The West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. team is committed to the highest standards of patient care, which is why they offer comprehensive physical therapy services on site. If you’re recovering from joint replacement surgery, a sports injury, or a chronic condition that limits your function, the dedicated team brings you comprehensive recovery care. Among Bone and Joint’s 11 offices, the offices in Jackson and Paris offer physical therapy.
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy involves the evaluation and treatment of physical problems that limit your function. The West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. physical therapy team specializes in musculoskeletal and spine problems caused by disease or physical trauma.
The goal of physical therapy is to help you get back to maximum function so you can be as independent as possible. Your physical therapy may include a variety of exercises and treatments to reduce pain and enhance function, such as:
- Prescribed strengthening exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Hands-on spine and tissue manipulation
- Hot and cold packs
- Therapeutic massage
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Electrical stimulation
The team tailors physical therapy for everyone, from sports medicine patients to geriatric post-surgery patients and many others. The team also includes a hand therapist, a physical therapist who specializes in hand and upper extremity rehab after hand surgery or injury.
At West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., your therapy encompasses all types of rehabilitation and recovery, so you can also get occupational therapy on-site as needed.
What is occupational therapy?
Like physical therapy, occupational therapy is a form of rehabilitation for patients dealing with impairments and limitations caused by disease or physical trauma.
Occupational therapy focuses mainly on the upper extremities, so they often help with hand and wrist injuries. Overall, occupational therapy helps you learn skills so you can take care of your basic needs every day.
Your occupational therapy treatment can include:
- Tasks to improve fine motor skills
- Training to help you transfer from wheelchair to bed or bath
- Exercises to improve flexibility and strength
- Strategies to help you function better at work
Just as with physical therapy, occupational therapy helps you reach your goals so you can attain maximum function.
What is a physical therapy evaluation like?
The team evaluates your pain level, current range of motion, posture, and balance and asks you a variety of questions to determine what kind of personalized program you need.
Your input is important for this evaluation, as you’ll work hand-in-hand with the physical and occupational therapy team to get strong and improve your quality of life.
How long will my physical therapy program last?
As it does with all treatments at the practice, the team personalizes physical therapy for the patient. Some patients need physical therapy for just a few weeks, but others may need it long-term to achieve maximum wellness.
The physical therapy department at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. spans more than 4,000 square feet and includes all of the most innovative treatment modalities for maximum rehabilitation. For physical therapy in an uplifting and positive environment, click online booking or call any of the three physical therapy sites: two in Jackson or one in Paris.