Physical Therapy Specialist

Lafayette Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Lafayette, CA

Physical therapy provides numerous health benefits whether you’re recovering from an injury, surgery, or looking for ways to support your overall health. At Lafayette Physical Therapy in Lafayette, California, the experienced team offers a wide range of therapeutic services to improve, protect, and enhance your way of life. To learn more about their physical therapy services, call Lafayette Physical Therapy or schedule an appointment online today.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical Therapy helps to restore function and movement. Physical therapists work with many systems in the body and how they work together from joint, muscle, fascia, the nervous system, circulatory system, and the skeleton to restore or preserve your physical abilities and functions.  Physical Therapists evaluate your overall health and work with you to create an individualized care plan.

Physical Therapists use carefully designed exercises, cutting-edge tools, and carefully selected exercise equipment to help you heal, improve, and maintain your physical strength and regain lost function.

Our therapists are skilled in a multitude of techniques and disciplines to ensure our clients receive full and complete care and meet their goals. Many of our therapists have additional training in popular and effective techniques including Graston Technique®, Austrailian manual therapy, McKenzie approach, Gary Gray approach, Mulligan Mobilization®, Active Release Techniques (ART), Myofascial Release, Gyrotonic® method, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Functional Movement Screening® (FMS), TRX Suspension Training®, or Pilates.

The Lafayette Physical Therapy team manages a variety of conditions using a hands-on approach that includes skilled manual therapy, targeted exercise programs, and specialized therapy modalities.

What types of conditions can physical therapy treat?

Physical therapy can treat a variety of medical conditions, such as:

  • Geriatric physical therapy for age-related issues affecting older men and women
  • Functional orthopedic rehabilitation to address musculoskeletal disorders
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation to manage urinary incontinence and pelvic pain
  • Vestibular therapy for balance problems due to inner ear issues
  • Repetitive or Overuse injuries
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Pre and post surgical conditions
  • Gait, balance and postural alignment-related disorders
  • Strains and inflammation such as those caused by ACL or ankle injuries and tendonitis
  • Issues involving strength, stability, and flexibility
  • Back, neck, and other pain including sciatica
  • Sports injuries or conditioning
  • Pain and restrictions in movement
  • Bone-related disorders such as arthritis, osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • Sports-related injury and prevention
  • Many other orthopedic, neurological, and geriatric conditions

The team also uses physical therapy to treat balance issues like vertigo.

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

There are many benefits from physical therapy including:

  • Improve function and movement
  • Improve posture, balance, and gait
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Reduce or eliminate pain and avoid or reduce pain medication use for pain management.
  • Avoid or postpone the need for surgery
  • Recover quicker after injury or surgery
  • Help prevent injury

Lafayette Physical Therapy can benefit people of all ages, function, and activity level. We tailor the programs to meet your needs and goals.

How does physical therapy work?

Your health specialist will design your physical therapy program to address your unique needs. Physical Therapists evaluate your condition to get to the root cause of your symptoms and restrictions and use a variety of interventions to get you back on track. The providers at Lafayette Physical Therapy have a wide range of experience ensuring that you will receive the best treatment for your needs.

Physical therapy includes a wide variety of approaches to restore your health, such as:

  • Skilled, hands-on manual therapy to address muscle, tissue, skeletal, tendon, and joint problems.
  • Tailored exercise programs.
  • Specialized therapy modalities, such as hot or cold packs, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and infrared light therapy.
  • Education concerning your condition and how to correct, alleviate or manage symptoms.
  • Communicating with your physician and other healthcare professions to create synergistic care for treatment.

To find out how physical therapy can restore your health, call Lafayette Physical Therapy or schedule an appointment online today.