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Physical Therapy

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Jonesboro, GA

When you need to rehabilitate after an injury, recover from surgery, or desperately need relief from pain or limited mobility, physical therapy is the path to better health and wellness. Rajiv Sood, DO, and the physical therapists at Spine and Orthopedic Center offer comprehensive physical therapy treatments customized to meet your unique health care needs. Whether you want to return to competitive sports or regain the ability to climb stairs, physical therapy helps you reach your goals. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Jonesboro, Georgia, or use the online booking feature today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

How does physical therapy improve my health?

The physical therapists at Spine and Orthopedic Center draw from a wide range of techniques and treatments (modalities). Their treatment improves your health by:

  • Diminishing pain
  • Accelerating healing
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Rebuilding muscle strength
  • Improving range of motion
  • Promoting flexibility
  • Restoring function
  • Reducing stress
  • Correcting body mechanics
  • Improving balance

These physical changes help you recover and rehabilitate from musculoskeletal injuries, degenerative diseases, and orthopedic surgery.

What health conditions benefit from physical therapy?

Physical therapy can help you heal from all types of conditions affecting your musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, muscles, and nerves, as well as tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.

Additionally, physical therapy has a vital role in managing chronic pain and the long-term care of disabilities and diseases like arthritis. If you engage in competitive sports, your physical therapy includes sport-specific rehabilitation so you can return to play at optimal strength and with better performance.

What should I expect during physical therapy?

Physical therapists are fully trained to evaluate your strength, range of motion, muscle performance, and aerobic capacity (ability to use oxygen during exercise). They also assess your posture, coordination, and balance.

With on-site physical therapy at Spine and Orthopedic Center, your provider also works closely with your physical therapist, following a team approach that helps you achieve the fastest recovery and the best results.

Your customized physical therapy treatment plan may include many different modalities. These are a few examples:

  • Passive and active exercises
  • Flexibility and stretching exercises
  • Strength training
  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Endurance training
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Biofreeze® application
  • Iontophoresis
  • Traction

Your physical therapist teaches core strengthening techniques and stretching protocols you can use to enhance performance and function. They also develop a home exercise program that improves your rehabilitation and can recommend a training regimen that lowers your risk of reinjury.

What type of physical therapy is sports massage?

As specialists in sports medicine, the physicians and therapists at Spine and Orthopedic Center provide comprehensive care for sports injuries, including sports massage.

Sports massage is typically done before, during, and after athletic activities. The massage techniques relieve tension and swelling, promote flexibility, and lower your risk of injuries.

If you need physical therapy to ease the pain of a chronic condition or to recover from an injury, call the office or book an appointment online today.