What is physical therapy? It is a health care profession that provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. This includes providing treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, or disease. Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, and rehabilitation. It involves the interaction between the physical therapist (PT) and patients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
At your evaluation appointment, our PTs will review your individual history and conduct a thorough physical examination to arrive at a diagnosis and establish a treatment plan.
When possible, Physical Therapy Services works symbiotically between physical therapy and massage therapy to provide the best treatment for you to get you back to, well, being you before your injury or pain. Alone, there are so many benefits to massage therapy, especially for relaxation. Having physical therapy in conjunction to massage therapy utilizes the benefits of both disciplines to provide you the best of both worlds to get you as close to pain free as possible.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage therapy provides 25 benefits, and we could not agree more. Please click on the link below to find out more.
If after your Physical Therapy treatments at Physical Therapy Services, you would like to either try massage therapy or are looking at continuing massage therapy independently, please speak to our support staff about our private pay rates.