Injuries and conditions that affect the strength and mobility of your body should be treated by experts in these areas. That’s why many people who suffer from pain and injuries visit a physical therapist for treatment.
Physical therapists specialize in treating conditions that affect your bones, joints, cartilage, muscles and connective tissues. They go through extensive schooling and training before passing a certification exam to be licensed to practice.
Through all this training, physical therapists learn a lot of techniques and methods for treating many kinds of injuries and conditions and types of patients. While the physical therapists at Continuum Wellness are well-versed in many types of treatments, it’s easiest to understand what physical therapists can treat by breaking down what they do into three categories:
1. Orthopedic physical therapy
The main objective of orthopedic physical therapy is to rebuild strength that is lost due to an injury or a condition. Many orthopedic physical therapy treatments focus on stretches and exercises that can help the muscles and connective tissues grow stronger and more flexible to help manage pain and improve recovery speeds. These treatments are great for people who have been injured participating in sports or are recovering from surgery.
2. Vestibular therapy
Vestibular therapy is the school of physical therapy primarily focused on helping people restore balance. Vestibular physical therapy treatments focus on helping people overcome issues that affect the inner ear, causing vertigo and dizziness.
3. Neurological physical therapy
Physical therapists work closely with neurologists to develop treatments for neurological conditions. This can help people suffering from neurological conditions, such as a stroke or Parkinson’s disease.
Contact Continuum Wellness for physical therapy treatments
Are you suffering from pain or an injury that could be treated by physical therapy? Contact us today to speak with one of our team members about our treatment options and schedule a consultation to find out how we can help you recover.
1075 S. Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, Arizona 85119