Neurosurgery & Pain Management located in Collegeville,, PA & Exton, PA
If you’re injured or had surgery, you may need physical therapy to help get you back to doing the things you love. Sagi Kuznits, MD, FACS, at Neurosurgical Care in Royersford, Pennsylvania, can add physical therapy to your treatment plan to help you improve your strength, mobility, and flexibility so you can get back to your usual activities as quickly as possible. For comprehensive neurosurgical care from a compassionate team, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.
Physical Therapy Q & A
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a specialized area of health care that focuses on the function and health of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Kuznits may recommend physical therapy for a number of reasons, including:
- Relief from pain
- Improving strength and flexibility
- Preventing further injury
- Reducing the need for surgery
- Working on balance and coordination
- Improving range of motion
Physical therapy achieves these goals through exercise and manual therapy, which may include stretching and massage.
Who needs physical therapy?
You may need physical therapy to help improve your health condition. Common conditions that benefit from physical therapy include:
- Neck or back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis
If you had back or spinal surgery, physical therapy is an essential part of your recovery process. It helps with rehabilitation and strengthens supporting muscles to prevent injury.
What can I expect during physical therapy?
Physical therapy is individualized to meet your specific needs. During your initial evaluation, the physical therapist will conduct a thorough examination to assess your strength, flexibility, range of motion, and tolerance to exercise, which will help in designing your treatment plan.
Treatment may include:
- Massage or heat therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Teaching you how to use assistive devices
Your physical therapist will create functional goals for you based on your health condition and personal needs. You may need to participate in physical therapy a few times a week for several weeks to achieve your goals. You, Dr. Kuznits, and your physical therapist will determine how often you need therapy and for how long.
Will I need to do a home exercise program?
In addition to the exercises you do with the physical therapist at therapy, you will also be given an exercise program to do at home. This program may require you to exercise a few times a day. You may find the program tiring and difficult at first, but sticking with it as instructed by your physical therapist will ensure a faster recovery.
To maintain strength, flexibility, and range of motion, you may need to continue your home exercise program even after you’ve been discharged from physical therapy.
To learn more about how physical therapy can help you, call Neurosurgical Care, or book an appointment using the online booking tool.