Physical rehabilitation is often prescribed or recommended to patients who are recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery that has affected their mobility. Rehab was previously always done at a healthcare facility, but today it can usually be conducted in the comfort of your own home.
Let’s talk about some of the main conditions that are treated through physical rehab, and where you can go here in Fort Worth for world-class rehabilitation.
Health Issues Commonly Addressed Through Rehabilitation
Whereas “habilitation” means to gain an ability, “rehabilitation” means to regain an ability. Your physical therapist (PT) can teach you how to do simple rehabilitation exercises and stretches that will enable you to regain your ability to move in ways that were lost, whether due to illness or injury.
Physical rehab can help you recover from the following:
Traumatic Injury from a Sport or Car Accident
Seasoned athletes become very familiar with physical rehabilitation, because injuries are inevitable. Spine injuries, torn ligaments and tendons, bone fractures, and concussions are often sustained from playing sports, and physical rehab for athletes focuses on reducing pain, speeding up healing time, and rebuilding strength.
Similarly, people who were physically injured in an auto accident will do well to participate in rehabilitation led by a physical therapist. Common auto injuries that benefit from physical rehab include whiplash, neck pain, back pain, and joint pain.
Among the most common workplace injuries are repetitive-stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, trigger finger, and herniated discs. The workplace can also cause traumatic injury, such as from slips and falls or from getting struck by an object. Physical rehab can help a worker recover from their injury so that they can get back to work as quickly as possible.
The costs of physical rehabilitation can be included in your workers’ compensation claim if your injury was sustained in the course of your work. Your physical rehabilitation specialist will document exactly when and how you were injured, and this will establish the veracity of your claim.
Arthritis and Other Joint Conditions
Physical rehabilitation specialists also frequently treat patients who have joint conditions such as arthritis. This noninvasive therapy treatment, which harnesses a variety of modalities and therapeutic exercises, will help to relieve arthritis pain and improve flexibility in the joint.
Recovering from Surgery
Physical rehab is key to your complete recovery after having an operation, especially when part of your musculoskeletal system was affected. Your physical therapist will show you how to move safely, how to perform easy exercises and stretches that will help you regain your function in that area again, and how to avoid things that could undo what was repaired in the surgery.
Physical Rehab in Fort Worth, TX
Here at Texas Medical Institute, we offer comprehensive and tailored physical rehabilitation services, helping our patients recover from their injuries so they can get back to normal. We are a multidisciplinary practice, and our doctors participate in the Texas workers’ comp system.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment with us, call us today at (817) 615-8633 or complete our online request form now. We look forward to hearing from you!