Physical therapy is a treatment method for improvement of physical impairments, disabilities, and injuries. If you've been injured or have a chronic condition, you may benefit from physical therapy. We offer physical therapy services to promote healing and improve mobility for our patients in Georgia.
At Georgia Bone & Joint Surgeons, our Cartersville physical therapists, assistants, and techs work as a team to provide the highest quality physical therapy and rehabilitation. From sports injury rehabilitation to post-operative total joint care, they provide specialized treatment plans designed to help you regain strength and range of motion. Our therapists work closely with our physicians to provide a cohesive team approach, delivering quality care specifically designed for you.
Physical Therapy Services Offered
Our team of physical therapists offers a variety of services to treat and rehabilitate injuries and conditions including, but not limited to:
Soft Tissue Mobilization is a hands-on technique used to improve flexibility and range of motion, reduce pain, and break down scar tissue.
Joint Mobilization is a manual manipulation designed to restore movement and flexibility in the joints.
Strength Training is a personalized exercise plan to increase strength, endurance, stability, and balance.
Kinesio Taping is a taping technique used to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and provide support for injured muscles.
Neuromuscular Re-education is designed to restore movement, balance, and coordination so that muscles and nerves communicate well with each other.
Dry Needling is used in managing acute pain, chronic pain, muscle stiffness and spasms and painful muscle trigger points.
When is Physical Therapy Needed?
Common Physical Conditions
Your doctor may recommend physical therapy for a variety of conditions, such as:
Arthritis pain and inflammation
Physical therapy can help reduce joint pain and stiffness, improve mobility, and increase function.
Physical therapists can provide therapeutic exercises to strengthen weakened muscles and joints, as well as create a customized rehabilitation program to return you back to your pre-injury form.
Back or neck pain
PT is often used to treat chronic back and neck pain. Exercise can improve posture and core strength, reduce pain, and increase flexibility.
Physical therapy can help restore function to an injured area while reducing pain and improving mobility.
After a joint replacement or other surgery, physical therapy can be used to speed up your recovery and reduce the risk of re-injury.
Muscle strains or sprains
PT can help reduce swelling, improve flexibility and strength, and speed up your recovery from injury.
The excess fluid buildup can be managed with physical therapy to reduce swelling and improve function.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
PT can help reduce swelling and improve flexibility in the wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
Our certified hand therapist will use activity and exercise, custom orthotic fabrication, and techniques to manage pain and swelling, as well as provide wound and scar care.
Physical Therapy FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that you may have questions about physical therapy and the services we offer, so we compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand how our team here at Georgia Bone & Joint Surgeons can help you.
What does a physical therapy session involve?
Physical therapy sessions may include stretching, strengthening exercises, manual techniques such as soft tissue mobilization or joint mobilization, Kinesio taping, therapeutic modalities such as heat, ice, or electrical stimulation, and more.
How long do physical therapy sessions last?
Physical therapy sessions typically last between 1 hour - 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Do I need a referral to see a physical therapist?
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may require a physician’s referral to receive physical therapy services. Please contact your insurance company for more details on what is covered under your plan.
What should I wear to my physical therapy appointment?
It is recommended that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and shoes that allow for easy movement. You may also want to bring a water bottle and a towel to your appointments.
How long will it take for me to see results?
The amount of time that it takes to see results varies from person to person, depending on the severity of the condition, as well as how compliant you are with your home exercise program. Depending on the severity of the condition, it may take several weeks or months before you start to see improvements.
Does physical therapy hurt?
It is normal to feel some discomfort while doing your physical therapy exercises and activities, however, the therapists at Georgia Bone & Joint Surgeons strive to provide a comfortable environment and use evidence-based treatments that are designed to reduce or eliminate pain.
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