Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps recover and restore bodily strength, function, and muscle mobility. Crucial for post-surgery rehabilitation, physical therapy focuses on treating pain, mobility, and function issues within the musculoskeletal system through physical intervention.

Physical therapy can help optimize your physical capabilities, whether you're recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or striving for peak athletic performance.

Through targeted exercises and personalized rehabilitation plans, it facilitates the restoration of normal function and helps prevent long-term complications.

Dr. Ulric Bigby's practice offers on-site comprehensive physical therapy services following hip replacement or knee replacement surgery.

Our team collaborates closely with Dr. Bigby to deliver tailored physical therapy specifically personalized for your condition and needs, ensuring a quick and complete recovery.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a form of rehabilitative care designed to address injuries, chronic and acute conditions, and movement dysfunction. It includes targeted exercises, massages, and treatments based on physical stimuli such as heat, cold, electrical currents, or ultrasound.

Physical therapy is a popular musculoskeletal pain treatment that effectively reduces pain. It also enhances joint and muscle function, facilitating activities like standing, balancing, walking, and climbing stairs.

Physical Therapy Techniques

Physical therapy has various approaches. Some physical therapy techniques we employ include:

  • Active exercises: You’ll do specific movements and exercises to address and improve mobility, strength, and functionality.
  • Passive movements: Our team guides and executes specific movements for you to enhance your joint mobility and flexibility.
  • Massage: Our therapists would massage and manipulate muscles and soft tissues to alleviate tension, improve circulation, and enhance overall well-being.

Your physical therapy may include one or more approaches depending on your condition, preferences, and physical fitness. 

What can physical therapy treat?

Physical therapy is used to treat various conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain: Physical therapy can help in effective pain management and potentially reduce reliance on opioid medications.
  • Muscle, tendon, and joint issues: Physical therapy can also provide relief and rehabilitation from injuries affecting muscles, tendons, or joints.
  • Osteoarthritis: You can improve function and manage symptoms of osteoarthritis through physical therapy treatments.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Through personalized treatments, you can manage rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and improve joint function.
  • Neurological (nerve-related) diseases: Physical therapy can help in nerve-related conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.

Physical therapy is also beneficial for individuals requiring assistance or nursing care. It includes practicing specific movements in a prescribed sequence, strengthening muscles, and mitigating the risk of falls. 

Other benefits of Physical Therapy

Additional benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Improved mobility and movement
  • Recovery from stroke or paralysis
  • Improved coordination and balance
  • Sports performance enhancement

Types of Physical Therapy

Usually, physical therapy sessions include exercises, massages, and body movements. Additionally, some therapies utilize physical stimuli to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. These include:

  • Manual lymphatic drainage is a massage technique that helps drain fluid from the tissues.
  • Electrotherapy is a treatment that involves the application of a weak electric current to relieve pain and stimulate muscles. 
  • Heat therapy utilizes warm baths, warm mud packs (fango), heat lamps, or ultrasound for a range of conditions. 
  • Cold therapy involves the use of cold packs or exposure to cold air.

These treatments can be employed individually or in combination with others for comprehensive and personalized physical therapy sessions.

Conditions We Treat

We specialize in treating a diverse range of conditions, offering personalized care to improve your overall well-being. This includes:

  • Post-Surgical rehabilitation: Our rehabilitation programs are designed to optimize recovery, rebuild strength, and enhance mobility following hip replacement or knee replacement surgeries.
  • Chronic pain management: We focus on managing and alleviating chronic pain using physical therapy to help you regain control and enhance your quality of life.
  • Improving joint and muscle function: Our treatments are tailored to enhance your joint and muscle function.

Physical Therapy in Maryland

We specialize in transformative physical therapy services. Dr. Ulric Bigby, a specialist in physical therapy, offers comprehensive treatment and personalized care tailored to your unique needs. If you're looking for physical therapy to enhance your muscle health and overall well-being, reach out to Dr. Ulric Bigby.

You can request an appointment with Dr. Ulric Bigby online, or you can call one of his three locations and schedule an appointment:

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