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Frequently Asked Questions

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a form of healthcare that helps people recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions, and improve their overall physical health and well-being. It involves using various techniques, such as exercises, stretches, and hands-on therapies, to improve movement, function, and reduce pain. Physical therapists are highly trained professionals who work with individuals to create customized treatment plans that meet their specific needs and goals. Physical therapy can be incredibly effective at improving mobility, reducing pain, and increasing strength, making it a valuable choice for anyone looking to improve their physical health and quality of life.

What are common injuries that physical therapists assess and treat?

Here is a list of common musculoskeletal disorders that physical therapists often treat in the general population:

  1. Osteoarthritis: a degenerative joint disease that causes pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving

  2. Low back pain: pain in the lower back that can be caused by a variety of factors, including muscle strain, spinal stenosis, and herniated discs

  3. Neck pain: pain in the neck that can be caused by muscle strain, degenerative changes in the spine, and other factors

  4. Shoulder impingement syndrome: a condition in which the tendons or bursae in the shoulder become inflamed or pinched, causing pain and limited range of motion

  5. Tennis elbow: a condition in which the tendons in the elbow become inflamed, causing pain and difficulty gripping or lifting objects

  6. Carpal tunnel syndrome: a condition in which the median nerve in the wrist becomes compressed, causing numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist

  7. Fractures: broken bones that can occur as a result of trauma or overuse

  8. Sprains: injuries to ligaments (the tissues that connect bones) that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the affected joint

  9. Strains: injuries to muscles or tendons that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the affected limb.

Physical therapists can also help individuals with other musculoskeletal conditions, such as scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and osteoporosis.

Why should you choose Pascual Performance Physical Therapy?

  • One key benefit is the one-on-one setting, which allows the therapist to give selective attention to the individual and fully focus on their specific needs and goals. This can be particularly helpful for individuals with complex or chronic conditions, as it allows the therapist to thoroughly assess the individual and develop a customized treatment plan.

  • Focus is on addressing the root cause of pain and providing long-term solutions rather than taking shortcuts. This can be particularly helpful for individuals who want to address their pain in a sustainable way rather than just treating the symptoms.

  • Provides individualized programming that is designed to build the body and help individuals overcome their pain and become more resilient. This can be helpful for individuals who want to get back to doing the activities they love without worrying about their pain.

  • Assesses the individual without interference from insurance companies or doctors. This can be beneficial for individuals who want to ensure that their treatment is focused on their needs rather than being driven by external factors, such as waiting for insurance to approve more visits, requiring referral from your primary care physician, additional co-pays.

To learn more about why our patients chose us, view our testimonial page by clicking the link below.

What should you expect during your first session?

  • A discussion about your injury and pain and how it affects your lifestyle, as well as your goals for treatment and any activities you hope to return to

  • A full physical therapy assessment, including tests of your strength, mobility, and other functional abilities

  • Treatment options that may include techniques such as soft tissue mobilization or movement retraining

  • An individualized daily exercise routine, designed to help you progress towards your goals and improve your overall physical health and well-being.

Overall, you can expect to receive personalized and expert care from Pascual Performance Physical Therapy, aimed at helping you overcome your injury or pain and achieve your desired level of function and mobility.

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