Physical Therapy Specialist

Life Orthopaedic & Spine Center

Non-Surgical Orthopaedic, Spine, Pain Specialist located in Riverdale, GA & Dunwoody, GA

Physical therapy is a powerful tool in lessening pain stemming from damaged joints and restoring healthy joint function. Life Orthopaedic & Spine Center offers top quality physical therapy services to men and women under the supervision and direction of your medical doctor.  If you have questions about the role that physical therapy might play in your treatment plan, contact the office to set up an appointment. Online scheduling is available, or you can always reach out by phone to set up your visit.  We proudly serve Atlanta and conveniently located surrounding communities of Buckhead, Dunwoody, and South Atlanta areas.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy involves individualized attention from a medical professional with training and experience in teaching specific skills that improve function and lessen pain. It combines a strong base of medical education with an understanding of how approaches like targeted exercise, mobility training, manual therapy, and joint mobilization can improve treatment outcomes.

Physical therapy is used in conjunction with orthopaedic treatments. It’s an additional approach that can enhance your care by relieving pain and strengthening your joints to prevent future injury.

How can physical therapy help with joint pain?

Your physical therapy plan is unique and is created to suit your specific set of needs, your current joint health, and your lifestyle. The plan is not set in stone but is a dynamic approach that shifts and changes as you progress.

Physical therapy can help you improve in the following areas:

  • Mobilize joints to lessen pain and preserve flexibility
  • Strengthen the muscles supporting the injured area
  • Improve mobility to help you stay active
  • Recover from a sports injury without overtaxing the damaged joint(s)
  • Improve your balance and prevent falls

During your sessions, you’ll also learn practical ways to speed your recovery, lower pain levels, and prevent further joint injury. From tips on how to improve the ergonomics of your workspace to advice on removing trip hazards in your home, you’ll receive customized advice that can yield significant results.

Which treatments complement physical therapy?

Life Orthopaedic & Spine Center offers on-site physical therapy, helping you make the most of your time. Additional treatments can be done to increase the efficacy of physical therapy.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or (TENS) uses controlled electricity to disrupt the transmission of pain signals from your nerves to your brain. The device allows you to adjust the settings, and you can use it both at home or during physical therapy sessions.

Acupuncture is another treatment option that can be combined with physical therapy. By manually stimulating targeted nerves and muscle fibers with sterile, thin needles, acupuncture can help relieve pain and reduce muscle tension.

To learn more about how physical therapy can fit into your overall treatment plan, schedule an appointment today, either online or by phone.