Physical Therapy with our Tallahassee Multidisciplinary Team
What's wrong with your body right now? Perhaps you've experienced an acute injury that has left some part of your body all but useless. Maybe you're fighting the pain, stiffness, and/or neurological effects of a chronic health condition. Whatever is ailing your musculoskeletal system, there's a good chance that physical therapy can help. That's why we're proud to offer this form or rehabilitative care at Magnolia Wellness Center in Tallahassee FL.
An Introduction to Physical Therapy
What is physical therapy? Physical Therapy is care that aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live better. It's a combination of a number of different techniques all aimed at a single purpose -- helping you regain your quality of life by restoring your physical comfort and function. By putting your body through specific exercises and other therapeutic measures, our physical therapist in Tallahassee can help you rebuild damaged or weakened muscles, limber up tight connective tissues, and improve communications between body and brain. The results don't occur overnight, but the steady application of a well-designed physical therapy program can eventually make you feel like yourself again and return to your work, sport, or other everyday activities.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
We may prescribe physical therapy (alongside chiropractic adjustment and other helpful measures) to address many different conditions and injuries. Examples include:
- Relieve Pain
- Improve movement or ability
- Prevent or recover from a sport injury
- Prevent disability or surgery
- Rehab after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery
- Work on balance to prevent slip or fall injuries
- Manage a chronic illness like diabetes, heart disease, or arthritis
- Recover after you give birth
- Control your bowels or bladder
- Adapt to an artificial limb
- Learn to use assistive devices like a walker or cane
- Get a splint or brace
- Recovery from weakness or atrophy related to extended immobilization
Techniques Offered by Our Physical Therapist in Tallahassee
Our physical therapist in Tallahassee may call on a number of different techniques to help you get your body working again. Exercises typically play a key role in mobilizing joints and strengthening tissues. You may find yourself walking on a treadmill, pedaling a stationary bike, or holding yourself steady as you stand on a balance board. There are also many exercises that require no equipment at all -- some of which you can easily and safely perform in the comfort of your own home.
In addition to exercises that loosen the tissues and lubricate the joints, you may benefit from other pain management techniques as part of your physical therapy plan. These techniques include ultrasound therapy, neuromuscular electrical muscle stimulation, heat, ice, and massage therapy.
Find Out What Physical Therapy Can Do for You
Are you ready to put the potent benefits of physical therapy to work on your particular health challenge? Call Magnolia Wellness Center at (850) 656-6606 for a consultation at our Tallahassee clinic!