Meet with a Physiotherapist at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Carson City, NV, Office
A physiotherapist (also commonly referred to as a “physical therapist”) plays a key role in the rehabilitation process for anyone who has recently undergone surgery. At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we recognize the value offered by a skilled and experienced physiotherapist, as well as the importance of providing our patients with a full-service approach to treatment. That’s why we’ve chosen to include physiotherapists as part of the team at our Carson City, Nevada, office — we want to be able to guide our patients through treatment, start to finish, without them having to seek out physical therapy services from a different provider following surgery.
After a patient undergoes surgery, a physiotherapist can help him or her regain strength, mobility, and balance. In order to achieve these goals, physiotherapists often guide patients through a series of rehabilitative exercises, such as the following:
- Ambulation exercises — If surgery has left a patient unable to walk, a physiotherapist can use ambulation exercises to teach him or her how to move around again. If necessary, the physiotherapist can also provide instruction on how to walk using a cane or a walker.
- Strength exercises — Being unable to move a certain body part in the weeks following surgery may result in muscle weakness. A physiotherapist can instruct patients on how to safely regain strength in that area of the body.
- Flexibility exercises — Similarly, surgery may leave patients with reduced flexibility in a certain area of the body. A physiotherapist can guide patients through exercises designed to increase range of motion.
A physiotherapist can also assist patients living with chronic pain. For patients living with certain neck or back conditions, for example, a physiotherapist can help them to achieve pain relief using manual therapy, massage therapy, or myofascial release therapy.
If you’re interested in meeting with a physiotherapist at our Carson City, NV, office, whether for rehabilitation or pain relief purposes, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today.