For adults, PTs work to improve balance, overall leg strength, and walking patterns after injury or during recovery after an orthopedic surgery. PTs may also educate on drug-free chronic pain management strategies and proper body mechanics during daily tasks.
COMMON PROBLEM AREAS:
GENERAL: Walking, fall prevention, pelvic health, low back pain management, and durable medical equipment recommendations
ORTHOPEDIC: Post-surgical orthopedic monitoring for spine, pelvis, hip, knee, or ankle joints, sports rehab, and lower extremity strengthening
NEUROLOGICAL: Neuro-specific techniques for lower extremity weakness, relearning muscle coordination, and balance
Post-surgical orthopedic recovery from a joint replacement, injury to lower extremities such as neck, spine, hip, knee, or ankle, joint pain or stiffness, chronic pain management, amputation, multiple sclerosis, neurological disorders including stroke and traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injury.