PHYSICAL THERAPY

At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group, our Physical Therapist team knows how to get your body moving the way it should. Let’s optimize your quality of life and get you feeling healthy again! All through hands-on care, in-office and prescribed exercises, and of course, patient education.

WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Physical Therapy (PT) is a form of rehabilitation using specially-designed exercises, movement, and equipment. The treatments help you regain physical abilities after an injury, improve mobility, and teach you how to prevent or manage your condition to enjoy long-term success.

Most people think of physical therapy as something you do only after an injury or post-surgery recovery. While we do a great job of helping our patients regain strength and mobility after surgery or an injury, we also help people restore and maintain their ideal movement capability.

This treatment modality helps with many types of pain relief. It’s often used in reducing stress and tension from repeated office movements like wrist pain—which can lead to Carpal Tunnel—or sitting at a desk for long periods.

Physical Therapy can help various people at any stage of life when movement is restricted by aging, disease, injury, or environmental factors.

Our Physical Therapists help our patients maximize their quality of life, working with each person to ensure their physical mobility and rehabilitation plan fits well into their vision of vitality.

WHEN WOULD I NEED PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Is an injury getting between you and a healthy, happy, fulfilling life? Whether you were recently injured or still coping with an injury that occurred long ago, the team at OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group is ready to help you.

All too often, people who suffer from various injuries end up feeling like their lives are forever changed. The right physical therapist can make all of the difference in the world. Our doctors understand how life-altering even a seemingly minor injury can be.

Every team member is committed to helping you overcome your injury to be as healthy and happy as possible.

Our physical therapy specialists have the skill, experience, training, and expertise needed to help you overcome sprains, strains, and a variety of other injuries. Regardless of the nature of your injury, our physical therapy services will help you get back on the road to a pain-free life.

At OC Wellness Physicians, we begin with a comprehensive consultation to accurately diagnose the issue and recommend the best treatment course for both short-term relief and long-term success.

Some of our patients come to our Physical Therapy department as a referral from their doctor. Others seek therapy due to chronic pain or from an injury. Our comprehensive team of specialists usually includes PT as part of a holistic pain-management plan supporting other treatments.

Our PT specialists take care of each patient in all stages of their healing journey. From the first diagnosis, through the steps of restoring healthy movement, education for at-home exercises to speed the recovery, and preventing future conditions.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE FIRST APPOINTMENT

We want to get to know you — how you feel, what you are experiencing, and what you’d like to improve.

  • You’ll fill out a detailed health history.
  • We will perform an examination and a series of tests.
    • evaluation of posture
    • movement and flexibility
    • muscle and joint motion and performance
  • Our staff will develop an initial diagnosis and provide recommended options for a treatment plan.
    • Discuss short and long term goals
    • Receive PT treatment
    • Learn self-management and at-home stretches/exercises
    • Discover exercises to improve everyday living and work function movements
  • If you are using insurance, our staff will contact your insurance company about coverage. If you are not using insurance, we have flexible cash options and easy-pay financing plans available.

Each session can vary from about 15 minutes up to one hour, depending on your treatment plan. We’ll always work with you on the timeframe so it can easily fit into your busy life. A full treatment plan can last from a few weeks to a few months, depending on your diagnosis, how your body responds, and your at-home treatment routine.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY TREAT?

At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group, we are dedicated to delivering the best care possible. Whether your pain is from an injury, over-use, or an acute or a chronic condition, our goal is to identify the cause and get you on the road to recovery quickly and safely.

The natural treatment of PT rehabilitation can treat a long list of issues. Here are several conditions that respond well to Physical Therapy:

  • Ankle, Foot, & Knee Pain & Numbness
  • Arm, Hand, & Elbow Pain & Numbness
  • Arthritis
  • Back Spasms
  • Bulging Disc & Herniated Disc
  • Carpal Tunnel or Wrist Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Joint & Tendon Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscle Spasm & Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Personal Injury
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain & Frozen Shoulder
  • Sports Injury
  • Stenosis
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) Disorders
  • Whiplash
  • Work Injury

WHAT PHYSICAL THERAPY TECHNIQUES DO YOU USE?

Our talented physical therapy specialists are experts in using various treatments, procedures, and techniques to help patients overcome their injuries. Options include the following:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • Exercise Prescriptions
  • Gait Training
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spinal Stabilization
  • Therapeutic Massage

We go beyond in-office care and treatments. PT is just as much about patient education and consistent at-home exercise prescriptions as it is about regular visits during your course of treatment.

Along with your in-office care, we’ll teach you how to prevent your condition’s recurrence through customized exercises and stretches you can do between visits and continue after treatment completion.

We can also help you develop custom fitness and wellness plans to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST VISIT?

At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group, we offer a holistic approach to your treatment. Our physical therapy staff works collaboratively with our chiropractic and medical doctors to provide comprehensive patient care. We believe that our patients receive better results from a combination of treatments if necessary. But first, we want to know about you and what you are experiencing.

Here’s a summary of what to expect during your initial appointment:

  • Let’s talk – we want to know how you are feeling, what you are experiencing, and what you’d like to improve.
  • You’ll fill out a detailed health history.
  • We will perform an examination and a series of tests.
  • X-rays or other in-house imaging will be taken if needed.
  • Our staff will develop an initial diagnosis.
  • We will provide recommended options for a treatment plan.
  • If you are using insurance, our staff will contact your insurance company about coverage. If you are not using insurance, we have flexible cash options and easy-pay financing plans available.

We’ll personalize your physical therapy treatment plan specific to you and your current situation. Since we use a comprehensive approach to pain management, your care may be complemented with chiropractic, trigger point therapy, massage, and other modalities.

You’re always involved in your treatment care each step of the way. We can treat and manage your symptoms for both immediate relief and long-term success, all in one place.

OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group provides comprehensive pain management and injury recovery programs, including exceptional physical therapy. Our entire team is dedicated to you and living your life pain-free!

Let’s get you feeling good again!


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