Whether you are having difficulty getting around your home due to age, have had a sports or work related injury, or are recovering from an event such as a stroke, physical therapy at Hope Health and Wellness can be extremely beneficial in the recovery process. Here are 5 reasons you should consider physical therapy and how it can benefit you:
Increase Recovery Time
Physical therapy is designed for each individual depending on what their circumstances are. If you have a sports related injury, your physical therapist will create a plan tailored to help target specific areas of your recovery which can dramatically reduce recovery time and have your body back to normal as soon as possible.
Reduce The Risk Of Re-injury
Without proper healing, some injuries such as an ACL tear can become prone to injury again. In physical therapy you will work to strengthen your body and recover fast in a way that also prevents the same injuries from happening again in the future.
Avoid The Need For Surgery
A lot of times that someone is suffering from pain they look to surgery to fix it. Fortunately invasive processes may not be necessary as a qualified physical therapist can help strengthen areas of your body to reduce and eliminate pain without the need for costly or dangerous surgery.
Improve Mobility and Strength
As you age, your strength and mobility may begin to deteriorate. Physical therapy is a great option for the elderly to keep their strength up, reduce the risk of serious injuries or falls, and keep mobility as high as possible. This allows patients to maintain a high quality of lifestyle and avoid things such as canes, wheelchairs, or crutches.
Recover After Serious Illnesses
If you or someone you know has suffered a stroke, it could have an instant impact on their ability to move and perform daily activities. Physical therapy is a great tool to take advantage of to correct posture, gait, strength, and balance to ensure the best and quickest recovery possible after strokes or cardiovascular issues.
Now There is HOPE with Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction
Bladder leakage is not your fault… and you shouldn’t have to suffer any more. Pelvic Floor rehabilitation using Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation (high powered magnetic frequency) is FDA approved for treatment of Urinary Incontinence and helps with Erectile Dysfunction by stimulating and rehabilitating the nervous system that supports and innervates the muscles of the pelvic floor.
No Drugs… No Surgery… No Invasive Probes
No more bouncing around to numerous doctors with no answers… AND…..
No more Humiliation!
Recuperation can be as simple as sitting in a chair, fully clothed. The pelvic floor controls your urinary, bowel & sexual functions yet these muscles are your most neglected.
This breakthrough technology builds strength and endurance back into the pelvic floor muscles. Think of it like this: the pelvic floor is the conductor of our urinary orchestra. Our urinary function is complex but needs to be in harmony.
The therapy works by creating a pulsed magnetic field which easily penetrates bone and soft tissues, simultaneously reaching all nerves and muscles controlling urinary function.
Struggling to hold on? Worried that you may not make it to the toilet in time?
Incontinence affects men and women of all ages for various reasons but one of the most common issues is weakened pelvic floor muscles. Whether it be due to child birth, weight lifting or just part of the aging process, help is available. Yes, we should all be doing our pelvic floor exercises but how do you do them when you can’t feel them in the first place? This is the problem faced by both men and women.
What is the Magnetic Pelvic Floor Chair?
The Magnetic Pelvic Floor Chair is a highly advanced piece of equipment that uses Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation or magnetic fields to contract the muscles of the pelvic floor using a magnetic frequency that is much stronger than any TENS machine or other electrical muscle stimulation device. The Pelvic Floor Chair is FDA approved for the treatment of stress, urge or mixed incontinence. The magnetic chair exercises all of the muscles in the pelvic floor region to rebuild strength and endurance to restore bladder and bowel control. The magnetic chair is capable of doing upwards of 200 pelvic floor exercises per minute at 20 times greater the intensity than the patient can do themself!
What is treatment like?
Treatment is painless. The power/frequency levels are able to be adjusted to ensure comfort at all times. The patient sits fully clothed on the magnetic chair for 22 minutes in total. Once the treatment cycle begins the pelvic floor muscles start contracting and strengthening. A cycle on the magnetic chair consists of a 10 minute cycle, a 2 minute break and then another 10 minute cycle. Treatment appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes. Many patients read a book, play on their phone or bring some headphones and listen to music during the treatment.
Will Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Insurance may cover some of the services associated with this treatment. Our Insurance team will gladly verify your insurance to determine how much of the services will be covered.
How long is the treatment plan?
A course on the Magnetic Chair usually involves 16 treatments (sometimes up to 20-24) and goes for 8 weeks with 2 treatments per week. A minimum of one day gap between treatments is required – ie. treatments can be done on a Monday and then Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday. At the end of the 16 treatments most patients are experiencing at least 50% improvement in their condition.
Is the magnetic chair suitable for everyone?
Most people are suitable for the Magnetic Chair however there are some medical conditions where the Magnetic Chair is not the recommended treatment option and you will be advised on this following an initial consult. The Magnetic Chair is not suitable for people who are pregnant, have a cardiac pacemaker or sensory deprivation (unable to feel sensation specifically in the buttocks region). Magnetic Chair treatment can continue without any concern during your menstrual cycle as well. Young children are welcomed to sit in the room with their parent as The Magnetic Chair is set up in a private room and the children can play on the floor.
What results will I get from doing a course on the Magnetic Chair?
Most patients report excellent results from a course on the Magnetic Chair however everyone is different and this can vary depending on the level of muscle tone to begin with. Many find that once completing a course on the Magnetic Chair they can then go on to correctly perform pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises themselves as the treatment has given them a much needed boost to their muscle strength and they can actually feel that they are doing it correctly. Some patients choose to try the Magnetic Chair to avoid surgery for severe incontinence issues and the results from these patients may be only fair to average.
Those aches and pains you are experiencing after your car accident are an indication that the spine has suffered damage. If ignored, the pain may go away, but the spinal subluxations and soft tissue will not heal correctly and can be the source of future pain, arthritis and radicular symptoms. The permanent damage that results may lead to a life of chronic pain and discomfort. Studies have shown that injuries occur even at speeds under 20 miles per hour with whiplash being a prevalent auto accident injury. Chiropractic care and physical therapy was shown in studies to result in improvement in 74%-93% of patients with chronic whiplash. At Hope Health and Wellness, we have the tools to diagnose and treat your injuries properly. We have on-site x-ray and other diagnostic tools to locate and document the specifics of your injuries.
Work Related Injuries
Work injuries can be devastating, emotionally, physically and financially. The goal is to get you back to work as quick and as safely as possible.
There’s really no one particular type of injury, though the most common is neck and back injuries. Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome are also injuries that we treat on a regular basis. They are also the biggest cause of work absenteeism and the largest expense for companies in the workers compensation arena. Many occupations require a worker to perform the same motion dozens, hundreds or thousands of times each month. These repetitive motions often result in a cumulative type trauma.
The primary goal is to get patients back into the workforce. It is important to receive proper care following a work injury, not only to stop the pain, but to restore the patient to comfortable and pain-free functioning. Without proper healing, it’s more likely that a work injury could later reoccur. Chiropractic care and physical therapy continues to be one of the top treatment options for work related injuries.
Sports Related Injury
At Hope Health and Wellness, sports injuries are a common problem that can happen to any type or skill level of athlete. A sports-related injury is a significant setback for any athlete, but with proper treatment and rehabilitation of these sports injuries by the physical therapists at Hope Health and Wellness, athletes can get back into action as soon as possible. Many sports injuries are caused by an “overuse syndrome”, also known as cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) or repetitive strain injury (RSI), which is a sports-related condition characterized by chronic irritation to a body part. The Physical Therapists at Hope Health and Wellness are experts and have extensive experience helping athletes recover from orthopedic injuries.
There are several sports injuries that can be treated with proper physical therapy and orthopedic rehabilitation.
Some of these sports injuries include:
- Neck and Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndromes
- Wrist Tendonitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
- Hip Bursitis
- Stress Fractures
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Balance and Fall Prevention
Maintaining balance is the result of a complex interaction of many systems in the human body. With aging, changes occur that reduce how efficient these systems work.
Many identifying risk factors for falling can be, but not limited to:
- balance/gait problems
- prior falls
- low vision
- limited ability to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)
But, intervention programs work! Evidence shows 20-50% lower fall rates with a systematic program of evaluation, exercise and environment.
An exercise program can reduce the risk of falls. Exercise performed at a moderate intensity or progress from low to moderate intensity two to three times a week is recommended.