Stages of Care
All physical therapy care begins with an initial examination, after which we determine the proper care you require.
The first phase of care is referred to as Relief or Acute Care. This is designed to eliminate or reduce the majority of the discomfort and stabilize the condition in the shortest amount of time. During this phase of care, visits will be frequent. Repeated visits will be required to reduce or eliminate the symptoms.
Once you have completed Initial Intensive Care the option of undergoing Rehabilitative Care will be available to you. The objective of the second phase of your treatment program is to correct any underlying injury as well as strengthening the muscles, improve function and provide more complete or optimum healing of tissues and organ systems. Visits occur at reducing frequency and care is supplemented by exercises and modification of your daily and work habits. Remember, many of the conditions for which people seek physical therapy care have developed over many years and therefore, it takes time to correct these conditions.
The third and final option available to you is Maintenance or Wellness Care. It is designed to maintain your improved health and function, and prevent the return of the original condition once correction has been attained. Regular attention catches small problems before they become serious. Prevention saves time and money by helping you stay well. Physical therapy visits, exercise and a sensible diet will help you enjoy the best of health well into the future.