MARYLAND PHYSICAL THERAPY
Physical therapy includes services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.
MANUAL THERAPY is the application of hands-on techniques designed to relieve pain, reduce muscle tightness / spasm, and improve range of motion.
WHAT ARE THE TECHNIQUES?
Joint mobilizations: gentle stretching of the ligamentous structures of the joints. Soft tissue mobilizations: utilized for the purpose of decreasing muscle tightness and spasm (to include: massage, myofascial release, and trigger point release). Passive stretching: gentle stretching of muscles to increase flexibility and range of motion.
Therapeutic exercise is the systematic performance or execution of planned physical movements or activities intended to enable the patient or client to remediate or prevent impairments of body functions and structures, enhance activities and participation, reduce risk, optimize overall health, and enhance fitness and well-being.
The use of therapeutic techniques for the purpose of improving impaired movement, balance, coordination, decreased kinesthetic sense, and impaired proprioception.
PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES
Moist Heat and Hot Packs Decreases pain, tightness and muscle spasm by increasing blood flow, relaxing muscle fibers and turning on pain inhibiting mechanisms. Cold Packs and Ice Packs Reduces pain, swelling and inflammation by causing vasoconstriction and affecting nerve conduction velocities.
Ultrasound Production of ultrasonic sound waves that penetrate the skin to reduce pain and inflammation, produce a deep heating effect and assist the healing process.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation Application of a gentle electrical current designed to stimulate muscles and nerves. Can assist with muscle strengthening or re-education in addition to decreasing pain, swelling and muscle spasm.
Mechanical Traction Application of a “pulling force” to the spine that results in decompression of the vertebrae that make up the spine. Designed to decrease pain and improve mobility.
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If you’ve been injured in an accident as a result of recklessness, negligence, a defective product or other fault, you should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible so that your health does not deteriorate, and you have the proof that you need to seek deserved monetary compensation.
Many times injuries are hidden, or are underestimated, so please call us today for a free consultation at (301) 576-0500, or email us. We also provide free legal referrals to our patients who are suffering from accident-related injuries.