Physical Therapy

Arundel Medical Group, Inc.

Primary Care Practice & Chiropractor located in Glen Burnie, MD

If you have arthritis, tendonitis, or back pain, physical therapy offers a medication-free option for relief. Physical therapy also provides rehabilitation after an injury. The qualified physical therapists at Arundel Medical Group, Inc., design customized physical therapy programs to meet the needs of each patient. To learn more about physical therapy or to schedule a consultation, call the office in Glen Burnie, Maryland, today, or request an appointment online.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy, also known as rehabilitation, is a specialized form of care performed to support healing after an injury or to alleviate chronic pain. A physical therapist is a highly trained specialist who uses a range of therapeutic modalities to relieve pain and restore musculoskeletal function. 

What are the benefits of physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a medication-free option for relief from acute or chronic pain. Additional benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Increased flexibility
  • Correct postural imbalance

In some cases, physical therapy can eliminate chronic pain altogether.

Which conditions can physical therapy address?

Physical therapy can address a variety of conditions due to injury, overuse, or degenerative disease. Some of the conditions that benefit from a physical therapy program include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries

Physical therapy can also enhance rehabilitation after surgery.

What happens during a physical therapy appointment?

Your experienced physical therapist at Arundel Medical Group designs a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Each appointment takes between 30 minutes to one hour and may include several therapeutic techniques, such as:

  • Strength exercises
  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Stretching
  • Heat therapy
  • Cryotherapy (ice)
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Interferential electric stimulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound

For best results, your therapist may recommend exercises and stretches to do at home. Your physical therapy program may also include chiropractic care from one of the experienced chiropractors at Arundel Medical Group. 

How many physical therapy sessions will I need?

The duration of your physical therapy program depends on individual factors such as the cause of your symptoms, your overall fitness level, how many sessions per week your schedule can accommodate, and other considerations. Your physical therapist works with you to design a program that fits with your lifestyle and health needs.

If you’ve suffered a fall or injury or you struggle with arthritis or another type of chronic pain, physical therapy can help. To end your suffering and ensure full recovery, schedule a physical therapy evaluation with a qualified expert at Arundel Medical Group, Inc. Call the office today or request an appointment online.