Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy offered in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, Terrell and Royse City, TX

Physical Therapy

About Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is one of the most widely used treatments in orthopaedics for injuries, chronic medical problems, and after surgery. It’s one of the many treatments the team at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas uses for various problems, including hip, knee, and back pain. The team has several locations in Texas, including Rockwall, Wylie, Terrell, and Forney, and comprises 25 board-certified orthopaedic specialists. Physical therapy is an excellent tool the team uses to help patients regain a better quality of life. To schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas, call the team today or request a consultation on the website.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a branch of medicine that assists with body movement, strength, flexibility, and functionality in patients with injuries, neurological disorders, or who’ve just had surgery.

Physical therapy aims to improve range of motion, balance, and strength to benefit a patient’s quality of life.

A physical therapist is a licensed specialist who carefully evaluates each patient’s needs to create a customized therapy plan. Each plan begins slowly and progresses for optimal pain relief and healing over weeks to months.

At Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas, the team utilizes physical therapy as an adjoining treatment with other therapies to give each patient an optimal recovery process.

It’s an essential tool that’s helped millions of patients worldwide recover from injuries, chronic health conditions, and chronic pain.

What conditions can physical therapy help?

Physical therapy is an excellent option for many medical conditions, injuries, and other issues that involve the musculoskeletal system. At Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas, the team uses it for various reasons, including:

  • Recovering from a joint replacement
  • After a fracture
  • Rehab after a tendon injury
  • Dealing with chronic arthritis
  • Improving back or neck pain
  • Recovering from sports injuries

The team uses specialized treatment methods to improve each patient’s ability to move, function, and perform daily tasks throughout their treatment.

Each condition requires a specialized plan the physical therapist creates after the first evaluation and appointment. The plan focuses on the patient’s specific needs and requirements to improve their current condition.

What can patients expect at physical therapy?

During a physical therapy appointment, patients can expect a thorough evaluation and review of their medical history. Each patient requires specialized care and customized plans, which may include the following:

  • Massage
  • Transcutaneous electrical stimulation
  • Stretching
  • Strength training
  • Balance exercises
  • Flexibility training
  • Ice or heat
  • Manual tissue manipulation

In the first several appointments, each patient begins therapy slowly, advancing weekly to improve mobility, flexibility, and balance. Pain relief should also start to be apparent with each passing week.

However, it’s important to understand that some physical therapy appointments may be uncomfortable but not painful. Moving and increasing mobility isn’t easy, but each passing appointment should become easier.

To make an appointment with the team at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas, call one of the conveniently located offices in Texas or request a consultation on the website.