If you or a loved one has sustained a severe musculoskeletal injury, then you’re fully aware of how much your daily routine can be affected. Musculoskeletal injuries can vary in severity, but many of them cause mobility deficits and pain that requires intensive and ongoing rehabilitation in order to preserve as much function and independence as possible.
DonnéFIT Physical Therapy in Philadelphia, PA specializes in the treatment and management of musculoskeletal pain conditions and injuries. Our therapists understand the confusion and discomfort surrounding these kinds of conditions, but physical therapy may be able to help relieve some of the pressure and stress you feel regarding pain management.
Depending on the severity of your musculoskeletal injury, you may require in-depth guidance and levels of care. A Philadelphia, PA physical therapist at DonnéFIT Physical Therapy will be able to help you or your loved one to manage pain and live more comfortably. Call our clinic today to schedule an appointment.
What causes musculoskeletal injuries?
Musculoskeletal injuries can be the result of damage sustained to the muscular or skeletal systems. This includes your bones, tendons, muscles, nerves, ligaments, blood vessels.
Many musculoskeletal injuries are overuse injuries that occur as a result of strenuous and/or repetitive activity, making them a very common work-related injury. Some of the most traumatic musculoskeletal injuries are crush injuries that can result in permanent damage to the limbs, bones, ligaments, tissues, and other health complications.
Some of the most common reasons for a person sustaining this kind of injury are:
- Automobile accidents
- Direct blows to muscle
Severe damage to the musculoskeletal system can cause immense weakness, decreased range of motion, chronic pain, and stiffness that prevent an individual’s ability to do many things independently.
A few examples of everyday tasks they may have trouble with are dressing and feeding themselves, walking, running, holding and lifting items, taking care of their families, and working at their job. This can take a toll on a person’s confidence, mood, morale, and overall mental and emotional health as they struggle to adjust to life around the limitations of their injury.
If you’ve received a musculoskeletal injury, it’s important that you have a therapist that is dedicated to your overall well-being and safety and can give you the proper care and attention your condition requires. Although in some cases, injuries are severe and damage is irreversible, this does not mean you should give up on maintaining overall wellness, or the notion of leading a healthy life.
How can a DonnéFIT Physical Therapy physical therapist help?
If you’re dealing with musculoskeletal pain, it’s important to know what your options are as far as treatment and pain management goes. A DonnéFIT Physical Therapy therapist can work one on one with you to assess the severity of your condition and decide what levels of care you may need.
Some common methods of treatment our clinic may recommend for your condition are as follows:
- Therapeutic massage
- Biofeedback techniques/Ultrasound therapy
- Electrical stimulation therapy
- Laser therapy
- Targeted exercises and stretches to strengthen the muscles
Our physical therapists are movement specialists who are educated in analyzing mobility issues with walking, running, jumping, bending, stretching, and almost every other form of physical activity. This especially comes in handy with musculoskeletal injuries, because they can assess any restrictions or immobilities you need help with.
They can pinpoint your problem areas and create a customized treatment plan aimed at improving your pain and range of motion. Through in-office sessions and at-home exercises, our Philadelphia, PA therapist helps our patients to strengthen their muscles and joints, improve their balance, build endurance, and experience as much pain relief as possible, all without the unwanted harmful risks of addictive drugs or expensive surgery.
DonnéFIT Physical Therapy: the right kind of long term care
Working with a DonnéFIT Physical Therapy physical therapist when you’re dealing with severe musculoskeletal injuries can not only show you natural ways to address your specific problems with mobility, it can prevent your condition from progressively worsening and keeping you from living as healthy a life as possible.
If you or a loved one is in need of physical therapy for a musculoskeletal injury, whether it was sustained in the workplace or as the result of an accident, call our clinic today to schedule an assessment.