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Physical Therapy

Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine

Pain Medicine located in Ramsey, NJ

Physical therapy is an effective nonsurgical and non-pharmaceutical solution that can help you have a faster and smoother recovery without the potential risks and side effects. At Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine in Ramsey, New Jersey, skilled physicians Kevin McElroy, DO, and Steven Ferrer, MD, work with compassionate medical professionals to provide top-quality and highly individualized physical therapy services. If you’re interested in learning more about how physical therapy can benefit you, call Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a form of health care that focuses on providing pain relief and improving mobility, functionality, and quality of life. Physical therapy can help you move and live better, and it promotes balance and symmetry in the neuromuscular system.

At Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine, physical therapy is performed with a hands-on, individualized approach, often utilizing additional tools, such as balls and stretching bands, to amplify the results.

What does physical therapy involve?

Physical therapy usually involves a number of treatment methods and modalities, such as:

  • Targeted and specialized exercises
  • Ice and heat therapies
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Kinesiotaping

Your physical therapist teaches you exercises, provides hands-on treatments, and gives you simple exercises you can do at home.

During your first therapy session, your physical therapist evaluates your needs and gives you a consultation to discuss important factors about your medical history and lifestyle.

Your physical therapist gives you certain tests to determine how well you conduct specific movements like bending, reaching, or grasping, as well as walking, your heartbeat as you’re active, and your posture.

Why would physical therapy be recommended?

Your doctor might recommend physical therapy to:

  • Improve physical ability and movement
  • Prevent a surgery or a disability
  • Manage a chronic illness, such as diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease
  • Assist your recovery following childbirth
  • Provide rehabilitation after a stroke, surgery, or an injury, including auto accidents, sports, and work-related injuries
  • Support bladder or bowel control
  • Strengthen muscles and prevent falls
  • Help you as you adapt to an artificial limb
  • Assist and accelerate your body’s natural healing process
  • Help you as you learn to use a cane, walker, or other assisted-walking devices

The Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine physical therapists and physicians can also provide bracing, injections, and limited use of medication when necessary.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapy can benefit people of all ages with a number of different health complications. Different types of physical therapy can help build muscle strength, relax muscle tension, and more, depending on your needs and current health.

Physical therapy provides you with a well-rounded and successful plan for recovery. It’s both non-pharmaceutical and nonsurgical and doesn’t present the many possible risks and side effects.

Discover the benefits of physical therapy and call or click to visit Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine.