Physical therapy at Advanced Medical Care offers full services for conditions ranging from acute injuries and post-surgical care to chronic aches and pains. The therapy program can also be designed to specifically complement neurology or cardiology care provided by our doctors. Many times people suffering from cardiovascular or neurological problems may experience joint, muscle, and nerve pain and dysfunction. Physical therapy can be a highly effective treatment for these conditions.
Physical Therapy Queens
The goal of a physical therapy program is to help reduce pain; improve strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination; and to restore maximum function. Many common conditions, such as back and leg pain, joint swelling, headaches, and balance problems can be improved with physical therapy over time.
We offer physical therapy onsite as a convenience to you, our patients, so you can get all the services you need in one medical office, without having to travel all over town. Each of our licensed physical therapists has over 20 years of clinical experience, and they combine the latest technologies and research with hands-on care to ensure that you get the highest quality and most effective treatment for your condition. Our friendly and attentive staff will go the extra mile to ensure that your needs are met.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.
The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed. Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems such as arthritis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Physical therapy may be used alone or with other treatments.
What does a physical therapist do?
Your physical therapist will examine you and talk to you about your symptoms and your daily activity. He or she will then work with you on a treatment plan. The goals are to help your joints move better and to restore or increase your flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.
First, your therapist will try to reduce your pain and swelling. Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, water, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation. Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can includestretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. Your physical therapist may teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home. Treatment may cause mild soreness or swelling. This is normal, but talk to your physical therapist if it bothers you.