Physical therapy, one of the services offered by Physicians Quality Care OCCMed, is an important component of a treatment plan after an injury – whether the injury occurred on the job or not.
The medical practice is the treatment of disease or injury with therapeutic exercises and techniques intended to restore normal function. Patients build strength and regain motion as their bodies heal.
Physical therapy alleviates pain faster and gets employees back to work in a shorter amount of time. It also saves employers money by reducing workers’ compensation payments, and it saves workers money by getting them back to their full wages sooner.
In addition to workers’ compensation and rehabilitation, physical therapists at Physicians Quality Care OCCMed treat sports injuries, sprains and strains, and neuromuscular conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. The most common ailments include arthritis, balance issues, neck and lower back pain, osteoporosis, post-operative rehabilitation, and injuries related to car accidents, work and over use.
By targeting the injury, physical therapists speed recovery while helping patients learn the right way to regain mobility and strength. The practice also helps prevent patients from developing future injuries or chronic conditions by putting stress on other parts of their body to compensate for the injury.
Physical therapy is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the team will make after-hours appointments based on a patient’s need.