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Physical Therapy Specialist

Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC

A Group Medical Practice located in Columbus, GA

Long-term functional mobility problems often stem from acute musculoskeletal injuries, degenerative conditions, and general wear and tear. With physical therapy at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, in Columbus, Georgia, you can improve the strength and flexibility of your injured joint as you heal. Their skilled team can coach you through physical therapy from your diagnosis until you reach your goals. Book your physical therapy consultation by phone or online at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a treatment approach to improve the mobility of one or more parts of your body. The team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, often recommends physical therapy as a vital part of treatment for various injuries and degenerative diseases. 

Without physical therapy, such injuries and conditions can result in improper or reduced function. Successful physical therapy can improve your strength, range of motion, flexibility, balance, and other factors. 

Physical therapy can help you escape new injuries because of joint instability and balance problems. It might also help you rely less on pharmaceuticals and avoid surgery in the future. 

What does physical therapy involve?

During physical therapy, your provider works with you from the time of your diagnosis until your recovery. With each visit, they evaluate your mobility and flexibility. They may also assess your posture and work with you to improve it. They help you set realistic goals to work toward during your physical therapy treatment. 

Physical therapy is highly personalized. Your provider works with you to perform various movements during your visits, which may happen once a week or more frequently. They may also use therapeutic modalities to improve your muscle function and relieve pain or discomfort:

Electrical stimulation

Using a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) unit, your provider stimulates your nerves to relieve pain. 

Ultrasound stimulation

Ultrasound stimulation uses soundwaves to stimulate your muscles and improve your blood flow. Like electrical stimulation, it is entirely non-invasive.

Which conditions can benefit from physical therapy?

There are many injuries and degenerative conditions that can limit your mobility. Even after the wound heals with or without treatment, you might not be able to use the affected joint or region as you once did. The team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, might recommend physical therapy as part of your treatment plan for:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis 
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Muscle or ligament strains
  • Torn cartilage
  • Bone fractures

Musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions often affect your knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, the facet joints in your spine, and other joints where two bones meet. For your treatment, the team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, typically recommends more than one approach in a personalized, comprehensive plan. 

If you have an injury or condition that limits your mobility in any way, don’t hesitate to call Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, or book an appointment online for a physical therapy consultation today.