strength
  • Neuromotor function

This information provides insight into your specific needs, and your therapist discusses the proposed treatment plan for your physical therapy sessions, including how often you can expect to need therapy.

The goal of physical therapy is to restore function in the affected areas of your body and prolong or prevent the need for surgery when you have conditions like arthritis or osteoporosis. 

If you are receiving physical therapy following a surgical procedure, such as a joint replacement, your therapist focuses on pain relief and helping you heal fully. 

To find out if physical therapy would be a beneficial part of your recovery from an orthopaedic injury or to manage a chronic condition, call Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers or request an appointment online now. 

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