Physical therapy (PT) is a branch of rehabilitative medicine that aims to reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. It can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, from musculoskeletal problems and sports injuries to neurological disorders. At Riverbend Family Chiropractic and Wellness in Destrehan, Dr. Roussel is proud to offer physical therapy services.
The Goal of Physical Therapy
The goal of PT is to reduce pain, improve function, and prevent disability. PT can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Musculoskeletal problems, such as back pain, neck pain, and arthritis
- Sports injuries
- Neurological disorders, such as stroke and Parkinson's disease
- Cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attacks and heart failure
- Pulmonary disorders, such as COPD and asthma
Physical therapy usually involves a combination of exercise, hands-on therapy, and education. The type of treatment will depend on the individual's specific needs. PT can be performed in a clinic, hospital, or home setting.
What Happens During a Physical Therapy Session?
During a physical therapy session, the physical therapist will assess the patient's condition and develop a treatment plan. This plan may include exercises, manual therapy, electrical stimulation, and other modalities. The therapist will then teach the patient how to perform the exercises and carry out the treatment plan.
Physical therapy sessions typically last 30-60 minutes. The number of sessions will depend on the severity of the condition and the patient's response to the treatment. Best of all, physical therapy does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results.
The Benefits of Physical Therapy
PT can offer many benefits, including:
- Relief from pain
- Improved function
- Increased mobility
- Reduced disability
- Improved quality of life
- Prevention of further injury
Visit Us for Comprehensive Physical Therapy in Destrehan, LA
Physical therapy can be an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. If you are looking for relief from pain, improved function, and increased mobility, physical therapy may be right for you. At Riverbend Family Chiropractic in Destrehan, we are proud to offer physical therapy services, so feel free to contact us anytime to schedule an appointment with Dr. Roussel. Call our team today at (985) 307-0977 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.