We Use Physical Therapy to Treat a Variety of Conditions at Our Reno, NV, Office
Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic is pleased to offer physical therapy as one of the many services available at our Reno, Nevada, office. We’re a full-service orthopedic center, and our team includes physical therapists who work hand-in-hand with our various other orthopedic specialists.
Many people in the Reno, NV, area and beyond believe that physical therapy is only necessary following surgery, as a rehabilitative technique. While physical therapy can certainly help under those circumstances, it’s also used to help treat a variety of other conditions, including the following:
- Arthritis — The pain and joint stiffness caused by arthritis often makes people hesitant to exercise the affected areas of the body. Failing to stretch an arthritic joint, however, can exacerbate symptoms. Physical therapists can treat arthritis by teaching patients how to properly exercise affected joints without causing further damage.
- Fibromyalgia — Physical therapists often treat fibromyalgia (chronic widespread pain) by guiding patients through physical therapy exercises designed to improve posture and increase strength and range of motion. They may also employ massage and heat/cold therapy.
- Migraines — Physical therapists treat migraines by showing patients techniques for reducing pain, including relaxation, cold therapy, and massage.
- Sciatica — Because sciatic pain occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed or otherwise irritated, physical therapists may attempt to release tension in the surrounding tissues using massage. They may also treat sciatica using heat/cold therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), or various stretching techniques.
To learn whether your condition could potentially be treated using physical therapy, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today. Our caring team would be happy to set up an appointment for you at our Reno, NV, office or other nearby location. We look forward to helping you work towards pain relief.