Physical Therapy Overview

Physical Therapy is an aspect of the health field that is concerned with maximizing your quality of life and physical well-being. During physical therapy visits, treatments focus on diagnosis and rehabilitation of health conditions, illness and injuries which limit your movement, function and quality of life.

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Specifics

Chelsea_Horgan_IMG_2018A physical therapist at NC Center for Physical Therapy can help you with the following:

Spine Care

  • Back pain (lumbar-lowback, thoracic-midback)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Back pain
  • Concussion management
  • Ankle, knee, and hip pain
  • Neck Pain (Cervicalgia, muscle tightness)

Orthopedic (or Orthopaedic)

  • Back pain (lumbar-lowback, thoracic-midback)
  • Arthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Dislocations/fractures
  • Elbow Pain (Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow)
  • Fibromayalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Pain (Sprains, fractures)
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Hand Injuries (Carpal Tunnel, De quervain’s Syndrome
  • Hip Pain (ITband Pain, Bursitis, Labral tears, Impingement)
  • Joint Replacement Rehab (Hip/Knee/Shoulder/Ankle)
  • Knee Injuries (MCL/ACL/PCL/LCL injuries, Meniscus tears, Plica Syndrome, Patellofemoral Syndrome)
  • Muscle Sprains and Strains
  • Osteoporosis/Osteopenia
  • Shoulder (Rotator Cuff Repair/Frozen Shoulder/Labrum tears)

Geriatric

  • Gait Training
  • Balance Training
  • Fall Prevention Education

Neuro

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Transverse Myelitis

Common Questions

What do physical therapists do?

A physical therapist's goal is to decrease your pain or discomfort and help you achieve your personal goals. In the process, we will teach you how to self-manage your condition and increase your independence in managing your health..

What's the difference between PT/chiropractor/personal trainer?

Education, philosophy, and clinical expertise are the main differences between the Physical Therapists, Chiropractor, and a Personal trainer. Physical Therapists earn a clinical doctorate (Doctor of Physical Therapy) similar to a chiropractor’s clinical doctorate (Doctor of Chiropractic), while a Personal Trainer is not a degree, rather a certification. PT’s focus on rehabilitation in the forms of manual therapy, corrective exercise, body mechanics and patient education with the goal of empowering the patient for long-term success. Chiropractors focus on joints and the nervous systems with manipulations and adjustments. A personal trainer provides exercise programs to help individuals meet specific health or performance related goals.

Is physical therapy painful?

Our goal is to help you feel better during and after the treatment. As you restore mobility and function, you may experience some discomfort, but good communication with your physical therapist will minimize pain and allow for a better recovery.

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