Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center
Back, Spine, & Neck Specialist & Physical Therapy located in Glen Burnie, MD
Injuries, illness, and surgery can all cause your muscles and soft tissues to weaken, leaving you less mobile. If you want to avoid the problems of inactivity during your rehabilitation, Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center can help. At the specialized practice in Glen Burnie, Maryland, the team offers expert physical therapy services that keep you moving and promote healing. Call the office and speak to a friendly staff member to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Physical Therapy Q & A
What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy uses a variety of techniques to strengthen parts of your musculoskeletal system following injury, disease, or surgery. It's the cornerstone of most rehabilitation programs, delivering significant benefits with minimal risk.
Physical therapy techniques can help you recover from various musculoskeletal problems, including workplace injuries, sports injuries, fractures and dislocations, and sprains and strains. It's also a vital component of successfully managing chronic pain conditions like arthritis, back and neck pain, neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia.
Broadly speaking, physical therapies are either active (consisting of exercises in which you do the work) or passive (where your therapist performs the treatment while you relax). A combination of these approaches is often the most effective.
What are the physical therapy techniques?
There are numerous physical therapy techniques available. Justin Hamoy, DPT, specializes in innovative treatments like the Kinesio Taping® Method, which alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting your skin. Kinesio taping also allows for decreased inflammation in affected areas. Other techniques include:
- Therapeutic exercise
- Assisted stretching activities
- Resistance and endurance exercises
- Posture exercises
- Balance and coordination exercises
- Massage therapy
- Myofascial release (trigger point therapy)
- Joint mobilization
- Strain-counter strain
- Soft tissue mobilization
- High velocity, low amplitude thrusting
- Muscle energy techniques
- TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
Dry needling is another technique that treats muscle tissue. It reduces pain, inactivates trigger points, and restores function.
Dr. Hamoy designs your physical therapy program at Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center to address the specific problems you're experiencing. Physical therapy also helps prevent the wasting or atrophy of muscles and connective tissues.
Why is physical therapy so important to my recovery?
It's easy to underestimate the value of physical therapy in restoring health. Some of the many benefits physical therapy delivers include:
- Improving circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Accelerating healing
- Reducing swelling and inflammation
- Increasing range of motion
- Reducing pain levels
- Lessening scar tissue formation
- Lowering stress and improving mood
Without physical therapy, muscles, ligaments, and tendons can deteriorate — not just the damaged tissues, but those that surround the injured areas as well. The lack of activity means you lose strength and flexibility, which makes you feel weaker and less able to manage.
Physical therapy shows you how to move and keep your muscles healthy without causing stress that could make your injured tissues worse. This requires expertise in anatomy and physiology, as well as an understanding of how your body heals. Physical therapy experts like Dr. Hamoy have the skills to ensure your optimal recovery.
To find out more about the physical therapy services available at Precision Laser Joint and Spine Pain Center and how they could help you, call the practice today or book an appointment online.