When most people think of calling us, they have certain specific issues in mind. Those typically include rehab for sports and other injuries, after surgical care, and treatment for repetitive injuries.
But there are many other ways that physical therapists can help you live life actively and comfortably.
The temporomandibular joints are the two joints at either side of your jaw, connecting the lower jaw to the rest of your skull. It’s a complex structure that can become painful, dislocated, or otherwise damaged by arthritis and other conditions, or an injury. Physical therapy may be able to help you improve function, and manage the condition.
Headaches can have many causes, and there are several varieties. True migraines are quite different from headaches that actually originate with tense neck muscles. A physical therapist may be ablet to help determine what type of headache you are experiencing, and develop a pain management plan for you.
While anyone can experience this condition, involving a separation between abdominal muscles, it’s most often found in women who’ve given birth. As a baby grows, and becomes more active in the womb, they can push on the inside of the abdominal wall hard enough to separate the middle of the rectus abdominis muscle. A physiotherapist may be able to teach you how to protect yourself as you heal, and develop a safe and effective exercise plan to regain strength.
The treatment, as well as the disease itself, can cause fatigue. To keep you in the best possible shape, and as an evidence-based way to help you reduce fatigue, your physical therapist may be able to help you develop an exercise plan that’s tailored for your situation. They’ll work with you to develop a safe exercise regimen that helps you manage stress, along with fatigue and feelings of weakness.
The way you work is important; it affects your body in many ways. Whether you use machines or work at a laptop, there are ways to make sure you are providing your body with the right kind of support. Physical therapists can offer an ergonomic assessment of your work area that shows you how to stay comfortable and avoid repetitive stress injuries.
Preventing injuries should be everyone’s priority. Physical therapists can provide expert advice on how to avoid accidents, prevent slips and falls, and offer physical therapy to restore and improve balance and coordination. For athletes, they can assess playing form, and identify weaknesses due to imbalances and other issues, helping you to ensure you are playing at your best and safest.
There are many other ways that our South Orange Rehab and Wellness physical therapists may be able to help you heal, and even improve your musculoskeletal conditioning. Contact us today.