Physical therapy can help with improving and restoring mobility and function. It is used when primary care physicians, physiatrists, neurologists, podiatrists and other medical practitioners wish to help restore your function when drug interventions do not demonstrate improvement in your overall mobility. Physical therapists work with surgeons to determine whether conservative management can help prevent surgery or enhance the results of surgery. Physical therapists can help physicians implement the best plan for rehabilitation post surgery. The best physicians know that good physical therapy care is essential to allow for your maximum return to function with less pain. Limitations in performing normal activities of daily living can impact your independence. Your physician may refer you to physical therapy to help you regain these abilities and get back on the path to independent living.
Ask your medical provider for a referral for physical therapy or drop by the clinic to find out how we can help you improve your function.
What can an A&M Physical therapist do for you?
A&M Physical Therapists provide you a thorough assessment of your baseline AROM, strength, balance and motor function during your initial assessment and listen to your history of your impairment and dysfunction. This thorough approach allows us to come up with a plan of care that is individualized based on your current status and your personal goals. Achieving measurable outcomes after physical therapist intervention is our focus.
How can you receive physical therapy care?>Ask your medical doctor or ARNP for a referral to our outpatient physical or occupational service.Come in directly if you wish to try out physical therapist care as we collaborate with local physicians in order to improve your return to a normal independent activity of daily living.We also provide individualized physical fitness coaching using Rocktape’s PMT movement strategies and Tai Chi slow martial arts techniques for improving your motor strategies in your sports and recreational activities.New: Try out our whole body vibration machine, Power Plate if you are suffering from spasticity, balance problems or if you have the beginnings of osteopenia or osteoporosis.
Occupational therapy can help increase participation and independence in the purposeful and meaningful activities that fill daily life such as self care, play and leisure, work and community or home-based tasks through the therapeutic use of everyday activities or “occupations”. Occupational therapists use an occupation-based and client-centered approach that identifies the fulfilling and meaningful activities a person would like to accomplish in daily life—and emphasizes the performance of those desired activities as the primary goal of therapy. Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of a client’s home and other environments to ensure safety, recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, training in how to modify a task or activity to facilitate participation and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.