Physical therapy is defined as the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, as well as exercise. These methods are preferred over relying on drugs and surgery to allow for a more natural and self-healing approach. Here at Classic Rehabilitation, Inc. we provide specific physical therapy for our patient’s ankle & foot, arms & shoulders, hip & knee, neck, and wrists & hands. Along with treating health problems, physical therapy improves and restores a patient’s physical fitness and fitness level. Our end goal is to make daily activities of living easier, including walking, going up the stairs, or even getting out of bed. Surgeons always send their patients to a physical therapist post-op to give the patient the proper support to avoid muscle atrophy or depression. Furthermore, some patients are referred based upon their injury, but some are also referred due to their long-term health problems – back pain, tendon or ligament problems, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), spinal stenosis, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis.
Applying research combined with proven techniques, physical therapists help patients regain their quality of life. Each and every physical therapist is required to receive a graduate degree, a master’s or a clinical doctorate, from an accredited program before passing their national licensure examination in order to practice physical therapy. Additionally, every state has its own licensure exam, which is specific to those state’s rules. Our physical therapists are here to help our patients with some of the following aliments:
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Overuse injuries
- Shoulder pain
They are each trusted health care professionals who have extensive clinical experience who examine, diagnose, and prevent or treat conditions that may limit the patient’s ability to move as well as function in their day to day life.
With the increase in demand for physical therapists in the United States, more and more physical therapists are graduating with a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Over ninety-two percent of 210 accredited academic institutions nationwide are now offering DPT degrees to make up for this increase in demand. After completing their education, physical therapists are able to work in numerous amounts of environments including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, many work settings, as well as nursing homes. Their qualifications allow them to diagnose and treat individuals of all ages – children to the elderly. When a patient visits a physical therapist they should expect the optimal combination of treatments. The goal between a patient and the physical therapist is to create an environment and regimen to prevent or manage a health condition. A physical therapist helps a patient understand their body for optimal function. At Classic Rehabilitation, Inc. your physical therapist will examine you to develop a plan of care that may include a team with a physical therapist assistant (PTA).
Contact Classic Rehabilitation today for your physical therapy questions or concerns in our conveniently located locations in Arlington, Bedford and Grand Prairie. We provide a comprehensive service physical therapy physicality with specialized therapy programs.