Flicker Physical Therapy offers many treatment programs personalized for you
Pain management is important for ongoing pain control, especially if you suffer with long-term or chronic pain. After getting a pain assessment, your doctor can prescribe physical therapy to help with pain relief.
pHYSICAL thERAPY AND jOINT REPLACEMENT
Physical Therapy will play an important role in recovering from a joint replacement. While attending therapy your therapist will be working hands on with you at every session to regain range of motion and strength while using modalities and manual techniques to control pain and swelling. Depending on the type of joint replacement you have had, as your range of motion and strength progresses, your therapist will be gradually returning you to your previous functional activities and independence.
lOWER EXTREMITY JOINTS
For lower extremity replacements including total hip and knee replacements this will include transfer training, gait training, and gradually progressing you off of any assistive device you may have needed following surgery AND returning you to normal walking activities which include going up and down stairs.
uPPER EXTREMITY JOINTS
For upper extremity replacements, the most common being the total shoulder, this would include gradually returning to overhead reaching activities as strength and motion permits. Warm water pool therapy is a great option to help you during your upper extremity recovery.
Therapists design specific exercise programs that patients can perform independently to accelerate the recovery process. Also, pain-relieving modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound and electrical stimulation may be used.
Falls and prevention
Falls can diminish your ability to lead an active and independent life. About one third of people over the age of 65 and almost half of people over the age of 80 will fall at least once this year. There usually are several reasons for a fall. Physical therapists can help you reduce your risk of falling by: