Physical Therapy for Injury Recovery
Physical Therapy in Sycamore, IL: Physical therapy is an important part of a treatment plan for many conditions. Treatment plans can be used effectively in helping injured workers return to the workforce, people suffering from arthritis, and people recovering from surgery.
Exercises may vary and change from patient to patient, but the goal is always the same. The aim of a rehabilitation program is to regain pre-injury levels in all aspects of physical fitness. A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery and in order to prevent further injury. These exercises sometimes include muscle stretching, joint mobility exercises, or muscle strengthening exercises.
Correction of muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder, hip or knee are addressed effectively with exercise rehabilitation guided by a trained professional. Core stability muscles are also an important part of the treatment of chronic lower back pain.
Improved Flexibility and Balance
Flexibility is the the ability to extend or stretch without breaking. The term is usually used to describe muscles but can also be used to describe a movement involving a number of muscles. In addition to physical therapy building muscle strength and aiding in recovery, these exercises can also improve flexibility which is a vital part of maintaining a sound body.
Balance can sometimes be difficult after injury. More often than not, the body sometimes works to compensate for weak areas regardless of whether you are injured or not. This means something as simple as normal, daily activities can ultimately throwing the body off-balance in some way.
When someone has an injury, the ability to balance is sometimes slowed down and needs to be re-trained. It is also important for some people who have generally poor balance reaction times and are significantly more prone to injuries.
Physical Therapy Helps Our Patients Who Exhibit the Following Symptoms:
- Neck pain and low back pain
- Arthritis in one or multiple joints
- Fractures and other orthopedic conditions
- Bowel or bladder incontinence
- Chronic fatigue and weakness
- Pre- and post-surgical conditioning and strengthening
- Fitness and wellness education including weight loss and prevention of osteoporosis
- Respiratory problems / poor cardiovascular endurance
- Extremity problems
- Common sprains and muscle strains
- Sports related injuries