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What Physical Therapy Services Does A Plus Care Offer?

Updated: May 2

While traditional outpatient physical therapy has always been executed in a clinic, it's beneficial for many to get their physical therapy services done at home. This eliminates the need to navigate to and from weekly appointments, which can be a burden for many persons. That's why A Plus Care has been striving to bring the clinic to you! We offer services which are suitable for patients living at home or those who may be unable to travel to weekly appointments outside their homes. Our services are also remarkably suited for patients who have been recently hospitalized or have gone through any surgeries. Let's start by having a look at our offered physical therapy clinic benefits!


  • Physical therapy for knee pains

  • Acute Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

  • Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation

  • Safety with Home and Community Mobility

  • Inability to Safely Leave Home Independently

  • Physical therapy for neck pain

  • Arthritis (Bone-on-Bone)

  • Muscle Weakness

  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

  • Postural Training

  • Prehab/Rehab for Joint Replacement Surgery

  • Physical therapy for lower back pain

  • Poor Endurance Related to Kidney Failure/Dialysis or Cancer



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Role of Physical Therapy Specialists in Nurturing One's Life


Therapy Specialists are licensed to work with numerous patient populations affected by disease, injury, and motion dysfunction. They optimize quality of life by preserving, recharging, and enhancing patients' capability to move, function, and live more vibrant lifestyles. 


What Physical Therapy Specialists Can Do


Physical therapists study, analyze, and treat people of all ages, from infants to people at the end of life. Physical therapists work with patients who have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment. They help patients sidestep surgery and prescription drugs, maximize mobility, handle pain and chronic conditions, prevent future problems, and enhance bodily function and healthiness.


Physical therapists study each patient and create a personalized treatment strategy to enhance movement, diminish or oversee pain, restore the process, and stop disability. Physical therapists work with patients to implement the treatment plan or assign a physical therapy assistant to carry out the treatment plan. Physical therapists scrutinize and alter the treatment plan throughout the patient's therapy. When relevant, the physical therapist terminates the patient or transfers the patient to the next phase of the rehabilitation plan.


Physical therapists can bear a deep effect on people's lives. They help individuals achieve fitness pursuits, regain or maintain their autonomy, and lead functional lives. Movement is a key element in life, and physical therapists help keep individuals moving.


Where Physical Therapists Work


Physical therapists praactice in a wide range of settings, including but not limited to hospitals, outpatient clinics, people's residences, schools, sports and fitness establishments, workplaces, and nursing homes.


Physical Therapy Treatment Definitions


Find out more about how these physical therapy treatments are used in the field.

Aquatic Therapy (Hydrotherapy)


Aquatic therapy is practiced in a body of water, such as a pool, which is usually heated to help relax muscles. This therapy helps patients who have difficulty exercising on land due to weight-bearing pain that may prohibit functional muscle development. It also helps improve flexibility and reduce joint pain and swelling. 


Aerobic Activities


Aerobic activities are frequently performed through therapy. Some aerobic exercises include walking, swimming, and cycling. These activities reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, which can lead to further complications down the road. 


Cardiopulmonary Therapy


Cardiopulmonary therapy is specialized to help patients with cardiovascular (heart) or pulmonary (lung) issues or diseases, such as diabetes, acute and chronic respiratory ailments, cystic fibrosis, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 


Edema Control


Edema control is the collection of extra liquid in the body's tissues that causes swelling, and therapy can be done to limit the swelling. 


Electrical Stimulation


Electrical stimulation, also known as electrotherapy, is used to interrupt pain receptors around the injury and decrease pain. 


Hot and Cold Therapy


Heat and ice therapy, or Hot and cold therapy, can be used to treat shoulder pain, joint replacements, or anywhere the patient feels stiff, tight, and/or pain. Heat therapy improves circulation.


Floor Exercises


Floor exercises help with orthopedic issues. Exercising, in general, helps give the patient strength and stability if they continue to do the exercises on their own.


Manual Therapy


Manual therapy involves the therapist massaging or working on the patient's injury. It helps decrease muscle tension, decrease pain, and improve muscle circulation.


Motion and Gait Training


Motion and/or gait training is most commonly used after a patient has a joint replacement, an overuse injury, or the onset of a neurological condition. Neuroplasticity is a mechanism that helps your brain rewire and make new connections to achieve the best movement.


Stabilization and Balance Exercises (Vestibular Therapy)


Stabilization exercises can help a wide range of injuries, especially when coupled with vestibular therapy techniques. Stabilization is needed for joints, knee or ankle/foot pain, and core stabilization for the spine. 


Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy


Therapeutic ultrasound (different than diagnostic ultrasound scans) is a deep-heating treatment for sprains, strains, or tendonitis. It is another physical therapy technique for pain management.


Weight Training


Weight training helps with osteoporosis, which is when bone density decreases. It can increase bone density to help decrease the chance of a fracture if the patient falls. Weight training also increases muscle strength, which helps with balance and coordination.


Work Hardening


Work hardening is a type of therapy that addresses a worker's needs to help them get back to work. This therapy usually follows a work-related injury involving lifting something heavy or operating heavy machinery.


We hope this has been helpful in explaining all the different types of physical therapy treatments out there, and we encourage you to continue reading.


Summary


At A Plus Care, we aim to deliver the highest quality physical therapy care directly to those who need it most. As an Accreditation Commission for Health Care accredited provider, we hold ourselves to stringent standards when it comes to service, integrity, and clinical excellence. Our team of licensed physical therapists brings compassionate, personalized care right to you so that mobility limitations or health conditions never obstruct your access to vital treatment.


Contact A Plus Care at (323) 918-5505 or visit www.apluscarela.com  to discover how physical therapy can help you thrive in daily life once more.


We look forward to serving you on your renewed physical therapy services and independence journey.


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