Whether you’re recovering from an injury or just taking a proactive approach to good musculoskeletal health, physical therapy can benefit just about anybody. The team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates in Winchester, Virginia and Ranson, West Virginia is proud to be the first orthopedic practice in the region to integrate physical therapy. To learn more about the numerous ways physical therapy can help you, call or click online to schedule an appointment at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates today.
Physical therapy refers to a variety of techniques that help reduce pain or injury and facilitate proper movement throughout your body. Between their two offices, Winchester Orthopaedic Associates boasts a talented team of 10 highly trained, licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.
Physical therapy is one of the best ways to reduce chronic pain and recover from injuries. The physical therapy team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates can help you in the following ways:
The physical therapy team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates is skilled in a variety of techniques. Depending on your condition, they may recommend one or more of the following therapies as part of your personalized treatment plan:
Dry needling, or trigger point needling, involves inserting fine needles without medication or injection into specific areas of your body. This method may relieve pain and improve range of motion.
This technique is different from acupuncture in that it relies on modern Western medicine rather than traditional Chinese medicine.
This method uses a special kind of tape applied to specific areas of your body to improve posture and increase blood circulation to the area. Taping may help recovery from sports injuries or other cases of tight, shortened muscles.
Vestibular rehabilitation is a specialized, exercise-based program that helps improve balance and reduce headaches and dizziness. This program may help reduce frequent falls, migraines, and vertigo.
With this method, your physical therapist uses their hands to manipulate your muscles and tissue with stretching and massage.
Prehab can help prevent future injuries by strengthening your most vulnerable areas. Although anyone can benefit from prehab, this technique is most important for athletes and candidates for surgery.
Only available at the Ranson location, aquatic therapy allows you to strengthen your body without the full impact of exercising on land.
If you want to reduce pain and improve the quality of your life with physical therapy, call or click online to schedule an appointment at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates today.