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One of the pillars of rehabilitation services is physical therapy. This healthcare specialty focuses on helping patients improve their strength, flexibility, stamina, endurance, and mobility. Physical therapists are knowledgeable professionals who can either follow your physician’s prescription or assess your condition on their own and make a treatment plan according to your physical and medical condition. The goal of physical therapy is to relieve pain and discomfort while restoring diminished strength resulting from an injury or post-operatively.
Why Should I See a Physical Therapist?
Terrebonne General Health System wants to put you back in motion. Our certified physical therapists can diagnose and treat conditions through an active, hands-on approach through meticulous observation. Our physical therapists design a care and treatment plan while helping you get better rather than backsliding when your condition could worsen. You can expect to learn ways to maintain your overall fitness and improve your functionality, sometimes in conjunction with the help of an occupational therapist, as well.
The type of therapy you need depends on your specific needs. Your primary care provider, orthopedist, surgeon, or another specialist can help you learn which rehabilitative services you need to recover. It’s important to discuss the type of therapy you need with your doctor so you can understand the benefits of each type and find out which is best suited for your unique needs.
Physical therapy may be necessary for:
- Improvement in mobility post-injury
- Recovery from an operation
- Management of pain or discomfort
- Assistance healing from a joint condition, such as the various forms of arthritis
- Recovery after a stroke or other neurological condition through our certified stroke program
- Help with conditions affecting one or both hands, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Support with breathing ability, in conjunction with a respiratory therapist
- And more
Do you need a physical therapist in Terrebonne Parish?
Contact us at (985) 873-4141 or speak to your doctor for a referral. We treat you like neighbors, not patients.
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