When you choose Physical Therapy First in Baltimore, Maryland for rehabilitation, you will first be thoroughly evaluated to determine the underlying dysfunctions causing your symptoms and limitations. By accurately determining the impairment, your physical therapist will then be able to develop a plan of care to address the dysfunction, facilitate pain-free functioning, promote independence with activity, design a home exercise program and prevent re-injury.
Each patient’s treatment plan will be designed to address each individual’s physical limitations, injury or diagnosis, functional deficits and medical history. Some of the areas assessed in physical therapy include: joint range of motion, joint mobility, muscle flexibility, strength, neurological function, balance/joint proprioception, pain and muscular function. Speed, agility and power may also be assessed in athletes or patients who are returning to sports and recreational activities.
An important part of every treatment is patient education. Education provides patients with a better understanding of the current injury/dysfunction, the effects that injury has on the patient’s everyday life, and reviewing modification of daily activities and biomechanics to prevent re-injury.