Physical Therapy Specialist

XBody Health, Wellness & Spa

Integrative Medicine & Medical Spa located in Wayne, NJ

If you’ve suffered an injury or gone through surgery, physical therapy can make a world of difference in your recovery process. The team at XBody Health, Wellness & Spa offers outstanding, personalized physical therapy services and is honored to serve the community of Wayne, New Jersey. If you or a loved one is considering physical therapy, call XBody Health, Wellness & Spa today or book an appointment online for a free consultation.

Physical Therapy Q & A

 
 

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a medical treatment focused on restoring proper function after an illness, injury, or surgical procedure, or it can help in alleviating pain from everyday stressors. It relies on a wide range of tools and techniques to help your body reach or return to optimal function. 

Perhaps the most important thing to know about physical therapy is that it is completely customized to suit your exact needs at any given point in time. Your therapist works with you to deliver targeted therapy that helps you meet and exceed your treatment goals. 

What Kinds Of Issues Can Physical Therapy Treat?

Physical therapy can help people of all ages and from all walks of life. Most commonly, an individual enters physical therapy after some type of illness or injury. Some common goals of physical therapy include the hope of:

  • Relieving pain
  • Preventing or recovering from a sports injury
  • Improving balance to prevent a fall
  • Rehabilitating after a stroke
  • Improving joint function and reducing arthritis pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Preparing for or recovering from surgery
  • Regaining bowel or bladder control

A primary goal of physical therapy is strengthening your body without overtaxing your muscles or joints. 

What Happens During Physical Therapy Sessions?

The process begins with a discussion of your current challenges and treatment goals. Once your physical therapist structures your treatment plan, your sessions will focus on increasing your strength and flexibility. 

Expect to go through a series of customized exercises, whether on your own or guided and assisted by your practitioner. Strength training is often part of the process. Flexibility training is also important, and your therapist can teach you the best ways to stretch. 

Treatment tools can include traditional workout machines, but might also include gadgets or items you may not associate with exercise. Massage, ultrasound, and hot/cold therapy might also play a role in your treatment plan. 

Your practitioner may advise you to continue certain exercises on your own between appointments. Be sure to discuss any changes you notice as you move through your physical therapy treatment plan. 

If you’re ready to learn more about what physical therapy can do for you, call XBody Health, Wellness & Spa or schedule an appointment online today.