Your recovery from an injury or illness may include treatment with a physical therapist. A physical therapist helps you gain movement, flexibility and strength, especially after sickness, surgery, injury, inactivity or medical problems.
Physical therapists use different treatments, known as modalities that may include the therapeutic use of ice, heat and massage. Exercises, stretches and weight training may also be used.
Physical therapy can be especially useful to treat sports injuries from running, swimming, tennis or team sports. It can help you overcome or adjust to long-term pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia or other conditions. It may speed your recovery from sprains, strains, broken bones and joint replacements.
Our physical therapists also work with patients who have work-related issues including wrist, neck and shoulder pain and back pain, which affects about 80 percent of all Americans.
Physical therapy, especially when combined with a dedicated recovery program, can lead to better, faster recovery after stroke, heart attack or cancer. Physical therapy can also help you manage and control the symptoms of diabetes.
You may have physical therapy for illnesses such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and emphysema. Special exercises allow patients with breathing problems to strengthen their muscles and become stronger and more active. These improvements improve a person's overall quality of life.
We treat the conditions listed below and many more
- Back pain
- Diabetes-related disability
- Facial and jaw pain
- Knee pain
- Overuse injuries
- Shoulder pain
- Sprains, strains, and fractures
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ECU Physical Therapy