As trained and accredited Physical Therapist in Philadelphia, the professionals at Advanced Physical Therapy know how to get your body back to pain free movement and mobility. We specialize in remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. Our Physical Therapists in Philadelphia are skilled in prevention, assessment and management of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. We utilize several different methods and therapies as well as continual training to ensure that our techniques are perfected and our clients’ well-being is assured.
Philadelphia Manual Therapy
Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine. In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasms, muscle tension and joint dysfunction. As simple as this may sound, not all physical therapists dedicate the time and energy to becoming proficient in this area. At Advanced Physical Therapy, we believe that Manual Therapy is an important aspect of the overall treatment of any injury or chronic illness.
Philadelphia Exercise Therapy
Almost any patients undergoing physical therapy can benefit from exercise therapy. It is a specific type of exercise tailored to rebuilding muscle and function over an extended period of time. Depending on the diagnosis, exercise can take the form of stretching or flexibility exercises, strengthening, nerve mobility exercises, pain-relieving exercises, and balance and proprioceptive exercises. Ultimately, the goal for all of our patients at Advanced Physical Therapy is to reduce pain, regain full mobility and range of motion thus improving overall quality of life. We have a fully equipped gym facility for these types of therapies, as well as the ability to create exercise outlines so you can continue your recovery on a daily basis safely in between your sessions.
Philadelphia Geriatric Therapy
There are many physical problems associated with the elderly which can be addressed by the use of physical therapy. There are three main categories to begin; the first is one in which the patient simply does not use their limbs or does not exercise. This can be corrected by utilizing range-of-motion exercises and other exercises. The second is problems directly related to cardiovascular disease such as heart disease and stroke. Physical Therapist have a number of tools to work with these issues such as exercise, aqua therapy, electrical stimulation, and more. The third are skeletal problems such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. These problems require special attention and training as patients suffering from these ailments are extremely frail and experience extreme pain. At Advanced Physical Therapy, all of our therapists are fully trained to work with geriatric patients.
Philadelphia Post-Surgical Therapy
Any type of surgery can be a traumatic for both the body and the mind. It requires much time and energy in the weeks and months (depending on the type of surgery) to heal from any procedure. At Advanced Physical Therapy we understand that following a post-surgery rehabilitation protocol is essential for complete healing. Physical Therapy treatments are planned with the protocol to help decrease stiffness and pain and return to full function. The ultimate goal is to return the patient to complete independence and to help them continue living a full and active lifestyle. We create customized post-surgical therapy for each individual and work to get you back to your old self in a timely manner.
Philadelphia Aquatic Therapy
Aquatic therapy has many benefits for different population of injured patients. The warmth and buoyancy of the water help to alleviate pain and allow patients to begin a more active exercise program in an environment that is appropriate for them. Physical therapists trained in aquatic therapy are professionals who have a broad range of skill knowledge in order to best utilize the benefits of the water environment. At Advanced Physical Therapy, our aquatic specialists will create a plan for you. You will begin an aquatic exercise program specific to tour needs and after your functional levels improve you will gradually transition to a land based program that is appropriate for you.
Philadelphia Hand Therapy
A hand injury can be very disabling for an individual as the reality of how much we utilize our hands to complete our activities of daily living. It is essential that individual who has experienced an injury to their hand receive treatment from a physical therapist that is capable of determining the needs of each individual. At Advanced Physical Therapy our team of therapists will address your injuries. Whether it is a broken bone, nerve injury, tendon or ligament injury you will feel confident that you are receiving the best possible treatment. When necessary we fashion a customized brace to assist in positioning and facilitate healing. You will gain the best possible outcome to help you to return to work and play.
Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accident
A workers’ compensation or a motor vehicle accident can be traumatic and is always unexpected. Consulting a trained Physical Therapist immediately can prevent these treatable ailments from becoming lifelong disabilities. At Advanced Physical Therapy, our focus is always on providing the best patient care possible to each person who comes through our doors. In the cases of workers’ compensation motor vehicle accidents, we want you to focus on healing so you can return to the health you experienced beforehand. We are well versed in these arenas and believe the injured individual and his health team are responsible for directing the care.
We know that recovery from such injuries can be a long, emotionally exhausting and sometimes painful experience. Our team will work with you to create a fully customized treatment plan focusing on the areas you need the most. This could be a combination of manual therapy, exercise therapy, massage and modalities. We focus on positivity and motivation to keep your spirits up, which will aide you in your recuperation. At Advanced Physical Therapy, we know that your emotional state will affect how your body reacts and heals itself over time and we pay attention to this as well. Using state of the art treatment methods in a personalized, friendly, and warm environment in Philadelphia is our priority.
Call Advanced Physical Therapy in Philadelphia at (215) 742-8099 today to make an appointment for a consultation and speak to one of our friendly staff members.