Physical therapy helps take care of patients in all phases of healing, from initial diagnosis through the restorative and preventive stages of recovery. Physical therapy services are used most often as a treatment to manage pain, avoid or rehabilitate after surgery, improve mobility and function, recover from injury, stroke, or paralysis, prevent fall, improve balance, and manage age related medical issues.
Robyn Hicks, PT seeks to fully evaluate a patients condition using a comprehensive examination that can include: Postural evaluation, functional movement assessment, flexibility evaluation, and gait analysis.
Treatment is aimed at reducing pain and improving joint function and mechanics. Treatments can include: Rehabilitation exercises, ergonomic considerations, dry needling, and self-management recommendations.