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Physical therapy plays is vital for the successful rehabilitation of people who have received a total joint replacement of the knee, hip, or shoulder. It also also helps people who are limited in their daily lives due because joint pain from all types of arthritis.

Physical therapy helps restore range of motion, strength, mobility, and flexibility. A physical therapist can teach how to again walk and climb stairs, get in and out of a chair or car, and other daily activities. Assistive devices such as canes and walkers are also common with joint replacement surgery.

 

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Physical Therapy: When Do You Need It?

If you have had an injury or illness that makes it hard to do daily tasks, you’re a candidate for physical therapy. It can ease pain and help you function, move, and live better. Here are some of the benefits you can get from therapy:

  • Relieve pain
  • Improve movement
  • Recover from a sports injury
  • Prevent surgery
  • Rehabilitation after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery
  • Manage a chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis
  • Adapt to and learn how to use an artificial limb
  • Learn to use a walker or cane

 

Physical Therapy:  What Happens?

The physical therapist creates a treatment plan for you. It includes your personal goals like functioning and feeling better, plus exercises or other treatments to help you reach them.

You may take less or more time to reach those goals than other people in physical therapy. Everyone is different. You may also have more or fewer sessions than others. It just depends on your needs.

You treatments might include:

  • Exercises or stretches
  • Massage, heat, or cold therapy, warm water therapy, ultrasound to ease muscle pain or spasms
  • Rehab to help you learn to use an artificial limb
  • Practice with gadgets that help you move or stay balanced, like a cane or walker

The therapist monitors your progress and will adjust your treatment as necessary.

 

Physical Therapy: The Advanced Nursing and Rehab Center New Haven CT 06519

The Advanced Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Haven, Ct  provides skilled physical therapy care. Patients receive individualized protocols that are designed to restore function. Exercises are adjusted to get the patient restored to maximum health.

Schedule your tour of our facility and view our programs in action. Call us.

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