The goal of Physical Therapy is to get a person back to the point where he or she can perform normal everyday activities. The primary focus of physical therapy is increasing range of motion of a joint.
When Should I See A Physical Therapist?
If you have suffered an injury
To decrease pain and restore movement and function.
To restore strength, range of motion, balance and also function.
Injury interferes with normal tasks
If your illness or injury interferes with your daily normal tasks and your ability to function.
How Do I Get Started?
Physical Therapists practice with referrals from all Physicians, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, and Dentists as well as Primary Care Physicians. Once you have a referral, the Physical Therapist will evaluate your condition and discuss the evaluation with you and will implement a personalized treatment plan and therapy goals.
The Graston Technique
The Graston Technique is a form of manual therapy known as soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization designed to help the practitioner identify areas of restriction and attempt to break up scar tissue. This is one of many techniques that uses instruments with a specialized form of massage/scraping the skin gently with the goal of reducing the patient’s pain and increasing function.