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Physical Therapy

Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Physical Therapists located in Long Beach, CA

Whether from an injury or disease, when you’re in pain, you may think the last thing you should do is move. But targeted exercise through physical therapy promotes healing, reduces pain, and helps you to more quickly get back to doing the things you enjoy. Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group in Long Beach, California, is a full-service practice that offers in-house physical therapy with a group of highly trained and experienced physical therapists. To learn more about the physical therapy program, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a medical specialty that focuses on improving the health, mobility, and function of your musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissue. The medical specialty uses targeted exercises and specialized treatments to promote healing, reduce pain, and help you get back to doing the things you love.

At Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group, the physical therapy team is dedicated to providing you the highest quality of care, not only to improve mobility and function, but also your overall quality of life. 

Am I a good candidate for physical therapy?

Your orthopaedic specialist at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group determines if you’re a good candidate for physical therapy during your consultation. Some of the most common medical conditions that benefit from physical therapy include:

  • Sports injury
  • Arthritis
  • Back, knee, or shoulder pain
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Joint replacement surgery

You may also benefit from physical therapy if you’re having a difficult time managing your everyday activities. Your physical therapist can develop an exercise program that improves strength, endurance, and balance to make activities easier for you to complete.

What can I expect during physical therapy?

The physical therapists at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group perform comprehensive evaluations to accurately identify the source of your pain and/or dysfunction and determine the underlying cause. Then, your physical therapist develops an individualized treatment plan to help you reach your full potential.

Your treatment plan may include:

  • Strength and stretching exercises
  • Balance and coordination exercises
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Home exercise program
  • Education for using assistive devices

Your physical therapist may recommend you come to the office a few times a week for treatment and continue for a set period of time, or until you reach your functional goals.

The goal of your treatment is to directly address your mechanical dysfunction to not only improve your current health and function, but also prevent future problems. The experienced physical therapy team at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group combines researched techniques with the team’s clinical expertise to get you the results you desire.

The goal of physical therapy is to help you get relief from your pain and improve your quality of life. To learn more about the physical therapy program at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group, call the office today or request an appointment online.