How Outpatient Physical Therapy Can Benefit Patients in Reno, NV and Carson City
Outpatient physical therapy can be an effective method of treatment for patients trying to avoid orthopedic surgery or for patients recovering from surgery. Regardless of what end of the spectrum you are at, the doctors at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, Nevada and Carson City can help you restore strength and flexibility to your body.
While this type of treatment can be recommended for anyone suffering from orthopedic pain, outpatient physical therapy is often recommended to treat chronic pain in the spine. Patients with a pinched nerve caused by a herniated or bulging disc or by any other spine condition can often find relief through the treatments performed in our physical therapy clinic. Treatments such as core strengthening exercises and stretches can help reduce the pressure on the pinched nerve, which can help reduce your symptoms. Each exercise is monitored by one of our physical therapists, though sometimes patients will be given a list of exercises and stretches they can perform at home.
Other patients who may be recommended for physical therapy are ones recovering from orthopedic surgery, such as spine, hip, or knee surgery, to name a few. These patients can regain mobility and flexibility with guided stretches and low-impact exercise programs. In some cases, a physical therapist may work with a nutritionist if he or she determines that weight loss could benefit the patient’s recovery. Often, excessive weight can be a leading factor in joint damage. Therefore, combining a nutrition plan with physical therapy can help expedite the recovery process.
Our outpatient physical therapy center in Carson City is equipped to perform the following treatments:
- Massage therapy
- Neuromuscular therapy
- Hot/cold therapy
- Sports therapy
- Soft tissue and joint mobilization
- Manual therapy
- Much more
To learn more about the benefits of our outpatient physical therapy offered in Reno, NV and Carson City, contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today.