Physical Therapy in Staten Island, NY
Whether or not you are taking medication for pain or inhibited movement as a result of injury, surgery, or illness, you can benefit from physical therapy. From the mildest issues to more advanced motion problems, nursing home physical therapy will help you heal and recover properly. A little dedication and effort in the beginning can pay big, long-term dividends to quality of life.
What Is Physical Therapy?
In lieu of or in combination with pain management drugs, physical therapy focuses on restoring the ability to move the body comfortably and with optimal range of motion. As we age, our bodies lose the stamina and the bulky muscle fiber they once had. Through physical therapy, we can help you rebuild muscle tissue to help support recovery. Physical therapy also targets coordination and flexibility problems that can inhibit the ability to move properly. Our physical therapists will help you to heal, regain function, and improve independence.
Why Do I Need Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is recommended for a wide range of physical concerns. Whether a body suffers from poor muscle tone or inhibited function, physical therapy helps rebuild strength and range of motion. When you ignore a problem, particularly one that includes your muscles and nerves, the situation typically worsens over time as muscle tissue atrophies and nerves remain damaged. Consider the following benefits of physical therapy:
- Improved Range of Motion
- Better Motor Skills
- Reduced Pain
- Greater Strength and Physical Independence
- Better Balance
- Improved Comfort
- Recovery After Illness, Trauma, or Surgery
Can You Treat My Problem?
Physical therapy is our primary focus, in which we better your loved one’s ability to take part in daily activities. Our team teaches new skills, identifies helpful equipment, modifies tasks, makes changes to your family member’s environment, and encourages healthy participation in social or entertainment activities for smoother, more fulfilling day-to-day functioning. Physical therapy aids in correcting problems with movement. Small motor skills, such as holding a pencil or tying a shoe, to large motor skills, like walking and raising arms overhead, are treated with physical therapy. In addition, we offer speech therapy, when necessary. Our rehabilitation team will create a care plan that works well for your loved one’s medical condition. Every resident’s needs are unique, even if injuries seem similar. Our team will take a thorough look at your family member’s health history, as well as other current modes of treatment, then we can take a comprehensive approach to improving life and overall health.