Physical Therapy

We are always on the move – walking, running, working, playing and just getting things done. But things can grind to halt when you are hit with pain, injuries, surgery or disease.

Physical therapists are movement experts who use a variety of techniques and technologies to keep you moving, make daily activities easier and help you perform at your best.

Physical therapy is used to treat a wide range of issues and disorders that include:

  • Muscle, joint and back pain – and avoid the need for surgery or ongoing pain medication
  • Mobility, balance and preventing falls
  • Stroke recovery
  • Sports injuries and prevention
  • Diabetes and vascular conditions
  • Cancer recovery and lymphedema care
  • Arthritis, osteoporosis or a joint replacement issues
  • Heart and lung rehabilitation
  • Pelvic areas issues, such as bowel incontinence, constipation,  pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence

Your therapist will first work to reduce your pain and swelling. This may include manual therapy and the use of heat, cold, water, ultrasound and electrical stimulation to address:

  • Gait /walking issues
  • Balance deficits
  • Strength, endurance, range of motion deficits that effect mobility
  • Transfer training
  • FES bike (functional electrical stimulation) for muscle re-education
  • Family education for functional mobility
  • Functional/work-related mobility needs

Physical therapy almost always includes exercise. It can include stretching, core exercises, weight lifting, and walking. Your physical therapist may teach you an exercise program that you can do it at home.

Whatever is holding you back Mercy physical therapy care can get you and your joints moving better and increase your flexibility, strength and balance. We look forward to getting you back on your feet and living the life you love.

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