Why Physical Therapy?

Physical therapists specialize in the restoration and maintenance or normal movement and functional independence. Consequently, if you are looking for a speedy recovery to maximise function and mobility as well as reduce pain levels, then physical therapists are the specialists in this field.

Physical therapists focus on the use of a variety of ‘evidence-based’ treatment approaches, to ensure that the therapy that patients receive is both effective and rigorously tried and tested. For example, The American College of Physicians and The American Pain Society recently announced new guidelines that recognize the effectiveness of physical therapy as an evidence-based treatment approach to reducing lower back pain. Furthermore, Professor Elliot M. Antman, M.D of Harvard University recently added further support to the effectiveness of physical therapy, stating that he urged physicians to start treatments with non-pharmacologic therapies such as exercise and physical therapy.

Many individuals now prefer to consult physical therapists as their first point of contact for assessment of their injuries, aches and pains, prior to addressing their doctor. Physical therapists are specialists in physical examinations and can provide doctors with an important evaluation which can help doctors come to an informed decision regarding the appropriate course of treatment for the patient. Furthermore, physical therapists can provide effective treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardio-respiratory problems, including:

  • Low back and neck pain, including degenerative disc disease
  • Headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Obesity
  • Type II Diabetes
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Total hip and knee replacements (pre and post-op)
  • High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease
  • Asthma and other respiratory disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Post-MVA / Whiplash Associated Disorders

Our clinicians at Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC, have a varied skill-set and vast experience in evaluating and treating a variety of ailments. Our clinicians have seen a large number of patients with a variety of different conditions, and provide effective strategies to help patients overcome their pain and physical obstacles.

Moreover, at Greendale Physical Therapy, LLC, our clinicians adopt a patient orientated and goal driven treatment approach and are specially trained to deliver effective treatment that focuses on:

  • Improving Function and Mobility
  • Reducing Pain
  • Speed of Recovery