FAQs About Rehabilitation
Do you have a few questions about physical therapy (PT)? Whether you have an injury, are recovering from surgery, or have a chronic condition, PT offers many benefits. The physical therapists at Cumberland Physical Therapy & Rehab in Somerset, KY, offer therapies and treatments that will help relieve pain and improve your mobility.
How can rehabilitation help me?
Rehabilitation offers many benefits. It can:
- Reduce muscle tension and relieve spasms
- Relieve back and neck pain and pain in your joints and muscles
- Stretch and strengthen the muscles that support your joints
- Help you recover from surgery or even avoid it in some cases
- Speed recovery from frozen shoulder, tendonitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions
- Promote healing by increasing blood flow to injured areas
- Improve range of motion, mobility, and balance
- Assist stroke patients in regaining mobility
- Help you safely return to your favorite sport
- Reduce pain and other symptoms associated with arthritis
What happens during rehabilitation?
During your first PT session, your physical therapist will perform an evaluation and ask a few questions about your injury or condition. Based on the evaluation, he or she will devise a treatment plan that may include:
- Exercises: You'll learn how to perform exercises that will improve muscle flexibility, strengthen weak muscles, and improve range of motion and balance.
- Heat or Ice Packs: Heat reduces pain and helps relax your muscles, while ice reduces inflammation and also relieves pain.
- Manual Therapy: Your physical therapy session may include soft tissue manipulation or massage.
- Taping: Your physical therapist may teach you to apply tape that helps support your muscles and eases pain and inflammation.
- Traction: Traction devices gently separate the joints in your spine, relieving pressure on your nerves.
Could you benefit from rehabilitation? Call the physical therapists at Cumberland Physical Therapy & Rehab in Somerset, KY, at (606) 678-5708 to schedule an appointment.