Professional’s primary goal is to relieve your pain and get you back to your normal level of activity. Our staff is comprised of compassionate, attentive healthcare professionals, living our philosophy of “treating the patient, not just the injury.”
The most important thing to remember is to be patient with yourself, and complete the recommended treatment. As each injury is unique, your Treatment Plan will be tailored specifically to your needs. Initial treatments typically focus on:
- Reducing Inflammation
- Alleviating Pain
- Protecting you from Further Injury
In the sessions that follow, treatment will focus on helping you regain strength, balance, and flexibility.
Along with your treatments, you will be provided with a Home Exercise Program. It is very important to follow these instructions, as it will lead to a quicker recovery.
Communicate often with your Physical Therapy team. This will ensure as-needed adjustments are made to your treatment plan.
Here’s what to expect at each step along the road to your recovery:
Your Physical Therapist (PT) will begin with a specialized and focused Evaluation. Your range of motion, strength, degree of tenderness/inflammation, will be assessed during the Evaluation.
Using information gathered during the Evaluation, your personalized Treatment Plan and therapy goals will be developed. Your Treatment Plan is created based on input from you, your PT, and your physician.
Your Treatment Program will initially focus on relieving your symptoms and on stabilizing your condition. Treatment will then progress to strengthening and regaining maximum movement and function. While length of appointment may vary, to best maximize the effectiveness of your therapy, plan your calendar for each visit lasting about one hour, 2-3 times per week. You can also schedule visits up to two weeks in advance, securing your desired appointment time.
At Professional, we employ a “team approach” as it allows our patients to experience the benefits of treatment from the different skills of our PTs and the other licensed and certified healthcare professionals who work alongside them. All of our Physical Therapists are state-licensed graduates of CAPTE-accredited programs, and are seasoned professionals.
Your PT will continually reassess your progress toward your treatment goals, and will work with you and your doctors to plan for the appropriate time and readiness of your Physical Therapy discharge.