Physical Therapy Gaithersburg

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Physical Therapy Gaithersburg  

Physical Therapy Gaithersburg

Physical Therapy Gaithersburg of Rock Physical Therapy tips for customers. You wonder about your aches and pains.  You do your workouts regularly, and you make sure that a warm up and a good stretching session precedes it.  You lift and yes, you exercise.  But for some reason, the stiffness or that little nagging pain just won’t go away.

Should you wait it out?

No.  Whatever the problem is, it is best to see a physical therapist.  Physical therapy in Gaithersburg has been on the rise because PTs (Physical Therapists) are good at helping with motion – regardless of whether the patient is involved in sports, or is encountering issues because of repetitive movement at work.  PTs are trained to treat muscle and joint problems, back pain, shoulder pains, and other ailments that can make range of movement difficult.  They also help patients who are undergoing cardiac rehabilitation, with their exercise programs.

 Physical therapy in Gaithersburg has been gaining popularity among the baby boomers and athletes.  Baby boomers, or those born between 1946 and 1964, are beginning to find that movement is not the way they are used to.  Athletes, on the other hand, need PTs because of sports-related injuries, in addition to back and neck pain.

What to expect

The first session always includes an assessment.  An assessment takes about 45 minutes.  The PT does an exam and narrows down a problem list.  The exam includes strength tests to determine if the patient’s muscled are working at normal capacity.  In addition to strength tests, the patient’s range of motion and balance are also checked.  These objective measures help the physical therapist set treatment benchmarks so that he or she can devise an exercise plan. An assessment usually takes one to six days.

Once a plan is made, the PT schedules a set series of therapy visits which is then followed by “homework” – an exercise program that must become part of the patient’s regular routine.

 

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