The Norway office will transition to MaineHealth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine as of June 1, 2024. Their phone number is 207.393.3157.

When Do I Need A Physical Therapist?

Physical therapists play a crucial role in injury prevention and rehabilitation. They work with athletes, individuals recovering from surgery, and those with musculoskeletal conditions to develop exercise and rehabilitation programs that promote healing, prevent further injury, and improve overall physical function. Physical therapists also provide education on proper body mechanics, posture, and ergonomics to help prevent future injuries.

How can Physical Therapy help?

If you are recovering from an injury, physical therapy is an essential part of your recovery. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in restoring mobility, reducing pain, and promoting healing. Your physical therapist will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Additionally, physical therapy can help prevent further damage and reduce the risk of future injuries. Common injuries that require physical therapy include broken bones, sprains, and strains.

Physical therapy is also beneficial for individuals with chronic conditions such as arthritis. It can help manage pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall quality of life. Your physical therapist will work with you to develop an exercise programs that is safe and effective for managing your pain.

Can Physical Therapy help with sports performance?

Sports performance can be enhanced with physical therapy treatment and it can also help prevent injuries in athletes. Your physical therapist will work with you to develop a personalized training program that address your specific needs and goals. An athlete utilizing physical therapy will also benefit in ways we don’t typically anticipate. Seeing a physical therapist can help prevent common sports injuries such as sprains, strains, and tears. In the event of an injury, physical therapy can help athletes recover and return to their sport safely.

Physical therapy is an essential component of healthcare that offers numerous benefits. Whether recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or enhancing sports performance, physical therapy can help individuals improve their overall quality of life. At Spectrum Orthopaedics we have over 15 physical therapists ready to work with you. On average, each of our therapists has over 10 years’ experience, many with subspecialty training and certifications. Our commitment is to help each patient meet their recovery needs during and after treatment.

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