Physical Therapy
Knees can see forces from 2 up to 5 times your body weight with physical activity. By losing 10 pounds you can take 30 pounds of force off your knees.

Don't jump into a new exercise program too quickly; always progress slowly and let your muscles, joints and bones adapt to the new stresses.

Make time for stretching in your exercise routine. A dynamic stretch before, like trunk twists or gently bouncing on your toes before activities and static stretches holding the muscles on stretch for 20 seconds, is a good plan. The stretching prepares your body for activity and helps you maintain proper range of motion.



Physical Therapy

Life after an injury, surgery, or illness can be painful, even while doing the simplest tasks.  Our physical therapy treatment programs are a custom-designed course to restore maximal function, allowing patients to safely return to life’s daily activities.  Our programs treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, and help restore range of movement and function, decrease pain, reduce inflammation or swelling, and increase muscle strength and endurance.

Physical therapy involves the performance of targeted exercises to heal painful or injured areas of the body.  Treatment usually involves a combination of specific exercises using state-of-the-art equipment and targeted stretching and weight resistance, the application of heat or cold, massage, and deep tissue stimulation using sonography.  Our professionally trained and experienced therapists design an individualized course of treatment for each patient based on a physical evaluation as well any x-rays/scans, input from your referring physician and your own personal goals for treatment.  You may require weekly therapy sessions or visits several times per week.  While the therapist focuses on treating you and monitoring your progress during visits, patients are encouraged to support their treatment plan at home with a series of specific exercises, which the therapist will outline.  Participation at home will increase the recovery rate and success of the therapy.

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