Physical Therapy Is a Key Ingredient to Regaining Strength and Endurance
Physical therapy is a key component in helping patients regain gross motor skills. Those are the skills that involve the large muscles of the body, which enable such functions as walking, kicking, sitting upright, lifting, and throwing a ball. A person's gross motor skills depend on both muscle tone and strength.
Our physical therapy programs make use of therapeutic exercises, balance, gait, and endurance training, and use of assistive devices such as walkers and canes. Specialized treatment programs include hip and knee orthopedic, cardiac rehabilitation, stroke and pain management.
Physical therapists are experts in helping patients increase endurance and strength, but they don’t stop there. They also work toward assisting patients with regaining bed mobility, transferring from a bed or chair, walking with a walker or cane, and effectively using a wheelchair.