What is physical therapy?

July 23rd, 2019

Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians. Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

At Empower Physical Therapy, we will incorporate many different ways to try and help manage your pain or improve your mobility. Some of these ways are through hands-on techniques, known as manual therapy, to improve movements of the joints and muscles. We also will use exercises known as therapeutic exercise where we will target specific muscles to try and improve their function and strength. Lastly, we will use different state of the art equipment designed to improve healing and decrease your pain, such as therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot and cold therapy, iontophoresis, and compression.

Our physical therapy clinic is a warm and inviting area where we get to know our patients on a much deeper level than other medical professionals. We want you to feel comfortable and enjoy your time at therapy. We believe that you can achieve great results, improve your healing, and have a great time while doing it!