Many people wrongly assume that physical therapy will be painful or unpleasant, which is not the case! Recovering from a surgery, such as a total knee replacement, will inevitably bring some discomfort. However, the goal of physical therapy is always to reduce your symptoms in a lasting and tolerable manner.
How we treat your injury will depend on the nature of your symptoms, your personal goals, and your own lifestyle. Usually, treatment consists of a combination of hands on manual therapy techniques, specific stretches, gentle but progressive exercises, and education on how to modify your activity to promote faster healing.
At Jackson County Physical Therapy we recognize that every patient is unique, and therefore every treatment plan must be unique. You will never have a cookie-cutter treatment plan. You will also work one-on-one with the same therapist throughout your recovery process, barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Types of Treatment Techniques
We have a number of specialty treatments and therapists who are certified in specific modalities of care. If you are seeking a specific treatment we likely offer it, but call and ask! Types of treatment techniques that may be used in your plan of care could include but is not limited to:
- postural re-education
- selective stretching
- resistance bands
- weight training
- body weight resistance
- neuromuscular and biofeedback
- soft tissue mobilization
- joint mobilization
- trigger point therapy
- contract-relax stretching