Physical therapists (PTs) diagnose and treat individuals with medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. They treat all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.
PTs are experts in how the body works. They spend the extra time you need to help improve your quality of life, from easing everyday aches and pains to treating more serious problems that prevent flexibility and movement.
Physical therapists also teach you how to take care of yourself, so you can prevent the pain from returning.
Common categories of diagnoses treated by PTs include upper and lower extremity fractures, joint replacements, muscle tears, muscle strains/sprains, overuse injuries, strength and coordination of the upper and lower extremity, etc. Other examples include:
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
- Back pain
- Sciatica and other nerve-related lower extremity pain
- Chronic pain
- Numbness and tingling in arms and or hands
- Joint pain and disorders (ankle, knee or hip pain)
- Amputations and prosthetic training
- Joint replacement
- General and complex post-surgical shoulder, hip, knee and ankle.
- Spinal surgery
- Wheelchair evaluations
Acute Trauma Disorders
- Orthopedic injuries
- Sports injury
- Work-related injuries
- Brain injuries
- Parkinson's disease (strengthening, gait training, balance, etc.)
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Migraines and chronic headaches
- Balance disorders and vertigo
Pediatric and Adolescent
- Developmental delay
- Fine motor skills
- Gross motor skills
- Sensory and visual motor skills
- Autism spectrum
- Sports injury
Talk with your health care provider about a referral to Saint Joseph Jessamine or call us directly at 859.887.6756.