Don't let an injury or chronic pain keep you down indefinitely. Instead, let us help you get back on your feet with physical therapy!


Our expert physical therapists are ready to help you recover and restore your quality of life—but how do you know if you're ready? Read on to learn more about how our physical therapy services can benefit you!


What is Physical Therapy? 


Physical therapy is a functional treatment method that revolves around the structure and movement of the body. Physical therapists help patients increase their flexibility, overall muscular strength, range of motion, and improve impaired functionality. They do this by developing a treatment plan of targeted stretches and exercises specifically chosen to meet the patient's unique biomechanical needs. If you're experiencing continuous discomfort, the physical therapist may also use electrical stimulation and thermotherapy to reduce it.


How Can Physical Therapy Benefit Me? 


Physical therapy is highly beneficial for those that need to regain strength and mobility after an injury or surgery. Physical therapy can also assist in preventing future damage and improving overall health. By increasing your strength and improving your mobility, you'll reduce your risk of injury for daily tasks and activities. The stronger your muscles are, the faster they can recover. Common injuries and surgeries that require physical therapy include ACL tears, shin splints, lower back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and joint replacements.


How Will I Progress?  


Our physical therapists will begin by evaluating your current level of function. From there, they will create realistic goals and build a treatment plan based on those goals. It helps when the patient knows what they hope to achieve with therapy so that the treatment plan sets them up for success. For example, your goal may be to improve balance to reduce your risk of falling or build back strength after an athletic injury. Next, the physical therapist will guide you through each exercise and provide activities to do at home in between sessions. With clear communication and consistency, you should start noticing progress within a few visits. The physical therapist will adjust your treatment plan as needed for optimal results.



Why Should I Choose Martin Foot & Ankle? 

Our team of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants is dedicated to helping patients get back to the lifestyle they desire. We provide patients with the education and knowledge to promote healing and restore functional ability. In addition, we have extensive training in the lower body kinematic chain—all the way from the spine to the toes. So regardless of how challenging your goal is, we have the tools to help you make strides toward achieving it.


Physical therapy is helpful for a wide range of conditions and can drastically enhance your life. To get started with one of our physical therapists, give us a call at (717) 757-3537 and schedule your appointment!


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