Baptist Medical Group Physical Therapy
Sometimes people are involved in serious car accidents that leave them with chronic neck pain. Occasionally, individuals suffer a sports injury that results in constant muscle pain. In both of these instances (and many more), physical therapy can help.
Patients can turn to physical therapy programs to recover from an injury or a long-term health problem. This medical specialty focuses on the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods instead of medication or surgery. This includes things like exercise, massage, or heat treatment. However, there are situations when physical therapy may be used in addition to other medical treatments like medication and surgery.
What Do Baptist Medical Group Physical Therapists Do?
The team of physical therapists at Baptist Medical Group is trained to evaluate and treat musculoskeletal problems that affect range of motion and daily functioning. Physical therapy has the ability to help patients who are having a hard time moving get better.
Especially after surgery or an injury, a primary care physician, orthopedist, or other doctor may recommend a course of physical therapy. This helps put patients on the road to recovery so they can get back to a normal life.
Treatment methods used by Baptist Medical Group physical therapists often include specific exercises to strengthen the muscles and address any problems in posture, balance or endurance. Treatment may involve the use of heat, cold, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and more. Using these treatments allows physical therapists to help reduce pain, restore function, improve the ability to move and prevent disability in patients.
Types of Conditions Treated
When a patient sees a Baptist Medical Group physician who specializes in physical therapy, they may be dealing with one of the following health problems:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Joint pain (shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, feet)
- Balance disorders
- Muscle pain
- Arm or leg pain (from nerve entrapment)