Are you in need of physical therapy in Fort Collins? At Advanced Healthcare, we offer a variety of physical therapy services to help patients recover from injury, illness, and those looking to manage symptoms of conditions like arthritis and cerebral palsy. Physical therapy treatment is comprised of exercises and treatments designed to help patients increase their flexibility, strength, and endurance. These exercises promote an increased range of motion, while also improving coordination and balance. Our Fort Collins physical therapy services are used to treat conditions in a variety of disciplines, including neurology, pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, and sports medicine.
How Physical Therapy Works
To begin Fort Collins physical therapy at Advanced Healthcare, you must have your treatment prescribed by your physician. At your first appointment with us, one of our doctors will sit down with you and take a close look at your medical history and current symptoms to develop a treatment plan comprised of physical therapy, chiropractic, and/or massage therapy. Each plan is catered to the individual patient and will focus on your abilities and your goals. Our sessions are approximately one hour each and the frequency of treatments will depend on your original prescription from your physician. When patients stick to the physical therapy regimen, including exercises, treatment is quite successful.
Types of Fort Collins Physical Therapy Offered
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
This form of physical therapy is excellent in helping the body to heal itself. Small electrical currents are sent into the areas of the body affected by injury or muscle spasms, to help reduce swelling and release the trigger points that have the muscle locked up. Electrical Muscle Stimulation at our Fort Collins facility helps reduce pain by releasing the body’s natural pain reliever: endorphins.
Another form of treatment used at Advanced Healthcare is Interferential Electro-Therapy. This therapy aids the body in recovering from strains, spasms, and soft tissue injuries through the use of a simulated frequency applied to the affected area.
While it has the same name, this type of ultrasound is used to treat injuries of the joints and tissues, rather than screen the body internally. Ultrasounds release sound waves which gently vibrate and massage injured areas of the body. This therapy encourages healing on a cellular level, speeding up the recovery process.
Would you like to speak to a member of our Fort Collins team about physical therapy and soft tissue stimulation? Call us today at Advanced Healthcare to schedule your appointment.