Physiotherapy & Rehab
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy or physical therapy (often abbreviated to PT) is a rehabilitation profession that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention (therapy using physical agents, mechanical force, adaptive devices, and movements). Physiotherapy assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Healthcare professionals that use physiotherapy are experts in movement and function. Doctors like us work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders.
Physiotherapy is most often used to help a patient recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. As physiotherapists, we can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes. They are trained to assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and help you understand what’s wrong. Your treatment plan will take into account your lifestyle, activities, and general health.
Common treatment methods physiotherapists in Santa Clarita may use:
- Exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
- Joint manipulation and mobilization to reduce pain and stiffness
- Neuro-muscular re-education to improve control
- Soft tissue mobilization (massage)
Most common injuries treated by physiotherapy:
- Foot and ankle pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Functional rehabilitation
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Motor vehicle injuries
- Post-operative/post-illness rehabilitation
- Sports injuries
- Work-related injuries