Physical therapy (or PT for short) is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of disabilities and impairments. For example, after an injury or surgery when you need to strengthen or improve the functionality of a certain area of your body. In many instances, physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical or rehabilitation services.
The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed. Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health problems.
At the physical therapist, the doctor will examine you and make a plan for treatment. The plan will vary depending on why you are visiting a physical therapist, but the plan will help to improve your flexibility, strength, coordination, endurance and/or balance. Typically, physical therapy will include exercising, this may include stretching, lifting weights, walking or other exercises. Additionally, your physical therapist may teach you an exercise program that you can implement from home.
Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy: Your Severna Park Physical Therapy Center specializing in Post-Op Rehab through Aquatic Therapy
At Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy, we offer aquatic therapy to help speed recovery and provide better outcomes for our patients. Our therapists have a wide range of experience treating professional and recreational athletes, individuals who have suffered injuries at work, and those rehabbing from knee replacement surgery.
If you have any questions aboutPost-Op Rehab orAquatic Therapy, please contact Chesapeake Bay Aquatic & Physical Therapy by visiting cbayaquapt.com today! And if you are a new patient, please review ourNew Patient Forms page before your first visit.