Physical Therapy: Delving Deeper

Physical therapy is a science-based profession that focuses on your well-being as a whole instead of focusing on individual ailments.

Whether it is physical therapy for back pain, a sports injury, or keeping your joints limber throughout the aging process, Elko Spine Physical Therapy's rehabilitation center provides a much-needed service for treating all those aches and pains that affect your day-to-day activities.

Combining their knowledge of the human body and how it works, along with the clinical skills they acquire through their education, physical therapists assess, evaluate and treat the symptoms presented by their patients.

Areas of Physical Therapy

The conditions treated at a physical therapy clinic are many but can be boiled down to four major areas of focus. With a focus on neuro-musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological and respiratory issues, the therapists at Elko Spine Physical Therapy provide rehabilitation for your limbs, lungs, brain and heart.

Neuro-musculoskeletal System

This is the type of ailment most associated with physical therapy. When you experience back pain, sports injuries, injuries from a motor vehicle accident, or arthritis, this is included in the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Pediatric and geriatric physiotherapy can fall heavily into this category due to physical birth defects and fall-related injuries.

Cardiovascular System

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. To keep your heart happy, the rest of your body has to be working well, and physical therapy is an integral part of prevention and recovery when it comes to your cardiovascular system.

Neurological System

Physical therapy treatment can assist individuals who not only have a physical impairment, but neurological impairments as well. This includes traumatic brain injury or stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Parkinson's disease just to name a few. At physical rehabilitation centers, therapists can maximize or even enhance the functional ability of a client suffering from one of these impairments.

Respiratory System

While physical therapy is normally performed on a hands-on physical level, when working with the respiratory system with issues such as asthma, COPD or cystic fibrosis, the process is a little different. Therapists with a background in respiratory physiology also help you with your breathing. This involves coaching to reduce breathlessness, improve the efficiency of ventilation, reduce pain and educate clients on the best way to carry out daily tasks and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Whole-Body Help

If you are looking for effective relief for pain, building strength and specialized guidance to help you meet your fitness goals! With our whole-body approach, Elko Spine Physical Therapy can offer the help you need.

As we age, you may begin to notice aches, stiffness and pains, and in the fast-paced world we live in, often we neglect our health. Too many of us learn to live with these aches and pains and figure they will just be a permanent part of your life—but it doesn't have to.

Taking a personalized approach to therapy, we are able to guide you to keeping your whole body happy and healthy.

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