Sometimes all you need is physical therapy for your injury

Injuries–from sports or from day-to-day living–can often be treated with rehabilitation rather than surgery. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy for minor tendon injuries, ankle sprains, hip pain, and a number of other painful conditions. Your doctor will discuss your treatment options, once your injury or condition is diagnosed. Sometimes, it can be as simple as rehabilitation.

Step-by-step, Hughston Rehabilitation can help

After seeing your doctor, he or she may recommend physical therapy as part of your treatment plan. The acute phase of rehabilitation is the first step you will take with a physical therapist. This acute phase can include treatment to reduce pain, minimize swelling, and exercise to increase motion and strength of an injured area. This phase of therapy can begin within days of an injury or surgery and last for 4 to 8 weeks depending on your physician’s recommendations. If you have surgery, this phase of rehabilitation often begins in the hospital and continues after returning home.

Conditioning is the second step in the rehabilitation process. Conditioning is an individualized rehabilitation program designed to prepare you to return to a sport, to work, or to normal daily activities. Everyone is different; therefore, everyone has different goals in mind. With your objectives and the physician’s instructions, conditioning is coordinated to progress you from a hands-on treatment approach to an independent strengthening and conditioning program. The program is designed to improve full-body strength and endurance with an emphasis on improving the strength and function of the injured body part. Conditioning with our physical therapists can help you get back on your feet and back to the life you want to live.

When you come to Hughston Rehabilitation

When you come to Hughston Rehabilitation for your initial visit, our office staff will discuss your insurance information and may provide you with instructions concerning your claim. For your physical therapy session, be sure to wear comfortable clothing. You may be comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt or workout clothing that allows for easy movement. You should arrive 10 minutes before your appointment and allow up to an hour for your sessions.