What Is Physical Therapy?

What Is Physical Therapy Gardnerville NVIf you’re living with chronic pain and stiffness, or if you’ve been recommended for surgery, your doctor may have mentioned going to physical therapy. But, what exactly is physical therapy? Physical therapy is a very complex area of medicine, but in general, it involves hands-on, non-invasive treatments designed to help patients relieve their pain and improve their physical abilities.

Common Physical Therapy Techniques

While some physical therapy methods will work wonderfully for one patient, they may not have the same effect on another, so physical therapists will design treatment programs tailored to their clients’ specific needs. With that being said, some of the most common physical therapy techniques include:

  • Manual therapy — During manual therapy, a physical therapist manipulates and stretches the patient’s soft tissues and joints with the goal of relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and improving range of motion.
  • Soft tissue mobilization — This technique involves massaging an area of the body to relax the nearby muscles and tendons, break down adhesions and scar tissue, and stimulate the regeneration of tissue.
  • Therapeutic exercise — Physical therapists use progressive strength-building and stretching exercises to help patients grow stronger and recover their range of motion.

Physical Therapy in Gardnerville, NV

If you’re in need of physical therapy in the Gardnerville, Nevada, area, you can turn to Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. We’re a full-service orthopedic practice that’s been helping patients since 1966, and our team includes skilled physical therapists. Contact us today to learn more, or request an appointment using our convenient online form.

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