Maryland Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Capitol Heights, MD
What to Expect During Physical Therapy
Patients who are new to Capitol Heights, MD physical therapy may want to know what to expect, so there are no surprises during a treatment session. Physical therapists are professionals who have been trained to aid those with conditions that impair physical functioning. Our team of physical therapists at Ameriwell have been working with the people of this community since our opening day. There is no better reward for us than seeing our patients feel more independent and confident in their daily lives. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions after reading the information provided below:
Your First Appointment with a Physical Therapist
During your initial visit with a physical therapist, we are likely to start off by finding out more about your condition. We may ask you a series of questions and have you perform various tasks so we can assess the degree to which your strength, range of motion, flexibility and functioning are impaired. Once we gather your health information, we can talk with you about condition prognosis, and which strategies may help improve your functioning and quality of life. It is our goal to create a treatment plan that reflects your health goals too.
When Fear Gets in the Way
Many patients may hold off on trying physical therapy in Capitol Heights, MD out of fear that sessions will cause further pain. However, in most cases these feelings of concern melt away rapidly once you meet a physical therapist at Ameriwell, and express what areas are painful or challenging for you. You may come to find that your worries were silly to begin with, and after learning what a physical therapist can do to help you, you have more realistic ideas of what rehabilitation will be like. Do not let fear get in the way of a treatment that could make a huge difference in your life.
Physical Therapist Techniques
Physical therapists may utilize several techniques to decrease pain, alleviate stiffness, improve range of motion, build strength, and increase flexibility. A physical therapist may use ultrasound, ice, heat, electrical stimulation or manual tactics during treatment sessions. If you have any questions about why a certain technique is being used, please feel free to ask us, as we are happy to explain further.
Conditions Aided by Physical Therapy in Capitol Heights, MD
There are many types of illness and injuries that can be aided through Capitol Heights, MD physical therapy. Patients recovering from a stroke, spinal cord injury, sports injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel, balance disorders and osteoporosis may see improvement in their condition through physical therapy sessions. However, it is important to note that physical therapists at Ameriwell may be able to treat many more conditions that those listed here. Please call us to find out what we can do to help treat your injury or illness.
We offer free initial consultations for new patients who have never been seen by a physical therapist at Ameriwell before. If you are in discomfort, pain or frustration due to your condition, we highly encourage you to reach out to discuss physical therapy in Capitol Heights, MD today.
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