Physical Therapy in La Porte, TX
Physical therapy is a branch of healthcare devoted to helping patients maintain or restore regular motion and body function. Physical therapy is generally practiced by physical therapists although some doctors provide PT services as well.
Do you need physical therapy? Request more information today: call (281) 746-6682 or contact Dr. David Vanderweide online.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is designed to help patients from all walks of life and ages regain or maintain mobility and physical movement. Some people receive physical therapy because they have recently suffered a debilitating injury, while others receive it as part of ongoing treatment for a physical disability.
Physical therapy can be administered at:
- Specialized clinics
- In-home treatments
- Sports or fitness centers
Not every physical therapy center offers treatment in all of these settings, many offer just one of these options.
Physical therapy is most often provided by a physical therapist, who may be a physician or a specialized provider who has experience in fields such as orthopedic sports medicine , geriatrics, or neurology.
Physical therapy treatment may consist of:
- Strength-building exercises
- Endurance exercises
- Mobility training
- Hot or cold temperature therapy
- Device training (crutches, wheelchairs, walkers)
Do I need Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is recommended or offered for a number of conditions. Physical therapists typically offer treatment for the:
Many physical therapists offer post-injury treatment plans that are specially designed for those who have undergone a recent traumatic injury. Examples of injuries that are typically treated with physical therapy include:
If you are suffering from any of these issues, or experiencing any chronic pain, it's possible you may need to see a physical therapist. In some states, a primary physician's referral is needed to see physical therapists, but in other states, that requirement is not necessary.
Physical therapists are highly trained to help patients work through issues relating to pain and injury.
Physical therapy treatment plans and the types of physical therapy differ greatly depending on your individual needs as a patient. Some physical therapists also offer occupational therapy.
Request Physical Therapy Information Today
Physical therapy is an important part of recovery from many injuries and crucial to the treatment of many physical disabilities. If you think you may need physical therapy, request more information today: call (281) 746-6682 or contact Dr. David Vanderweide online.
David G. Vanderweide MD, PA
Address333 N Texas Ave
Webster, TX 77598