Physical therapy is a unique science and art that utilizes a wide variety of procedures to restore function to the body, reduce pain and help further injury. Our licensed physical therapist will establish individualized treatment plans to achieve the specific goals of each patient. After an initial physical examination and diagnosis by one of our orthopedists, the patient is referred to physical therapy. At the first visit, the patient undergoes an initial evaluation during which an individualized treatment plan is established to meet the patient’s specific rehabilitative needs. Once the patient goals are established, treatment begins using therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and various physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound , electrical stimulation, traction, ice and heat. Each plan of care also follows specific evidence-based rehabilitation protocols for post-operative care.
AOSM Physical Therapy also offers aquatic therapy to incorporate the properties of water and positively impact movement, strength and function. Water is a safe and effective medium to exercise specific muscle groups and joints with substantially less compressive forces making movement easier and less painful. The therapeutic, non-weight-bearing properties of water and its natural resistance create an ideal environment for post-operative and back rehabilitation.