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Physical Therapy in Athens

Heal faster with help from Bobcat Physical Therapy in Athens.

The goal of physical therapy (PT) is to help your body heal after a surgical procedure, trauma/accident, or major illness.

In these situations, it can be difficult for you to carry out your everyday tasks. A physical therapist can help you in-office while providing you with exercise recommendations you can do at home.

Do You Need Physical Therapy?

Those who can benefit from physical therapy include people who have:

  • Had a stroke
  • Experienced a bone fracture
  • Had a spinal cord injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome – or people who are recovering from surgery for this condition
  • Experienced sports injuries
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Back pain
  • TMJ disorder (a painful disorder of the jaw joints)
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Had a traumatic brain injury
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Tennis elbow
  • Experienced a concussion
  • Diabetic ulcers

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it shows just how overarching physical therapy treatments can be in the healthcare system.

PT Treatments That Can Help Your Body Heal

The goal of a physical therapist in Athens is to help you heal faster, regain your strength, increase your mobility, and help you live an active, independent life. In some cases, physical therapists can even help you prevent injury or the loss of your strength and mobility.

Your initial appointment with a physical therapist is an evaluation. They’ll determine your level of strength and pain, review your medical history, and see how well you can accomplish daily tasks.

From there, your therapist will create a treatment plan that will include your personal goals (getting out of pain, becoming more flexible) and the therapies they’ll implement to help you reach those goals.

Your PT Treatment Plan

This can include:

  • Stretches and exercises – some of which will be done with the guidance of your therapist, while others will be done at home.
  • Various therapeutic treatments – this includes massage, heat/cold treatments, or ultrasound therapy.
  • Practice using aids – if you need to start using a cane or walker, your therapist will help you get accustomed to using one.

As time goes on, your therapist will evaluate your progress and adjust your treatment plan when necessary.

Why Choose Bobcat Physical Therapy?

Bobcat Physical Therapy is a part of Carey Chiropractic. Each practitioner, including Dr. Paul Carey, has decades of experience helping patients heal after major illnesses, traumas, and surgeries.

Besides the expertise and experience they offer, the PT and chiropractic teams are caring and compassionate. Their main priority is you, your comfort, and finding ways to help you heal and get out of pain.

To that end, they’ll provide various treatment options that will take your healing to the next level. You’ll be able to heal more quickly and experience less pain as you work with this wonderful team.

Are you curious about how our physical therapists can help you? Contact our office at 740-593-5511. We’re happy to answer your questions.