Occupational and physical therapy services are conveniently available at our Beachwood and Chardon offices. A non-invasive and conservative approach to managing conditions, therapy is often one of the first modalities a doctor will prescribe to help patients. The exercises often take minimal effort, but do require a commitment to a training schedule for best results.
How Can Therapy Help?
When an injury or illness have left you in pain or with limited mobility, occupational and physical therapy can help get you back on track and recover faster. These therapies are used to help people of all ages and medical conditions.
Occupational and physical therapy involves customizing simple movements and exercises for the patient to follow on a regular schedule for a short, or extended amount of time. Exercises may be done with a therapist in our office, and then at home. The movements are designed to increase range of motion, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and reduce pain. Often, an individual’s program will encourage lifestyle changes that will prevent further injury and improve overall health and longevity.
Physical Therapy services at Beachwood and Chardon are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and our clinical teams are continually training on the latest in injury prevention, optimal function and sports performance. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our patients by delivering an exceptional patient experience.
What to Expect
Upon being recommended for occupational or physical therapy, you will be evaluated by a licensed therapist to determine range of motion, muscle strength, postural alignment and abnormalities in movement patterns, body mechanics and quality of movement with daily activities.
Following the results of your evaluation, a personalized plan of care will be designed to help you meet your individual recovery needs. Together, we will establish clear goals and begin treatment that will be most effective to your specific injury.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our physical therapy program can provide significant benefits to the following conditions:
- Back and neck pain
- Muscle, myofascial and joint pain
- Sprains and strains
- Orthopedic injuries
- Pre- and post-operative conditions
- Weakness or loss of motion
- Soft tissue injuries
- Body misalignments (scoliosis)/Spinal dysfunctions
- Chronic pain / Fibromyalgia
- Sports-related injuries
- Work-related injuries
- Balance disorders
…And many others
Injuries or post-surgical conditions of the musculoskeletal system (made up of bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissue) often contribute to limited and painful motion. This can lead to pain and a decrease in daily activities. Physical therapists often use a variety of specific, hands-on techniques, called manual therapy, to improve mobility in joints and soft tissues.
Trained clinicians assess whether the muscles and joints have hypo- (restricted) or hyper- (excessive) mobility. Once restrictions or other dysfunctions are identified, the physical therapist may use various manual therapy techniques to reduce pain, improve mobility, facilitate movement, increase soft tissue extensibility and restore function.
Additional programs and treatments that our physical therapists may utilize include:
- Balance training
- Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
- McKenzie method
- Postural education
- Spinal traction
- Therapeutic exercise
- Therapeutic modalities
Orthopaedics is a medical specialty concerned with the correction of functional impairments of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes all the body’s bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and joints. Orthopaedic rehabilitation is a form of therapy that treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system and is a cornerstone of the programs and services we provide throughout the country. Orthopaedic rehabilitation encompasses the following programs and services we provide every day to the patients in our care:
o Physical therapy
o Hand therapy
o Work health