It is common to lose mobility if you have suffered a soft tissue injury, arthritis, or a fracture. Stiffness and pain can interfere with work, exercise, and activity. After experiencing injury or trauma, working with a physical therapist will be essential to ensure your mobility level returns to where it was pre-injury. You do not have to surrender to dysfunction after your injury or settle for surgery; physical therapy can help you regain functional mobility so you can move freely and without limitations.
Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses designed exercises, equipment, and a treatment plan to help patients regain or improve their mobility and flexibility. At ACE PT, a highly trained provider is with you every step, offering assistance to guide you safely to increase your range of motion and mobility while helping to manage your pain level and discomfort. Physical therapy improves your overall health and wellness with individualized treatment plans created for your specific needs.
Creating customized physical therapy programs can help individuals return to their prior level of functioning and encourage activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury and improve mobility. If pain prevents you from moving freely, this can instinctively cause you to stop moving that body part. This inactivity can cause that body part to atrophy and weaken, putting you at risk for further injury.
Our body parts are designed to work in harmony with one another, so if you favor one element in an attempt to avoid pain in another, you put yourself at risk for injury. Our therapists evaluate your current mobility and then guide you through appropriate exercises that help improve strength and flexibility in problematic areas. Whether you’re rehabilitating from surgery or an acute injury or managing a chronic illness, physical therapy can complement your treatment in many beneficial ways, guiding you towards a healthier way of life.
If you have questions about how physical therapy may help you or someone you care about, reach out to the experts at ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute.
ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute was founded on the principles of high ethical standards, integrity, honesty, and professionalism. When you step inside one of their eight convenient locations in the Washington Metro area, your goal becomes theirs: returning you to your normal lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.